March may bring wind and cold to much of the mainland, and even Mauna Kea, but in Historic Kailua Village, Kokua Kailua on Sunday, March 17, will welcome everyone to enjoy the beautiful, sunny, oceanfront setting from 1 to 6 p.m. Alii Drive becomes a fun, festive, pedestrian-only walkway during Kokua Kailua.
“When not outside appreciating the ocean view, there are interesting shops to explore, and dozens of island vendors lining Alii Drive selling arts, crafts, island coffee and more. And when it’s time to take a seat, there are numerous restaurants ready to serve whatever you might be hungry for,” said a spokesman for the coordinating committee. “At 4 p.m., enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment on the lawn at Hulihee Palace.”
The monthly Kokua Kailua Village Stroll is sponsored by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District, Destination Kona Coast, Kailua Village Merchants Association, Hulihee Palace, West Hawaii Today and Pacific Radio Group. The program is designed to rally support for merchants and restaurants and to remind residents to shop, dine and buy local.