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: Gerry Miyamoto

Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs: Shelley Kēhaulani Pe’a

Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association: Kauhi Ahana

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

2021 King Kamehameha Celebration Events

2021 Parade theme is “Nā ‘Āina Hoʻopulapula: Celebrating a Century of Prince Kūhiōʻs Legacy”, highlighting Hawaiian Homestead Lands.

Due to the continuing threat and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission announces the cancellation of all King Kamehameha Celebration parade events statewide. The Lei Draping’s may still be held in a private format if regulations permit. A socially distanced Ho`olaule`a on O`ahu, is still being considered for the June 11th holiday.

“The decision to cancel these major, statewide events was made with the health and safety of our island communities and kūpuna in mind. While we are hopeful that the worst of the COVID-19 health crisis will be behind us by June, we feel the prudent response at this time is to cancel the parades as the preparations and event draw large crowds to prepare and attend. This allows all involved in our respective King Kamehameha Celebration festivities across the state to focus on matters important to health, welfare, and economy. We look forward to a return to in-person festivities commemorating and celebrating Kamehameha Pai`ea in 2022,” said Kainoa Daines, Chair of the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission. He added, “The Commission will prepare for the 150th anniversary of the Kamehameha Day Holiday in 2022.”

Island of O`ahu

June 11 — King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony at Aliʻiōlani Hale, 4:00 p.m.

Island of Hawai`i

Island of Maui

Island of Kaua`i

Island of Moloka`i

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]

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