The word Ho‘olaule‘a in Hawaiian means ‘festival; gathering for a celebration; to preserve friendship and good will.’
The Pan-Pacific Ho‘olaule‘a is exactly that: a super-sized celebration of friendship and goodwill; a diverse gathering of people, cultural exhibitions, and talent from across the Pacific Rim that is not to be missed! It is one of the largest outdoor multi-cultural exhibits of its kind in the state of Hawaii and it happens in beautiful Waikiki, right on Kalakaua Avenue!
The main thoroughfare is temporarily closed down to vehicular traffic from Lewers Street to Kaiulani Avenue to accommodate this festive block party. Delicious food booths of every kind line the street offering ethnic cuisine, local fare, as well as the all American hamburgers and fries! You’ll also find island crafters and vendors selling unique items that reflect the diversity of the islands.
Enjoy multiple entertainment stages featuring cultural performances such as Japanese Taiko drums, Korean dance, Hawaiian music, hula, and more. Each year we also highlight a popular headlining entertainer from Hawaii! Finally, don't miss the Pan-Pacific Hula Festival which happens simultaneously at the Hula Mound on Kuhio Beach at the Diamond Head end of the Ho‘olaule‘a.