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Eat the Street: Food trucks converge in a car park, for a foodie feast complete with DJ's and a different theme each month. Last Friday of the month
Art + Flea: A trendy flea market filled with purely local fashion designers, artists plus also retro tinker booths of knick knacks from days gone past, and local musicians and Dj's. Third Thursdays
Pow Wow Hawaii: An annual street art showcase featuring local and international artists, where they converge on Kaka'ako and cover the buildings with amazing murals. Best thing is the art stays for a year before the next Pow Wow.
Shopping: features a lot of cool and creative stores, build your own terrarium at Paiko, pick out stuff for the house at Quince and Pad, have custom furniture made from recycled wood at Limb. As the area grows more stores will be added.
Check out the Lana Lane Studios, the epicenter of creativity where local artists, designers, film, videographers, and musicians work.
Bars & restaurants: A great area that has had great food for a few years, you can get a gourmet hot dog at Hanks, Hawaiian at Highway Inn, the best Mexican on the island from Cocina, Vietnamese from Cafe Insomnia. Grab a beer at the new Honolulu Beer Works, sit in the beer garden sipping on their home made brews, Grab a cocktail at Bevy make your self at home on the reupholstered denim benches, or sit at the reclaimed wood bar.
Activities: Get your work out on and go rock climbing at Volcanic Rock Gym, learn and practice free running at Precision Parkour, take a dive expedition with Pearl Harbor Divers, go bike and water sport shopping at C4 Waterman, or the Bike Factory. Take a walk along the Kaka'ako Waterfront park catch a sunset, fly a kite, or slide down the hills like the local kids, and just opened is the new go kart track.
Proximity: Kaka'ako is located just a few blocks away from the State Capital Buildings and Iolani Palace, within easy walk or bicycle distance. Less than half a mile away is Aloha Tower and the Cruise Ship terminal, Downtown and Chinatown. Half a mile away the other way is Ala Moana beach park and mall. Parking: Plenty of street parking (metered) as well as accessible parking lots.Note* This area is designated for redevelopment and will be changing a little bit with several high rises to be built.
Coming Soon* The Kaka'ako Agora: Acclaimed Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow and local visionaries Inter Island Terminal are bringing a creative indoor park, and urban gathering space to Kaka'ako.