Town Party Salutes The Honu
There will be no shortage of things to do at the I Love Kailua Town Party, back for the 23rd time from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 on Kailua Road.
Planned are A Taste of Kailua, featuring dozens of Kailua restaurants; an arts and craft fair with more than 50 artisans, a Kama‘aina Kids fun zone, mini health fair with free health screenings, plant sales and informational booths from community groups.
Entertaining the crowd will be Puamana, Halau Mohala Ilima, Marine Forces Pacific Band, Hooligan’s Harp, Pattye’s Hula Studio and Sounds of Aloha Chorus.
Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle funds the event through sales of commemorative buttons and T-shirts, this year with a honu print designed by Kailua artist Beth Anderson. Buttons cost $4 and can be purchased from First Hawaiian Bank, Hardware Hawaii and other Kailua merchants. Proceeds support the nonprofit group’s many projects to keep Kailua “clean, green and beautiful,” along with its horticulture classes at the women’s prison.
The block party will close Kailua Road from Hahani Street to Ku‘ulei Road in the area fronting Kailua
Shopping Center, Longs and Macy’s from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. With limited parking at the town center garage, attendees are encouraged to walk or bike to the party — which may also increase one’s appetite for the food booths.
For more information, call Amy Hammond at 234-0404 or visit lanikailuaoutdoorcircle.org.