You'd think that Saint Patrick's Day might not be a popular holiday in Hawaii, but that's not the case. There are several St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Honolulu today.
In Waikiki, there is the 46th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade, sponsored by The Friends of St. Patrick Hawaii. This starts at noon and goes until 3 pm and goes down Kalakaua Avenue, from Fort De Russey to Kapiolani Park. There is an after-party at Kelly O'Neill's on Lewers Street in Waikiki, from 1:30 on.
And if you really want to party, there's always Chinatown, near Downtown Honolulu. This is the spot for the 2013 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Chinatown Block Party hosted by Murphy's Bar and Grill. This is the event the brewers of Guinness have declared "the single biggest St. Patrick's Day party any one bar throws in the United States"!
The restaurant will have great Irish food specials and it is also a fund-raiser for the Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation, as Murphy's donates $2.00 to the cause for every pound of corned beef sold. This year, Murphy's will have a Guinness Oyster Bar, with fresh shucked oysters, steamed clams, sauteed shrimp, crab cakes and all the oyster shooters one could want. The desserts sound scrumptious too!
After dark, the real festivities will begin when they close down Merchant and Nuuanu Street for the Block Party, featuring live Irish music by Doolin' Rakes and music by local band, the Pirhanna Brothers. Don't forget to wear your green and stay safe by making driving arrangements if you plan to partake in the green beer.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Home Shoppe Hawaii! And may the luck of the Irish be with you today and every day!