At first glance, it might seem like hitting up festivals is entirely unnecessary given the abundance of great every-day Waikiki Beach activities to choose from. But Honolulu is a city that knows how to have a good time, and it hosts a generous spread of festivals all year long. Each festival showcases Hawaii’s bounty, culture and people in a different way, adding to visitors’ overall experience and appreciation of the islands.

Whether you prefer the ebullient energy of the Honolulu Pride Parade or the classic holiday spirit of the Honolulu City Lights, it is worth looking up what festivals will be happening at the same time to enrich your trip. If you’re specifically looking to visit Honolulu in hopes of catching a festival or two, schedule your trip for August or September, as they are by far the most popular months for festivals on the islands. Also be sure to plan your stay over a weekend, when nearly all festivals are held.


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Honolulu Pride is the biggest and most popular annual celebration of Hawaii’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer populations. Everyone…
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