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.
July 8, 2017 Saturday 9:30am – 10:30am
Family Day Parade
The parade is a First Amendment event that will have 500 marchers, 50 vehicles, 7 floats, & 2 bands. It will start at Kalakaua Ave/Fort DeRussy/Saratoga Rd., to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Queen Kapiolani Park. Lane closures start at 7:30 am.
September 23, 2017 Saturday 5:30pm – 11:00pm
Aloha Festivals Waikii Ho’olaulea/Street Fest
The event expected to have 15,000+ participants. Makai curb lane of Kalakaua Ave. will be closed from 2 pm for setup. The event will close Kalakaua Avenue, all lanes from Lewers St. to Kealohilani Ave at 4 pm.
September 30, 2017 Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm
Aloha Festivals Floral Parade
The event is expected to have 2,000 participants, 40 vehicles, 10 bands & 15 floats. It will start at Ala Moana Park ewa entrance/exit, to Ala Moana Blvd., to Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., to end at Waikiki Shell Parking Lot in Queen Kapiolani Park.