Honolulu Festival concludes with grand parade, fireworks display


The Honolulu Festival wrapped up Sunday evening with the famous Nagaoka fireworks show.

The festival finale 15-minute show launched off-shore of Waikiki beach at 8:30 p.m.

It started with white chrysanthemum fireworks, which symbolizes peace and honors American and Japanese war victims.

Earlier on Sunday, the Honolulu festival grand parade made its way down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki where performers from Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Tahiti, the Philippines and Hawaii sang and danced their way down to Kapiolani Park.

The entire weekend was full of free entertainment and cultural exchanges at festival’s three venues: Ala Moana Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and the Hawaii Convention Center.

At Ala Moana Center on Sunday, the Japanese instrument shamisen was featured, plus hula performances from local and Japanese Halau at center stage.

Watch a five-minute clip of the fireworks finale below:

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