Honokaa School to Celebrate 130 Years

The Hawaii Files Blog will be at Honokaa, Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii to take in the celebration of Honokaa High School’s 130 Year Celebration. The festivities will commence this weekend starting Friday July 19 and wrap on Sunday, July 21. Activities for the weekend include a Friday night block party which will transform Mamane Street in Honokaa to an outdoor bazaar with several entertainment stages featuring local talent ranging from Hawaiian groups to pop, rock and reaggae acts.

Comedian Augie T. will be one of the highlight performers that night. He will be performing twice that night on the stage near Ted’s Garage. The block party will be from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm July 19. The staged acts are shown in the grid below:

On Saturday July 20, festivities will continue throughout the day with a parade and more music. The Green & Gold Forever Parade will travel down Mamane Street starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. There will be several grand marshals, alumni floats and more.  Go to the Honokaa High School 130 Celebration Facebook page for more details.

The photo collage below is from the 1989 100th Year Celebration. This year’s parade will be similar.


West Hawaii Today – News Article – Thought 100 was big? Honokaa High gets ready for 130th anniversary bash in July

Parking Information from event organizer Dominic Yagong (from Facebook event page):

We have opened PARKING for our Honokaa High School 130-Years Celebration! The Honokaa Sports Complex 100 yards football field will be open for PARKING for the Friday night Block Party and the All Day Festival on Saturday???(I’ll give kudos in next post). We will have Private Security direct traffic to the field, and we will have Private Security direct and organize parking in the field. The sports complex is located next to the Honokaa Elementary School. Coming off the Mamane Street, look for Puakaloa Street. Go straight up Puakaloa Street passing Akia Street. Look for the uniformed guard at the top of Puakaloa who will direct you down the service road to the park. The complex does have lights. DUE TO THIS DEVELOPMENT, WE WILL NOT OPEN PARKING AT HAINA PARK WHICH REQUIRED LIGHTS, SHUTTLE BUSES, AND SECURITY (too far). I will post about disabled parking next. This is great news as it will allow for overflow parking that will be in walking distance of our events. Aloha – Dominic & Maelan, Co-Chairs. PLEASE SHARE THIS IMPORTANT POSTING.

I will be posting photos and perhaps a video to this blog from the event next week. — Mel


Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.