Fireworks lit up the night sky in Waikiki for the 23rd annual Honolulu Festival.

The three-day premier cultural event ended on Sunday, with a grand parade.

Thousands of spectators lined Kalakaua Avenue, as bands, pageant royalty and even a "fire breathing dragon" made its way down the parade route.

Organizers say this event gives Honolulu sister city delegations-- from Asia, the Pacific and Hawaii-- the opportunity to showcase their culture to residents and visitors.

"Every year it has gotten bigger and it is just amazing-- and that's the testament to all the hard workers, and the staff of Honolulu Festival foundation and all the volunteers.. and all the planning that goes into this-- next year's planning has already taken place," 23rd Annual Honolulu Festival spokesperson, Lenny Yajima said. 

Yajima says this event still remains the largest cultural festival of its kind in Hawaii.