Hawaii Honolulu Festival set for March 2-3 By Shane Nelson / February 24, 2013 Share 1 -- One of Hawaii’s best showcases for international and Islands culture, the 19th annual Honolulu Festival, will take place March 2 and 3. Chock-full of free events, cultural art demonstrations, performances and workshops, the two-day festival features exhibitions by delegations from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Tahiti, Australia, North America, and, of course, Hawaii. Organizers are expecting more than 4,500 performers this year. The festival takes place three Honolulu venues – the Hawaii Convention Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and the DFS Galleria in Waikiki – and finishes up with a grand parade in Waikiki on March 3 followed by a fireworks show that evening on Waikiki Beach. “The Honolulu Festival is an ideal celebration for Hawaii and Waikiki because it showcases and celebrates the diversity of cultures found in Hawaii and across the Asia-Pacific region,” David Carey, president and CEO of Outrigger Enterprises Group, said in a statement. “We are delighted that Waikiki Beach Walk will once again host one of the festival’s entertainment stages.” Visit www.honolulufestival.com.