Thousands gather in Waikiki for Ho'olauleaUPDATED 11:35 PM HST Sep 21, 2013Video Transcript
OUR website kitv.com. Thousands packed Kalakaua Avenue tonight for the state's largest block party... the Aloha Festivals Waikiki Ho'olaule'a. The yearly event boasts five stages of live entertainment. Nearly a mile-long stretch of Kalakaua was dotted with two dozen food venders... And arts and crafts booths featuring the works of Hawaii's artisans. Haunani Hendrix: "IT'S THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE LOCAL PEOPLE TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY AND FOR THE VISITOR INDUSTRY, WHICH IS SO IMPORTANT IN HAWAII, TO UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE TRADITIONS THAT WE HAVE IN THE ISLANDS AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES HAWAII SO SPECIAL." We'll have more from the Waikiki Ho'olaule'a later in the newscast.