20th Annual Honolulu Festival

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Every March, the Islands of Hawaii come together for crafts, dancing, art demonstrations, educational programs, parades and games in a colorful three-day celebration of culture and harmony on Oahu. This festival is known as the Honolulu Festival, and it celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014 on March 7th through 9th. The peace-promoting event fosters understanding and cooperation between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, including representation from countries like Japan, Australia, Tahiti, the Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, and of course, the United States through Hawaii. Most programming is free to the public, so attending this globally significant event is easy for everyone. A visit to the Honolulu Festival is the perfect addition to any Hawaiian vacation. This year, the schedule includes eight hours of crafts and performances on Saturday and Sunday, featuring gymnastic … [Read more...]

Awesome Free things to do in Oahu


If you and your family make it all the way out to Hawaii, it is probably going to be at least a little bit expensive (unless you have your own plane). Once you get to the island, immediately start making up for the cost of the trip by going to some of the obviously awesome Free things to do in Oahu. In addition to all of the free things that Oahu has to offer, Smart Destinations has partnered with other top travel companies to bring you exclusive Oahu Travel Deals. Learn about Oahu discount attraction passes and travel deals! Punch In at the Punch Bowl Dubbed the “Punchbowl” because of its unique location inside a (dormant) volcanic crater, the National Cemetery of the Pacific is definitely worthy of a visit. It might seem a little bit morbid to visit a cemetery when you are supposed to be having fun, but the Punchbowl’s one-of-a-kind setting and peaceful ambience will make … [Read more...]