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What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

Your guide to which Honolulu City and County services will be available or suspended in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21, 2019.


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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Photo: Kristen Wong, DODVI

 

Thousands of people are expected to march in and attend this year’s parade in Honolulu, the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade and the Unity Rally in Kapi‘olani Park. City officials say 2,000 marchers, 100 vehicles, 20 floats and six bands will gather from about 7:30 a.m. at Magic Island with a 9 a.m. start. The parade will travel on Kālākaua Avenue through Waikīkī to Kapi‘olani Park, where organizers promise “food, community booths and camaraderie.” The public is invited to attend.

 

AVAILABLE SERVICES 

  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be available.

  • TheBus will operate on a state holiday schedule. Visit thebus.org for route and schedule information.

  • The Honolulu Zoo will be open.

  • The parks, municipal golf courses, botanical gardens will be open. 

  • Refuse will be collected.

  • Transfer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER and the Waimānalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be open.

 

CANCELLATIONS AND CLOSURES 

  • The Neal S. Blaisdell Box Office will be closed.

  • The People’s Open Markets will not be held.

  • All Satellite City Halls and Driver’s License offices will be closed.

 

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS 

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalākaua Avenue along Queen Kapi‘olani Park and metered parking lots.

  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.

  • Parking in Lanikai will be restricted over the three-day holiday weekend as follows:

- Saturday, Jan. 19 through Monday, Jan. 21: No parking on all Lanikai streets/shoulders from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you would like to access Lanikai beach and/or the Lanikai Pillboxes Trail during this time, The City and County of Honolulu recommends walking, biking, taking TheBus Route 70 or being dropped off.

 

READ MORE STORIES BY ENJY EL-KADI

 

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