December 22, 2020

The Honolulu Festival Foundation (Chairman: Hiroyuki Kitagawa) announced that the 27th Honolulu Festival, which had been scheduled for March 12-14, 2021, has been canceled to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 among residents and visitors.

After thoughtful discussions with state and city officials, as well as the Foundation board of directors, the Honolulu Festival Foundation has determined that holding a large-scale event would not likely be possible in March under the current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in place. The well-being remains our community is our top priority.

The goal of the annual Honolulu Festival is to celebrate the cultural and ethnic ties of people from Hawaii and nations worldwide. Honolulu Festival activities are free and open to the public with support provided by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, the Consulate General of Japan in Honolulu, the State of Hawaii, the City and County of Honolulu, the Hawaii Tourism Authority through its Community Enrichment Program, and a range of corporate sponsors.

The Honolulu Festival Foundation supports educational and cultural programs for the benefit of Hawaii’s schools, children, and the community-at-large through public outreach and charitable efforts.

Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!

Honolulu Festival official site