King Kamehameha Celebration Commission
Royal Order of Kamehameha I: Elmer K. Ka`ai, Jr., Chairman
‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu: Linda Chock
Hale O Nā Ali‘i: Marilyn Leimomi Khan
Mamākakaua, Daughters & Sons of Hawaiian Warriors: Moana Nahinu
Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs: Lu Faborito, Secretary
Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association: Kainoa Daines
Kapahulu Music Club: Beverly Lee
Waimānalo Hawaiian Homestead Association: Kamakana Aquino
Papakōlea Community Association: Vacant
Kaua‘i County: Melissia Sugai, Chair
Maui County: Daryl Fuiwara
County of Hawai‘i: Jacqueline “Skylark” Rossetti
Arts Program Specialist: Lehua-Nani Kalima
Schedule of Events
Statewide Theme: Na Pouhana – honoring Senators Inouye and Akaka
Island of O`ahu
The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission would like to thank all Lei-Draping, Parade and Ho`olaule`a participants and attendees for a successful weekend of festivities.
Special mahalo to the Honolulu Police and Fire Departments for all their kokua!
Mark your calendars for next year:
June 7, 2013 Friday 3:30 p.m. – Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony – lawn fronting Ali`iolani Judiciary Building.
3:30pm Royal Hawaiian Band
4:00pm Blessing by Kahu Kordell Kekoa and formal program begins with MC’s – Billy V and Skylark Rossetti
4:05pm – 5:00pm Presentation of lei and Hookupu by Royal Societies and dignitaries
5:00pm – 5:15pm After formal societies have presented and while the other leis made by Ahahui Kaahumanu are being draped, oli and kahiko by Ka Pa Hula `O Kauanoe `O Wa`ahila. Kumu Hula Maelia Loebenstein-Carter.
5:15pm – 5:25pm Other Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners and Merry Monarch performances TBA
5:25pm – 5:30pm Closing remarks
June 8, 2013 Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 97th annual King Kamehameha Floral Parade. Parade route will begin at the corner of King and Richards Streets in downtown Honolulu and end at Kapiolani Park. Ho`olaule`a events to follow in Downtown area – more details forthcoming. Ho`olaule`a – Any craft vendors who are interested in selling their products at this year’s Ho`olaule`a should contact Kawaiaha`o Church at (808) 469-3000 for an application and more details. All craft booths will be located on Kawaiaha`o church grounds as part of our downtown ho`olaule`a block party.
Here are the locations of the reviewing stands along the parade route: Iolani Palace (Olelo TV filming, to broadcast at a later date); Restaurant Row (offering complimentary parking – hosted by Hawaiian 105); 805 Ala Moana Boulevard (next to Acura, also complimentary parking); Ala Moana Beach Park near Atkinson (hosted by Ala Moana Hotel); Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki; Capitol ONE 360 (formerly ING Direct Cafe); Royal Hawaiian Center (near Hermes); Hyatt Regency Wakiki Resort & Spa; and Wakiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.
Free Tours of `Iolani Palace for all ages from 11am – 4pm. Also, on the Grounds of `Iolani Palace will be over 20 cultural demonstrators, exhibitors, a keiki fun tent, entertainment by some of Hawaii’s top entertainers and halau, hosted by Hawaiian 105 KINE! Food booths, shaved ice, refreshments, and limited quantities of this year 141st annual King Kamehameha Celebration t-shirts, designed by Sig and Kuha`o Zane. A special presentation of “Kamehameha Paiea, the untold Story” by Kawai`ea`a`ohana in Kanaina hall from 1pm – 2pm. Learn from the `Ohana Kawai`ae`a of the youthful life of Kamehameha Paiea, his birth and life with Nae`ole and their family who raised and protected him from birth to age 12! Learn of that secret place that he was protected at and raised in secret, and hear from three generations of Kawai`ae`a kane – Kekaulele, Kapeau, and Kamuala`i, grandson, son and grandpa – as they share their personal kuleana in this family project that started 2011 and will conclude in September of 2013!
Free Tours of the Judiciary Museum at Ali`iolani Hale from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Hawaii State Art Museum will be open from 10 am – 4 pm and June 8 is the second Saturday of the month in which they always have a family art program. In June, the Hawai`i Craftsman will be here from 11 am until 3 pm working with clay and wood. Exhibits will be open, free to the public.
Kawaiaha`o Church will be having their luau and makeke, with Hawaiian plates (kalua pig, chicken long rice, squid luau, smoked meat, lomilomi salmon, poke, poi, haupia, kulolo, `ula, `uala, pineapple, cake, and much more) available for sale. There will be craft vendors and entertainment. People can also call 469-3000 and ask about special reserved parade and luau seating and valet parking. Luau is from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and makeke runs from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Stree Grindz food trucks will be parked along Richards Street selling a large selection of delicious items from 1 pm – 4 pm. Truck vendors include:
Aloha Pops (Gelato and Sorbetto on a stick)
Baja Style Mexican (Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas and Nachos)
Sweet Revenge (Assorted pies)
Simply Ono (Teriyaki Beef Plate, Chili Bowl and Hamburger Curry as well as Hamburger Steak w/ Gravy and Onions)
Local Stop (Malasada burgers, Pastele stew, Gandule rice, Red velvet cheesecake malasadas)
Waikiki Trolley will be providing FREE transportation to/from Waikiki. These trolleys will be marked with banners. One will pick up/drop off near the city bus stop on Monsarrat Street across from the zoo; the other will be picking up on Kalia Road, at the Hawaiian Village Tapa Tower bus depot then processing to the Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Kalakaua Avenue across of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The drop off/pick up spot downtown will be on Richards Street in front of the YWCA. Shuttles will run continously from Kapiolani Park at noon and from Hilton/Hyatt at 12:30pm. Last pick up to Waikiki from downtown will be at 4:30pm.
Free public parking at the Kalanimoku Building and the Department of Health building lots. Parking at Kawaiaha`o Plaza will be open but you must pay.
June 11, 2013 Tuesday – The Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian Warriors MAMAKAKAUA will celebrate the King Kamehameha holiday at his statue. This is the 100th anniversary of this event by Mamakakaua who have stood watch at this ceremony since June 11, 1914.
Island of Hawai`i
Hilo: June 10, 2013 Monday 5:00 p.m. – Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping at Bayfront. June 11, 2013 Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – Ho`olaule`a at Mokuola (Coconut Island).
Kohala: June 11, 2013 Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – Lei Draping, Parade and Ho`olaue`a in Hawi, Kohala.
Kailua-Kona: June 15, 2013 Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Parade along Ali`i Drive, Ho`olaule`a to follow at end of parade route at King Kamehameha Hotel parking lot.
Island of Maui
June 15, 2013 Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Kamehameha parade and Ho`olaule`a – starting along Front Street, Lahaina and ending at Kamehameha `Iki park.
Parade Application (PDF)
Parade Application (Word Document)
Vendor Application (PDF)
Vendor Application (Word Document)
Island of Kaua`i
June 15, 2013 Saturday 9:00 a.m. – Kamehameha parade – starting at Vidinha Stadium and ending at County Building on Rice Street. Ho`olaule`a to follow.
Parade Entry Application: TBA
Vendor Application: TBA
More information on the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission -
Hawai’i Revised Statute 8-5:
Per HRS 8-5, “The commission is authorized to determine to whom and for which occasions permission is to be granted for the use of the statue of King Kamehameha I.”
For more information: http://www.hawaiifilmoffice.com/film-permitting/film-permit-application
Reach us at:
King Kamehameha Celebration Commission
355 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Telephone No.: (808) 586-0333