King Kamehameha Celebration Commission
Royal Order of Kamehameha I: Kainoa Daines – Chair
‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu: Geanine Gomes
Hale O Nā Ali‘i: Ian Custino
Daughters & Sons of Hawaiian Warriors, Mamākakaua: Kathleen Moniz
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: Kamakanaokealoha Aquino
Papakōlea Community Association: Lionel Wright
Island of Hawai’i: Desiree Moana Cruz
Island of Maui: Daryl Fujiwara
Island of Kaua’i: Vacant
Island of Moloka’i: Lu Ann Lankford-Faborito
Island of Lāna’i: Anela Evans
2019 King Kamehameha Celebration Events
This year marks the 147th Annual King Kamehameha Day holiday with other festivities across the islands.
Island of O`ahu
The 103rd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9 am celebrates Hawaiian marching band music with the theme: Ku’upau a Kanile’a Nā Mele Kūpuna – Play Without Restraint Until the Songs of Our Ancestors Resound Joyously! Set for Saturday, June 8, the event will honor parade Grand Marshals, Aaron David Mahi and John Riggle, both of whom have played an instrumental role in Hawai‘i’s marching band scene.
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 am.
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King Kamehameha Celebration Lei Draping Ceremony on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. fronting Ali‘iōlani Hale with performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band.
For Lei Draping Protocol for the General Public: Click here
King Kamehameha Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a at Aloha Tower from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. free admission featuring hula, live entertainment, Hawaii made products, food booths and more with ample parking available.
Equestrian Units – for all interested persons, please contact Beverly Lee at (808) 392-7111.
For Marching Band application: Click here
For Float or Decorated Vehicles application: Click here
Mahalo for your interest in the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade.
Island of Hawai`i
On June 11, the North Kohala Kamehameha Day Celebration will honor and celebrate King Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1795. The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. with a lei-draping ceremony, hula, history and music, at the original King Kamehameha I statue in Kapaau. A traditional pau (skirted horseback riders) parade, with horses and riders adorned in flowers, foliage, and colors to represent each of the Hawaiian Islands, will follow from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Visitors can also enjoy the hoolaulea (celebration), including entertainment, crafts and food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kamehameha Park. For more information, visit www.kamehamehadaycelebration.org.
Additional King Kamehameha Day celebrations and activities will be held on the island of Hawaii.
On June 8, the Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade in Kailua-Kona will commence at 9 a.m., followed by festivities at Hulihee Palace. For more information, visit www.konaparade.org.
The Kamehameha Festival will take place at the King Kamehameha I statue at Wailoa River State Park in Hilo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on June 11. The festival will feature a lei draping ceremony and various activities, craft vendors, music and food. For more information, visit www.kamehamehafestival.org.
On Tuesday, June 11 in honor of King Kamehameha Day, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai will host a “kakahiaka (morning) greeting” at 5:30 a.m. at Wedding Tree followed by two lecture sessions at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Ronnie’s Garden. The resort’s mea hookipa staff will share “Ola e Kamehameha I,” the history and story of Hawaii’s first ruler. Both the sunrise and lecture sessions are complimentary for resort guests. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/hualalai or call (808) 325-8000.
Island of Maui
Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa’u Parade & Ho’olaule’a
June 15 & 16, 2019
Parade 9:45 am, Ho’olaule’a 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 Hawaii Tourism Authority, Supporting the Language of Kaua`i, inc., Royal Order of Kamehameha – Kaumuali`i Chapter, and Kaua`i Museum in collaboration with The County of Kaua`i and The Kauai Marriott proudly presents the King Kamehameha Ho`olaule`a Celebration on Saturday, June 8, 2019 hosted on the beautiful Kauai Marriott Luau Grounds overlooking Kalapaki Bay from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Come and enjoy the cultural exhibits on the lawn from 10:00 am, Mistress of Ceremony Aunty Bev. Muraoka, King’s Court protocol procession at 11:30 am, and live entertainment from Kauai’s very own award winning Kumu Hula Wallis & Shana Punua Halau from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. Entrance is free and parking available upside (Golf course parking lot) with shuttle service. For more information, email: email@example.com.
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Island of Moloka`i
Sunday, June 16, 2019 Parade starts at 9:30 am in the center of town with procession to Luau and Ho`olaule`a to Moloka`i Community Health Center Great Room at 11 am – 2:30 pm enjoy a day celebrating Paiea Kamehameha and hear some of the accomplishments while unifying our islands. Presented by Manu Boyd and The Royal Order of Kamehameha, Kahekili Chapter. Come and take in the Parade, Protocol Ceremony by the Royal Societies on Moloka`i, Crafts, Raffles, Makana Makamae and a Father’s only trip giveaway. For additional information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.”
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Reach us at:
King Kamehameha Celebration Commission
355 North King Street
Honolulu, HI 96817
Telephone No.: (808) 586-0333