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.
November 24, 2017 Sunday 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Waikiki Holiday Parade
The event is expected to have 4,000 marchers, 40 vehicles, & 38 bands. It will start at Saratoga Rd/Kalakaua Avenue to Kalakaua Ave, to Monsarrat Ave., to end at Queen Kapiolani Park.
December 3, 2017 Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm
Street Bikers United-Toys for Tots Caravan
The event is expected to have 6,000 motorcycles. It will start at Magic Island, to Ala Moana Blvd., to Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., to Waikiki Shell.
December 7, 2017 Wednesday 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Pearl Harbor Memorial Anniversary Parade
he event is expected to have 2,000 marchers, 40 vehicles, 8 floats, & 10 bands. It will start at Ft. DeRussy, to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Kapahulu/Kalakaua/Monsarrat Aves. grassy area fronting the Hon Zoo.
December 9, 2017 Saturday 7:00am – 8:30am
Kalakaua Merrie Mile Run
The event is expected to have 1,700 runners. Lane closures will begin at 5:30AM. It will start at Monsarrat Ave., eastbound, to Kalakaua Ave., u-turn fronting Hyatt Regency, to Kalakaua Ave. to end at Queen’s Beach.
December 10, 2017 Sunday 5:00am – 1:00pm
They expect to have 35,000+ runners. It will start on Ala Moana Blvd., near Queen St., to Ala Moana Blvd., ewa bound, to Nuuanu Ave., to King St., to Kapiolani Blvd., to Piikoi St., to Ala Moana Blvd., to Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., to Paki Ave., to Diamond Hd. Rd., to 18th Ave., to Kilauea Ave., to Waialae Ave., to Kalanianaole Hwy., to Hawaii Kai Dr., to Keahole St. to Kalanianaole Hwy., to Kealaolu Ave., to Kahala Ave., to Diamond Head Rd., to Kalakaua Ave., end at Honolulu Marathon finish/Kapiolani Bandstand.