Your Ultimate Guide to the June 2017 Honolulu Night Market: Home
This Saturday, June 17, celebrate the return of the Hōkūle‘a at Kaka‘ako’s biggest block party to date.
Photo: courtesy of Honolulu Night Market
Honolulu Night Market, the evening food and shopping event, returns this Saturday, June 17, 5 to 10 p.m., to celebrate the historic return of the Hōkūle‘a after its incredible three-year voyage around the world. Spanning Keawe and Auahi streets and Salt at Our Kaka‘ako, the event will host more than 40 of Honolulu’s favorite food and retail vendors, three stages of live entertainment and special, one-night-only screenings.
Here’s your guide to Kaka‘ako’s biggest, baddest (and, arguably, best-est) neighborhood block party to date.
SEE ALSO: After 3 Years of Sailing Across the Globe, the Hōkūleʻa is Finally Coming Home to Hawaiʻi
Honolulu Night Market: Home
Saturday, June 17, 5 to 10 p.m.
The event will take place on Auahi and Keawe streets and Salt at Our Kakaʻako. Keawe and Auahi streets will be closed to traffic, so plan accordingly. In addition to street parking, you can also leave your ride at:
• Pu’unui Flats, 440 Keawe St. Free for the first hour, $3 for each half hour thereafter. Validation can be given from participating Salt tenants.
• Salt at our Kaka‘ako, 691 Auahi St. Free for the first hour, $3 for each half hour thereafter. Validation can be given from participating Salt tenants.
stock up on a.wattz dezigns during its honolulu night market bracelet sale: buy one bracelet for $28, Three for $75 and five for $100.
Photo: Courtesy of a.wattz dezigns
Katrina cordova designs (left) will showcase its 2017 summer collection, while jana lam (right) will debut new prints and crossbody bags, now with adjustable leather straps.
PHOTOs: COURTESY OF Katrina Cordova Designs and Jana Lam
In typical Night Market fashion, this Saturday will give you a major opportunity for retail therapy, with more than 25 retailers offering locally made clothing, beauty products, accessories and jewelry for sale. Head to a.wattz dezigns and Katrina Cordova Designs for first dibs on their newly launched collections (plus, Katrina Cordova will gift a free tassel bracelet for every purchase of $75 or more). Local-favorite Jana Lam will debut new bags and prints, with 20 percent off all items.
Complete list of vendors: 11 Squid, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons, 19th & Whimsy, a.wattz dezigns, Aim HI Every Day Skincare, Aloha Apothecary, Avant Pop-Hi, BYCHARI, Culture Club, Green Room Gallery, HVN Apparel, Issa de’ Mar, Izzy and Luke, Jana Lam, Katrina Cordova Designs, ki•ele, Kulia Clothing, Love me Knots, Oceans End Hawai‘i, Pure Joy Hawai‘i, San Lorenzo Bikinis, Sandy Feet Hawai‘i, Stephanie Boinay Art, Sticks + Pohaku, Vermilli, VH07V, Vixin Jewelry, Yireh.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF HONOLULU NIGHT MARKET
Choose from 20-plus local vendors offering dinner and dessert. For savory bites, we’re thinking: pork belly buns (Bao Tao’n), deep-fried lumpia (C&K Lumpia) and a waffle dog (Hawaiian Waffle Dog), topped off with a bowl of pho (because we always say yes to The Pig & The Lady). For dessert: mini doughnuts (Pop Pop Donuts) and pies (Sweet Revenge), and poi mochi (Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi).
Complete list of vendors: Bao Tao’n, Beyond Burgers Hawai‘i, C&K Lumpia, Donnie’s BBQ, El Chamo, Flavors of the World, Grinds 2 Da Max, Hawaiian Fresh Farms, Hawaiian Waffle Dog, Hula Shrimp Co., Istanbul, Koi Local Stop,Mimi’s Place, No Ka Oi Nosh, Olay’s Thai Food, Pop Pop Donuts, Sweet Revenge, The Pig & The Lady, Uncle Lani’s Poi Mochi, Uncle’s Kitchen, Wāimanalo Country Farms.
photo: david croxford
Beyond eating and shopping, there’s lots more fun to be had. Throughout the night, Night Market’s three stages will offer live music performances; a fashion show; a video recap of the Hōkūleʻa’s journey, followed by a Q&A; and, to end the night, a screening of Disney’s Golden Globe-winning film Moana.
Ala Moana Stage
5 p.m. Kapena performance
6:30 p.m. Artist recognition
7 p.m. Waipuna performance
8:30 p.m. Kupaoa performance
Auahi Street Stage
5 p.m. Honoka and Azita with Heart and Soul
6 p.m. Taimane
7 p.m. Kimie Miner
8 p.m. Fashion show (by Rance China featuring ki•ele & S.I.E. Swimwear)
8:30 p.m. DJ Mermaid mixing old Hawai‘i music in with new beats
Salt at Our Kaka‘ako
6:45 p.m. Emcee introduction
7 p.m. Hōkūleʻa video recap sharing highlights from the voyage
7:20 p.m. Hōkūleʻa Q&A
7:30 p.m. KS Cultural Education Spot
8 p.m. Disney’s Moana movie screening (1 hour, 53 minutes)
For more information, visit saltatkakaako.com or visit Honolulu Night Market’s Facebook or Instagram.
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