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.
Whatʻs 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.
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.