Bryden Kaauwai said he was glad to see changes to improve the 2018 Rice Street Block Party that drew hundreds of people to one of the main streets through Lihue town Saturday night.
“We were here last year,” Kaauwai said. “I’m glad to see they changed things around, like moving the stage from one end to a more central area, and getting the classic cars to park further uptown. This allowed for more vendors and food trucks and gave more people a chance to enjoy the stage. There were definitely a lot more people this year.”
The Rice Street Block Party extended beyond the time constraints, getting people involved in Fitness Week, the Wilcox Health Walk Around the Block With A Doc and the King of Kalena 3-on-3 keiki basketball tournament.
Carol Yotsuda, of the Garden Island Arts Council, spearheaded a mural art-in-progress contest, where the blank plywood screening over the former Kress Building was transformed into a mural.