HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE
O’ahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands and home to one of the top twenty largest hotels in the world, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. This stunning resort has five towering high rise buildings and sits on twenty-two acres of Waikiki beachfront property. There are twenty restaurants/bars/lounges, five pools, kids club, salt water lagoons, spa, fitness center, business center, meeting spaces and so much more. The Hilton Hawaiian Village is just three minutes from the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu, a vibrant downtown hub for even more dining, shopping and entertainment! The upcoming “Aloha Weeks” now known as Aloha Festivals, start in Honolulu at the Royal Hawaiian Center, an upscale shopping mecca on Kalakaua Ave. Events run from late August to the end of September. Opening ceremonies start on August 31st at 5:00 pm. This years theme is “Na Mo’olelo ‘Ukulele: ‘Ukulele Stories. The ukulele is Hawaii’s official musical instrument and is a symbol of their multicultural heritage. The Aloha Festivals are free events for locals and visitors celebrating the music, food and dance of Hawaii. At the opening ceremonies the new royal court will be crowned with feathers, helmets, robes and other symbols from their region. Experience traditional music, chants and hula. Continue celebrating the Aloha Spirit at the Aloha Festival’s 67th Annual Waikiki Ho’olaule’a, the largest beachfront street festival in Hawaii. Kalakaua Avenue is turned into an amazing block party and takes place on September 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm. Enjoy stages full of live music, entertainment, hula and a seemly endless row of booths full of tasteful treats, Hawaiian cuisine, drinks and artisan made crafts from Hawaiian leis to clothing. You will see that O’ahu is truly “The Gathering Place”! During September there are several Ohana Events as well throughout the island to help perpetuate and honor the heritage, culture and traditions of Hawaii. On September 28th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, the 73rd Annual Floral Parade will mark the end of the Aloha Festivals for 2019. The procession will run from Ala Moana Park through Kalakaua Ave all the way to Kapi’olani Park. Watch colorful floats covered in beautiful florals caring wonderfully talented local musicians and dancers. Enjoy marching bands, performers, horse drawn carriages, horseback riders exhibiting the art of pa’u riding, dancing dragons and more. The Aloha Spirit can be felt throughout Hawaii, Come celebrate!