“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt
Over the summer, thanks to a girl’s night out, I discovered a monthly block party held in Honolulu’s Kakaako district. It was here that I found our island’s hidden gem. Tucked in between bustling Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, Kakaako is now home to a Hawaiian hipster’s paradise.
“Girlfriend Dates… Cicily Goes to the Honolulu Night Market”
I ABSOLUTELY fell in love with the young, bohemian vibe of the Honolulu Night Market. It was as if, I was strolling through New York City’s artistic Greenwich Village or SOHO. As I walking through the crowds, I had noticed people were commenting on how “hip” the Honolulu Market Night Market had been.
Live Local Bands @ the Main Stage
Packed With Excitement
Earlier this month, I had noticed on my Facebook and Twitter feed, that there was another Honolulu Night Market evening, planned for the month of November. Realizing that my son would be with his father for the weekend, this single mama immediately called her best friend to make another “Girlfriend Date” for the Honolulu Night Market.
I live on the other side of the island and I am not too keen on driving into town. HOWEVER, I will ALWAYS make an exception, for the monthly trek to Kakaako, The Honolulu Night Market is an amazing block celebration, that ensures guaranteed fun, AMAZEBALLS food, live music, local art, shopping and mingling with Honolulu’s hip, young crowd.
It doesn’t matter if you bring a date, family, friends or you are riding solo, Kakaako’s Honolulu Night Market has something for everyone.
What Are You Eating?
There is something intoxicating about the aroma from the food trucks, brightly colored murals sprinkled throughout the neighborhood, dancing to live music, seeing the latest fashions during on the runway stage and people watching while strolling the main street.
Real Texas BBQ
Food Trucks Taken To A New Level
Kakaako’s Stunning Murals
Much like my first adventures at the Honolulu Night Market, I had another great evening! Not only did I have a fun night on the town with my best friend, I also managed to knock out some much needed Christmas shopping, with all the local clothing vendors, smack dab in the middle of it all.
Amazing Vendors All In One Place
Christmas Shopping DONE!
Dear Santa, I WANT THIS!
Hand Crafted Clutches With Local Flair
Christmas is just a few weeks away and Santa needs to still fill a few more stockings, so you better believe I will be at the next Honolulu Night Market. I LOVED that my favorite FILTHY FARMGIRL soap company, will be there, carrying over 95 different soaps at the actual Market, as opposed to only a handful at Whole Foods.
Supporting Local Businesses
You Can’t Get More Hipster Than That
I am counting the days, till I get to eat Buenos Antojitos’ authentic Puerto Rican Shrimp Empanadas on my next evening out. As a former Miami girl, I must say, her empanadas were so AMAZING. Before I left for the evening, I went back for seconds because it was THAT GOOD.
Bueno Antojitos Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine
Shrimp Empanadas To Die For
For all my single Honolulu folks out there, the Honolulu Night Market is a great opportunity to meet new people. While sipping on some libations, in the “bar” area, I made friends with some surfers visiting from Sydney, Australia. By the end of the night, I even had an invite to check out a film festival, in China Town, after the event. What better way to spend a Saturday evening!
What Better Way To Spend Your Saturday Night Than With Your Girlfriends
Having Far Too Much Fun With Strangers
Galleries Around Every Corner
If You Need To Unwind
Fun For The Keikis
Looking For The Perfect Print
Custom Designed Kicks
Cutest Clothes You Cannot Find Anywhere Else
Where the Art Comes To You
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