Honolulu’s most colorful celebration ‘rooted in pride’ shows out in Waikiki
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - After a 3 year hiatus, the 2022 Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival is back — bigger and better.
This year’s theme is “Rooted in Pride.”
Over 8,000 people were expected to take part in the celebration on Saturday. It’s the first in-person celebration since 2019.
The parade kicked off from Magic Island at 10 a.m. It went down Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue to its destination at Kapiolani Park at noon.
Drivers are advised to avoid these roads throughout the parade.
Following the parade is a pride festival at the Waikiki Shell and Diamond Head Greens from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The community is invited to enjoy great entertainment, onolicious food, music, community booths, a special Ohana Zone and more.
Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation, the organizers behind Honolulu Pride, say there are a few reasons why October is designated as Honolulu Pride Month. For one, October hosts LGBT History Month, National Coming Out Day and Spirit Day against LGBTQ youth bullying.
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