2016 Haari Boat Festival

and Races


Join Us for an exciting celebration of Okinawan Culture in Hilo, August 19th through 20th for the 2016 International Haari Boat Festival and Races!



2016 International Haari Boat Festival

Wailoa State Park and River, Hilo Hawaii

  • Friday, August 19
  • Team Practice

Saturday, August 20

  • Pre-Race Program & Parade of Teams
  • Haari Boat Races
    The Race is a fun event requiring cooperative efforts in rowing the boats in tandem to the beat of a gonger at the front of the boat.

    Awards Presentation
    Presentation of awards will commense right after the winners are declared. A first place trophy and prizes will be awarded. All teams participating will get an award.

  • Country Store

    Okinawan foods
    Plate lunches, Bento
    Okinawan Soba Noodles
    local favorites
    spam musubi

  • Festival T-shirts
  • Cultural exhibit

Tickets for the After Race Party and T-shirts will be available by mail order.

Hosted by Hui Okinawa, an International cultural organization promoting Okinawan culture and relationships worldwide, the races will be held on the beautiful Wailoa River in downtown Hilo, on Hawai`i's Big Island.

Visiting Hilo is easy from anywhere in the world! Click on the links below to learn more about the Big Island. Any of our sponsors and community supporters can help you make your trip to Hilo a wonderful travel and sporting adventure!

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