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SALT at Our Kakaʻako Hosts Hulilau Block Party and Kūʻokoʻa at Kakaʻako

SALT at Our Kakaʻako Hosts Hulilau Block Party and Kūʻokoʻa at Kakaʻako. One-of-a-kind free events open to the public this Thanksgiving Weekend. Plus ‘Shop Small, Support Local’ at SALT on Small Business Saturday.

Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26, 2022

SALT at Our Kakaʻako
691 Auahi Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

SALT at Our Kaka‘ako is the place to be this Thanksgiving weekend as the center ushers in the holiday season by hosting two locally produced events that are free to attend. On Friday, Nov. 25, community members have the chance to support and shop locally made products at the Hulilau Block Party, presented by Hawaiʻi FoundHer. Then, on Saturday, Nov. 26, experience educational cultural activities at Kūʻokoʻa at Kakaʻako. It will be held at The Barn, offering attendees a chance to be inspired and deepen their understanding of kūʻokoʻa in a fun and interactive way. Plus, the “Shop Small and Support Local” movement will be in full force at SALT this Saturday and throughout the season.

Hulilau Block Party, Friday, November 25, 5 – 9 PM
The community is invited to shop wāhine-owned businesses with Hawaiʻi FoundHer at the Hulilau Block Party at The Barn at SALT this Friday. Attendees are able to shop for locally-made art, fashion, food and beauty – all in support of women entrepreneurs in Hawaiʻi. There will be live music by DJ Lowtide and Rickey Kamai. Hawaiʻi FoundHer believes that investing in women’s education and funding women-owned companies is good for the economy and good for everyone. The evening event is open to the public and free to attend.

Kūʻokoʻa at Kakaʻako, Saturday, November 26, 3 - 8 p.m.
Kūʻokoʻa at Kakaʻako is happening at The Barn this Saturday. This special event is hosted by Kanaeokana and will feature a wide array of art, music and cultural activities in action. All are invited to come and celebrate with top local musicians, artists and educators. There will be live entertainment, make-and-take hands-on activities, a keiki corner, ʻohana projects, and more. Aloha ʻāina musicians Jon and Heoli Osorio, Izik, Kuʻulei Music & Ikaakamai will be on hand to inspire those who attend. Also, attendees can deepen their understanding of kū’oko’a with Hui Aloha ʻĀina and Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice. Community members are encouraged to bring an extra shirt or something wearable to print or iron-on kū’oko’a themed art to amplify aloha into everyday spaces. This multifaceted event is family-friendly and free to attend.

Shop Small and Support Local on Small Business Saturday, November 26
This Saturday, Nov. 26, is also Small Business Saturday, which means it’s the perfect time to Shop Small and Support Local at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako. With its exclusive collection of unique, local shops, SALT presents the ideal place to join in the nationwide movement on Small Business Saturday. SALT is proud to be a Neighborhood Champion for the American Express Shop Small campaign. Among SALT’s impressive lineup of local retailers are popular surf shops, local apparel, and boutiques, as well as Treehouse (an analog film shop), the one and only Hungry Ear Records, Ki‘ikau Printers and a botanical shop called Paiko. Customers can check with individual businesses for current hours of operations.

Spend your Thanksgiving weekend at SALT at Our Kakaʻako. Guests can find ample parking in SALT’s multi-level parking structure at 333 Keawe Street. With or without validation, parking is FREE for the first hour. 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 $3.00 per half hour or fraction thereof. The standard non-validated parking rate is $3 every 30 minutes or fraction thereof.

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