The Taste of Kalihi Market at Kapālama Kai Comes to Dillingham Plaza

Experience the best of Kapālama Kai with over 30 local small businesses, giveaways, entertainment, and a keiki corner to enjoy!

KAPĀLAMA, HAWAI‘I (July 5, 2023) – The Kapālama Kai community and Kamehameha Schools are pleased to host the Taste of Kalihi Market at Kapālama Kai on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dillingham Plaza. The market will feature more than 30 local vendors specializing in food, drinks, prepackaged goods, retail and more.

WHAT: Taste of Kalihi Market at Kapālama Kai

WHEN: Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Dillingham Plaza

“I’m so excited to bring this market to the Kapālama Kai community,” said Meghan Ofagalilo, owner of Taste of Kalihi Market. “As a business owner, it has been a dream of mine to bring together local small businesses at one amazing community market. Mahalo to Kamehameha Schools and Kapālama Kai for their support in making this happen!”

Community members will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of local vendors, including Sama Sama, Mztical Boutique, Pochos 808, Mama Mei’s Pops & Sweets, Papa Laulauz, Perefoti Island Fixx, and Crazy Ash Crafts. In addition to the food and shopping, there will be live music, exciting giveaways, and a variety of keiki activities. For the latest updates, follow @tasteofkalihi_market on Instagram.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Meghan Ofagalilo and welcome the Taste of Kalihi Market to Kapālama Kai’s Dillingham Plaza,” said Bobbie Lau, senior asset manager at Kamehameha Schools. “This event perfectly aligns with our vision of fostering a family-friendly community that is supportive of Hawaiʻi’s small businesses, especially those from the Kapālama-Kalihi area.”

For information on Kapālama Kai, visit or connect via Facebook and Instagram @kapalamakai.


About Kapālama Kai
Made up of 104 acres of Kamehameha Schools commercial lands in the Kapālama ahupuaʻa,
Kapālama Kai is an area of imminent renewal contributing to community resiliency within and beyond the region. It is a place of innovation based on the area’s existing connectivity and relationships, with ʻāina and culture as a foundation for realizing a safe, inclusive mixed-use community. Kamehameha Schools envisions stimulating Hawaiʻi’s food systems and creative industries, and adding much-needed housing for kama‘āina. Learn more at and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kapalamakai).

About Kamehameha Schools
Founded in 1887 by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust committed to improving the capability and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people through education. In 2015, Kamehameha Schools embarked on a bold voyage that envisions, in one generation, a thriving lāhui where learners, grounded in Christian and Hawaiian values, achieve postsecondary educational success and become leaders who contribute to their communities both locally and globally. For more information, visit and connect via Facebook and Instagram (@kamehamehaschools) and Twitter (@ksnews).