Honolulu Pride™ 2018 Festival

Please note: Honolulu Pride™ Parade  is a free event for all who want to participate. No one will be charged any fees by the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation although donations are fine and greatly appreciated.


The 2018 Honolulu Pride™ Festival was an amazing day of celebration, entertainment, friendship and love attended by more than 5,000 revelers.

Mahalo to Kelli Bullock / Kelli With An Eye Photography and Trenton Kakazu / Freak Photography for the nice pics!


Mahalo to Walter Enriquez / Gay Island Guide for organizing this year’s festival entertainment. Scroll down to see the line up of performers, and the list of sponsors and community groups that had booths at the festival. 

On the Alaska Airlines Entertainment Stage
Presented by Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand

Special Guest Hosts and Emcees: Designer Andrew Christian and West Hollywood model and The Abbey bartender Cory Z.

11:30am | Gates Open to Festival

12:00pm | House Music

12:45pm | Opening, Welcome and Blessing by Kumu Brad Lum
Oli by kumu hula, chanter and Hawaiian cultural practitioner Brad Lum.

1:00pm | National and State Anthem 
GMCoH always surprises with their witty and passionate mix of musical styles.

1:30pm | Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu
GMCoH always surprises with their witty and passionate mix of musical styles.

2:15pm  | Jared Ming & Friends with Blazing Saddles Hawaii
Jared & Friends will bring a little Country Music to this year’s festival; with Hawaii’s LGBT Country Line Dancing group.

3:00pm  | Kings and Queens of Hawaii
Drag and transgender entertainers come together for exciting performances celebrating Hawaii’s amazing local talent.

4:00pm  | Bruce Vilanch
The internationally renown, Emmy Award winning comedian, songwriter and actor tops off the first half of this year’s Festival entertainment.

4:15pm |  Amora Dior Black
The daring Drag Queen from R Place in Seattle will leave you picking your jaw up off the ground!

4:30 | Jurnee
Young sweet lesbian military wife…and Top 10 American Idol finalist Jurnee brings it to Honolulu.

5:00pm | Sasha Colby

Native Hawaiian Sasha Colby returns to Hawaii from West Hollywood after traveling the world to wow her island community.

5:15 | Ada Vox
The American Idol finalist will bring the Honolulu Pride Festival to a resounding finale with her powerful vocal performance.

At the Gay Island Guide Drink Oasis

12:00pm DJ TittaByte
Local favorite DJ TittaByte kicks off the beats at the Gay Island Guide Drink Oasis.

1:15pm DJ EmVee
Former Fusion Waikiki and now all-around Hawaii–including Scarlet Honolulu–DJ EmVee will have your body moving on the dance floor!

2:45pm DJ Dawna Montell
From West Hollywood’s The Abbey, DJ Dawna returns to Honolulu for a special set at this year’s festival AND to kick it at the Official Honolulu Pride After Party at Hula’s.

4:15pm DJ Jesus Montanez
Taking a break from touring the major circuit parties internationally, DJ Jesus comes to Honolulu for the first time to close out the festival at the Gay Island Guide Drink Oasis.



  1. The Festival is an All Ages event; but anyone under 21 is prohibited from purchasing or consuming alcohol at the Festival.
  2. No pets are allowed at the Waikiki Shell / Diamond Head Greens including the Festival grounds. Exceptions are made for registered service animals.
  3. Strollers are allowed at the Festival. Wagons are not.
  4. The Waikiki Shell and Diamond Head Greens are ADA compliant, however the Festival grounds are unpaved and can be uneven.
  5. Only one small bag (12″ x 12″) is allowed per person.
  6. All bags are subject to inspection. (It’s not about you, it’s about everyone else.)
  7. Footwear is required. No need removing them when entering.
  8. The following cannot be brought into the Festival: food, beverages, alcohol, coolers, ice chests, large bags, bottles, cans, weapons, drones, skateboards, bad attitudes.
  9. Hydro flasks and similar containers must be empty and cannot be used on the festival grounds. Exceptions are made for baby formulas and special needs.
  10. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited except in designated areas.


Alaska Airlines
Bank of Hawaii
Bayada Home Health Care
Castle Resorts & Hotels
Cure Oahu
CVS Health
Enterprise Rent-A-Car | CarShare | Truck Rental
First Hawaiian Bank
Friends of Child & Family Services
Gay Island Guide
Hawaiian Airlines
High Pointe Realty
HMSA – Hawaii Medical Services Association
Hui Servco
Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand
Orangetheory Fitness
Planned Parenthood
T Mobile
University of Phoenix – Hawaii
VERC – Veterinary Emergency & Referral Center of Hawaii


Da Taco Man
Dick’s Lechon
Istanbul Restaurant, Inc.
Nico’s Pier 38 At Kailua
Royal Hawaiian Hot Dog Co.


American Cancer Society
Anonymous 4 The Voiceless
Bijoux Boutique
Beauty Blooms Lashes
Bubble Shack Hawaii
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
Cutter Auto of Honolulu
Daniel P. Ackzen
Dignity Honolulu
Edward Jones
Fertility Institute Of Hawaii
First Hawaiian Bank
Gregory House Programs
Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
Honolulu  Front Runners/Front Walkers
Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation- Rainbow Film Festival
Hospice Hawaii
Human Rights Campaign
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii
Lynn In London Boutique
Manoa Valley Theater
Oils of Aloha
Rainbow Family 808
Rapa Nui
Soul University
Super Nova Energetics
SWOP Hawaii
The Lavender Clinic
Triple M Council
TropicSport Mineral Sunscreen and Skincare
VA Pacific Islands Health Care System
Waikiki Health

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