Celebrate Obon season in historic Moiliili with Honolulu’s largest bon dance

The annual Moiliili Summer Fest is home to Honolulu’s largest Bon Dance and aims to highlight the cultural diversity, history and businesses of Moiliili. In its 4th year, Moiliili Summer Fest offers traditional Japanese and other cultural activities, DIY projects, and shopping from various local retailers.


Additionally, over 30 popular food trucks and mobile food vendors from Street Grindz will be serving up food. Entertainment includes 13-year old singer and songwriter Aidan James and 10-year old DJ Jojo Flow, as well as a Taiko Drum performance by the Pacific Buddhist Academy. There will also be a balloon artist for the keiki and a beer garden for the adults to enjoy throughout the evening.


Visit the Kamehameha Schools’ tent and taste the freshness of their lands as it features produce and food from farmers on its agricultural lands. Take a spin on their prize wheel for a chance to scoop up prizes like tote bags, tumblers and more!


“One of our most-anticipated events, Moiliili Summer Fest allows the public a unique opportunity to celebrate obon season while enjoying the many retailers and restaurants that Moiliili has to offer,” said Constanza Asfura-Heim, Kamehameha Schools senior real estate analyst. “It’s a great event that brings together the local community, culture, the university, businesses, food and entertainment and is fully funded by donations and sponsorships.”


It’s in the former Varsity Theatre parking lot from 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3. Free parking and shuttles will be available from University of Hawaii at Manoa to the event site. For more information, visit: www.moiliilisummerfest.com

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