Event Photo Galleries - March 2014 March 1, 2014 Site Staff 2014 H&M Waikiki Grand Opening Odeelo Dayondon, Fashion retailer H&M opened its first Hawaii store in Waikiki on March 27. 2014 Spartan Sprint End Photos: Kelli Bullock, On March 23, Hawaii Spartan Race participants gathered at Aloha Stadium to compete in a tough 3-mile obstacle course. 2014 Spartan Sprint Start Photos: Kelli Bullock, On March 23, Hawaii Spartan Race participants gathered at Aloha Stadium to compete in a tough 3-mile obstacle course. 2014 Helping Hands Hawaii Fundraiser Photos: Ross D. Hamamura/SONY, The nonprofit organization Helping Hands Hawaii held its annual gala fundraiser at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on March 18. 2014 St. Patrick's Day Block Party Photos: David Croxford, The streets of Murphy's Bar & Grill and O'Toole's Irish Pub were packed with people dressed in green for the St. Patrick's Day Block Party on March 17. 2014 Makahiki Festival Photos: Odeelo Dayondon, Celebrated at the end of the traditional Hawaiian year, the Makahiki Festival featured food, entertainment and Makahiki-style games at Kualoa Ranch. 2014 Great Chefs Fight Hunger Photos: Odeelo Dayondon, Hawaii chefs served delicious dishes at the Hawaii Foodbank's annual fundraiser, Great Chefs Fight Hunger on March 15. 2014 Honolulu Festival Parade Photos: Kelli Bullock, The 20th Honolulu Festival concluded with the grand parade on March 9. The parade started on Saratoga Road and ended along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki. 2014 Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden Photos: Kelli Bullock, On March 8, runners participated in the traditional Japanese relay race, Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden in Waikiki. 2014 Mardi Gras Carnaval Festival Photos: David Croxford, The 14th Annual Mardi Gras Carnaval Festival shut down a portion of Chinatown on Tuesday night. Mardi Gras revelers celebrated Fat Tuesday with music, food and dance. 2014 Red Dress Ball Photos: Kelli Bullock, The Life Foundation hosted its annual benefit, Red Dress Ball on March 1, 2014 at the Neal Blaisdell. The fashion event included designs by celebrity designers Ari South and Couture Creations by Calvi.