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            (Tues., Aug. 16, 2011) — City government offices will be closed Friday, August 19 in observance of Statehood Day, a state holiday:

  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be available.
  • The People’s Open Markets will not be held.
  • Parks and Recreation centers, municipal golf courses, botanical gardens and the Honolulu Zoo will be open.
  • Regular Friday refuse collections will be made and refuse convenience centers will be open.
  • City buses will operate on a state holiday schedule. (For more information, go to TheBus website,
  • Handi-Vans will operate as usual.


These traffic and parking regulations will be in effect:

  • On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Kapiolani Park.
  • Parking will be permitted in tow away zones as allowed on holidays.
  • Traffic lanes will not be coned for contra flow.
  • Traffic signals at Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard will be three-phase to permit mauka traffic to turn left onto Kapiolani Boulevard.