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.
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.
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.
April 9, 2017 Sunday 5:30am – 11:30am
Hapalua Honolulu Half Marathon
The event is expected to have 8,500+ runners. It will start on Kalakaua Ave., near Dukes Statue, head Ewa on Kalakaua Ave., to Ala Moana Blvd., to Nimitz Hwy., right to Smith St., right to King St., left to Punchbowl St., to Ala Moana Blvd., to Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., to Diamond Hd Rd going around Diamond Crater to Kalakaua Ave/Poni Moi St., to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Honolulu Marathon finish line.