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The 10th annual Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at the former Varsity Theatre parking lot and Coyne Street from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Thousands are expected to celebrate this crowd favorite event honoring the historic Mōʻiliʻili district and Obon season featuring Honolulu’s largest bon dance. This community planned and programmed annual event also includes a modern street festival featuring a diversity of local food vendors, artisans, retailers, and cultural entertainment.

“The Summer Fest really highlights the cultural diversity, history, and businesses of Mōʻiliʻili,”said Mōʻiliʻili Hongwanji Mission President, Joanne Kealoha “The Mōʻiliʻili community welcomes everyone to come to one of Honolulu’s most historic districts and be a part of a cultural expression that has been happening for over 100 years.”

In 2023, the Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest will celebrate its 10th event which has grown into a popular family-friendly summer event evening filled with activities for keiki, bon dancing, dining, and shopping. Commemorative merchandise will be available for purchase.

The festival is supported by Kamehameha Schools in partnership with the Mōʻiliʻili Hongwanji Mission and other community organizations including the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, the Mōʻiliʻili Community Center, and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have come together to deliver this lively event for all to enjoy.

“Kamehameha Schools is proud to support the Mōʻiliʻili community and this event as we honor a decade of celebrating our roots in this vibrant neighborhood brimming with culture and diversity,” said Calvin Mann Kamehameha Schools commercial real estate planning and development director. “The Summer Fest brings together communities to enjoy an evening filled with history, cultural diversity, food and entertainment while supporting our local businesses and paying homage to this significant area.”

The Mōʻiliʻili Summer Fest is a free, family-friendly community event made possible by CPB Foundation.  Attendees are encouraged to rideshare. Air-Conditioned Lavatories will be available. Parking will be available at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and complimentary shuttles will be available to/from the event. More information is available at: