Thomas Square

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Thomas Square in Honolulu is Hawaii’s first official public park, and it is the location where the Hawaiian Kingdom was handed back to King Kamehameha III from the British after five months of occupation. The park features a statue of King Kamehameha, an inscription of the state’s motto, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘āina i ka pono”, a flagpole, and walkways to a water fountain. Read More

Honolulu City Lights at Honolulu Hale

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Honolulu City Lights is a month long Christmas lights and decorations display at Honolulu Hale in downtown Honolulu. Highlights include the large outdoor tree, Shaka Santa and Tūtū Mele, the indoor tree display and the corridor of wreaths. The Honolulu City Lights, as it is called, kicks off with an electric light parade and tree lighting ceremony during the first weekend in December and runs through January 1st of the next year.

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Waikiki Beach Walk

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The Waikiki Beach Walk is located in the heart of Waikiki’s most exciting shopping, dining, and entertainment district, offering unique shopping and award-winning restaurants within an uncommon island oasis. Eclectic boutiques with extraordinary, locally made products, nightlife and world-class outdoor entertainment are part of this unique slice of Hawaii life, popular with visitors and residents alike.

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Hawaii State Library

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The Hawaii State Library is the flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System. The Hawaii State Library is located in the historic capitol district of Honolulu, next door to the only Royal Palace in the United States and across the street from the Ali’iolani Hale building and King Kamehameha Statue. The Hawaii State Library has an enormous collection of books and media and its Hawaii & Pacific Section, the Edna Allyn Room Children’s collection, and also the Federal Documents Section, which has been a Selective Federal Depository Library since 1929.

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Hawaii Beer Fest Winter Edition 2019

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Kurious Productions and Ohana Broadcast Company present the Hawaii Beer Fest Winter Edition on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. Attendees can sample over 100 craft and draft beer styles featuring select international breweries, and including America and Hawaii’s favorite beer brands and breweries. Hawaii Beer Fest will also feature a variety of food booths, retail booths, adult party games, as well as, some new and exciting winter beverage releases by local and mainland breweries.

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Ali’iolani Hale

 

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Ali’iolani Hale means “House of the Heaavenly King” and is the name of the oldest government building in Hawaii. Located in downtown Honolulu, the Ali’iolani Building is home of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Hawaii law library, court administration offices, and the Judiciary History Center. Ali’iolani Hale is located directly behind the King Kamehameha statue and across the street from Iolani Palace and Honolulu Hale. Read More

Iolani Palace

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Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu is the only royal palace in the United States. It was the official residence and capitol of the last ruling monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawai’i – King Kalakaua and his sister Queen Lili’uokalani. Registered as a National Historic Landmark since 1962, the Palace is one of the most recognizable buildings in Hawaii. Read More

Kaka’ako Farmers Market

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Last month, the Kaka’ako Farmers Market moved to its new permanent location at Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue in Honolulu. Located in the heart of Honolulu’s hippest neighborhood, the Kaka’ako Farmers Market brings the abundance of the country into the heart of the city. Plenty of fresh locally-grown fruits and vegetables, as well as delicious treats and eats line the market aisle. Read More

Christmas Hula Show at Ala Moana Center

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The Ala Moana Center hosts a free hula show every day featuring both kahiko (traditional) and modern hula. The twenty minute hula show begins at 1:00pm daily at the Ala Moana Center Centerstage, near the Makai Market Food Court. Every Sunday, Ala Moana hosts the Keiki Hula Show. This Keiki hula show demonstrates how the tradition of hula is perpetuated through Hawaii’s children.

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Aloha Festivals 72nd Annual Floral Parade

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The Aloha Festivals 72nd Annual Floral Parade took place yesterday morning along the streets of Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu. This event featured a colorful procession of pau horseback riders, floats covered with Hawaiian flowers, Hawaiian music, hula halau and local marching bands. Read More

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