HAWAII KAI HOLIDAY PARADE

The Hawaii Kai Holiday Parade is a much anticipated and cherished community tradition (since 1969) in East Oahu. The Parade is jointly sponsored by the Hawaii Kai Lions Club and the Koko Marina Shopping Center and has annually been held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. 

This is the largest service project of the Hawaii Kai Lions Club with more than 1,200 participants and volunteers and 30 floats and vehicles decorated.   Bands including the Royal Hawaiian Band, Kaiser High School Band, Mckinley High School Band, and the Celtic Band ring in the holiday season.  The Kaiser High School ROTC Color Guard normally leads off the parade followed by hundreds of local preschool and elementary school students, Girls and Boys Scouts, soccer and baseball teams, pageant queens, decorated floats, cheerleaders, classic cars, horse-back riders, and many more.

The parade commences at 10am from Kamiloiki Community Park and continues 1.5 mile down Lunalilo Home Road and ends at Koko Marina Center where many more exciting activities are usually planned.

Traffic safety and control is provided by the Honolulu Police Department with over 50 to 60 Officers patrolling and manning key intersections along the route.

The Hawaii Kai Lions Club receives a donation from the Koko Marina Center to offset some of the operational expenses of the parade, such as: permit and use fees, signage, public notices, liability insurance, renting and paying a vendor to set up 160 free standing “No-Parking” signs along both sides of the entire parade route, almost 2 miles of traffic coning on the day of the parade for staging, lane closures, and traffic flow, and porta-potties. 

The Hawaii Kai Lions look forward to continuing this tradition of bringing holiday cheer and good will to our community for many years to come.