King Kamehameha Celebration Commission

Commissioner Listing

Royal Order of Kamehameha I: Kainoa Daines – Chair

‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu: Louise Alina

Hale O Nā Ali‘i: Ian Custino

Daughters & Sons of Hawaiian Warriors, Māmakakaua: Puake`ala Mann

Daughters of Hawai’i: Kehaulani Keana`aina

Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs: Shelley Kēhaulani Pe’a

Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association: Vacant

Kapahulu Music Club: Kimo Keaulana

Waimānalo Hawaiian Homestead Association: Vacant

Papakōlea Community Association: Vacant

Island of Hawai’i: Desiree Moana Cruz

Island of Maui: Moani Whittle-Wagner

Island of Kaua’i: Lyah Kama-Drake

Island of Moloka’i: Heli Silva

Island of Lāna’i: Vacant

2022 King Kamehameha Celebration Events

150th Anniversary of the Kamehameha Day Holiday – June 11, 1872 – June 11, 2022

On December 22, 1871, King Kamehameha V proclaimed a national holiday to honor and celebrate his grandfather and the father of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Originally, the people of Hawai‘i wanted to mark the legacy of Lot Kapūaiwa (Kamehameha V) on his birthday, December 11. Being the humble chief that he was, he opted to honor his grandfather instead and pushed the holiday as far away from his (Lot’s) birthday as possible, hence the arbitrary date of June 11. Thus, June 11, 1872, was the very first Kamehameha Day holiday ever celebrated.

2022 Theme: E Ola Ka Mō‘ī Kamehameha – Long live King Kamehameha!

Island of O`ahu

King Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony – Friday, June 10 and King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade – Saturday, June 11

Island of Hawai`i

King Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony – Thursday, June 9

Island of Maui

King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade – Saturday, June 18
Hoʻolauleʻa under Lahaina Town Historic Banyan Tree Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 9 am
Pāʻū Parade on Front Street in Lahaina; Kenui Street to Shaw Street
Awards Ceremony to follow under the Lahaina Banyan Tree on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 9:45 am

Island of Kaua`i

Island of Moloka`i

King Kamehameha Paʻu Parade / Block party Hoʻolauleʻa Friday, June 2, 2022 – 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Holoku Ball at Hotel Moloka’i – Kamililoa Sunset – Lei making contest, Craft vendors, Entertainment, Prize give aways, Silent Auction and more on Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 5 pm
2nd Annual Paniolo Heritage Rodeo at the Jimmy Duvachelle Arena on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, 2022 – 10 am – 5 pm

King Kamehameha Related Suggested Reading List:

Kamehameha: The Rise of a King by David Eyre – Juvenile
King Kamehameha The Great: Warrior King of the Hawaiian Islands by Leilani Makua
Kamehameha: The Warrior King of Hawaii by Susan Keyes Morris
Kamehameha: Destiny Fulfilled by Allan Seidan
Kamehameha the Great by Julie Stewart Williams
Kamehameha: The Boy Who Became a Warrior King by Ellie Crowe and Don Robinson
Kohala Kuamo`o: Naeʻoleʻs Race to Save a King by Kekauleleanaeʻole Kawaiʻaeʻa and Aaron Kawaiʻaeʻa

King Kamehameha Celebration Commission Meeting Minutes

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:

Reach us at:

King Kamehameha Celebration Commission
355 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Telephone No.: (808) 586-0333
Email: [email protected]

Support provided by Hawai`i Tourism through the Community Enrichment Program.