Welcome to the official Wahiawā Pineapple Festival website. This Festival is now in its 14th year and this is arguably one the best ever. The Wahiawā Historical Society is THE event sponsor in conjunction with the Blue Zone Project and Wahiawā Fresh. The Festival serves as an economic stimulus for Wahiawā, an economically depressed area, as well as an opportunity to share Wahiawā’s pride in its unique agricultural heritage. There will be something for everyone at this event. And, best of all, it’s manuahi [free].
The event begins at 9 a.m. with a parade from Ka`ala Elementary School up California Avenue to the George Fred Wright Wahiawā District Park. We will have marching bands, school organizations, military units and float[s]. This will be an atypical small town parade – Hawaiian style.
For the Shopper
In the park there will be craft vendors selling a variety of high-quality items. Bank of Hawai`i is providing convenient ATMs. In addition to the many craft vendors, there will be others selling fresh island fruit, kettle corn, 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 Wahiawā’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 children’s rides. There is a small fee for this activity, but the children have a great time. In addition, there will be face painting, cotton candy and shaved ice booths.
For the Hungry
A number of booths will be selling a variety of food. This has been one of the most popular features of past Festivals. In the past, we have had everything from Thai, Indian, 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 day is filled with local-style entertainment.