Blowing their own horns: 57th annual Waimea Twilight Parade pays tribute to truckers as island’s lifeline

Hundreds of residents from around the island line up along Mamalahoa Highway at sunset to watch the parade commence. (COURTESY PHOTO/NANCY CARR SMITH)

Keoki and Naalei Liana will lead the truck brigade this year as the parade’s grand marshal. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Sonny Miranda and his family stand in front of their decorated truck at the parade three years ago. (COURTESY PHOTO/SONNY MIRANDA)

Dozens of ornately decorated semi-trucks honk their horns at the conclusion of Waimea Twilight Parade each year. (LANDRY FULLER/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

WAIMEA — Drivers honking their horns at pedestrians is a rarity in civil Waimea. But truckers doing so in concert can be heard much to their delight the first Saturday evening each December.