Hawaii Island Pride

2017 Hawaii Island Pride will be Saturday, July 8. FMI: contact Beverly Yates-Tese at beverly.tese@gmail.com

Last year Hawaii’s “Big Island” celebrated the 2016 Hawaii Island Pride Parade and Festival on July 9, 2016 in Hilo, Hawaii. It featured live entertainment, local crafts and ono food. A family friendly event, it was alcohol free and had lots of activities for kids!

HAWAIIpride2016When the Foundation was approached in May 2015 by the Hawaii Island Pride Parade and Festival in Hilo and asked to assume responsibility of their Pride as a project of the Foundation, we were honored and accepted their offer.

Both the 2015 and 2016 events were great successes, with over 30 parade contingents (floats, marching groups, etc.), over 900 festival spectators, and educational film showings at the Palace Theater.

If you’re interested in helping organize next year’s festival, or to learn more about becoming a vendor or sponsor, please visit Hawaii Island Pride’s  website and Facebook page.

Special thanks to the sponsors of the the Hawaii Island Pride Parade and Festival.