The 40th Annual Pan Pacific Festival runs from June 7-9 in Waikiki and this year. For the last 40 years, the Pan-Pacific Festival has been a celebration of Hawaii’s diversity and rich culture through the arts, crafts and food.
It’s an opportunity for local performers and community groups to showcase the best of Hawaii and local culture to the community and the rest of the world.
The Pan-Pacific Festival also highlights the special relationship Hawaii shares with Japan by giving local and Japanese performers the opportunity to share the same stage.
The festival is also an official Hawaii Tourism event.
There will be special performances from Hālau Nā Mamo O Puʻuanahulu, led by world-renowned nā kumu hula Sonny Ching and Lopaka Igarta-DeVera.
The performance, which commemorates the festival’s 40th anniversary, will take place Sunday, June 9, at the Royal Hawaiian Center from noon until 1 p.m. In addition, the annual parade will include an All-Hawaii Bon Dance to celebrate Hawaii’s Japanese-American community at the start of Bon Dance season and also celebrate our 40 years in Waikiki.
For more information visit http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com