Fiji's Hibiscus Festival, modelled on Hawaii's Aloha Week, is an event featuring Pacific modern and traditional culture, including arts and crafts, dance, music, food and sports. The event includes the Miss Hibiscus pageant, military displays, the Hibiscus Ball, and a parade down the centre of town. Held in Suva each August since 1956, the festival is the biggest in Fiji and attracts thousands of revelers. Each year the festival has a cause which it raises awareness and funds for and the winners of the beauty pageant are expected to campaign for charity. In 2012 the theme was 'Overcoming Non-Communicable Diseases in Fiji'. So, those lucky enough to attend this fun and colourful cultural celebration can party for a good cause.
Date: August 2013 TBC