Waikiki Holiday Parade
Friday, November 24, 2023
Friday, November 29, 2024
Friday, November 28, 2025
Commemorating the Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
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
With very heavy hearts we share that Jake Peppers, our dear friend, colleague, and founder of the Waikiki Holiday Parade, passed away on December 1, 2015.
Whether you talked to Jake once, or more likely 20 times, you had a new friend for life. Jake loved his life and his work. We’ve never worked alongside anyone as passionate about our great country, the state of Hawaii and honor- ing our nation’s veterans, especially Pearl Harbor Survivors. His passion was evident as he watched each performance with teary eyes at Pearl Harbor and in the Waikiki Holiday Parade.
We will continue to carry on the tradition of the Waikiki Holiday Parade under the strict guidelines that Jake would expect.
2023 Participating Mainland Groups
The Lakota Marching Band from West Chester & Liberty Township, Ohio
Jackson High School
East Coweta High School
Fayette County High School