Out & About
Aloha Festivals returns and so, too, does the Duke OceanFest, a tribute to Duke Kahanamoku.
The party of the year, the parade of the year and weeks of cultural celebration mark the annual Aloha Festivals, a major event statewide. One of the main highlights is the largest block party of the year, the Waikīkī Ho‘olaule‘a on Sept. 17. Twelve blocks of Kalākaua Avenue will be lined with food booths, crafters and lei vendors, and multiple entertainment stages fill the air with festivity. On Sept. 24, showmanship reigns during the 70th Annual Floral Parade as pa‘u riders (women on horseback), hula hālau and lavish, flower-adorned floats stream down Kalākaua from Ala Moana Park. Other events take place from Sept. 1-30.