Summer is a great time to visit Honolulu; the weather is not too hot and most of the crowds prefer coming here in winter. So you get much better rates and lots to look forward to. As you know, the Lei are one of the icons of Hawaii. Enjoy the celebration of the Lei Day on May 1st and 2nd at the Queen Kapiolani Park in Waikiki; rejoice with food and entertainment and watch the leis being made. Again, there’s great food and partying on the Cinco De Mayo Street Festival on May 4th and a parade of beautifully dressed queens and princesses on May 5th at the Santa Cruzan Pageant and Parade.
Next comes the We Are Samoan High School Arts Festival on May 11th and along with this, the 11th Annual World Fireknife Championship; this is a very interesting event where dancers display their control over Samoan Fireknives, a fascinating art passed on through generations. On May 27th, 2013, the Lantern Floating Festival will be observed at the Magic Island at Ala Maona Beach Park. On this Memorial Day, thousands of candles are lit and set afloat on the ocean; this is done to pay homage to and remember loved ones who’ve passed away.
Major events in June are the Rainbow Film Festival from June 4th to 9th and the Pan Pacific Festival from June 7th to 9th, a 3-day celebration of Pacific culture with a colorful parade and plenty of good food. On 9th June is the King Kamehameha Floral Parade; this vibrant event is wonderful to watch; don’t miss it.