If Honolulu is on your bucket list, I strongly recommend visiting in mid-March. Not only is the weather mild (if you don’t mind the occasional rain shower) but that’s when the annual Honolulu Festival is held.
It’s actually a celebration of all the various races and cultures that are Hawaii. The Japanese, Chinese, Indonesians, Tahitians, etc. After days of exhibits and contests held at various venues throughout the city, the festivities end with a parade that goes on literally all day.
And it is exuberant and full of fun. And loud!
But after dark the world explodes.
Next, a more somber but also unforgettable festival.