Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much does it cost to attend Festival events?
A: All events are free to the public.
Q: Where can I park in Waikiki to attend your events?
A: There are many parking locations in Waikiki that have special flat rates for the weekend and nights, but rates and hours vary. Please call the parking lot to find out their rates: The Royal Hawaiian Center, Waikiki Shopping Center, Waikiki Business Plaza, Waikiki Trade Center, The DFS Galleria building, Princess Kaiulani Hotel, Island Colony Hotel.
Q: Will there be Taiko Drum performances?
A: Yes, we normally have Taiko drums. Please check our website the week before the Festival to see our performance schedule.
Q: Where can I get a festival program?
A: In an effort to go GREEN, the program will be available as a PDF download on the website. The general days and times can be found by clicking on the SCHEDULE tab at the top of the website and clicking on the word GENERAL. Specific performance times can be found by clicking on EVENT just below GENERAL on the SCHEDULE tab. Event programs will be distributed at the venue as well.
Q: Where can I get information on who is performing and where?
A: A performance schedule for the Performing Arts Showcase and the Hoolaulea will be posted on the website the first week of June. You can find it by clicking on the SCHEDULE tab at the top of the website and clicking on the word EVENT. Schedules will also be available at each performance stage.
Q: How can my group perform in the Pan-Pacific Festival events?
A: Email us at and request for a Festival application. Fill-in the application and follow instruction and a Festival official will contact you.
Q: How can I participate in the Pan-Pacific Ho’olaule’a (Block Party) as a Food or Craft vendor?
A: Please contact us at Please include type of product/service you wish to sell.
Q: Where can I get road closure information for event days?
A: Road Closure information will be posted at just prior to the Festival
Q: What times do the streets close and open for the Ho’olaule’a (Block Party) and Parade?
A: Street closures and openings are controlled by the Department of Transportation Services and the Honolulu Police Department. In particular, streets re-opening after the Hoolaulea and Parade are based on the Honolulu Police Department’s assessment of current road situations.
The following road closure arrangements are requested but not guaranteed:
Pan-Pacific Ho‘olaule‘a (Block Party):
- Kalakaua Ave. road closure 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. from Lewers St. to Uluniu Street.
- Roads re-open on HPD's clearance to open roads
Pan-Pacific Parade:
-Kalakaua Avenue road closure 4:30 p.m. from Kalakaua Ave. to Monsarrat Ave.
- Roads re-open on HPD's clearance to open roads
Q: I make travel plans well in advance. Does the Pan-Pacific Festival happen on a specific date each year?
A: The Festival almost always falls on the 2nd weekend of June. The Ho’olaule’a (Block Party) always happens on Friday and the Parade on Sundays.

June 9, 10, 11, 2017
June 8, 9, 10, 2018
June 7, 8, 9, 2019
June 12, 13, 14, 2020
June 11, 12, 13, 2021

The Pan-Pacific Festival hopes to reach two goals: To enrich the lives of the Festival’s participants and spectators, both local and tourists, and to attract many tourists to the State of Hawaii therefore supporting the local economy. We thank you for your support!