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.
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.
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.