KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION FLORAL PARADE sponsored by King Kamehameha Celebration Commission. The event is expected to have 1,000 marchers, 50 vehicles, 6 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 7:30 am.
June 10, 2018 Sunday 5:00PM Starts 7:30PM Ends
39th ANNUAL PAN-PACIFIC MATSURI Waikiki PARADE sponsored by Kintetsu USA International Express. The event is expected to have 2,000 marchers, 19 vehicles, 3 floats & 4 bands. The parade will start at Kalakaua Ave. at Saratoga Rd./Fort DeRussy, to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Queen Kapiolani Park. Traffic will be diverted starting at 4:15 pm. Contact: Yusuke Komoriya 926-8177 x 279 For more info, visit their website: http://www.pan-pacific-festival.com/This permit application has been approved.
May 30 2018 Back to Reality ........ The Memorial Day weekend is over. Time to get back to our routines. If you didn't see the Lantern Floating in Hawaii go to the link I have on my site.
If you would like to be part of a legacy you may volunteer after the Lantern Floating ceremony and help prepare the floats for 2019. Click on the link below to fill out a volunteer form.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on Hawai‘i News Now KGMB from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We will also be streaming live on this website from 6:30-7:30 p.m. HST (UTC-10). If you are unable to join us live, you will be able to view the ceremony in its entirety on this website after the event.
Held annually on Memorial Day on Oʻahu’s south shore, Lantern Floating Hawaii brings together an estimated 50,000 people on the beach, joined by thousands around the world via live streaming and telecast for an evening of honoring loved ones and generating collective hope toward the future.
Lantern Floating Hawaii is a ceremony where all can come together for a personal and collective moment of remembrance, reflection, and offering gratitude to those who have gone before us. It is a chance to be surrounded by the love, understanding, and support of others - even strangers. We are strengthened as a community as we reach out to support others and build understanding of our common values and experiences.
Behind the stage Sunday 5/27/2018 Almost finished with set up ... :-)
Fisher 22 Kilauea volcano in Hawaii has lava fountains up to 140 feet. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families in harms way. DEC
05/17/2018 LIME ELECTRIC SCOOTERS IN VIOLATION OF STATE AND CITY LAWSLime electric scooters in violation of state and city laws Honolulu – After the recent deployment of approximately 200 for-rent electric scooters in Waikīkī and urban Honolulu by
General Details: The Annual Honolulu Triathlon will take place on Sunday, May 13, 2018. The event will start at Ala Moana Beach Park at 5:45 am with a 1500-meter swim, followed by a 25-mile bike along Ala Moana Blvd, Nimitz and Lagoon Drive and then a 6.2-mile run in Ala Moana Beach Park.
Ala Moana Beach Park: The main road leading into and out of Ala Moana BP and Magic Island will be closed to vehicle traffic from 4am to 1030am. The park is still open to walk in’s.
Traffic Movement Restrictions: The Bike Course will be held on the Makai (ocean) side of Ala Mona Blvd from Ala Moana Beach Park, Ewa bound, to Nimitz under the viaduct, past the airport to the turnaround at Arizona and Nimitz – Halawa Gate (the intersection just before the Arizona Memorial). The bikes will make a U-turn and return to Nimitz under the viaduct, making a right on Lagoon Drive, riding on the Diamond Head Side to the end, and then back to Nimitz, making a right and back onto Nimitz and Ala Moana Blvd, to Ala Moana Beach Park (bike course is subject to change).
Contraflow traffic will be active on the Airport Side of Lagoon Drive.
Lagoon Drive will remain open during the event.
Ala Moana Blvd and Nimitz road closure begin at 4am. This is based upon road coning. Nimitz to Ward Ave will be open no later than 10:00am. Restricted crossing traffic on Ala Moana and Nimitz.
Airport Traffic: All vehicle movement into and out of the airport/Lagoon Drive is required to enter/exit the airport area via the H1 freeway. Vehicles needing access to Elliott St. will be able to via Aolele St. This portion of the road is anticipated to re-open at 8:30am.
Sand Island: Vehicles requiring entry into Sand Island should plan on accessing Sand Island from H1 west. Vehicles requiring to exit Sand Island will be able to access H-1 east or west. This portion of the road is anticipated to start re- opening at 9:00am.
