Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Honolulu this 2020
You’re in luck if you happen to be vacationing in Honolulu during St. Patrick’s Day. The capital celebrates with a lively parade and epic block party, honoring the Irish holiday that has found its way to the Pacific.
Guests at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel looking to partake in the annual festivities don’t have to go far to see the Waikiki St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by Friends of St. Patrick. The parade begins at 12pm on March 17 from Fort DeRussy and heads down Kalakaua Avenue, and guests can simply step out on the bustling avenue to watch. The parade will continue along Kalakaua Avenue and end at the bandstand at Kapiolani Park.
Marching bands, community organizations, students and military groups will make up the parade of around 800 participants. The parade is expected to last 90 minutes.
Following the parade is the ever-popular St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, thrown by Murphy’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Honolulu, 2 Merchant Street. Murphy's opens and begins selling drinks as early as 11am with a parking lot party from noon to 3pm. The block party officially begins at 6pm, according to the event website. Chow down on traditional Irish fare, check out vendor booths, live music, a fresh oyster bar, and of course, drinks. Entry is free! ATMs will be available onsite. After 4pm, the party is recommended for adults – children are permitted, but it’s not encouraged due to crowd sizes and the nature of the event.
If you do partake in the festivities, make sure not to drink and drive. Guests can head back to their hotel from the block party by taking The Bus from S. Hotel Street and Bethel Street to arrive at Kuhio and Paoakalani Avenues, just a short walk from Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. See route.
For on-demand transportation such as Lyft, three designated pick-up and drop-off locations will be set outside the festival.
Please note that details are subject to change at any time.
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