Honolulu Pride™ 2018 Parade

Honolulu Pride: Hawaii's largest and most colorful celebration for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied communities.

Please note: the Honolulu Pride™ Parade is a free event for all who want to participate or attend. No one will be charged any fees by the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation although donations are fine and greatly appreciated. Any Parade Entry fee charged for participation in Honolulu Pride™ will be reimbursed upon request.

The Honolulu Pride™ Parade — Hawaii’s most colorful parade — delighted Waikiki on Saturday, October 20. With more than 100 moving units, 3,000 participants, and over 30,000 spectators, the 2018 parade was our largest ever.

Meet the 2018 Honolulu Pride™ Parade Grand Marshal Kelly Sanders.

In honor of his tireless efforts and innumerable contributions to our community, Honolulu Pride™ is proud to announce Kelly Sanders as our 2018 Grand Marshal. Kelly is also the recipient of the 2018 Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation Visionary Award.

He is committed to serving the community through his engagement on multiple boards including the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Diamond Head Theater, and American Red Cross. For the last five years, he has served as the Creative Entertainment Director for the Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association.

With over 30 years of hospitality experience, Kelly recently joined Highgate as Vice President of Operations, overseeing six hotels in Waikiki including the new ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. Kelly was previously the Area General Manager for Marriott Hawaii.

“I find passion in inspiring and supporting our community,” he says. “We are all a part of these beautiful islands. Each of us must contribute where and how we can to help our communities thrive and show the world the true essence of the Aloha spirit.”

Mahalo to everyone who joined the parade, especially to our sponsors

808 Nui
808 Parentals and Their Tribe
ACLU of Hawaii
Advantage Rent A Car
Alaska Airlines
Aloha Bears
Alohilani Resort Waikiki
Anonymous for the Voiceless
Ari South
Australian Consulate General Honolulu
Bacchus Waikiki
Bank of Hawaii
Barefoot Wine
Blue Hawiian Helicopters
Bruce Vilanch
Church of the Crossroads
Cure Oahu
CVS Health
Dancer’s Delite
Delta Airlines
Democratic Party of Hawaii
Dignity Honolulu
Domestic Violence Action Center
Dykes On Bikes
Enterprise Rent-A-Car | CarShare | Truck Rental
First Hawaiian Bank
Friends of Child & Family Service
FrontRunners / FrontWalkers
Gay Island Guide
Grand Marshal Kelly Sanders
Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu
GSA – Gay Straight Alliance – Hawaii
HMSA – Hawaii Medical Service Association
Harris United Methodist Church
Hawaii Boa Arts Ball
Hawaii Gay Kickball League
Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center
Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundation | Honolulu Pride
Hawaii Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
Hawaii State Teachers Association
Hawaii State Theatre Council
Hawaii Tourism Authority
Hawaiian Airlines
HiGFFL – Hawaii Gay Flag Football League
Holo I Ka Mua
HGLCF | Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell
Honolulu Zoo Society
Hui Servco
Hula’s Bar & Lei Stand
Imperial Court of Hawaii
In Between Waikiki
Johnson & Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Lavender Center & Clinic
Lei Magazine
LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii
Lima Kokua
Lutheran Church of Honolulu
Miller Lite
New Zealand Consulate General
Orangetheory Fitness
Out On The Rocks
Pacific Buddhist Academy
Paul Mitchell
Planned Parenthood
Rainbow Family 808
Rainbow Rays Pearl City High School
Refuse Fascism.com
Royal Hawaiian Marching Band
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
Scarlet Honolulu
Sheraton Waikiki
Starbuck’s Coffee | Pride Alliance Network
Tapa’s Restaurant & Lanai Bar
Triple M Council
Unite Here Local 5
United Airlines
University of Hawaii at Manoa LGBTQ+ Center
University of Phoenix – Hawaii
Urban Outfitters
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band
VERC – Veterinary Emergency Referral Center of Hawaii
Wang Chung’s Karaoke Bar
Waikiki Health
YMCA of Honolulu

Musubi are quintessential Hawaii, and in our version the rainbow holds everything together symbolizing unity through diversity, empowering everyone in our community to grow together. Diversity is one thing we all have in common, so let’s Celebrate the Rainbow!