What’s Open or Closed in Honolulu for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023

Your guide to which Honolulu City and County services will be available or suspended in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, 2023.
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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 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.
  • The Honolulu Zoo will be open.


Closed and Canceled

  • The Neal S. Blaisdell Center box office will be closed.
  • The People’s Open Markets will not be held.
  • All satellite city halls and driver’s licensing offices will be closed.
  • All Hawaiʻi State Public Library branches will be closed on Monday and online services will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as network maintenance is performed. Branches that normally close Mondays (on O‘ahu that’s ‘Āina Haina, Liliha, McCully-Mō‘ili‘ili, Wahiawā, Waialua, Waikīkī-Kapahulu, Waimānalo and Waipahu) will close on Tuesday as well to observe the holiday.


Traffic and Parking

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalākaua Avenue along Queen Kapi‘olani Park, metered parking lots and meters on specific Waikīkī streets. View the list here.
  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contraflow.
  • Parking in Lanikai will be restricted over the three-day holiday weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No parking will be allowed on all streets and shoulders of Mokulua and ʻAʻalapapa drives, and it will be restricted on cross-streets connecting them. There will also be no parking on Makaliʻi Place in Kailua.