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, Mamākakaua: 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: Beverly Lee

Waimānalo Hawaiian Homestead Association: Vacant

Papakōlea Community Association: Vacant

Island of Hawai’i: Desiree Moana Cruz

Island of Maui: Daryl Fujiwara

Island of Kaua’i: Lyah Kama-Drake

Island of Moloka’i: Lu Ann Lankford-Faborito

Island of Lāna’i: Vacant

2020 King Kamehameha Celebration Events



This year marks the 148th Annual King Kamehameha Day holiday with other festivities across the islands.

The King Kamehameha Celebration events are scheduled as usual in the month of June. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and respond accordingly. If the status changes in the future a notification will be posted on this website.


Island of O`ahu



2020 King Kamehameha Celebration Lei Draping Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm at fronting Ali‘iōlani Hale in downtown Honolulu. Expect to see cultural protocols and pageantry, along with beautiful hand-made lei being draped on the outstretched arms of King Kamehameha with performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band. For additional information contact: [email protected]

The Daughters and Sons of the Hawaiian Warriors-MĀMAKAKAUA annual King Kamehameha Statue tribute held on his assigned birthday, June 11th at 8:00 a.m. at the King Kamehameha Statue fronting Ali‘iōlani Hale in downtown Honolulu.

2020 King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 9 am – 1 pm. This year’s theme is “E kū I ka hoe uli – Take hold of the steering paddle”. As in year’s past, 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. Streets will begin to close in downtown Honolulu at 7:30 a.m., with closures coinciding as the Parade moves along the route, several blocks before its approach arriving at Kapiolani Park at approximately 11:30 am. For additional information contact: [email protected]

2020 King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade Hoʻolauleʻa will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 2 pm – 8 pm located at Aloha Tower Marketplace in downtown Honolulu. Free admission featuring hula, live entertainment including Hawaiian music and multi cultural entertainment, Hawaii made products and multi cultural vendors, food booths and more with ample parking available. For additional information contact: [email protected]

Equestrian Units, Pä`ū Queen Honoree and Princess Honorees for Equestrian Units have been selected for 2020. For questions related to Equestrian Units, please contact Beverly Lee at (808) 392-7111.

Link for O`ahu King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade Mo`i Application:  Click here

Link for O`ahu King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade:  Click here

Link for O`ahu King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade Minor Consent Application:  Click here

Link for O`ahu King Kamehameha Celebration Ho`olaule`a Application:  Click here    Any questions or information regarding Ho`olaule`a please send them to the following email: [email protected]

Mahalo for your interest in the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade.

Island of Hawai`i

Information on the parade and events will be forthcoming at a later date.

Island of Maui

Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa’u Parade on June 20, 2020 at 9:45 am and Ho’olaule’a on June 20 – 21, 2020 from 9 am – 5 pm

The Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pā‘ū Parade & Ho’olaule’a warmly invite you to commemorate and celebrate our ali‘i. West Maui’s longest running event honors Kamehameha I and his illustrious ‘ohana with an annual pa’u parade along Front Street and 2 day Ho’olaule’a at Keawaiki, the Banyan Tree Park, in Lahaina Town. The ho‘olaule‘a festivities include a pā‘ū awards presentation, food booths, Maui Made Artists, Exhibits, Hawaiian music and hula.

Island of Kaua`i

The County of Kauai, Hawai’i Tourism, and the Hawaiian Societies and Civic Clubs of Kaua’i proudly present the 2020 King Kamehameha Celebration on Kaua’i. This year’s event will feature activities throughout the week with a Ho`olaule`a on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Vidinha Soccer Field, Lihue, Kauai from 9am to 2pm. Come and experience the King’s Court protocol and ho’okupu procession at 9am, a Hawaiian oratory competition at 10am, and cultural activities and exhibits on the lawn beginning at 11am. Enjoy live entertainment, food, crafts and more throughout the day. Entrance and parking is free and open to the public.
For more information: [email protected]

Island of Moloka`i

Sunday, June 14, 2020 join the Moloka`i King Kamehameha Celebration by attending a Ho`olaule`a/ King’s Luau to be held at the Moloka`i Community Health Center Great Room at 11 am – 2:30 pm enjoy a day celebrating Pai`ea Kamehameha and hear some of the accomplishments while unifying our islands. Honorees for the Kings luau that we will be honored this year include Walter Ritte and Kupuna Kauila Reyes (posthumously). Presented by Manu Boyd and The Royal Order of Kamehameha, Kahekili Chapter. Come and take in the Protocol Ceremony by the Royal Societies on Moloka`i, Crafts, Raffles, Makana Makamae and a Father’s only trip giveaway. For additional information contact: [email protected]

King Kamehameha Celebration Commission Meeting Minutes


More information on the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission –

Hawai’i Revised Statute 8-5:

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol01_Ch0001-0042F/HRS0008/HRS_0008-0005.htm

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
Email: [email protected]

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