Aloha Kamaʻāina!

Relocating to Hawaiʻi

Kayaks

Local Discounts

kamaaina-stoneWhat is kamaʻāina?

The Hawaiian word, kamaʻāina, (pronounced ka-ma-EYE-na) means “child of the land.” Directly translated, kama means child and ʻāina means land. Kamaʻāina relates to someone that has lived in Hawaiʻi for a period of time and is familiar with the local traditions and customs.

Residents of Hawaiʻi can take advantage of local discounts, particularly in the tourist areas. These discounts are primarily at hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions. Proof of Hawaiʻi residency such as a driver license, state ID, or school ID is necessary for the discounted rate.

alohafriday5Whatʻs happening in Waikiki

There are events happening in Waikiki daily, however there are monthly parades that close down the most popular street, Kalakaua Avenue. You will need to plan accordingly when an event closes down the main throughways of Waikiki.

January 15, 2018 Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
The event is expected to have 2,000 marchers, 100 vehicles, 20 floats, 6 bands. It will start at Ala Moana Park, to Ala Moana Blvd., to Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., end at Waikiki Shell Parking Lot in Queen Kapiolani Park. Lane closures start at 8:00 am.

February 3, 2018 Saturday 4:00pm – 10:00pm
2nd Annual Lokahi Festival
The event is expected to have 25,000+ participants. The event will close Kalakaua Avenue., all lanes and sidewalk areas from Seaside Ave. to Kapahulu Ave. Lane closures start at 1:00pm for set up.

March 11, 2018 Sunday 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Honolulu Festivals Parade
The event is expected to have 1,000 marchers, 20 vehicles & 3 bands. It will start at Kalakaua Ave. at Saratoga Rd., kkhd on Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., to end at Waikiki Shell Parking Lot, Queen Kapiolani Park. Lanes will be closed starting 2 pm.

March 17, 2018 Saturday 12:00pm – 1:30pm
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The event is expected to have 800 marchers, 40 vehicles, & 4 bands. It will start at Saratoga Rd./Kalakaua Ave., to Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., to end at Queen Kapiolani Park. Lanes will be closed from 11:30 am.

March 24, 2017 Saturday 9:30am – 11:00pm
Prince Kuhio Commemoration Parade
The event is expected to have 800 marchers, 35 vehicles, 2 floats, & 2 bands. It will start at Kalakaua Ave. at Saratoga Rd., kkhd on Kalakaua Ave., to end at Waikiki Shell parking lot, Queen Kapiolani Park. Lanes will be closed 8:30 am.

Where to stay

Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Where to eat

Seafood dish

What to do

Diamon Head sign

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