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The Biggest Block Party in Hawaiʻi: the 68th Annual Waikiki Hoʻolauleʻa is Back! Aloha Festivals 2022

August 21st, 2022 Culture
The Biggest Block Party in Hawaiʻi: the 68th Annual Waikiki Hoʻolauleʻa is Back! Aloha Festivals 2022

Visitors and locals have their sights set on this year’s 68th Annual Waikiki Hoʻolauleʻa, planned for Sept. 17, 2022. The largest annual block party in the state features multiple stages of live entertainment and a variety of booths that offer a taste of Hawaiian cuisine, crafts, and culture from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The beachfront street festival is attended by thousands of locals and tourists as part of the annual Aloha Festivals, which provides free, exciting programming throughout the month of September. Aloha Festivals was first held in 1946 (known as Aloha Week) and has become a celebration of Hawaiian culture over the past seven decades.

Visitors can expect a hefty food offering, award-winning halau hula, and gorgeous craftsmanship at participating vendor booths. September is an especially good time for a visit, as it brings gorgeous weather, warm ocean temperatures, and summer tourist numbers tend to scale back with the approach of Fall.

Kalakaua Avenue begins its street closures in the early afternoon in preparation for the event. The street party spans several blocks, typically from Seaside Avenue to Ohua Street.

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Finding a parking space can be hectic, but guests at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel need not worry - the festivities are just a block away from their stay! An easy stroll will take visitors to unbelievable musical acts and delicious cuisine, or, if you’re more hands-off, you can enjoy the view and activity from your balcony when booking a seaside room with us. Book now, or contact us at (808) 922-2511 or online to find the right room for you.

If you plan on having a vehicle during your Waikiki vacation, we can help with that too. Our convenient Drive Into Vacation - Room and Car package includes spacious accommodations with amazing ocean views in over 85% of our guestrooms, a compact car rental from  Avis/Budget® Car Rental, and free daily valet parking (a $48 value per day). See more Aloha Festivals event parking options here.

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Located poolside at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Tiki’s Grill & Bar has a stacked live music lineup scheduled for Sept. 17 that coincides with the 68th Annual Waikiki Hoʻolauleʻa. The outdoor tiki bar and grill high above Kalakaua Avenue will welcome the ukulele-playing, Oʻahu-native Biku (3 - 5 p.m.), the energetic alt-rock reggae band Roots Kai (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.), and acoustic duo Chapter II Music (8 - 10 p.m.). Check out Tiki’s Pacific-Rim menu and daily live music schedule here.

More information about Aloha Festivals and its events can be found at their official website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or by calling (808) 923-1094.

Choose Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Located on Kalakaua Avenue

Interested in the food, culture, and sites of Oʻahu during the Aloha Festivals? Choose to stay right in the middle of it. Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is your best pick in Waikiki, conveniently located on Kalakaua Avenue, right across the street from Kuhio Beach. Plan your trip today and be part of the Coconut Club, which gets you rooftop access with amazing views and other perks you won’t find anywhere else. Read more.

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