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The 19th annual Honolulu Festival kicked off the big weekend with its annual gala

Posted March 2, 2013 by Melissa Chang

The Honolulu Festival (@honfestival) kicked off its 19th year with its annual Friendship Gala, an event showcasing entertainment from Hawaii and Japan, and food from a dozen renowned Oahu restaurants. This weekend, there will be cultural activities and entertainment at the Hawaii Convention Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, and DFS Galleria, culminating with a grand, four-hour parade through Waikiki and a fireworks show from Nagaoka. For more information and an event schedule, click here.

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Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala

Cheerleaders welcomed the crowd into the Hawaii Convention Center.



  1. Posted March 2, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I can’t believe I ate black rice last night. What was I thinking?!

  2. Melissa808
    Posted March 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

    @ParkRat you know what they say…..

  3. Posted March 2, 2013 at 10:25 am

    @Melissa808 Once you comment on a blog. You can’t go back?

  4. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted March 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Delicate Blossom:  That is a BIG TRAY in pix 19!  When you do something you “go all the way”!!

  5. Melissa808
    Posted March 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    @Annoddah_Dave go big or go home!

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Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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