The week of our visit to Oahu this year was serendipitously timed for the Aloha Festivals. The festival celebrates Hawaii’s culture and traditions. We arrived on the day of the annual Waikiki Ho’olaule’a, Waikiki’s largest block party in the evening along Kalakaua Avenue, the main drag. I didn’t get many photos that first night, it was a bit chaotic and crowded, but I’ll try to intersperse a couple of those photos during the week.
The Floral Parade was on the day prior to our departure. Timing is everything. The parade is also along Kalakaua Avenue, and is a parade of equestrian riders, floats, marching bands, and music.
The costumes and flowers were incredibly beautiful. The horses quite grand.
Each of the Hawaiian Islands was represented by a princess on horseback and her court (I was only able to capture a few of them, the lead photo is that of the Princess of Molokai)
It was a great way to start out our last day on the island, and we watched until the last riders went past
It seems there’s always something special and wonderful about Oahu.