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Lei Day Aloha Celebrates Tradition at SALT at Our Kakaʻako

SALT at Our Kaka‘ako invites the community to its Lei Day Aloha celebration at The Barn, on May 6, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Kamaʻāina and visitors can enjoy Hawaiian entertainment, lei making and the SALT at Our Kaka‘ako Prize Wheel. The Aloha-filled celebration is open to the public and free to attend.

When: Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
SALT at Our Kakaʻako

The celebration features the following live performances:
*10 a.m.: Hawaiian music favorite Kaniela Nakashima
*11 a.m.: Halau Hula mai ka Puʻuwai a ka Manaʻo under Kumu Hula Pam Divine

In addition to music and hula performances, guests can try their hand at lei making at the center’s Lei Making Station. Beautiful fresh blossoms will be available to make lei wristlets, while supplies last. Those in attendance can also enter to spin the Prize Wheel to win a variety of prizes from SALT at Our Kaka‘ako merchants.

The first Lei Day was held on May 1, 1928, to honor the tradition of the lei, which appeared to be in decline. Since the inaugural lei competition was held on that day, the people of Hawai‘i have celebrated May Day as Lei Day.

Before, during and after the Lei Day Aloha celebration, guests are encouraged to extend their fun at SALT by grabbing a delicious meal with the ‘ohana at any of the center’s diverse restaurants and eateries. Plus, they can shop at SALT’s unique retailers for one-of-a-kind merchandise and services.

Parking is FREE for the first hour, with or without validation, when guests park in SALT’s multi-level parking structure at 333 Keawe Street. With validation from SALT at Our Kaka‘ako shops or restaurants, the second hour is $1, the third hour is $3, and the fourth hour is $3 per half hour or a fraction thereof. The standard non-validated parking rate is $3 every 30 minutes or a fraction thereof.

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