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Okinawan Festival

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Our picks for the weekend's best family events. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Want a quick introduction to the food, music and art of Hawai‘i's cultural communities? Here is a list of 21 festivals (all family-friendly), so you can experience it all. Read more

Things to Do

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Snore with dinosaurs, bang a paranku and say hello to manta rays. Read more

Weekend Guide

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Eat andagi and watch a lion dog dance, celebrate the Hawaiian monk seal with free keiki admission to Sea Life Park, make and shoot an air cannon and see a giant T. rex before it's too late. Read more

Weekend Guide

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When to go, where to park, which keiki activities to try and how to get your anadagi fix at Hawai‘iʻs largest ethnic festival. Read more

Our Guide

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Learn about the ocean, science and astronomy or take advantage of Hawai‘i's melting pot of cultures by eating and dancing at ethnic festivals and parades. Read more

Things to Do

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    Lion dog (shisa) dancers will perform at the Okinawan Festival this weekend at the Hawai'i Convention Center.

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    Photo: By Greg Yamamoto

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  • Okinawan Festival Costumes

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    Okinawan Festival Costumes

    At the Okinawan Festival this weekend, keiki can take pictures wearing traditional kimono while holding paranku hand drums.

  • Okinawan Festival Girls Kimono

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    Okinawan Festival Girls Kimono

    The Okinawan Festival is on Sept. 2 and Sept. 3 in the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.

  • Okinawan Festival Puranku Dancers

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    Okinawan Festival Puranku Dancers

    Okinawan Festival at Hawaiʻi Convention Center

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    Okinawan Festival 2018

    Okinawan Festival at Hawai'i Convention Center