12th Annual Parade & Festival for the United Nations International Day of Peace

Honoka‘a, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i hosts the premiere Peace Day event in the State of Hawai'i, and the only event of its kind worldwide, a Parade and Festival demonstrating unity in support of peace, compassion and awareness of interdependence.

Peace Day Parade!

Saturday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. The signature Peace Day event, when Mamane Street will close for the "moving stage" of marching bands, taiko drummers, hula, bon dancers, cirque performers and multicultural music and entertainment.

Calling “All Immigrants” to join our parade! 

Peace Day Festival

Saturday, Sept. 22, 12-2 p.m at the Honokaa County Park (Sports Complex). Admission is free and all are welcome.

Student Peace Poster Contest

2018 Contest Information coming soon!  Cash and other prizes will be awarded for various age divisions, plus "Best of Show." The contest is open to all students and homeschoolers.

Teachers, please Click Here to provide us with your e-mail address so that we can contact you with details.  Entries must be received by Friday, September 14.

“Wine at 5”

A Blue Zones project at Cafe Il Mondo, 5pm, Friday, September 21. Free wine samples. Live Music by the New Dharma Band.

Read for Peace (Details Coming Soon)

Thursday, September 13, 5-6 p.m., Honoka'a Public Library

ANSHŪ: Dark Sorrow by Juliet S. Kono.
Based on historical events, ANSHŪ is a tale of passion and human triumph in the face of extraordinary adversity, spanning the cane fields of Hawai'i and the devastation in Hiroshima.

A Day of Mindfulness

Saturday, September 29, 12:30-5 p.m.

“Tending to the fields of sense experience with kindness and wisdom”

Presenters: Michele McDonald and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey, Vipassana Hawai'i

Join Michele and Jesse for a day of intensive vipassana practice where we will learn to cultivate a relationship of care and understanding with the vast range of human experience. The day will be composed of periods of sitting and walking meditation framed by the Buddha’s teachings on liberation. We look forward to spending the day together!

To pre-register send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 808-775-1064. Register early – space limited.

This is a project of the Peace Committee of the Honoka’a  Hongwanji Buddhist Temple – peacedayparade.org



Honokaa Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, PO Box 1667,  Honoka`a HI 96727  808 775-7232
The Committee is an affiliate of the Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii,
a registered not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  Artwork and the words “United Nations” are used with permission.