Fireworks canceled for Honolulu Festival

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 2011 Honolulu Festival will no longer light up the sky, but the rest of the weekend will continue as planned.

Organizers announced Saturday that out of respect for the earthquake's victims, they have canceled the fireworks show originally set for Sunday, March 13.

The show's design comes from Nagaoka City, Japan, but the city was damaged on Thursday. A Honolulu Festival spokesperson expressed empathy for the for the families in Japan. This fireworks show has never been done before at the Honolulu Festival.

As for the other events, the parade and performances will continue as planned. Arts and cultural displace will be in five locations in and around Waikiki.

The Waikiki Grand Parade starts at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, and will go down Kalakaua Avenue.

All events are free, and the Festival is themed: "We are all neighbors, around the world."

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