About Prince Kūhiō Festival

Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana’ole was a prince of the reigning House of Kalākaua when the government of Queen Lili`uokalani was illegally overthrown in 1893. He later went on to become a politician in the Territory of Hawai`i as delegate to the United States Congress. Prince Kūhiō founded the first Hawaiian Civic Club on Dec 7, 1918, and led the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921.

In the early 1970s, in the month of March (Prince Kūhiōʻs birth month) parades and events honoring Prince Kūhiō were held in our island communities. These activitues included a  pageantry of floats, equestrian units, marching units, and car cades of dignitaries.  Hoʻolauleʻa and Hoʻikeʻike celebrations commemorated

Today, the activities to honor Kūhiō have grown from the humble parades in those early years to month long activities.

2020 Prince Kūhiō Festival

Oahu Events 

Prince Kūhiō Parade

March 28, 2020
Start: 4:00pm (“Kapolei Hale” Kapolei Satellite City Hall)
End: 6:00pm (Ka Makana Aliʻi Shopping Center)

The Oahu Prince Kūhiō Parade is one of four large scale parades in the state of Hawaiʻi. This year for the first time, the Prince Kūhiō Parade has relocated to Kapolei.

Kapolei is the largest homestead sub-development in the state with nearly 1,700 homestead families calling it home.  It is also the location where the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs are headquartered.

Want to kōkua? Click the links below to see how you and your organization can join the celebration.

Hoʻikeʻike Celebration

Ka Makana Aliʻi Shopping Center
March 28, 2020
Start: 6:00pm

After the parade celebration, join us in the Ka Makana Aliʻi Shopping Center for free entertainment, vendors, and activities.

Maui Events


Kauai Events

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