Waikiki Ho’olaule’a Returns for Hawaii’s Biggest Block Party

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Hawaii is a place bursting with culture and excitement. It has a picturesque setting and an incredible history. Throughout the year, Hawaii is the site of numerous events that bring a significant influx of people to partake in festivities. At the end of this summer, one of Hawaii’s most long-standing festivals is set to kick off once again: the Waikiki Ho’olaule’a.

Waikiki Ho’olaule’a is a massive block party in Hawaii’s most famous neighborhood, a long-running festival set for its 71st year. Taking place on the famed Kalākaua Avenue in Honolulu, this festival has an array of exciting features. The Waikiki Ho’olaule’a’s many booths, events and shows celebrate the culture and history of Hawaii.

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The Waikiki Ho’olaule’a will have something for everyone. The festival has multiple stages that showcase top local talent with incredible musicians and dancers. There will be performances from halau hula dancers and top-notch singers. But the shows are just the start.

There will also be a large market of crafts and artwork from local creators stretching as far as the eye can see. This is an exciting festival for art enthusiasts, as there will be everything from jewelry to paintings and hand-made clothes. Festival attendees will get the opportunity to interact and negotiate with the artists that created the works, so Waikiki Ho’olaule’a is a great event for those looking to secure new and exciting creations for their homes.

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There is also the chance to enjoy delicious Hawaiian food, with numerous vendors offering great meals. Come hungry, and you won’t be disappointed. The entirety of the event takes place with the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean right along the shores of some of the most famous beaches in the state. It is a picturesque setting for one of the state’s biggest annual events.

This year’s Waikiki Ho’olaule’la will take place on September 17th from 6 pm-9:30 pm. It is free to enter, although we’d advise you to bring your wallet. You will want to partake in the delicious food and incredible artisan crafts sold at the event.

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Waikiki Ho’olaule’la is one of the Aloha Festivals. These are considered the biggest events of the year in Hawaii. They are long-running festivals intended to preserve Hawaiian culture and heritage and celebrate the state’s identity. These events bring in over a million spectators annually and occur throughout September.

Three primary events make up the Aloha Festivals: Waikiki Ho’olaule’a, the Royal Court Investiture and Opening Ceremony, and the Floral Festival. Each event is a massive spectacle worth attending, colorfully highlighting incredible traditions. But the Waikiki Ho’olaule’a might be the most wide-ranging of these events, with everything from music and dance to food and art.

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This year’s iteration of the Waikiki Ho’olaule’a will have its unique theme, as does every year. The theme for this year is Aloha ‘Aina, which means “love of the land.” It celebrates Hawaii’s land and the responsibility residents have for it. Previous themes have included the art of the Hawaiian dance, ukulele stories, and for the children.

The Waikiki Ho’olaule’a is an event that is a defining part of a Hawaiian summer. Taking place in one of the most famous districts of the state in a central part of Honolulu, this festival is a massive occasion that brings thousands of festival-goers from across the state and country. It will be an occasion to remember, with massive crowds gathered for an incredible display of music, art, culture, food, and history. It is a vibrant summer festival that honors this great state’s incredible traditions and history, and this year’s iteration is set to be one for the books.

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