From Waikīkī’s main street of Kalākaua, photographer Samantha Feyen shares some photos of this year’s Honolulu Pride.
Images by Samantha Feyen
This year’s Honolulu Pride was the grandest pride festival to date in the Pacific! With an anticipated 30,000 people to celebrate the festival and parade, Kalākaua Avenue was lined with festival goers admiring the colorful floats and balloons, dazzling streamers, and glamorous drag queens. The parade featured more than 100 moving parts from floats to convertible cars to trolleys, including our Lei Trolley!
Photographer Samantha Feyen is in attendance each year, capturing the colors and vibrant people of the parade through her lens.
“Just by walking through Kalākaua, I could tell that this was one of the biggest turnouts yet,” says Feyen. “Especially in such a touchy and conflicting time in the world, it was really powerful to see how this pride really brought together the community for a day of celebration.”