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The Annual Ukulele Festival in Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii

Today, the annual Ukulele Festival at Kapiolani Park Bandstand in Waikiki is now a summer tradition in Hawaii. It has grown internationally and is by far the largest ukulele festival of its kind in the world, with crowds of thousands, guest artists from around the world and an ukulele orchestra of over 800 students, mostly children.

Ukulele Festival Hawaii - free ukulele festivals since 1971

Description: (Max 5000 characters) In 1971, at a time when very few people were interested in the ukulele, Roy Sakuma organized the 1st Annual Ukulele Festival. It was Sakuma's dream to present a free concert to showcase the ukulele as a solo instrument of sophistication and virtuosity and not just a rhythm instrument for background music.

Are you coming to Hawaii this summer? If so, make plans to check out the Ukulele Festival!