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16th Annual

Waikiki Holiday Parade

Honolulu, Hawaii

Friday, November 28, 2014
7:00 PM

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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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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.

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.

2014 Participating Bands


John Overton High School, Nashville, TN
Mays High School, Atlanta, GA
Antioch High School, Nashville, TN
Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL

Additional 2014 Participants
Henry J. Kaiser High School Cougar Marching Band
James B. Castle High School Marching Knights
Kalani High School Falcon Marching Band
President William McKinley High School Marching Band
Sacred Hearts Academy Marching Band
Waipahu High School "Marauder" Band
Punahou School JROTC


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
  • Thanksgiving Day festivities at Hawaiian Waters Adventures Park
  • Diamond Head Hiking
  • Dole Pineapple Plantation

Future Dates

Friday, November 28, 2014
Friday, November 27, 2015
Friday, November 25, 2016 - Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
(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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