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19th Annual

Waikiki Holiday Parade

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Honolulu, Hawaii

Friday, November 25, 2016
7:00 PM

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WaikikiHolidayParade.com

Email: Contact Us

Mail: Gateway Music Festivals & Tours, Inc.
PO Box 1165
Monticello, MN 55362 USA

Phone: 1-800-331-8579

If you are interested in entering your band in a future Waikiki Holiday Parade, or to get in contact with band directors from all over the United States about their experiences with participating in this event, please request an information packet!

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Waikiki Holiday Parade Since 1998, the Waikiki Holiday Parade commemorates Pearl Harbor Survivors and the anniversary of the attacks. Seventeen mainland bands traveled to Hawaii in 2011 for the 70th Anniversary. The 2016 parade will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor and will feature approximately 30 bands from the mainland.

Thousands of spectators, residents and visitors gather on the Friday after Thanksgiving to watch this non-competitive parade, which hosts local bands, marching bands from the mainland, Pearl Harbor Survivors, service bands, military units, local officials, dignitaries and entertainers. The parade begins at Fort DeRussy and ends at Kapiolani Park. The scenic parade route travels approximately 1.5 miles through Waikiki along the oceanfront of torch-lit Kalakaua Avenue. You won't find a warmer welcome in any other destination.

Waikiki Holiday Parade Marching Band Participants Band directors from all over the United States return each year, thrilled by their experiences during this amazing week with their students.

2016 Visiting Bands from the Mainland


Altus High School, Altus, OK
Ambridge High School, Ambridge, PA
Asheville High School, Asheville, NC
Batavia High School, Batavia, IL
Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, MO
Brentwood High School, Brentwood, TN
Burlington Teen Tour Band, Ontario, Canada
Central High School, Little Rock, AR
Danvers High School, Danvers, MA
Dover High School, Dover, PA
East Coweta High School, Sharpsburg, GA
Hamilton High School, Hamilton, OH
Jefferson High School, Bloomington, MN
Lakeside High School, Atlanta, GA
Liberty High School, Bethlehem, PA
Morgan County High School, Madison, GA
Mountain Ridge High School, Glendale, AZ
North Penn High School, Lansdale, PA
Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
Oregon City High School, Oregon City, OR
Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County, Hillsdale, NJ
Pope High School, Marietta, GA
Powell High School, Powell, TN
Schurr High School, Montebello, CA
Science Hill High School, Johnson City, TN
Slinger High School, Slinger, WI
South Washington County, Washington County, MN
Stewarts Creek High School, Smyrna, TN
Virgil Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL
Walnut High School, Walnut, CA


Related Events

A band's visit to Hawaii for the Waikiki Holiday Parade provides additional opportunities for performances and educational activities. Highlights of your tour may include:
  • Adopting a Pearl Harbor Survivor
  • USS Battleship Missouri Performances
  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Diamond Head Hiking
  • Dole Pineapple Plantation

Future Dates

Friday, November 25, 2016 - Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Friday, November 24, 2017
Friday, November 23, 2018
(Held the Friday after Thanksgiving, annually)

For More Information

Web: WaikikiHolidayParade.com

Email: Contact Us
Mail: Gateway Music Festivals & Tours, Inc., PO Box 1165, Monticello, MN 55362 USA
Phone: 1-800-331-8579

If you are interested in entering your band in a future Waikiki Holiday Parade, or to get in contact with band directors from all over the United States about their experiences with participating in this event, please request an information packet!



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