HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The third Friday in August marks the day when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the proclamation that made statehood official in 1959. In observance of the holiday, City and County of Honolulu offices will be closed. The following is a schedule provided by city officials:
- Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard and police services will be available.
- Refuse will be collected. Landfills and transfer stations will be open.
- Municipal golf courses, botanical gardens and the Honolulu Zoo will be open.
- TheBus will operate on a state holiday schedule. For route and schedule information, please go to www.thebus.org.
- The People's Open Markets will not be held.
- Satellite City Halls and Driver's License locations will be closed.
- The Neal S. Blaisdell Center Box Office will be open. The Made in Hawaii Festival will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena. The Aloha Concert in the Concert Hall will take place Friday at 6 p.m.
These traffic and parking regulations will be in effect:
- On-street parking will be free, except for the meters on Kalakaua Avenue along Queen Kapiolani Park and metered parking lots.
- Contraflow traffic lanes will not be coned.