The 27th Okinawa Festival in Hawaii

This year the Okinawa Festival will be held in Hawaii at Kapiolani Park on September 5th and 6th.
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2009
Festival Festivities begin at 9:00 am
Children's Games close at 5:00 pm
Most food booths & tents close at 5:00 pm
Okinawa Soba & Andagi Booths open until 8:00 pm
 
Live Entertainment at Kapiolani Park Bandstand: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Enjoy continuous live performances by entertainers from Okinawa
and local Okinawan groups from Hawaii. 
 
Bon Dance at Kapiolani Park Field: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Pull out your kimono and hapi coats and join the HUOA community at the
annual Festival Bon Dance! Hundreds of participants dance the night away
honoring their ancestors. Don't worry about not knowing how to bon dance,
bon dancing is not only fun, it is easy to learn!
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

Festival Festivities begin at 9:00 am
Craft Gallery and Children's Games close at 4:30 pm
 
Live Entertainment at Kapiolani Park Bandstand: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Another great day of continuous live performances by Okinawan groups from Hawaii at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Local taiko, traditional Okinawan dance, sanshin, koto and karate groups show their stuff on Sunday.

 

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