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Major Parades in Honolulu for 2024: June to December

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Major Parades in Honolulu for 2024: June to December

Honolulu, renowned for its vibrant culture and festive spirit, hosts numerous parades throughout the year, each reflecting the city’s rich heritage and lively community. Among the biggest and most anticipated parades are the Pearl Harbor Memorial Anniversary Parade, the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, and the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade. These events draw large crowds and feature spectacular displays of pageantry, honoring Hawaii’s history and traditions. For the best tours and activities in Hawaii, stands as an expert resource.

June 2024 Parades

King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade

Date: June 8, 2024

Summary: Celebrates King Kamehameha I, the founder of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Features vibrant floats adorned with flowers, hula dancers, and marching bands.
Participants: Approximately 1,000 marchers, 15 vehicles, and 10 floats.

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King Kamehameha Statue

Pan-Pacific Festival Parade

Date: June 14, 2024

Summary: A multicultural celebration featuring performances and floats from various Pacific Rim cultures.
Participants: Over 1,200 marchers, 25 vehicles, and multiple cultural groups.

Waikiki Hoolaulea

Date: June 28, 2024

Summary: Street festival with food, music, and dance performances along Kalakaua Avenue.
Participants: Thousands of attendees enjoying local delicacies and entertainment.

July 2024 Parades

Fourth of July Parade

Date: July 4, 2024

Summary: Patriotic celebration featuring military bands, floats, and fireworks.
Participants: Over 2,000 marchers, 50 vehicles, and 10 floats.

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Kailua Independence Day Parade

Date: July 4, 2024

Summary: Community parade with local bands, civic organizations, and decorated vehicles.
Participants: Approximately 1,500 marchers and 30 vehicles.

Haleiwa Arts Festival

Date: July 20, 2024

Summary: Celebrates local arts with a street parade featuring artists and performers.
Participants: Hundreds of artists and spectators.

August 2024 Parades

Oahu Eastside Parade

Date: August 10, 2024
Summary: Showcases the cultural diversity of Oahu’s eastside communities with colorful floats and performances.
Participants: Around 1,000 participants, including 20 vehicles.

North Shore Summer Parade

Date: August 24, 2024
Summary: Highlights the unique charm of the North Shore with local bands and community groups.
Participants: 800 marchers and 25 vehicles.

Waikiki Roughwater Swim Parade

Date: August 31, 2024
Summary: Precedes the famous swim race, featuring aquatic-themed floats and swim teams.
Participants: 500 participants, including swimmers and supporters.

September 2024 Parades

Aloha Festivals Floral Parade

Date: September 21, 2024
Summary: A grand parade celebrating Hawaiian culture with floral floats, hula dancers, and traditional music.
Participants: Over 2,000 marchers, 30 floats, and multiple hula halau (hula schools).

Oktoberfest Parade

Date: September 28, 2024
Summary: German-themed parade with beer wagons, oompah bands, and traditional Bavarian costumes.
Participants: 600 participants, including 20 vehicles.

Waianae Sunset on the Beach Parade

Date: September 30, 2024
Summary: Evening parade leading to a beachside festival with food trucks and live music.
Participants: 1,000 marchers and 15 vehicles.

October 2024 Parades

Honolulu Pride Parade

Date: October 19, 2024
Summary: LGBTQ+ celebration featuring colorful floats, performances, and advocacy groups.
Participants: 3,000 marchers, 40 floats, and numerous community organizations.

Hawaiian Airlines Ohana Flight Parade

Date: October 26, 2024
Summary: Honors airline employees and their families with themed floats and performances.
Participants: 1,200 participants, including 30 vehicles.

Waikiki Halloween Parade

Date: October 31, 2024
Summary: Spooky procession with costumes, themed floats, and candy distribution.
Participants: Thousands of participants in costumes.

Halloween in Hawaii

Halloween in Hawaii

November 2024 Parades

Veterans Day Parade

Date: November 11, 2024
Summary: Honoring military veterans with bands, military units, and veteran organizations.
Participants: 1,500 marchers, 40 vehicles, and several military bands.

Honolulu Marathon Kickoff Parade

Date: November 30, 2024
Summary: Celebrates the upcoming marathon with runners and themed floats.
Participants: 1,000 participants, including marathon runners and supporters.

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Date: November 28, 2024
Summary: Traditional parade featuring balloons, floats, and marching bands.
Participants: Over 2,000 participants, including 50 vehicles.

December 2024 Parades

Pearl Harbor Memorial Anniversary Parade

Date: December 7, 2024
Summary: Commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor with military bands, veterans, and historical reenactments.
Participants: Over 3,000 marchers, 50 vehicles, and numerous military units.

Waikiki Holiday Parade

Date: December 14, 2024
Summary: Festive holiday parade with Christmas-themed floats, Santa Claus, and holiday music.
Participants: 2,500 participants, including 60 floats.

Insider Tip: Check out the Hawaii Kai Christmas Boat Parade

New Year’s Eve Parade

Date: December 31, 2024
Summary: Celebrates the New Year with fireworks, performances, and a countdown.
Participants: Thousands of revelers and numerous performance groups.

Honolulu Parades FAQs

**What is the biggest parade in Honolulu?**
The Pearl Harbor Memorial Anniversary Parade is one of the largest, commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor with over 3,000 participants.

**When is the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade?**
The Aloha Festivals Floral Parade is on September 21, 2024, celebrating Hawaiian culture with floral floats and hula dancers.

**Are there any parades in Honolulu in October?**
Yes, Honolulu hosts several parades in October, including the Honolulu Pride Parade on October 19 and the Waikiki Halloween Parade on October 31.

**Where can I find more information about Honolulu parades?**
For detailed information about Honolulu parades, visit the official Honolulu government website or consult tour experts at

**How many people participate in the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade?**
The King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade typically features about 1,000 marchers, 15 vehicles, and 10 floats.

**What should I expect at the Honolulu Pride Parade?**
Expect a vibrant celebration with colorful floats, performances, and numerous advocacy groups participating in the Honolulu Pride Parade.


Honolulu’s parades from June to December 2024 offer a rich tapestry of cultural celebrations, historical commemorations, and festive gatherings. Each parade, from the grand King Kamehameha Celebration to the reflective Pearl Harbor Memorial Anniversary Parade, showcases the unique spirit of Hawaii. For an immersive experience in these events, provides expert tours and activities, ensuring visitors can fully enjoy the vibrant parades and festivities.