Oahu is known for its beaches, and many people travel to the island to relax. But did you know that Oahu also hosts many parades throughout the year? When you come visit the island on your Hawaii vacation, you should see one of these fun, festive parades! There are many held during the year. Here we will tell you about some of the parades that happen throughout the year in Honolulu County! The information provided is based off of the schedule of events for the year 2023.
Parades in January
January’s parade schedules include the Chinese New Year Parade that is scheduled on January 14th and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on January 16th.
Parades in February
The month of February does not have any scheduled parades.
Parades in March
March’s schedule of events includes four parades. The Honolulu Festival Parade happens during the weekend of the Honolulu Festival. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an annual parade. Also scheduled in March is the annual Prince Kuhio Day parade and the National Vietnam Veterans Day parade.
Parades in April
There are many athletic runs scheduled in April. However, there is also the Salute to Youth Parade that is scheduled to occur.
Parades in May
As of the writing of this article, there are no official parades on the May schedule for May 2023.
Parades in June
There is one parade that is on the schedule to occur in June in Honolulu this year: the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade on June 10th. However, the application is still pending as of the writing of this article.
Parades in July
There are two parades on the schedule for July 2023, however, the permit applications for both of these parades have yet to be approved as of the writing of this article. The two parades on the schedule are the Kailua 4th of July Independence Day Parade on July 4th and the Family Day Parade (God’s Ohana Day Parade) on July 8th.
Parades in August
As of the writing of this article, there are no parades scheduled for the month of August in the year 2023.
Parades in September
There are two parades on the schedule for September 2023, but they both have pending permit applications as of the writing of this article. The first parade is the Moanalua High School Homecoming Parade on September 8th and the second parade is the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade on September 30th.
Parades in October
There is only one parade on the schedule for October 2023 as of the writing of this article, but it has its application still pending. The parade that is scheduled is the Honolulu Pride Parade and it is scheduled to occur on October 21st.
Parades in November
There are two parades that are scheduled to occur in November 2023, but as of the writing of this article, both permit applications are still pending. The first parade is the Kalihi Business Association Christmas Parade, which is scheduled to occur on November 24th. The second parade is the Waikiki Holiday Parade, which is also scheduled to occur on November 24th.
Parades in December
There are four parades that are currently listed on the schedule for December 2023, however, as of the writing of this article, all still have their applications pending. The first scheduled parade is the Mayor’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade that is scheduled on December 2nd. The second scheduled parade is the Pearl Harbor Memorial Anniversary Parade, which is scheduled for December 7th. The third parade that is scheduled to occur is the Haleiwa Town Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for December 8th. The final parade that is on the December 2023 schedule as of the writing of this article is the Manoa Community Christmas Parade, which is scheduled for December 9th.
There may be more parades that get scheduled as the year progresses. Be sure to check out these parades on your vacation!