Aloha Festivals 2022, A vibrant celebration of Hawaiian culture and the spirit of Aloha, Hawaii.
After a two-year hiatus from in-person events, Aloha Festivals returns this weekend. The opening ceremony for the month-long celebration of culture, tradition, and aloha spirit takes place on September 10, 2022, in Waikiki. Following the grand event, an exciting calendar of events fills the month of September. This year’s theme, “Aloha ina, Love of the Land,” is woven throughout the festivities. With aloha ina (land) at the heart of this year’s events, everyone is invited to discover Hawai’i’s deep connection to the land and sea. The festival serves as a reminder to the community of its kuleana (responsibility) to care for the Islands, which have supported generations of kamaina (residents) and malahini (visitors) (visitors).
So, as you fill your calendar with the 2022 lineup of events, here’s everything you need to know about Aloha Festivals.
Royal Court Investiture & Opening Ceremony – Aloha Festivals
The Royal Court Investiture takes place at Helumoa Gardens at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort. Through a series of traditional protocols, the ceremony honors Hawaii’s alii (ruling chiefs). Members of the Aloha Festivals Royal Court, dressed in regalia worn only by alii of the highest rank, represent Hawaii’s royal past. While the event preserves the traditions of Hawaii’s alii and monarchs, it also provides an illuminating glimpse into the Islands’ history, which many visitors are unfamiliar with. Following the investiture, the Opening Ceremony is held at The Royal Grove at Royal Hawaiian Center. Hula and mele will be performed here for a lovely evening in the heart of Waikk.
Helumoa Gardens at The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort and The Royal Grove at Royal Hawaiian Center, Saturday, September 10, 2022, 4-6 p.m.
68th Annual Waikīkī Hoʻolauleʻa
During Hawaii’s premier block party, booths celebrating local cuisine, art, and culture line Kalākaua Avenue. Attendees can sample exquisite local cuisine, shop for crafts made by Hawaiian artisans, and enjoy incredible entertainment provided by local performers.
Kalākaua Avenue, Saturday, September 17, 2022, 6-9:30 p.m.
74th Annual Floral Parade Presented by ʻAlohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach
The beloved floral parade concludes Aloha Festivals. The colorful procession is the largest in the state. Floats decorated with vibrant fresh flowers will be on display, as will men and women on horseback demonstrating the tradition of pāʻu riding, as well as marching bands and civic leaders celebrating the aloha spirit in the Islands.
Saturday, September 24, 2022, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park via Kalkaua Avenue.
Visit www.alohafestivals.com for more information on Aloha Festivals.