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This Sunset on the Beach will be a pep-rally for the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl!

Entertainment starts at 4:30pm, special appearance by Jordan Segundo.

Movie starts after Sunset:  "The Avengers"

Friday, 02 November 2012 23:28

Sunset on the Beach: Moroccan Style

The next Sunset on the Beach is on its way!

The theme for this SOTB is Moroccan style. There will be a couple food vendors serving Moroccan food, and the movie to be shown is Casablanca.

More information will be coming shortly so make sure to check back!

Thursday, 26 July 2012 20:12

Sidewalk Crimes

Leaders: WBID, HPD, Liquor Commission, WIA

  • Suppress prostitution and after hours crime, violence and disorderly conduct, including brawling, particularly on Kuhio Avenue
  • Reduce the number of incidents in 2012
  • WIA to approach HPD to increase presence to prevent breakouts of violence when the bars close
Thursday, 26 July 2012 20:09

Homeless in Kalākaua

Leaders: State, City, WBID, WIA

  • Support and encourage solutions to homelessness and related issues
  • Encourage and support State and City initiatives
  • WIA supports City Council Bill 55 regarding private property on public space
Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:58

Waikīkī Special District (WSD) Reform

Leaders: WIA, ULI, AIA

Committees: WSD Committee

Chair: Bill Brizee

  • Rewrite Waikīkī Special District Reform
  • Decide in 2013 what needs change 
Thursday, 26 July 2012 19:50

Transit in Waikīkī

Leaders: WIA, Dept of Transportation Services, OMPO

Committees: Transportation Committee

Chair: Eric Masutomi

  • Propose acceptable alternatives to elevated rail line on Kuhio Ave
  • Develop an overall Waikiki transit plan
  • Support ongoing efforts by OMPO to establish a Waikīkī Circulator, including forming a steering committee in partnership with the City
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 23:16

Historic Trail

 

Waikīkī Historic Trail Retraces the Spirit of the Past

Waikiki had a previous life, long before the first tourist arrived or the first hotel was built.

Rekindling a love for Waikiki's past has been the passion of author/historian Dr. George Kanahele. To help tell this “untold story,” Kanahele designed the Waikiki Historic Trail, a walking tour that traces the history and cultural legacy of this area where chiefs and commoners once lived.
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Surfboards mark the spot

Bronze cast trail markers in the shape of surfboards will describe a Waikiki that few knew existed. Once part swamp, part playground for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki was for centuries a center of Hawaiian hospitality and seat of Oahu’s government.

Five markers have been installed so far: one along the Ala Wai Canal at the new Hawai’i Convention Center, two at Kuhio Beach where the trail begins, one at Hilton Hawaiian Village, and one in the heart of Waikiki at the site of the recently dedicated Princess Kaiulani statue.

Other stops along the two-mile route include Queen Liliuokalani’s residence, King Lunalilo’s residence, Kapaemahu Healer’s Stones (or Wizard Stones), Kawehewehe’s Healing Waters, and ancient fish and duck ponds.

Some sites are "markers" themselves--such as the Moana Surfrider and Royal Hawaiian Hotels and the bronze statue of Duke Kahanamoku at Kuhio Beach Park.

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Kanahele, who works with the visitor industry creating Hawaiian awareness and aloha in the workplace, has trained Waikiki workers as docents.

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The trail is a joint project between the city and the private sector. It is seen as a way to enhance awareness of Waikiki both as a sacred place to Hawaiians and a huge part of Hawaii’s history.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Waikiki Historic Trail marker, please contact WIA. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Let's take a walk along the Waikiki Historic Trail. 


Wednesday, 25 July 2012 22:14

2012 Aloha Festivals Opening Ceremony

Aloha Festivals Opening Ceremony,  September 6, 2012 at 5pm at the Royal Hawaiian Center Royal Grove  

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The Aloha Festivals Opening Ceremony marks the official beginning of the 2012 Aloha Festivals events on Oahu.  Traditional hula and chant introduce our Royal Court on the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian Center's Royal Grove.  Free admission.

Aloha Festivals 2012 Events