Waikiki Holiday Parade

The Waikiki Holiday Parade commemorates Pearl Harbor by honoring survivors and veterans in memory of the attacks from December 7, 1941. Local Hawaiian bands, marching bands from the mainland, military units, local officials and dignitaries march down torch-lit Kalakaua Avenue along Waikiki Beach. It is held annually the Friday following Thanksgiving Day and hosts thousands of spectators, residents and visitors alike.

News & Updates

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  • Waikiki Beach "Hi Mom" live webcam
  • 2014 marks the 73rd Anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The 2014 Waikiki Holiday Parade Participating Bands are:
    • John Overton High School Nashville, TN
    • Mays High School Atlanta, GA
    • 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
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