The Honolulu Night Market returns for the holidays

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Kakaku, a mixed-use urban community of Kamehameha Schools, will bring back the Honolulu Night Market on Saturday, November 19. Kiwi St. and Awah Street in the heart of Kakao.

The theme for this year’s Honolulu Night Market is “Rooted” and refers to our Kakaku’s dedication to preserving Hawaiian traditions by supporting Hawaiian food systems and celebrating Hawaii’s cultural diversity.

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The block party promises to be a variety of fun and entertainment with more than 50 food vendors, local retailers, artisans and cultural practitioners who will highlight the rooted theme and its celebration of “cultural diversity rooted in the values ​​of our heritage, traditions and upbringing,” according to the organizers.

“We are excited to welcome everyone to celebrate the community this holiday season,” said Gary Evora, Director of Commercial Real Estate Assets at Kamehameha Schools.

The community-oriented, family-friendly event is free, and we encourage you to registration Advance to get free prizes that will be distributed throughout the party.

There is plenty of entertainment planned for the evening for the community to enjoy:

  • Fashion show featuring local designers STONE, OCEANS END Hawai’i, and Sweet Enemy Clothing. This presentation will feature samples from AccessSurf participants.
  • Fun with live music featuring Jasmine Nicole, Keilana, Keihi Deulofeu and AJ Keolanui.
  • A community art installation from Worldwide Walls [formerly POW! WOW! Hawai‘i] artists.
  • Casey Cosmos DJ Academy will perform.
  • 102.7 Da Bomb and 94.7 Remotes will be broadcast to KUMU Radio.

There will be activities in which everyone can participate:

  • You can learn how Poi works with Poi for the People – pa’i’ai [traditionally pounded cooked kalo root] Interactive presentation and tasting in collaboration with Kamehameha Schools Kapālama.
  • Executive Chef Dean Matsushita and Keloha Domingo will be in sight.
  • AccesSurf will provide information on their programs as they venture into games and prize draws to celebrate – including a raffle for two round-trip tickets from Hawaiian Airlines.
  • The State of Hawaii Federal Credit Union will offer membership opportunities and award gifts.

“During this time of giving, we feel inspired to focus on our food, culture, and values ​​that are rooted in our home. Our Kaka’ako is excited to host the Honolulu Night Market, which encourages support for local businesses, artists, and entrepreneurs, as well as nonprofits like AccesSurf that make a difference in our community.” added Evora.

The night market is made possible in partnership with SurfAccess, a program that empowers people with disabilities through water programs, and Poi for the People, an initiative created by the Kamehameha Schools Community and the ‘Āina Resiliency Group, which seeks to make Poi culture and knowledge accessible. throughout pae’āina [group of islands].

Event organizers suggest you car or passenger share as parking is limited. According to the night market, a parking garage is available at 333 Keawe St. and The Flats at Pu’unui parking garage at 440 Keawe St. You may also locate additional parking in the Waterfront Plaza garage at 500 Ala Moana Blvd.

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Rooted with generous sponsorship in part from the schools of Kamehameha, Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka’ako
Owners Association, Hawaii Federal Credit Union and Pacific Media Group.

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