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’).

Get ready for a weekend of summer fun! The 39th annual Pan-Pacific Festival takes place June 8-10, 2018 in beautiful Waikīkī. The event is expected to draw 100,000 attendees, not just from Hawaii, but from around the world.

  

The weekend-long festival was first held in 1980 and called “Matsuri in Hawaii.” In 1996, it became known as the Pan-Pacific Festival. Since it began, the event has been a celebration of Pacific Rim culture, showcasing music, food, crafts, and dance.

The festival kicks off Friday with a Hoʻolauleʻa that features a little something for everyone! The third annual Street Dance Festival in Hawaii will feature Kento Mori, one of the most successful dancers and choreographers in the world. Mori has worked with Madonna, Chris Brown, Usher, Ciara, Ne-Yo, and Chaka Kahn. You can catch Mori (and learn how to sharpen your dance moves!) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage. Food vendors and Island crafters also will line Kalākaua Avenue, from Seaside Avenue to Uluniu Avenue.

2017 June 11 PARADE – The Pan-Pacific Festival culminate with the Parade on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Honolulu, HI (Photo by Kat Wade)

This year also marks the third annual Punahele Party at the Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage. Maunalua, a multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winning band, will perform live as hula hālau perform to their favorite songs by some of Hawaii’s most treasured musicians.

For more hula, check out the 18th Annual Hula Festival! You can relax, listen to the rolling surf, and watch the sunset as hālau from Japan share the stage with Hālau O Napuala’ikauika’iu led by Kumu Hula Sallie Yoza each night at the Kūhiō Beach Hula Mound.

Each day, the Pan-Pacific Festival will feature a Performing Arts Showcase that spans three stages at the Ala Moana Center, the International Market Place, and the Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage. The list of performers will be announced in late May.

The festival wraps up Sunday, June 10 with the Pan-Pacific Parade down Kalākaua Avenue. The parade will feature hundreds of participants from across the country and around the world.

For more information about the Pan-Pacific Festival, visit www.pan-pacific-festival.com. All events are free and open to the public. You also can stay updated by following Pan-Pacific Festival on Facebook, Twitter (@PanPacificFest), and Instagram (@PanPacificFestival). Share your exciting memories with us using our hashtag #PanPacFest2018. A schedule of events is noted below (*times are subject to change).

The Pan-Pacific Festival is a signature event with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority that showcases the melting pot of cultures and customs in our Islands to locals and visitors alike.

Friday, June 8

10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

 

1 – 4 p.m.  

 

 

1 – 4 p.m    

 

 

4 – 10 p.m.

 

 

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 

 

7 – 10 p.m.

 

 

Performing Arts Showcase

Ala Moana Center, Centerstage

 

Performing Arts Showcase

Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage

 

Performing Arts Showcase

International Market Place, Queen’s Court

 

18th Annual Pan-Pacific Hula Festival

Kūhiō Beach, Hula Mound

 

Street Dance Festival in Hawai‘i

Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage

 

Pan-Pacific Ho‘olaule‘a

Kalākaua Avenue

Seaside Avenue to Uluniu Avenue

Saturday, June 9

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

3 – 5 p.m.

 

 

Noon – 5 p.m    

 

4 – 6:30 p.m.

7:30 – 10 p.m.

 

7 – 10 p.m.

 

 

Performing Arts Showcase

Ala Moana Center, Centerstage

Performing Arts Showcase

Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage

 

Performing Arts Showcase

International Market Place, Queen’s Court

18th Annual Pan-Pacific Hula Festival

Kūhiō Beach, Hula Mound

 

Punahele Party

Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage

Sunday, June 10

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

 

1 – 3:30 p.m.

 

 

5 – 7 p.m.

 

 

 

7:30 – 10 p.m.

 

Performing Arts Showcase

Ala Moana Center, Centerstage

 

Performing Arts Showcase

Waikīkī Beach Walk Plaza Stage

 

Pan-Pacific Parade

Kalākaua Avenue

Fort DeRussy to Kapi‘olani Park

 

18th Annual Pan-Pacific Hula Festival

Kūhiō Beach, Hula Mound

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’).