March 30, 2013 at 5 p.m. | Hawaii Convention Center | General Admission: $65
About Festival Ball
The Queen Contestants' Cherry Blossom Festival experience will reach its pinnacle at the Festival Ball to be held at the Hawaii Convention Center. A formal evening of fanfare and tradition will ensue, highlighting Japanese culture at its best.
On this exciting evening, the Queen Contestants will showcase their dedication, perseverance, and hard work from the last six months of learning the delicate, finer aspects of their heritage. Dressed in elegant gowns and authentic silk furisode kimonos, each contestant will demonstrate the poise, self confidence, and stage presence that furtively defines Japanese culture. Moreover, specifically selected to compliment each contestant, the kimonos are flown in especially for the Festival by Diamond Sponsor Watabe Wedding. Evening gowns are generously sponsored by Casablanca Bridal & Formals.
Before the night is over, a panel of distinguished judges will select the new Cherry Blossom Festival Queen, First Princess, and three Princesses. Miss Popularity and Miss Congeniality will also be announced and join the new Queen, First Princess, and Princesses as the 61st Cherry Blossom Festival Court.
The Festival Ball will also be the last official appearance of the 60th Cherry Blossom Festival Queen, Erin Mie Hi’ileialoha Morimoto, and the members of the 60th Court. We invite everyone to join us for this very special evening.