Aloha Tower Market Place: Parking for Aloha Tower Market Place will be directly across from the market at Topa Tower. All day parking will be $5.00 (subject to change). Pedestrians will cross to the market place at Bishop and Ala Moana. This will be a controlled crossing point. This portion of Ala Moana Blvd. is anticipated to start re-opening at 9:15am.
Kewalo Basin Park, Harbor Area & Kakaako Waterfront Park: Ala Moana Blvd access to Kewalo Basin and Kakaako Park will be limited to Vehicle Traffic from 6:00am to 7:30am. The service driveway on Ahui will not be affected. Limited access for tour vans and boat crews – will be at the Ewa side of the basin near Fishermans Wharf (Ward & Ala Monana Blvd). Crews should be prepared for a slight delay and for HPD to safely cross them over. Entry for pedestrian traffic is the crossing point at Ward Ave and Ala Moana Blvd or Diamond Head side of the basin. It is anticipated that all access to this area will be open to ALL vehicle traffic by 7:30am. Any early park users in vehicles who get in before 6am must be prepared to stay until 7:30am. No vehicles will be allowed to leave before 7:30am. ALL parks are available to walk-in traffic – ONLY.
Additional Information: Participants are required to complete the event by 11:00am. Anticipate full opening of all roads to vehicle traffic at 10:00am.
Parking: There is a limited amount of parking passes available during packet pick-up. Parking passes will be distributed on first-come-first-serve basis (no exceptions). We encourage car pooling whenever possible. Alternative paid street parking is available at the Ala Wai Boat Harbor next to Lagoon Beach.
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On Oahu near Waikiki
HAPALUA HONOLULU MARATHON HALF MARATHON
5:30 AM Starts 11:30 AM Ends
HAPALUA HONOLULU MARATHON HALF MARATHON sponsored by Honolulu Marathon Association. The event is expected to have 8,500+ runners. It will start on Kalakaua Ave., near Dukes Statue, head Ewa on Kalakaua Ave., to Ala Moana Blvd., to Nimitz Hwy., right to Smith St., right to King St., left to Punchbowl St., to Ala Moana Blvd., to Kalakaua Ave., to Monsarrat Ave., to Diamond Hd Rd going around Diamond Crater to Kalakaua Ave/Poni Moi St., to Kalakaua Ave., to end at Honolulu Marathon finish line. Traffic will be detoured: 1)Kalakaua Ave., a)from Kaiulani to Kapahulu will be closed from 3am-8am, b)from Ala Moana Blvd to Kaiulani Ave will be closed from 4:45am-9am, 2)Ala Moana Blvd./Nimitz Hwy a)from Kalakaua Ave to Atkinson Dr one mauka lane, ewa bound open b)from Atkinson Dr. to Smith St all lanes closed from 4:30 am to 8:30 am, Ewa bound traffic will be diverted to South St., kkhd bound traffic will make a U turn at Nimitz Hwy/Smith St., detour to River and N. King Sts.), 3)Smith St., from Nimitz Hwy to King St closed from 4:30 am to 8:30 am 4) King St., from Smith St. to Punchbowl St., three (3) makai bound lanes closed from 5 am to 8:30 am, 5)Punchbowl St., from King St to Ala Moana Blvd., closed 2-Ewa lanes from 4:30 am to 8:30 am, 6)Monsarrat Ave., a)from Kalakaua Ave to Trousseau St, makai half closed from 5:30 am to 9 :30 am, 7)Diamond Head Road, from Trousseau St to Poni Moi St, crater half closed from 5:30 am to 10:30 am 8)Kalakaua Ave., mauka half from Poni Moi to Monsarrat Avenue closed from 1:00 am to 12:00 noon Contra-flow lanes: 1) Uluniu Ave., from Koa to Kalakaua Aves at Hyatt Regency Hotel. 2) Lilioukalani Ave., from Koa to Pacific Beach Hotel driveway. 3) Ohua Ave., from Kuhio Ave to driveway of Waikiki Beach Marriott. 4) Paokalani Ave., from Lemon Rd to driveway of Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. 5) Nimitz Hwy/Ala Moana Blvd., makai lane, from Smith St to Forrest Ave/Pier 2