Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2022
The Honolulu Saint Patrick’s Day Parade returned to Waikiki yesterday afternoon after a two-year hiatus. The return of the annual event was attended by both locals and tourists. Similar to the previous Saint Patrick’s Parade, spectators and participants of this event lined up both sides of Kalakaua Avenue to view the parade procession.
The parade route started in front of the Fort DeRussy area on Kalakaua Avenue. The parade began with personnel from the Honolulu Police Department on both bicycles and on motorcycles, followed by the Grand Marshall and the numerous parade participants. The parade route was mostly west to east on Kalakaua Avenue, and ended at the bandstand area of Kapiolani Park. The photographs in this gallery were taken from the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Uluniu Avenue, near the Kahanamoku Statue.
Among the participants of the The 55th Annual Waikiki Saint Patrick’s Day Parade are The Friends of Saint Patrick Hawaii, bagpipe players, members from the Hawaii Saint Andrew Society, an Irish Wolfhound dog, the Irish Person of the Year with Miss Hawaii, the City and County of Honolulu’s Royal Hawaiian Band, the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, a floating live rock band, and members from the United States Marine Corp marching band.
The duration of the procession as it passed by was just under twenty minutes. Other participants at the 2020 Honolulu Saint Patrick’s Day Parade include trolleys from Kelley O’Neil’s pub, Anna O’Brien’s Irish pub, the Irish Rose Saloon; Hawaii Self Storage was there, as were numerous exhibit cars, including vintage Volkswagen vehicles of different colors, a DMC DeLorean car (made famous by the Back to the Future movie), Corvette vehicles, appearances by Miss Jameson Hawaii and Miss St Paddy’s Day, Miss Hawaiian Travel 2022, a marching band from Lakeville South High School (LSHS) from Lakeville, Minnesota, a truck from Proper Twelve, and appearances from Knights of Equity Supreme Historian and Dr. Anton Anderssen