Pan-Pacific Parade

As the Hawaiian sun sets on Waikiki Beach on Sunday, the Pan-Pacific Festival culminates with a grand finale – the Pan-Pacific Parade! Colorful performers, dynamic drummers, and ethnic cultural groups from around the world all march down Kalakaua Avenue in a spirited procession. It begins at Fort DeRussy Park, at the top of Waikiki, and finishes at Kapi’olani Park which is at the other end of Waikiki.

Spectators gather along the length of Kalakaua Avenue, some bringing folding chairs or mats to sit on, to watch hundreds of performers from Hawaii and around the world, march or ride in convertible cars as they participate in this vibrant Parade! Okinawan performers, high school marching bands, taiko drummers, steel pan musicians, hula dancers, ukulele strummers, cheerleaders, lion-dragon dancers, sparkling flag twirlers, Korean traditional performers, and beauty queens; each year brings different performers, but they are always spirited and enthusiastic as they strut their stuff in this pageantry of color!
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King Kamehameha Floral Parade, Honolulu, Hawaii

King Kamehameha I Day on June 11 is a public holiday in Hawaii. It honors Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the unified Kingdom of Hawai’i. A floral parade is held annually at various locations throughout Hawaii.

On the island of Oahu, the parade takes a route beginning at King Street fronting ‘Iolani Palace. Participants will then head down Punchbowl Street, before making a left on to Ala Moana Boulevard and eventually Kalākaua Avenue. The parade comes to a finish at Monsarrat Avenue and Queen Kapi‘olani Park.

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