Basking in the sun on white, sandy beaches is the trademark of Honolulu living. As one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world, it should come as no surprise that thousands of tourists flock here each year to enjoy the incredible weather and scenery.
Step off the gorgeous beaches and explore the diverse culture Honolulu has to offer. Here are 3 of my absolute favorite festivals in Honolulu that showcase what this fantastic city is all about.
1. The Best of Honolulu Festival
A relatively new festival, the Best of Honolulu Festival features food, fun, and more! This event truly gives you a taste of island life, and lets you experience a mix of native culture and the modern amenities Honolulu has to offer.
Get a taste of native dishes from local vendors such as Cafe Kalia, which is locally famous for their fantastic breakfast offerings. Support independent Honolulu businesses and enjoy browsing local vendors in the marketplace, or catch a glimpse of the Ballet Hawai’i. This festival is perfect for those looking to experience authentic life in Honolulu.
2. Honolulu Dragonboat Festival
Enjoy the perfect weather and scenic surroundings at the highly anticipated Dragonboat Festival! Part of Honolulu culture for over 20 years, spectators line the beaches to watch these historic boats zip across the water in one of the most competitive races in all of Hawaii.
During the competition’s downtime, explore the area, grab a bite to eat from one of the vendors, or soak in the live music that headlines the festival. This is truly an experience you won’t want to miss!
3. Honolulu Surf Film Festival
Perfect for the aspiring cinephile, or just the casual movie-goer, the Honolulu Surf Film Festival invites local talent to showcase their work for 3 weeks each summer. These films are open to the public for viewing, and conversation around each piece submitted is encouraged.
Taking place at the Honolulu Museum of Art, enjoy food provided by EAT Honolulu during the grand premiere, or beverages from the museum restaurant. Live music, entertainment, and admission into the museum is also included in the ticket price of $10, making this a great deal.
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