2024 Events and Festivities
March is a lively time to visit Oahu, despite not being the official “busy” season. The calendar is reliably full of intrigue for lovers of food, live performances, and cultural immersion.
Here are our picks for the most incredible events and festivals coming to Oahu in March 2024.
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This premier cultural event celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region. The festival includes nearly 100 performances, cultural and educational awareness stations, and talks. It's an opportunity to enjoy a blend of Asian, Pacific, and Hawaiian cultures through music, dance, and art. The festival is known for its grand parade, Nagaoka Fireworks, and a variety of cultural and food events, making it a must-visit for locals and tourists alike.
When: March 8th - March 10th
Where: 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu (Hawaii Convention Center)
More Info: https://www.honolulufestival.com/en/
Hawaii Makers Market
A vibrant pop-up market event that celebrates local craftsmanship and creativity. This event is a showcase of Made in Hawaii goods, featuring everything from unique art creations to custom jewelry and locally crafted furniture. The market is not just about shopping; it's an opportunity to support the local community, with a variety of food booths offering delicious treats along the way. Attendance is free, making it accessible for everyone to explore and enjoy the wealth of local talent and innovation. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, the Hawaii Makers Market is a fantastic way to experience the spirit of Aloha through the art and craftsmanship of Hawaii's local makers.
When: March 9th
Where: Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
More Info: https://www.malamahawaiimarket.com/
Kawaii Kon is a not-for-profit event run by a dedicated team of directors from Hawaii and the mainland, all united by their love for anime and the otaku community. The convention provides a safe space for fans to meet, socialize, and share their passion for anime and Japanese culture. It welcomes attendees of all ages, with children under ten receiving free admission with a paid adult member. The event also includes adult-only activities, requiring a government-issued ID for entry.
When: March 29-31
Where: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu, HI 96815
More Info: https://kawaiikon.com/
These events highlight the diverse cultural tapestry and vibrant community spirit of Oahu, making March an exciting time to visit the island.