Hip trendy fashion shows. Ono-licious food trucks. Live music performances. As far as block parties go, Honolulu Night Market is one of the biggest and arguably coolest events in town. This evening festival brings people together to mingle, experience Our Kaka‘ako’s unique arts-and-culture community, and explore local small businesses.
There’s always a new and timely theme at each party. In 2019, Honolulu Night Market kicked off the exciting annual art festival event POW! WOW! Hawai‘i with a special celebration. More than 40 retail and food vendors spanned Keawe and Auahi Streets offering shopping and eating galore. An indoor soccer tournament, a breakdance battle with the Endless Summer Jam and giveaways were just a few of the highlights from the evening. In the same year for Summer Solstice, attendees enjoyed a summer-themed fashion show by Rix Island Wear and a special ocean conservation display put together by Sustainable Coastlines.
Back in 2017, Honolulu Night Market: Home celebrated the return of the Hōkūleʻa after its historic three-year Mālama Honua worldwide voyage. Exciting highlights included a fashion show by Rance China featuring ki-ele & S.I.E. Swimwear, live music by Taimane and Kimie Miner, an advanced screening of Moananuiākea – showcasing Hōkūleʻa’s journey followed by a Q&A from voyage members, and a special screening of Disney’s popular animated ocean voyage film, Moana.
While the themes change for each year’s event, you can always count on a diverse array of delicious food. Some of the most popular food trucks and vendors gather together for one night in this hip urban-island neighborhood to serve up mouth watering cuisines. Depending on your flavor craving, you can find a place to sit and eat while you people watch, or pick up small handheld bites so you can walk, talk, peruse and nibble as you go.