Honoring Hawaii's heritage and culture since 1947, and spanning six islands from August through October, Aloha Festivals
2005 commemorates with pageantry, street parties, luau, and concerts--as well as cultural, health and wellness, and family activities--the diverse customs, traditions, and "Aloha Spirit" of the Fiftieth State.
2002, various locations throughout O'ahu.
, scheduled in 2001 for September 15, 22, and 29, feature special performances by entertainers like Don Ho.
Hearkening back to the ancient Makahiki harvest festivals--extended times of music, dance, games, and feasting for the Hawaiians of old--the Aloha Festivals
are a time of relaxation and rejuvenation for visitors and residents alike, a respite from the world for the contemplation of beauty, music, and culture.
Oahu offers the best of Hawaii's cultural activities and events throughout the year, including must-do festivals such as the Aloha Festivals
, May Day and the Prince Lot Celebrations.
Maui's reputation for idyllic beauty coupled with enchanting nightlife only shines brighter during the fall months, when the weather is at its finest, the ocean is clear and warm, and the Aloha Festivals
are in full swing.
Home to two of Hawaii's most luxurious resorts, yet a world away from the twinkling lights of nearby Maui, the tiny island Lanai is a perfect place to experience the Aloha Festivals
on a more intimate level.
The sleepy, hometown jewel of Kaunakakai hosts its own unique Aloha Festivals
celebration, including the Molokai pau hana (end of work) HOIKE TOWN SHOW (Friday, October 7, Kaunakakai) which showcases some of the most outstanding hula in Hawaii on the island said to be the birthplace of the ancient art.
What a better way to celebrate the Aloha Festivals
theme, "Na Honu Hawaii," than by viewing a few of the native sea turtles that inspire this year's celebrations?
Co-hosted by the Aloha Festivals
and the Parker Ranch, one of the nation's largest ranches, the paniolo parade pays homage to the Big Island's long and fascinating cowboy tradition.
The Aloha Festivals
is the perfect way to experience what Hawaii's culture has to offer.
The islands' premier cultural showcase, the Aloha Festivals
are a six-island, three-month long celebration of Hawaii's music, dance, and history intended to preserve its unique island traditions.