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Honolulu Gay Pride 2021
Hawaii’s largest city, Honolulu hosts the Honolulu Pride celebration each year, now being held in mid- to late October.
The event is always held the third Saturday of October and is the culmination of two weeks of events for Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ community and our allies.
With more than 20,000 parade viewers, 60 parade entrants, 115 moving units and 1,500 participants, the Honolulu Pride Parade gets bigger and more festive every year.
The event includes a parade that departs at 11 am from Magic Island (on the oceanfront, just south of Ala Moana Center, at the east end of the park), proceeds through the heart of Waikiki along Kalakaua Avenue, and ends near Kapiolani Park at the festival’s new home, Diamond Head Greens, adjacent to Kapiolani Park by the base of iconic Diamond Head – this celebration is held from 11 am until 8 pm.
Other events include a white party, a black party, pool parties and a festival day with More than 3,000 festival revelers at Diamond Head Greens.
Special projects include Rainbows Over Waikiki — 150 rainbow banners brightening the heart of Waikiki for two weeks leading up to the
Festival– and Youth Programs that support and empower Hawaii’s LGBTQ+ youth. It’s all about love and aloha.
The gay bars in Honolulu are conveniently centred in the Waikiki tourist district but to visit Honolulu’s only real gay dance club, Scarlet Honolulu you will need to head downtown!
By far the most popular gay beach in Hawaii, and one of the most scenic and well-known in the world, Queen’s Surf Beach is a relatively secluded stretch of sand in the heart of Waikiki, but along a section with no direct hotel frontage – this accounts for the fact there’s more privacy and fewer families here than to the north or south. The beach here draws a mostly gay-male crowd
We have chosen hotels close to the best gay bars on the island,
For more information, check out our full guide to the gay scene in Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu.
Explore the other islands, including Maui, The Big Island and more.
Gay Map of Honolulu
Most hotels in Honolulu are clustered around the Waikiki Beach tourist hub so you can easily walk to all the main sights and the busiest gay bars in Honolulu are conveniently centred in the Waikiki tourist districts.
However if you are in Honolulu for any length of time, you may want to rent a car.
Recommended Apartments in Honolulu
Ilikai Luxury Suites
Eachfeatures a balconies with . A , a LCD TV, a PlayStation 3 console, daily housekeeping, ironing facilities, a safety deposit box. a full kitchen, an en suite bathroom with a jet massage shower
A private terrace is included in each apartment. Laundry facilities are available in each apartment for guest convenience. Wired internet is available, and each unit has a kitchenette. Some boast a fully equipped kitchen.
Select suites feature ocean views. Free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a dining area and an en suite bathroom. Equipped with cookware, a refrigerator, and a stove top and an oven, a kitchen is also provided in each suite. private balcony
All suites feature views of the Ocean. Each includes a fully-equipped kitchen, a TV with cable channels, a DVD player, ironing facilities, a safety deposit box, and air-conditioning. The en suite bathroom includes a shower.
Video Of Honolulu Gay Pride
Honolulu Pride™ Parade + Festival
Recommended Hotels in Honolulu
The most popular area of the Big Island of Oahu is Waikiki. Hotels on the seafront command a premium price and are some of the most famous in the world. Choose a hotel one block back if you want to save. All the hotels chosen are close to the best gay bars on the island.
The Royal Hawaiian
5 Star, Pure Luxury
The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort is located in the heart of Waikiki and offers a fitness center, full-service spa, an on-property bakery, exclusive area on the beach
4 Star, Best Prices
The Hamilton is in perfect location for the Itaewon gay nightlife, right next to Itaewon subway station and just a few minutes’ walk from HOMPA by Le Queen & Club HIM by Pulse.
The Surfjack Hotel
4 Star, Readers Favorite
This property is a 7-minute walk from the beach. Featuring an outdoor pool, the Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club in Waikiki offers vintage inspired bungalows and suites at affordable rates.
Castle Waikiki Shore
These apartments have a TV and A DVD player. Tennis courts are on site. A private terrace is included in each apartment with laundry facilities, Wired internet and a kitchenette.