Welcome to the official Wahiawa Pineapple Festival website. This Festival is now in its 14th year and we think this one is the best one yet. Once again the Wahiawa Historical Society is the sponsor. The Festival serves as an economic stimulus for Wahiawa, an economically depressed area, as well as an opportunity to share Wahiawa’s pride in its unique agricultural heritage. We feel there will be something for everyone at this event. And, best of all, it’s free.
The day begins at 9 a.m. with a parade up California Avenue to the District Park. We will have marching bands, floats, and military units. This will be a typical small town parade – Hawaiian style.
For the Shopper
There will be over 40 craft vendors selling a variety of high-quality items. Low on cash? Not to worry – the Bank of Hawaii is providing convenient ATMs. In addition to the many craft vendors, there will be others selling fresh island fruit, kettle corn, orchid plants, etc.
For the Curious
A number of non-profit organizations will have booths at the Festival. They will be handing out information on their services such as health care, scholarships and care of the environment. In addition, there will be a cultural tent in which the rich history of Wahiawa’s different ethnic groups that came to work in the pineapple camps will be displayed.
For the Keiki
The young ones will enjoy the bouncers and other children’s rides. There is a small charge for this activity, but the children seem to have a great time. Besides this, there will be face painting, balloon animals, cotton candy and shaved ice booths.
For the Hungry
A number of local restaurants will have booths selling a variety of hot food. This has been one of the most popular features of past Festivals. In the past we have had everything from hotdogs to Thai, Mexican and Korean food. Plan on having lunch and dinner at the Festival.
For the Music Lover
The Festival has daylong free entertainment. In the main tent, the morning is given to local-style entertainment.