You hardly need an excuse to travel to Hawaii, but here’s one anyway. The 37th Annual Okinawan Festival is scheduled to take place at the Hawaii Convention Center from Aug. 31 through Sep. 1.
Since 1982, the Okinawan Festival has been drawing visitors from all over the world with its unforgettable performances and vivid demonstrations of Okinawan culture. The family-friendly event emphasizes the importance of “Ohana,” which relates to the bond felt between kin. Attending the event with children allows them to learn about another culture and its traditions, as well as taste the food they’ve never tried before.
Delicious food, painting, dance, and art are among the many incredible ways to connect with Okinawan culture. The event draws a crowd from all over the world who want to experience Okinawan culture through its food, dance, and performances. The two-day event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on the first day. The last day of the festival, doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
Beachfront Hotels for Your Consideration in Waikiki Beach
Waikiki beachfront hotels are among the most popular options for people traveling to the Okinawan Festival. After all, people want to spend as much time as they can enjoy the natural beauty of Hawaii, right?
When looking at the options available, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa stands out for many reasons. It’s conveniently near many of the attractions you will want to visit, including the Hawaii Convention Center. The beachfront resort features an incredible spa, special rates for activities like canoe rides and surf lessons, and a swimming pool overlooking the Pacific.
The Prince Waikiki is another popular choice. It offers guests an experience they won’t soon forget, with recently redesigned guest rooms, distinctive local cuisine, and a lavish infinity pool.
Sights to See After the Festival Ends
After the two-day fest ends, you’re going to want to explore the area further. Hawaii has so much to offer. The area features some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Where else will you get an intimate glimpse of island life, its people, food, and festivities?
Some activities you can do as a family are
- soaking up the sun at Waikiki Beach,
- hiking Diamond Head,
- visiting the Honolulu Zoo or the Waikiki Aquarium, or
- learning how to surf.
Getting to know the area and its natural beauty is one of the best ways to spend your time in Hawaii. You’ll want to have your camera on hand to capture every single exciting moment as it unfolds. That way you can share your fun trip with family and friends.
Food to Sample at Area Restaurants
Area restaurants you don’t want to miss out eating at are The Shor, SWIM, Regency Club Lounge, and Roy’s Waikiki. If you visit the Pualeilani Atrium Shops, there are many fine eateries there, too. Your options inside the shopping plaza are Furusato Sushi, Kirin Restaurant, Kai Coffee Hawaii, and Tucker & Bevvy. You’ll find a wide variety of menu options that satisfy your hunger and allow you to continue shopping with greater ease.
Hawaii Offers Families Memories That Last a Lifetime
Attending the 37th Annual Okinawan Festival in Hawaii may very well be the best thing you do all year. It’s packed full of incredible experiences, fantastic food, and beautiful sunsets. Explore Waikiki Beach and all it has to offer. You’re destined to make memories that last a lifetime for you and your whole family.