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East-West Fest: Celebrating Cultures

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm HST

East-West Fest is an annual celebration of the many culturally diverse communities that make up the East-West Center ‘ohana and the Honolulu community.

The Fest is a student-led event supported by the East-West Center Education Program, other Center staff, and the Friends of the East-West Center.

This family friendly community event is free and open to the public.

At the Fest, cultural booths and live performances spread across the vast sheltered lanais of the Center’s international conference center at Jefferson Hall with special events happening at the East-West Center Gallery and the Japanese Tea House.

Live performances by student and community groups are a highlight of the Fest! While the yearly line-up varies, past performances have included taiko drumming, Pacific dance traditions, Indonesian music, break dancing, classical Indian dance, Brazilian ensembles, Filipino music, Okinawan lion dancers, American folk and blues music, an international fashion show and more.

Cultural booths staffed by students and community members represent a diverse variety of cultural and national groups from across Asia, the Pacific, the United States and beyond. The engaging hosts of each booth present cultural artifacts, games, traditional dress, activities, music, and more!

The East-West Center Gallery will be open to the public with its current exhibition on view and interactive art-making activities available.

Food trucks are on hand to keep festival goers energized and satisfied.




East West Center, Honolulu
1601 East-West Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848 United States
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