Aloha Festivals

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Aloha Festivals

September-October
Aloha Festivals is a celebration of Hawaiian culture. Once a week-long event called Aloha Week, it's now a two-month affair with 300 events that starts in Honolulu in early September and runs through the end of October, with a week of festivities on every island of Hawaii. The celebrations include canoe races between the islands of Molokai and Oahu, coronations of royal courts as commemorations of the former Hawaiian monarchy, street parties, cultural events, parades, and pageantry.
CONTACTS:
Aloha Festivals
P.O. Box 15945
Honolulu, HI 96830
800-852-7690 or 808-589-1771; fax: 808-589-1770
www.alohafestivals.com
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 41
Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of the World Dictionary, Fourth Edition. © 2010 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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At the San Francisco Aloha Festival, you can spread a blanket on the grass, cool off with pineapple-flavored shave-ice, and catch the sounds of drumming, from Hawaiian to Tahitian.
I was lucky enough to be in Hawaii during Aloha Festival week.
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Tahiti Fete of San Jose (Jul 2-5; www.tahitifete.com or 808/935-3002); San Francisco Aloha Festival (Aug 7-8; www.pica-org.org/AlohaFest or 415/281-0221).
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Aloha Festivals 2002, various locations throughout O'ahu.
Aloha Festivals, scheduled in 2001 for September 15, 22, and 29, feature special performances by entertainers like Don Ho.