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

Experience the best of Kapālama Kai with more than 30 local small businesses,
giveaways, entertainment, and a keiki corner to enjoy on Saturday, Sept. 23!

KAPĀLAMA, HAWAI‘I (September 18, 2023) – The Kapālama Kai community and Kamehameha Schools are pleased to host the Taste of Kalihi Market at Kapālama Kai on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 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, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Dillingham Plaza

“We’re excited to welcome the community back for the Taste of Kalihi Market at Kapālama Kai,” said Meghan Ofagalilo, owner of the event. “This event unites our community in celebration of the diverse people, local businesses, and ‘ono foods that make the Kapālama-Kalihi area so unique. Mahalo to Kamehameha Schools and Kapālama Kai for the support!”

With the resounding success of its inaugural event in July, the Taste of Kalihi Market has grown significantly, now featuring over 30 vendors, including Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats, Live with Aloe-ha, Manang Mochi, Nakama Noodz & Foodz, Pochos, Tacokellz, Local Poke Bowl LLC, Waialua BBQ, Nyam Nyam BBQ, Nommy Eats Hawai‘i, BuGi Grindz, Ono Fried Fish, Vaimalia Sweets, Shop Haven Mae, Hūnā by Healani, Grace Under Cover 808, Simply Designed by Tracy, Sxc Hawaii, Crazy Ash Crafts, Nevaeh’s Creations, Mztical Boutique, Let’s Do Dis Kitchen (DnA Laulauz), 4rn Skrach, Mama Mei’s Pops & Sweets by Mamakris, Teine Warrior and Big Girl Bakes, Sama Sama, Wrap and Roll Lunch Wagon, Linaka’s Catering, Perefoti Island Fixx, Khao and Papas, Enchanted by Aloha, Rissaz Killa Konez, ReecieB’s Onolicious, and Island Fiyah Grill.

In addition to the food and shopping from local vendors, there will be live music, giveaways, and a variety of keiki activities throughout the day. For the latest updates, follow @tasteofkalihi_market on Instagram.

“It was truly inspiring to witness the community’s pride and unwavering support during the inaugural event in July,” said Bobbie Lau, senior asset manager at Kamehameha Schools. “The Taste of Kalihi Market not only fosters community engagement but also harmonizes with our vision for Kapālama Kai, emphasizing a family-friendly community that strongly supports local small businesses, especially in 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