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33rd Annual Pan-Pacific Festival

May 25th, 2012

Through its mission of bringing together people from around the world to share and celebrate international culture in Hawai‘i, the 33rd Annual Pan-Pacific Festival is set for June 8 – 10, 2012 at various locations throughout Ala Moana and Waikīkī.

Photo credit: Pan-Pacific Festival

Photo credit: Pan-Pacific Festival

The three-day international cultural celebration features a weekend of Pacific Rim cultural performances, demonstrations, hula festival, food, ho‘olaule‘a (block party) and culminates with a colorful parade with thousands of participants in lively costumes marching down Kalākaua Avenue. This entire cultural journey is free!

Photo credit: Pan-Pacific Festival

Photo credit: Pan-Pacific Festival

The schedule of events:

Friday, June 8
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Performing Arts Showcase at Furusato Stage at Ala Moana Center’s Center Stage
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Deai No Hiroba at Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove
4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pan-Pacific Hula Festival at Kūhiō Beach Hula Mound
7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pan-Pacific Ho‘olaule‘a along Kalākaua Avenue

Photo credit: Pan-Pacific Festival

Photo credit: Pan-Pacific Festival

Saturday, June 9
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Performing Arts Showcase, part 1- at Furusato Stage at Ala Moana Center’s Center Stage
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Performing Arts Showcase, part 2- at Furusato Stage at Ala Moana Center’s Center Stage
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Deai No Hiroba at Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove
4 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pan-Pacific Hula Festival at Kūhiō Beach Hula Mound

Photo credit: Pan-Pacific Festival

Photo credit: Pan-Pacific Festival

Sunday, June 10
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Performing Arts Showcase at Furusato Stage at Ala Moana Center’s Center Stage
12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Deai No Hiroba at Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Pan-Pacific Parade along Kalākaua Avenue
7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Pan-Pacific Hula Festival at Kūhiō Beach Hula Mound

For more information, call (808) 926-8177 ex. 276 or email PPF@kihhnl.com.

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