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Students Get Sneak Peak of Honolulu Festival

Arlynne Hurley Arlynne Hurley
Rimington Hew Rimington Hew
Laura Hew Laura Hew

By Tracy Gladden

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- The Honolulu Festival shows off its performers to lucky school students. The 14th Annual Honolulu Festival kicks off with an invitation only educational tour.

Arlynne Hurley is the festival's spokesperson.

"Because we are in Hawaii, and we're such a diverse community, it's wonderful that everyone can come and expose themselves to the variety of cultures that exist because we're all from different parts," she said.

All Oahu schools were invited to a behind the scenes tour of the performances and activities featured this weekend.

"We've got Descendants, the group from Australia, they are the Aboriginal group, they've been here four times," Hurley says, "We've also got a Philippino group. They are the Kogian State University Panada man group and they will be performing for the children as well."

"I liked it when they painted because my friend, yeah he got a different design and it's so cool," said Wilson Elementary school first grader Rimington Hew.

"This is the first time my son got to see the different cultures such as the Taiwanese and Pilipino and also from Australia," said parent Laura Hew.

Performers really know how to get the students involved in learning.

"I like it when they do activities and games," Rimington said. "Painting, and I did like this weird Hula thing."

"It's great to see him having fun here and just learning about the different cultures," Hew said.

And you can join the performers you just saw on Sunday at the Grand Parade down Kaluakalua Ave. It starts at 4:30 PM.

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