Our Kaka‘ako is hosting Honolulu Night Market: Rooted just in time
for the holidays on Saturday, November 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
on Keawe St. and Auahi St. The event’s theme, “Rooted,” focuses on the
importance of supporting Hawai‘i’s food system and celebrating cultural
diversity grounded in the values of our heritage, traditions, and
The community street fair will feature a diversity of local food vendors, artisans, and cultural practitioners. The Poi for the People initiative will offer educational demonstrations and samples of pa‘i‘ai (traditionally pounded cooked kalo root) to showcase this indigenous food systems product. As well as supporting our local eateries, there will be mainstay activities including a fashion show, live music by up-and-coming performers, local retailers, and more.
Adding to the festivities this holiday season, Our Kaka‘ako has selected the nonprofit AccesSurf to highlight their work of empowering people with disabilities through accessible beach and water programs. AccesSurf will have a booth with information, games, and activities where people can enter to win prizes, including two roundtrip tickets to the mainland courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines. AccesSurf program participants will also be featured as models in the event fashion show.
“We are excited to welcome everyone back for a celebration of community this holiday season,” said Gary Evora, Kamehameha Schools commercial real estate senior asset manager. “During this time of giving, we are inspired to focus on our food, culture, and values rooted in our ‘āina. Our Kaka‘ako is delighted to host the Honolulu Night Market, which encourages the support of local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs, as well as nonprofit organizations like AccesSurf that are making a difference in our community.”
More than 50 local food and retail vendors will offer a wide selection of island cuisine and crafts alongside a fun lineup of live entertainment and activities.
-Fashion show featuring STONE, OCEANS END Hawaii, and Sweet Enemy Clothing
-Live music featuring Jasmin Nicole, Keilana, Keahi Delovio, and AJ Keolanui
-Community art installation by Worldwide Walls (formerly POW! WOW! Hawai‘i) artists
-Casey Cosmos DJ Academy performances
-102.7 Da Bomb and 94.7 KUMU radio live remotes
-Poi for the People - pa‘i‘ai (traditionally pounded cooked kalo root) making interactive demonstrations and tastings in collaboration with Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Executive Chef Dean Matsushita and Kealoha Domingo
-AccesSurf - program information, games, and prize drawing
-Hawaii State Federal Credit Union - membership opportunities and prize giveaways
The Honolulu Night Market is a free, family-friendly community event. The public is asked to register online at www.ourkakaako.com/hnm for a chance to win various prizes. The webpage will be continually updated with the night’s activities and vendors.
Honolulu Night Market: Rooted is sponsored in part by Kamehameha Schools, the Kaiāulu ‘o Kaka‘ako Owners Association, the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, and Pacific Media Group.
Attendees are highly encouraged to rideshare to the event. Parking will be available at the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako parking garage at 333 Keawe Street and The Flats at Pu‘unui parking garage at 440 Keawe Street. Additional event parking will be available at the Waterfront Plaza parking garage at 500 Ala Moana Blvd. See the event webpage for details.