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Experience Hawaiian Culture at 2018 Aloha Festivals

If you’re seeking a unique event on O‘ahu that captures the essence of Hawaii’s culture, check out the 2018 Aloha Festivals taking place throughout the month of September!

Here’s a schedule of the Aloha Festivals events and activities for you to enjoy.

  • Saturday, September 1 – Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony
    4:00 p.m. Investiture and 5:00 p.m. Opening Ceremony
    The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Royal Grove & Royal Hawaiian Center
    To kick off the festivities, the Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be introduced on the grounds of Helumoa, originally home to Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. At the ceremony, the king, queen, prince and princess will take their place on the royal court. The Alii court members are given their royal cloaks, helmets, head feather lei and other symbols of their reign. Accompanying the ceremony will be traditional hula and chants.
  • Saturday, September 15 – Keiki Ho‘olaule‘a
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Pearlridge Center (Uptown)
    Celebrate the Festival with two days of free activities, demonstrations, performances and much more for kids and their families.
  • Saturday, September 22 – 66th Annual Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a
    7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    Kalākaua Avenue
    Experience Hawaii’s largest annual block party – the Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a! The event highlights local food, crafts, music and entertainment right in the heart of Waikiki.
  • Saturday, September 29 – 72nd Annual Floral Parade
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Kalākaua Avenue
    The Aloha Festivals culminates with the annual floral parade from Ala Moana Beach Park to Kapiolani Park, featuring a colorful procession of horseback riders, performances and floats covered with beautiful Hawaiian flowers.

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