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Honolulu Pride™

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Honolulu Pride™: Celebrate The Rainbow

Honolulu Pride™ Is The Largest LGBTQ+ Event and Celebration in the State of Hawaii and Taking Place Every October. The Annual Gay Pride Parade and Festival Brings Together Thousands of the LGBTQ+ Community and Their Allies Locally, From the Neighbor Islands, Across America and From All Over the World.


The Honolulu Pride™ Celebration Is Two Weeks of Events Across The Island of Oahu That Leads Up To The Honolulu Pride™ Parade Along World Famous Waikiki Beach and Ending at the Waikiki Shell For the Honolulu Pride™ Festival.


In 2017, The Honolulu Pride™ Parade Had Over 60 Floats, Thousands of Marchers and Even More Spectators With Thousands In Attendance to the Free Honolulu Pride™ Festival Outdoors at the Diamond Head Greens of Waikiki Shell.

Find out more for 2018 Honolulu Pride™

Honolulu Pride™ 2018

General Information

Honolulu Pride is celebrated with a month of great events around the Island of Oahu, mainly in Downtown Honolulu and Waikiki areas. 


The primary sponsored events will take place October 12 to October 21, 2018 with the 2018 Honolulu Pride™ Parade and Festival taking place on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Calendar of Pride Events

The Week of Events Leading Up To The Honolulu Pride™ Parade and Festival.


10/12/2018  7pm Village People at Hawaii Theatre


10/12/2018 10pm Village People After Party at Scarlet Honolulu


10/12/2018 10pm Honolulu Pride Black Party at Tapa's Waikiki


10/13/2018 9pm Make Out Party at Tapa's Waikiki


10/14/2018 1pm Gay Island Guide Honolulu Pride SuperSlyde Kick Off Pool Party at Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach


10/19/2018 8pm Freaky Friday Scarlet Honolulu Pride Party


10/20/2018 11am Honolulu Pride Parade


10/20/2018 12am to 6pm Honolulu Pride Festival


10/20/2018 9pm Honolulu Pride After Party at Hula's Bar & Lei Stand


10/21/2018 Lei Pride Closing Pool Party

Honolulu Pride™ Parade

The Honolulu Pride Parade kicks off at 11am from Magic Island across from Ala Moana Shopping Center in Downtown Honolulu and travels down Ala Moana Boulevard in Waikiki. The Honoluu Pride Parade then takes a right onto Kalakaua Avenue down the main strip of Waikiki passing Waikiki Beach until it ends at the Waikiki Shell and Kapiolani Park where the Honolulu Pride Festival is held.

Honolulu Pride™ Festival

The Honolulu Pride™ Festival Will Once Again Be Held at the Waikiki Shell Diamond Head Greens From 12noon to 6pm. The Festival Will Feature Top Local Hawaii Entertainers and Internationally Renowned Performers.

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Honolulu Pride Festival Gay Island Guide Drink Oasis

Gay Island Guide is Proud To Present the Gay Island Guide Drink Oasis at The 2018 Honolulu Pride Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12pm to 6pm at Waikiki Shell. 


This Year, We Present Top Local, National and International DJ's plus Models and Gogo's from Hawaii and Around the World!

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Sights and Sounds of Honolulu Pride 2018

The 2018 Honolulu Pride festivities were by far the best yet! During the month of October many businesses and organizations created fun and exciting events around Oahu, Hawaii To celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride. From art exhibits to comedy, bar & nightclub events to the Gay Island Guide SuperSlyde Pool Party at the new Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach - Honolulu Pride 2018 is definitely one for the record books! 


Gay Island Guide kicked off Honolulu Pride week with the official kick off pool party on October 14 with over 300 in attendance. It was an afternoon of fun in the sun with hosts Marina Del Rey and Roxy on the Mic. Those in attendance enjoyed great music by DJ Keala Kennelly and DJ Kuya, plus gogo dancers and an appearance by Andrew Christian Trophy Boys and Models Arad Winwin and Dan Yates. There was also a lot of giveaways from Andrew Christian and title sponsor SuperSlyde Lube. 


The week continued with more events around town and led up to the biggest day of the year on Saturday, October 20th with the Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival! This years 

Special Guest Hosts & Emcees

Andrew Christian

International Underwear Fashion Designer

Cory Z

Andrew Christian Model, Bartender At the Abbey

Honolulu Pride Festival Entertainment

Honolulu Pride Festival Schedule of Events, Honolulu Pride Entertainment

12:45pm Opening, Welcome and Blessing

The Honolulu Pride Festival kicks off with an opening, welcome and blessing by Kumu Brad Lum on the main Honolulu Pride Festival stage. 

