Hana Bay is closed Saturday.
Other Maui County parks, beach parks, pools and other facilities will remain open this weekend, weather permitting, with the possible exception of Baldwin Beach Park, which may require closure due to erosion that has already damaged the pavilion area. Park maintenance crews will evaluate the status of Baldwin Beach Saturday morning and determine whether the park will open or close.
HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union’s Kahului and Kihei branches will be closed Saturday.
Haleakala National Park
As of 10:30 Saturday morning, the backcountry is open at the Summit. Visitors should expect rainy, wet and possibly windy conditions.
The Makapuu Tide Pools and trail is closed Saturday.
- Okinawan Festival scheduled for Sept. 3-4 at Kapiolani Park is canceled.
- OIA football schedule for Saturday, Sept. 3 has been rescheduled.
- Oahu Walk to End Alzheimer’s rescheduled to Oct. 22, still at Moanalua Gardens.
- Kapiolani Community College Saturday farmers market is canceled. (Farmers markets at Ward Village and Pearlridge Center will still be open.)
- Hawaii Labor Unity Picnic on Sunday at Waikiki Shell is canceled.
- Hawaii Theatre: Weekend shows are canceled. If you have already purchased a ticket, your ticket will remain valid for the new show date. Bring your ticket to the Box Office to exchange for the new date. If you are unable to attend on the date of the rescheduled performance, you may contact the Box Office for a full refund. If you have paid by credit card, we will automatically refund the amount to your card. Keep in mind, bank transactions may take up to 30 days to show on your statement. If you have paid by cash, the Theatre will refund by check. Refunds of cash payments will take 7-10 business days to process. Contact the Box Office for further information at (808) 528-0506.
- Miss Chinatown-Hawaii Pageant scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. Reschedule date TBD
- Tahiti Mana’s 2016 Heiva I Waikiki scheduled for Sunday has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Hawaiian Humane Society’s Wags & Waffles brunch has been rescheduled to next Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. now at Salt in Kakaako.
Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
All State Parks will remain open for Labor Day weekend unless any changes in storm behavior indicate a need for closure
- Hawaii Island: Camping and overnight lodging facilities are now reopened.
- Maui: Camping and lodging facilities remain closed.
- Oahu: Due to the current variable in storm conditions, camping areas remain closed Friday night.
- Kauai: Camping facilities are open
Email notifications will be sent out to the approximately 85 Oahu camping permittees to notify them that their camping permits will allow them to camp starting Sept. 3, Saturday night.
Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW):
- Hawaii Island: All forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves and Na Ala Hele hiking trails are reopened. DOFAW campgrounds will remain closed through the weekend. The Puu Waawaa Hunt for Labor Day weekend has been rescheduled for September 24-25, 2016. For further information, contact the Kamuela DOFAW office at (808) 887-6063.
- Maui: All forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves and Na Ala Hele hiking trails remain closed. There will be a makeup Lanai mouflon sheep rifle hunt on October 29-30, 2016 for those hunters impacted by this cancellation. For further information, contact the Maui DOFAW office at (808) 984-8100.
- Oahu: All forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves and Na Ala Hele hiking trails remain open.
- Kauai: All forest reserves, wildlife sanctuaries, natural area reserves and Na Ala Hele hiking trails remain open.
Ports and Sailings
Currently all commercial ports are open throughout the main Hawaiian Islands. There are no anticipated port closures at this time, however port closures are subject to change depending on the path of the storm.
The following notice is from Young Brothers:
Friday, September 2, 2016 Scheduled Sailings
- Honolulu to Hilo: Sailing to Proceed
In anticipation of Hurricane Lester passing Hawaii Island by Saturday evening and the USCG Captain of the Port opening the waterways, our barge will sail Friday, September 2, 2016, to arrive on Sunday, September 4, 2016. To avoid the storm, our barge will arrive at the port via the southern route to Hilo. This route will entail a substantially longer transit time, and, for this reason, this sail will be limited to straight load dry containers only (i.e., no refrigerated containers). No new or additional reservations will be taken at this time. Containers must be received in Honolulu on Friday by 11:00 a.m.
- Honolulu to Kaunakakai (Moloka‘i): Sailing to proceed
In anticipation of Hurricane Lester passing Maui County on Saturday evening and the USCG COTP opening the waterways, our barge will be sailing from Honolulu on Friday evening away from the path of Hurricane Lester, with a scheduled arrival at the Port of Kaunakakai on Sunday, September 4, 2016. All types of cargo will be accepted, except hazardous cargo, livestock, automobiles, and roll-on/roll-off cargo. All cargo must be received in Honolulu on Friday by 11:00 a.m. No new or additional reservations will be taken at this time.
Monday, September 5, 2016 Scheduled Sailings
- Honolulu to Kawaihae, Kahului, and Nawiliwili: All Sailings to Proceed
In anticipation of Hurricane Lester passing the Hawaiian Islands by Sunday, all Monday sailings will proceed as scheduled. Cargo for the above sailings will continue to be limited to straight load dry and reefer containers only – no hazardous containers. No new or additional reservations will be taken at this time. All cargo must be received in Honolulu on Friday, September 2, 2016, by 2:00 p.m. No livestock, hazardous cargo, palletized or mixed cargo, and automobiles or roll-on/roll-off equipment will be accepted. Cargo restrictions are necessary so we can load our barge in Honolulu in a safe and timely fashion ahead of the likely closure of the Port of Honolulu associated with the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Lester.
Young Brothers anticipates removing all cargo restrictions and returning to our regular sailing schedule starting Tuesday, September 6, 2016.