Kapiʻolani Community College hosts their 29th Annual International Festival, March 20–23. The festival features guest speakers, music, dance, art, films, literature and poetry that showcase the diversity of cultures found in the world today. The International Festival is considered one the Kapiʻolani CC’s signature events,
All events are free and open to the public.
- Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winners; Alan Akaka, Kuʻuipo Kumukahi, Ian O’ Sullivan and guitarist Jay Koseki
- Ukulele player Mika Kane
- Kapiʻolani CC Synthesizer Ensemble, directed by Anne Craig-Lum
- Chair of Anthropology Christian Peterson
- UH Mānoa College of Social Sciences international program representatives
- Director of Civic Engagement for the College of Social Sciences Ulla Hasager
- Kenny Endo and the Taiko Center of the Pacific
- Middle Eastern Dance Association of Hawaiʻi
- Kapiʻolani CC student performances by the Bayanihan Sa (Filipino) Student Club, the Korean Club (K-Pop) and the Spanish Language classes (Sevillanas)
- Seven Something (Thai with English subtitles, 2012)—presents three stories on courage of love by award-winning Thai directors and told from a perspective of different ages of life.
- First Love (Japanese with English subtitles, 2000)—presets a coming of age story of a 19-year-old college freshmen Satoka, who embarks on a journey of self discovery and change.
- Heaven’s Bookstore: Light of Love (Japanese with English subtitles, 2004)—conveys a timeless story of having the courage to believe in love, even though one is in heaven and the other is still on earth.
- Displays of the late artist Chuck Davis including fine art and humorously animated selections from his sketchbook
- Vietnam photo exhibit by photojournalists Bob Jones and Denby Fawcett