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.
May 24, 2019 Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run
The event is expected to have 1,000+ participants in relay teams, escorted by HPD. Run: It will start at Ft. DeRussy Park on Maluhia Rd., to Kalia Rd., to Ala Moana Blvd., to Kalakaua Ave., to Kapahulu Ave., to Old Waialae Rd., to Kalei Rd., to Lower Campus Rd., to end at Les Murakami Stadium
May 25, 2019 Saturday 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Memorial Day Parade
The event is expected to have 1,200 marchers, 40 vehicles, 4 floats, & 5 bands. It will start at Ft. DeRussy, to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Kapahulu/Kalakaua/Monsarrat Aves. grassy area fronting the Hon Zoo.
June 7, 2019 Friday 6:30pm – 9:00pm
37th Annual Pan-Pacific Matsuri Hoolaulea
The event is expected to have 30,000 + participants. Traffic will be diverted starting 4:30 pm for setup. The event will close all traffic lanes/sidewalk areas on Kalakaua Avenue, from Lewers St. to Uluniu Ave.
June 8, 2019 Saturday 9:00am – 2:00pm
King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade
The event is expected to have 6,000 marchers, 50 vehicles, 10 floats & 8 bands. It will start at King St./Richards St., to King St., to Punchbowl St., to Ala Moana Blvd., to Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., to end at Queen Kapiolani Park. Lanes will be closed 7 am.
June 9, 2019 Sunday 5:00pm – 7:30pm
38th Annual Pan-Pacific Matsuri Waikiki Parade
The event is expected to have 2,000 marchers, 19 vehicles, 3 floats & 4 bands. Traffic will be diverted starting at 4:15 pm for set up. The parade will start at Kalakaua Ave. at Saratoga Rd./Fort DeRussy, to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Queen Kapiolani Park.
July 6, 2019 Saturday 2:00pm – 11:30pm
Endless Summer 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 Uluniu Ave.
July 13, 2019 Saturday9:00am – 11:00am
Family Day Parade (God’s Ohana Day Parade)
The parade is a First Amendment event that will have 500 marchers, 5 vehicles, 8 floats, 2 horses & 1 band. It will start at Kalakaua Ave/Fort DeRussy/Saratoga Rd., to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Queen Kapiolani Park.