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Coverage: 2017 Pan-Pacific Parade

The 38th Annual Pan-Pacific Festival took place this past weekend in Honolulu, bringing various foods, customs, and people together from across the Pacific, in an ongoing effort to create a more global community through the sharing and celebration of cultures.

Concluding this 3-day weekend festival is the Pan-Pacific Festival Parade, featuring regional dignitaries & representatives, cultural dancers, costumes, marching bands and more. The parade took place on Sunday, June 11th from 5pm to 7pm, starting at Fort DeRussy, progressing along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki, ending at Kapiolani Park.

Following is the Tasty Island’s coverage of this colorful event. Note, the vantage point for most of these photos were taken at the intersection of Beachwalk and Kalakaua Avenue, right in front of Hard Rock Cafe and Tommy Bahama’s. This all using my trusty “always with me” Samsung Galaxy Note 5.  Enjoy. ;-)


2017 Pan-Pacific Festival Parade head


Honolulu Police Department (HPD) solo bike detail leads the parade


Royal Hawaiian Band – established by King Kamehameha III in 1836


David Y. Ige, Governor of the State of Hawaii


Lung Kong Kung Shaw Chinese Lion Dance Club


Lung Kong Kung Shaw Chinese Lion Dance Club


A KITV 4 News field reporter films me photographing her lol 


Taiwanese Santaitz (Third Prince) Great God Generals


Taiwanese Santaitz (Third Prince) Great God Generals


Taiwan Hawaii Mandarin Club


Anti-Ageing Fashion Group from Japan


Club Tourism International Inc. from Japan


“Red, White & Black Marching Band” (this group had no banner or sign to identify them)


“Red, White & Black Marching Band”


Shinozaki Studio System Kids from Tokyo, Japan (they sing very high-pitched harmonies… sounds beautiful!)

Kojominyo Kizunanokai cultural  dance group from Japan (with KITV4 news reporter filming in the foreground)


Midland High School Marching Band from Midland, Texas


Midland High School Marching Band from Midland, Texas

Pan Village All Stars steel drums group from Japan


Ms. Keiko Naka & Makana Aloha from Japan


Doko Ga TV, a Japanese travel show produced locally in Hawaii airs every Sunday on KFVE 


Nadaku Rengoufujinkai cultural dance group from Kobe, Japan


Nadaku Rengoufujinkai cultural dance group from Kobe, Japan


A Nadaku Rengoufujinkai member hands out souvenir Kobe Japan hand fans


Chondara (Okinawan Clown) with his Shamisen


Chondara (Okinawan Clown) playfully dances own Kalakaua Avenue


Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA)


Hawaii United Okinawa Association (HUOA)


Hawaii Korean Farmers Music Association


Hawaii Korean Farmers Music Association


Senshu Mai Suzume cultural dance group from Japan


Senshu Mai Suzume cultural dance group from Japan


Aloha Manapuan Hula Halau from Japan


Aloha Manapuan Hula Halau from Japan

Tekniqlingz Dancers: a modern twist on a traditional Filipino folk dance called Tinikling using bamboo poles;  see video peformance of this here

Ashwaubenon High School Marching Band out of Wisconsin


Ashwaubenon High School Marching Band out of Wisconsin


Hula Studio Makalea from Japan


Drum Team Byakko from Japan


Halau Hula Ohana from Japan


Tomoe Leilani Nakamura Hula Studio from Japan


Rissho Kose-Kai Buddhist Matoi dance group from Hawaii


Rissho Kose-Kai Buddhist Matoi dance group from Hawaii


Rissho Kose-Kai Buddhist Matoi dance group from Hawaii


Valley Christian Schools Marching Band out of San Jose, California


Valley Christian Schools Marching Band out of San Jose, California


Valley Christian Schools Marching Band out of San Jose, California


Kaburaya Fuji folk dance group from Japan


Kaburaya Fuji flag bearer


Choshi Hanedaiko drum group from Chiba, Choshi and Narita, Japan

MORE PHOTOS + VIDEOS COMING SOON! 

One thought on “Coverage: 2017 Pan-Pacific Parade

  • June 20, 2017 at 9:29 am
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    I was in Honolulu once in June (the year they had the sumo match at Blaisdell Arena — 2007?) and saw the Pan-Pacific Parade.  Loved it!

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