2019 King Kamehameha Celebration

Calendar of Events

King Kamehameha Day Celebration 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Huliheʻe Palace  (75-5718 Aliʻi Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740)

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2019 Kamehameha Festival

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.

King Kamehameha Day at the Four Seasons Resort

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.

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.

Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade & Hoʻolauleʻa

Saturday, June 15 & 16, 2019

Parade route: Lahaina’s historic Front Street, from Kenui Street to Banyan Tree Park.

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.

The King’s Lūʻau: Father’s Day Brunch

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Molokai Community Health Center Great Room (old Pau Hana Inn) (30 Oki Pl, Kaunakakai, HI 96748)

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Molokaʻi Parade

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

King Kamehameha Celebration – Lei Draping Ceremony

Friday, June 7, 2019

King Kamehameha Statue (447 South King Street, Honolulu, HI 96813)

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presented by The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission

King Kamehameha Celebration – Floral Parade

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Start: ʻIolani Palace  End: Kapiʻolani Park

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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 Parademoves along the route, several blocks before its approach arriving at Kapiolani Park at approximately 11 am.

King Kamehameha Celebration – Hoʻolauleʻa

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Aloha Tower Marketplace (1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, HI 96813)

4:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Presented by The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission

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

Aliʻi Sunday – Kamehameha I

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Kawaiahaʻo Church (957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, HI 96813)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Kauaʻi Celebration

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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: education@kauaimuseum.org.

2019 Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony

Sunday, June 9, 2019

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

1st Street SW, U.S. Capitol Building, Visitor Center, Emancipation Hall, Washington, D.C.

Presented by the Hawaiʻi State Society of Washington, D.C.

Register in the link above