BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1898@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090905T000000Z DTEND:20090906T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Sponsored by the Hawaii United Okinawa Association\nhttp://www. okinawanfestival.com/\n\nSee also: http://thehawaiiherald.com/2008/08/29/t he-26th-annual-okinawan-festival-is-here/\n\nThe highlights (from the Hono lulu Advertiser):\n \n The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. today at Fort DeRuss y\, traveling along Kalakaua Avenue and ending at the park. Expect marchin g bands\, dignitaries\, visitors from Okinawa and clubs of the Hawaii Unit ed Okinawa Association\, which sponsors the festival. Bring your camera\, bottled water and lots of sunscreen.\n \n Food\, glorious food\, is a big part of the festival. We're talking pig's feet soup\, yaki soba\, Okinawan soba\, champuru (stir-fried veggies and deep-fried tofu) and shoyu pork p lates\, chili with hot dog or rice\, Hawaiian plates\, chicken plates\, an dagi and shave ice. Oh\, and the okidog sounds irresistible\; it's a hot d og and chili wrapped in a soft tortilla with shoyu pork and lettuce.\n \n Entertainment is continuous\, too. Cultural groups from Hawai'i and Okinaw a will perform each day.\n \n The cultural tent will include a display of Okinawan ceramics\, lacquerware and textiles\; genealogy information\; a c alligraphy display and demonstration\; ikebana flower arrangements\; and a bonsai and silent auction by the Hawaii Bonsai Association.\n \n Festival hours are 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free\, and you can park at Kapi'olani Community College and take shuttles to and from the festival. Bon Dance on Saturday night. SUMMARY:27th Hawaii Okinawan Festival URL:/en/events/2009/09/05/27th-hawaii-okinawan-festival/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR