We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, “Members Supporting Members.”

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.

We continue creating opportunities since 1900 to promote fostering friendships, connecting “B2B” (business-to-business), and mālama ka ‘āina (‘caring for the land’).

Official theme and art. Photo courtesy of the Honolulu Festival.

Supported by the Honolulu Festival Foundation, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and corporate sponsors, the Honolulu Festival is celebrating its 24th year in 2018 with a weekend of free arts and cultural displays and entertainment performances for all to enjoy, March 9-11.

Under the theme, “Harmony over the Ocean, Journey to Peace,” the Honolulu Festival’s goal is to help perpetuate the strong cultural and ethnic ties between the people of Asia-Pacific and Hawaii.  The Honolulu Festival Foundation supports educational and cultural programs for the benefit of Hawaii’s school children and the community-at-large through public outreach and charitable efforts.

The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJCC) is proud to be a part of the Honolulu Festival ‘ohana. For more detailed information regarding the Honolulu Festival’s events, please click here.

Event Highlights

Friday, March 9th

Friendship Gala
7:00 to 8:30p
Hawaii Convention Center
Cost: $90 ($70 for those under 21)

Saturday, March 10th

Film Festival
10:00a to 5:40p
Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd floor
FREE

Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit
Craft Fair/Ennichi and Carnival/Anime/Food Corners
10:00a to 6:00p
Hawaii Convention Center
Entrance Fee TBA

150th Anniversary of Hawaii’s Japanese Immigration (Gannenmono)
11:00a to 4:30p
Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd floor
FREE

Maui Mikoshi Unveiling Ceremony
11:30a – 11:45a
Hawaii Convention Center

Sunday, March 11th

Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN
8:00a to 1:00p
Kapiolani Park

Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit
Craft Fair/Ennichi and Carnival/Anime/Food Corners
10:00a to 3:00p
Hawaii Convention Center
Entrance Fee TBA

Film Festival
10:00a to 3:00p
Hawaii Convention Center, 3rd floor
FREE

Grand Parade Opening Performance and Grand Parade
4:00p to 8:00p
Waikiki/Kalakaua Avenue
FREE

Nagaoka Firework Show
8:30p start time
Waikiki Beach
FREE
*Accompanying music will be broadcast on Hawaiian 105 KINE

We are an organization founded for the promotion of business and economic growth in Hawaii based upon the principle, “Members Supporting Members.”

The organization provides leadership and programs which promote membership interaction, resulting in growth and the continuation of its legacy.

We continue creating opportunities since 1900 to promote fostering friendships, connecting “B2B” (business-to-business), and mālama ka ‘āina (‘caring for the land’).