MAJOR HAWAII PARADES:
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade - The parade
starts at Ala Moana Park and passes through Waikiki and ends at Kapiolani
St. Patrick's Day Parade - The parade is held on St.
Patricks Day. It starts at Saratoga Avenue and passes through Waikiki and
ends at Kapiolani Park. Participants include marching bands, bagpipers,
floats and lots of Sons and Daughters of Ireland.
Honolulu Festival - Parade of Bands ®
March 11, 2018
The 24th Annual Honolulu Festival—Parade of Bands® will be held on Sunday, March
11, 2018. The parade is the highlight of the three-day Honolulu Festival which is the premier cultural event in Hawaii.
The grand parade is held on the last day of the weekend. The parade features marching bands, drum & bugle corps, color guards, cheer and dance teams, thousands of performers, and world-class floats. Bands from Hawaii, the United States mainland and foreign countries are invited to participate and compete for the unique trophies that will be awarded to the best performing groups.
More than 40,000 spectators line the parade route which begins at Ft. DeRussy, passes through Waikiki and ends at Kapiolani Park. This parade is currently considered the best parade in the State of Hawaii.
The Honolulu Festival and the Parade of Bands® are separate companies and are not affiliated in any way.
Salinas High School Band - California
Prince Kuhio Commemoration Parade -The parade starts at Ft. DeRussy
and passes through Waikiki and ends at Kapiolani Park. It is part of a
month long celebration commemorating Prince Kuhio.
Hawaiian Scottish Festival-The two day event will feature the
Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii, Celtic Waves, Royal Scottish Country
Dance Society, Society for Creative Anachronism, The Royal Hawaiian Band
and other bands and choirs from the US Mainland.
Celtic Pipes and Drums of Hawaii
Conestoga High School Choir -
King Kamehameha Day Parade - The parade starts at
Ft. DeRussy and ends in downtown Honolulu.
Pan-Pacific Festival Parade - This parade is held on the same
weekend as the King Kamehameha Day Parade. It is a Japanese cultural
parade with marching bands and cultural floats. It starts at Ft. DeRussy,
passes through Waikiki and ends at Kapiolani Park. There are many other
smaller parades in Hawaii including community parades but the list above
covers only the major parades.
Aloha Festivals Floral Parade -The parade will
includes pa'u riders, floral floats, hula dancers and marching bands.
The parade begins at Ala Moana Park and ends
at Kapiolani Park.
Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade – The parade will commemorate the Anniversary of the Arizona Memorial. It starts at Ft.
DeRussy, passes through Waikiki and ends at the Waikiki Shell.