Open or Closed on Father’s Day Sunday June 18

For 2017, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18. Many stores have special Father’s Day sales and deals on this day. Shopping malls feature Father’s Day promotions with lots of great gift ideas for Dad. At most restaurants, Father’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year! Be sure to check the fine print on your coupons and bonus gift cards carefully, as many will not be valid on Father’s Day. Free items for Dad, special lunch or dinner menus, and merchandise discounts can all be found on June 18th. Often, these promotions extend the entire weekend or for several days preceding the holiday. This is a great time to take Dad golfing or bowling at his favorite hangouts. Afterwards, why not treat him to a great lunch or dinner at his favorite restaurant? He’ll appreciate the thought and it need not cost a lot of money.

Father’s Day shopping hours are usually the same as they would be on any other Sunday. As for restaurants, many open early to serve Father’s Day Brunch or special breakfast. Be sure to call your favorite retailers and eateries for their specific Father’s Day hours as well as information on specific deals and sales. If you’re planning to take Dad out to celebrate, expect restaurants to be crowded. Long waiting times will be found at the most popular eateries. Reservations are strongly suggested and required in some cases. Don’t disappoint Dad on his special day! Call ahead to reserve a table before heading to the restaurant. We will be posting Father’s Day Brunch serving times for various restaurants as the information becomes available to us.

Be sure to do something nice for your dad and show her how much you appreciate all he has done for the family. Father’s Day only comes once per year. For 2017, it happens on Sunday, June 18.

Open or Closed King Kamehameha Day Sunday June 11

If you live in Hawaii, you are no doubt aware that June 11 is King Kamehameha Day. On this day, Hawaiians enjoy parades, parties, and the King Kamehameha Hula Competition. The 101st annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade will take place on Saturday, June 10 from Iolani Palace to Kapiolani Park. This year’s theme is Hooilina Pulama Na Mamo or “Passing the Torch.” The King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony at Aliʻiolani Hale in downtown Honolulu will be held on Friday, June 9. Needless to say, there is lots to see and do on and around June 11th!

Because King Kamehameha Day falls on a Sunday this year, the state holiday will be observed on Monday, June 12, 2017. Schools and state offices are closed on Monday. Most banks and credit unions will be closed.

In Honolulu, TheBus and other public transportation will run on a State Holiday schedule. The Kauai Bus will be operating on a modified schedule. Garbage will be collected as per normal schedule and transfer stations will be open. Satellite City Halls and Driver Licensing Centers (DMV) will be closed.

Some stores will be closed, but other retailers will be open with King Kamehameha Day sales and deals. Ala Moana center will be open both June 11 and June 12. Some restaurants and shopping malls feature special promotions as well. Sometimes, these promotions extend the entire weekend of the holiday. Be sure to call your favorite stores and restaurants for their specific King Kamehameha Day hours as well as information on particular sales and deals they may be offering.

Happy King Kamehameha Day, Hawaii!

Open or Closed on Memorial Day Monday May 29

For 2017, Memorial Day happens on Monday, May 29th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on Memorial Day. However, they may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Memorial Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on May 29, 2017:

BANKS are CLOSED on Memorial Day.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Memorial Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Memorial Day. Several restaurants serve free or discounted meals to veterans and active military service members.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Memorial Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Memorial Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on Memorial Day.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Memorial Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on Memorial Day while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Memorial Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled for Memorial Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Memorial Day.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Memorial Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Memorial Day 2017!