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March News, Notes & Happenings from Waikiki Beach Walk

March 09, 2023

Become immersed in community and culture at Waikiki Beach Walk, the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment district at Lewers Street and Kalākaua Ave. Waikiki Beach Walk is committed to sharing the traditions of Hawaiʻi through song, dance and outstanding, locally owned stores and restaurants.


Menehune statue holding lei and fish.Some of Hawaii’s most beloved moʻolelo (stories) involve the Menehune, a group of small people who lived hidden in the forests and valleys of the islands before Hawaiʻi was settled by Polynesians. They were said to be a mischievous bunch who roamed unseen at night. They were extremely smart, strong, industrious, and superb builders, credited with mighty feats of overnight engineering and construction of heiau (sacred Hawaiian temples), fishponds, roads, canoes and houses.

Paying tribute to Hawaii’s legend of the menehune, three characters arrived at Waikiki Beach Walk last spring, delighting both visitors and residents alike.

The trio is now sporting new seasonal attire and have been joined by a puaʻa (pig) and moa (chickens). They were created by craftsman Owen Ho, the designer who masterminds most of the Honolulu City Lights figures.

MUSIC AND MERRIMENT AT MELE HALIʻAGroup of 4 men wearing matching plaid shirts

Mele Haliʻa features the finest in Hawaiian musical entertainment, hosting exceptional, award-winning Hawaiʻi artists on one special Sunday each month. Enjoy a free concert with your loved ones at March’s Mele Hali‛a featuring Waimanalo Sunset Band on Sunday, March 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. The band includes brothers (pictured at right) Lanakila & Keliʻi Makua, Keao Kamalani, and Paul Kim.


With five unique Escape rooms, Breakout Waikiki offers a range of experiences for your next (or your first) escape. Ideal for families, groups of friends and coworkers who value quality time and shared experiences, Breakout Waikiki is Hawaiʻi’s top-rated live action escape attraction and one of the highest rated escape rooms in the world. The Breakout Waikiki website offers an online quiz to “automagically” determine which room best suits one’s style! Kamaʻāina and Military save 10%. Learn more:


Waikiki Beach Walk is home to both Wyland Galleries, known for its marine art and Park West Fine Art Museum & Gallery.  Each carries an amazing and varied selection of fine art, sculpture and limited-edition prints. Park West’s Dali exhibit will be closing – with a farewell party on March 24 – etc.
Park West Gallery will host a special artist appearance by The Art of Oz on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1, where he will be available for public Q&A, meet-and-greet, autograph signing, and showing off his incredible artwork. On Saturday, April 1, Park West Hawaii will host a cocktail event for Oz with exclusive pricing.
Attendance to both events is complimentary with advance RSVP at There will be drinks, appetizers, and fantastic collecting opportunities to those who attend!



  • Breakout Waikiki: 10% Off. Kamaʻāina - use code KAHANAMOKU; Military - use code VALOR




  • Giovanni Pastrami:
    • 10% discount for Kama'āina
    • 15% discount for Military
    • Discount not valid on happy hour items and alcohol
  • Taormina: 15% Off (kamaʻāina only) during lunch hours (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
  • Yard House: 10% Off (kamaʻāina only)
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House: Complimentary appetizer ($22 value) per table with purchase of two entrees.
Menehune statues next to a canoe

WAIKIKI BEACH WALK • 226/227 Lewers St. Waikiki. Open Daily.