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Pan-Pacific Festival to celebrate various cultures

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The 3-day Pan-Pacific Festival Kicks off Friday.  Alan Kinuhata is with the Festival now in it's 37-th year. 

The Pan-Pacific Festival is a three-day international cultural celebration held in Hawaii during the month of June. Every year the festival attracts over thousands people from around the world.
 
Dates and Times
-       June 10-12, 2016 at various locations throughout Waikiki and Ala Moana area.
-       For a complete schedule of events or for more information, visit www.pan-pacific-festival.com.
-       Pan-Pacific Festival is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
-       Hashtag #PPF2016
 
Highlights
Pan-Pacific Ho'olaule'a: Block party in Waikiki featuring five stages of traditional cultural performances and live local entertainment, plus lots of food and craft vendors. We will also have Bon dance again!
 
Performing Arts Showcase: Takes place in two locations – Waikiki Beach Walk and Ala Moana Centerstage everyday throughout festival weekend featuring traditional Japanese song and dance.
 
Pan-Pacific Hula Festival: Featuring dozens of hula halau from Japan and Hawaii at the historic Kuhio Beach Hula Mound on Waikiki. Held daily throughout festival weekend.
 
Pan-Pacific Parade: The festival culminates with the grand finale--a lively and colorful parade in Waikiki from Fort DeRussy to Kapiolani Park featuring more than 500 participants including performers from around the world.
 
What's New
Street Dance Festival at the Waikiki Ho'olaule'a: This dance exhibition will showcase dance moves from some of Japan's and Hawaii's hottest amateur groups. Making an appearance and providing these groups with top dance tips will be Kento Mori, one of the most successful choreographers and professional dancers in the world. He's worked with various artists like Madonna, Usher, NE-YO, Ciara and Chaka Khan.
 
Japanese Cultural Showcase: Showcase of beautifully designed costume jewelry, traditional candy art, Japanese-style slippers, educational toys, textiles and goods all made in Japan. Held daily at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.

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