Honolulu Night Market returns to Our Kaka‘ako on Nov. 19

Nov. 16, 2022

Our Kaka‘ako is hosting Honolulu Night Market, an open-air street fair and block party on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Keawe and Auahi streets. The free event will feature food, fashion, family activities, shopping and more, just in time for the holidays!

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 placekeeping. Rooted will feature cultural practitioners including those from the Poi for the People initiative who will offer educational demonstrations and samples of pa‘i ‘ai (undiluted poi) to showcase this indigenous food systems product.

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 designer Kulia Ho-Henry KSK’13, Sweet Enemy Clothing designer Drew Honda KSK’11, and designer Danielle Gosiaco of OCEANS END Hawaii
  • 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 Chef 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 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.

About Our Kakaʻako
Kamehameha Schools is transforming Honolulu’s Kaka‘ako area from an industrial zone to an urban-island neighborhood affectionately called “Our Kaka‘ako.” The neighborhood spans nine city blocks and is bordered by Ala Moana Boulevard, Halekauwila Street, South Street and Ward Avenue. The Our Kaka‘ako community is rooted in authenticity, creativity, and cultural responsibility, and like all KS commercial projects its income supports the trust’s educational mission.

The open-air street market and block party will feature food, a fashion show, family-friendly activities and more, just in time for the holidays.