A number of locations around Honolulu will be filled with sights and sounds reflecting the culture and traditions of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim from June 9 to 11 as part of the Pan-Pacific Festival.

The festival, now in its 38th year, enables visitors to share and learn about various customs, foods and people. The program includes a hoolaulea, or block party, featuring live entertainment, food, crafts and more.

Various events are held in venues around the city, including performing arts showcases, a street dance festival, and a hula festival on Waikiki Beach. On the last day, there is a parade along Kalakaua Avenue, including costumed dancers and musicians, high school bands from around the U.S. and other groups.

All of the events are free and open to the public. For more information visit www.pan-pacific-festival.com.

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