A heads up for drivers in the Waikiki area:
Kalakaua Avenue will shut down Saturday, Sept. 23, for Aloha Festivals’ 65th annual Waikiki Hoolaulea.
The hoolaulea itself will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., but lanes will be shut down earlier in the day.
The timeline will be:
- 1 p.m. First makai lane closes
- 2 p.m. Second makai lane closes
- 4 p.m. Full closure of Kalakaua Avenue, from Seaside to Kealohilani avenues
Roads will reopen at the discretion of the Honolulu Police Department.
Thousands of people are expected to attend. Drivers should anticipate delays and use alternate routes if possible.
The block party will include an appearance by the Aloha Festivals Royal Court, four stages of live entertainment, including Hawaiian music and hula, 23 food booths and trucks, and 33 craft vendors.