Hawaii’s weather can be beautiful, breezy, chilly, hot, muggy, and voggy – everything but predictable. The day of Honolulu Night Market x Pow Wow Hawaii Kickoff was no different. Guarantee every vendor was checking what Guy Hagi had to say for that evening’s weather because the morning and afternoon was flash flood pouring.
Rain is a word every vendor doesn’t want to hear on the day of an event. We spend the days before the event prepping, paying the vendor fees, counting inventory, making sure we have all the equipment we need. When event day comes, we load and haul our whole “store” in a truck, and try not to sweat through our shirts. I always do.
For creatives and entrepreneurs, Honolulu Night Market and similar marketplaces can be a necessity. Sure, with social media and online stores, it’s never been easier for creatives to sell their creations, but it’s important to physically talk story and shake hands with our community.
Luckily, the rain stopped, the sky cleared, and people came. Weirdly, not a single drop fell that night and every vendor’s anxiety was put to ease. At least, until the next event.
Our Valentine’s Day drop for the ladies. Kuʻu Ipo and Aloha ʻOe Sweetheart Caps:
Kuʻu ipo making friends: Mauka Man and Mauka Woman, Brandon and Keala Souza:
Travis Ito (middle) and the HVN crew:
Micah from Diamond Head Clothing got one of my favorite tees right now:
Big mahalo to everyone that stopped by!