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  The public is invited to attend a free King Kamehameha ‘Ohana Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11 at the Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i
The annual celebration of King Kamehameha Day commences with the Lei Draping Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. June 10 in front of Ali‘iōlani Hale. Next, the 105th King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade will be held at 9 a.m. on
During the first weekend in June there will be the Kamehameha Moloka‘i Celebration. On June 3, the first King’s Gala at Hiro’s ‘Ohana Grill opens its doors at 5 p.m. with a buffet dinner and poke bar. Enjoy entertainment by Ei Nei,
at 3610 Rice St. There will be an appearance and protocol procession of the 2022 King’s Court, and entertainment
June 11. The parade will take
a route beginning at King Street fronting ‘Iolani Palace. Participants will then head down Punchbowl Street, before making a left on to Ala Moana Boulevard and eventually Kalākaua Avenue. The parade comes to a finish at Monsarrat Avenue and Queen Kapi‘olani Park. The parade is expected
by masters of ceremonies Da Braddahs and Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners Ei Nei and Mike Ka‘awa & Friends.
to reach Kapi‘olani Park around 11:30 a.m. Following the parade, the public can experience live music, food and more at the King Kamehameha Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kapi‘olani Park.
to follow from 5 to 10 p.m.
at Kaunakakai Baseball Field with entertainment, ‘ono eats, Hawai‘i artists and the Ms. Wahine Ha‘aheo Pageant. For tickets and more information, visit html.
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Liam Moleta, Makana and the Nahenahe Mele Contest. To enter visit html. The celebration continues June 4. The parade begins at 4 p.m. through Kaunakakai Town along Ala Mālama Avenue. There will be a Ho‘olaule‘a
Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade and Ho‘olaule‘a is a Maui celebration that will be held June 18. The Front Street parade starts 9:45 a.m. and
will feature floats, decorated vehicles and pāʻū riders. The ho‘olaule‘a under the shade of the Lāhainā Banyan Tree will run from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with Hawaiian music, exhibits, free keiki activities, Hawai‘i artists, food and hula. The parade features eight island princess pāʻū units, pāʻū marshal Glenn Berce and pāʻū queen Linda Berce. The Berces have given of themselves tirelessly and unconditionally to the rodeo community, the equestrian community, and
the pāʻū community. Their daughter Gabrielle Berce is the reigning Miss Rodeo Hawai‘i.
            Visitors are welcomed to the North Kohala towns of Hāwī and Kapa‘au on June 11, 2022 to take part in a full day of celebration and tribute to King Kamehameha I. All events are free. See
This year’s Kamehameha Day lei draping celebration begins at 5 p.m. on June 10. “Ka ‘Ahulei O Kamehameha” is hosted by Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association, East Hawai‘i Region, and
will take place at the town’s King Kamehameha statue on Bishop Street. Prior to the lei draping ceremony, the Hawai‘i County Band will perform. For more information visit
   the original statue of King Kamehameha I draped in
lei starting at 8 a.m. in all
its royal glory. The statue in Kapa‘au is decorated with many 20-foot-long floral lei created
The 150th anniversary of King Kamehameha Day will be held on June 11. The floral parade, which began in 1953, starts
  in tribute to the king. Lei draping ceremonies start with an opening blessing, followed by hula, history and music. A Traditional Pā‘ū Unit Parade will be held from 9 to 10
a.m. At 9 a.m. the road closes while honorees and pā‘ū riders make their way from Kohala High and Elementary School
to the statue and Kamehameha Park in Kapa‘au. Visit
on Kuakini Highway near Maka‘eo (also known as Old Kona Airport). It travels through Kailua Village and ends near Royal Kona Resort, where Ali‘i Drive meets Wālua Road. The parade is for the community and put on by the community. It will include floats, walking units and others. In addition to pā‘ū riders, the celebration will feature a ho‘olaule‘a with artisans, hālau hula and musicians. For more information, visit

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