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Kamehameha Day Celebration
June 11 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Original statue draped in flowers starts at 8:00 AM. See the original statue of King Kamehameha I in all its holiday glory. The statue in Kapa’au is decorated with many 25-foot-long floral lei created in tribute to the King. Lei draping ceremonies start with an opening blessing, followed by hula, history, and music.
Traditional floral parade 9:00 AM – 10:30 PM: Watch a traditional pa’u parade with horses and riders adorned in flowers and colors to represent each Hawaiian Island. At 11:00 AM the road closes while honorees, hula dancers, Pa’u riders and floral floats make their way from Hawi to the statue and Kamehameha Park in Kapa’au.
Music, Crafts, Food in the park 11:00 AM-4:00 PM: Enjoy Ho’olaule’a activities at Kamehameha Park in Kapa’au, where you can eat local food, see masters create traditional arts and crafts, watch beautiful hula dancers and listen to award-winning Hawaiian musicians.