13th 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. 21, 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.

This year’s theme: “We’ve Got the Beat!”

Peace Day Festival

Saturday, September 21, 12-2 p.m at the Honokaa County Park (Sports Complex). Admission is free and all are welcome.

“Wine at 5”

A Blue Zones project at Cafe Il Mondo, 5pm, Friday, September 20. Free wine samples. Live Music by the New Dharma Band.

Read for Peace

Thursday, September 12, 5-6 p.m. at Honoka’a Public Library, with Honoka’a author Sara Akerman, “Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers.” Join us for an engaging conversation about the stories of the U.S. Military presence in Honoka’a during World War II.

A Day of Mindfulness

Saturday, September 28.
Honoka’a Hongwanji Social Hall

with Gregory Pai, PhD
Meditation Teacher, Broken Ridge Korean Temple, Oahu
Saturday, September 28, 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Honoka‘a Hongwanji Social Hall
Free and open to all.

Come to that place of silence and stillness within outselves as we open our hearts and minds to the

truth of who we really are. Discover the stillness of mind that opens the door to deep awakening and feel

the peace of a quiet and tranquil mind.

Experience four sessions of guided sitting and walking meditation, followed by a Dharma discussion with Questions & Answers.

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.

Please register early – space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.

A Day of Mindfulness is free, and donations, or Dana, as offerings of generosity and gratitude for the teachings, will be gratefully accepted.

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.