24th annual Honolulu Festival culminates with massive fireworks show in Waikiki

24th annual Honolulu Festival culminates with massive fireworks show in Waikiki
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Festival, on its final day Sunday, concludes with a parade and massive fireworks show in Waikiki.

Now in its 24th year, the annual event strives to promote Hawaii and Japan's call for peace while celebrating cultural exchanges. Thousands take part in the three-day celebration through exhibits, food and crafts.

Organizers also say 2018 marks 150 years since the Japanese began immigrating to the islands.

This year's theme is "Harmony over the Ocean, Journey to Peace." The state-of-the-art fireworks display will represent the story of the pursuit of friendship and peace.

Hundreds of firework shells will be launched from multiple barges off the shores of Waikiki beginning at 8:30 p.m. The show will last about 20 minutes.

An audio soundtrack along with a narration will be synched to the fireworks on Hawaiian 105.1 KINE.

Prior to the pyrotechnics lighting up the sky, Kalakaua Avenue will be partially closed for the festival's annual parade, which features a fire breathing dragon.

The parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m.

Hawaii News Now will stream the fireworks show in its entirety here on our Facebook page.

This story may be updated.

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