By: Beth Hillyer
WAIKIKI (KHNL) - Final preparations are underway for the grand farewell to Don Ho.
Organizers expect up to 25-thousand people to attend.
Countless entertainers will take to the stage to sing songs and share memories.
Two and a half hours of the finest entertainment according to one of the event organizers,
John De Fries, "These are family members of Don's. People from Don's show. People special to Don during his career."
De Fries adds, expect an amazing production.
"Don touched a lot of people. Not only here in the islands but throughout the world and this is a once in a lifetime kind of event."
Still many mourn at a smaller memorial outside the Hilton Hawaiian Village where Don Ho used to perform at the Hilton Dome.
Lorraine Zweighaft of Glendale, Arizona drops by the memorial.
"I think that's nice because he really touched everybody. He made you feel like you knew him personally and I think that's a wonderful thing and I'm sure he is going to be missed around here very much."
Lorraine Coleman of Waikiki adds, "Don Ho was just a wonderful guy and he truly lived the aloha spirit."
Tonight there are flowers, lei, notes, and photos including Don Ho with Elvis. There is also a bottle of tiny bubbles.