Gay Men's Chorus of Honolulu, Honolulu Pride Entertainment

1:30pm Gay Men's Chorus of Honolulu

Hawaii's talented and only LGBT Chorus, the Gay Men's Chorus of Honolulu will bring you all sorts of emotions in the various numbers they perform. 

2:15pm Jared Ming & Friends with Blazing Saddles Hawaii

The amazing Jared Ming and his friends brings a little Country music to this year's Honolulu Pride celebration along with Hawaii's LGBT Country Line Dancing group. 

3pm Kings and Queens of Hawaii

Hawaii's Drag and Transgender community comes together for an exciting time of performances and celebrating local talent. 

Bruce Vilanch at Honolulu Pride

4pm Bruce Vilanch

International Comedian Bruce Vilanch comes to Honolulu Pride to bring laughter and smiles during his Pride Festival performance.

4:15pm Amora Dior Black (Seattle)

The daring Drag Queen from R Bar in Seattle, Washington will leave you picking your jaw off the ground at the Honolulu Pride Festival. 

Jurnee, American Idol, Honolulu Pride, Hawaii, LGBT Pride, Gay Pride, Gay Island Guirde

4:30pm Jurnee, American Idol

Top 10 American Idol Finalist, Jurnee takes to the Honolulu Pride stage. This young sweet Lesbian Military Wife will have you adoring her voice just as she did on the 2018 American Idol.

Sasha Colby, Honolulu Pride, Gay Island Guide, Hawaii, Drag Performance, Gay Hawaii.

5pm Sasha Colby (Hawaii | West Hollywood)

Sasha Colby is a Hawaii native who moved to West Hollywood to pursue her dance, acting and performance career. She has traveled worldwide to wow audiences and returns home to Honolulu Pride to celebrate with her native community.

Ada Vox, American Idol, Honolulu Pride, Gay Island Guide, LGBT Pride, Gay Pride, Hawaii,

5:15pm Ada Vox, American Idol

American Idol Finalist Ada Vox will bring memories to the Honolulu Pride Festival with her powerful vocals and performance abilities. 

Honolulu Pride Drink Oasis Entertainment

12pm DJ TitaBhyte

Local DJ TitaBhyte kicks off the beats at the Gay Island Guide Honolulu Pride Drink Oasis. 

1:15pm DJ EMVEE

From the Former Fusion Waikiki and now all around Hawaii including at Scarlet Honolulu DJ Emvee will have your body moving on the Dance Floor!

Dawna Montell, Honolulu Pride, Gay Island Guide, Hula's Waikiki, Honolulu Pride Festival, After PArt

2:45pm DJ Dawna Montell (The Abbey - West Hollywood)

From the Abbey in West Hollywood and returning for Honolulu Pride - its DJ Dawna Montell a Hawaii Local Favorite!


Be sure to also join her for the Honolulu Pride After Party at Hula's Waikiki!

DJ Jesus Montanez, Honolulu Pride, Gay DJ, Gay Island Guide, Hawaii DJ

4:15pm DJ Jesus Montanez (Mexico)

DJ Jesus Montanez plays at all the major circuit parties around the world and now he comes to the first time at Honolulu Pride! Join him at the Honolulu Pride Gay Island Guide Drink Oasis as he closes out the Honolulu Pride Festival!


Be sure to also join him for the Pride Pre-Party at Scarlet Honolulu on Friday, 10/19

Honolulu Pride, Gay Island Guide, Andrew Christian Models, Gogo Dancer, Porn Stars, Honolulu, Hawaii

Special Guest Models, Dancers and Gogo's

Be sure to visit the Gay Island Guide Drink Oasis at the 2018 Honolulu Pride Festival and check out the many local and special guest Andrew Christian Models, Dancers and Gogos!

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Honolulu Pride Models, Dancers and Gogo's

Arad Winwin (West Hollywood)

Andrew Christian Model and  Body Builder

Dan Yates (Michigan)

Andrew Christian Model and MMA Fighter

Jon Pastor (Miami)

Andrew Christian Model, Fitness Instructor

Ginger Eddie (Brazil)

Brazilian Dancer, Model

Cade Maddox (Los Angeles)

Andrew Christian Ambassador and Model

Don Richards (Hawaii, Las Vegas)

Professional Dancer - Piranah Las Vegas

Max Adonis (Los Angeles)

Performer and Entertainer