On December 22, 1871, King Kamehameha V proclaimed a national holiday to honor and celebrate his grandfather and the father of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Originally, the people of Hawai‘i wanted to mark the legacy of Lot Kapūaiwa (Kamehameha V) on his birthday, December 11. Being the humble chief that he was, he opted to honor his grandfather instead and pushed the holiday as far away from his (Lot’s) birthday as possible, hence the arbitrary date of June 11. Thus, June 11, 1872, was the very first Kamehameha Day holiday ever celebrated.
Please note that dates and locations may change.
Royal procession from Moku Ola to the Kamehameha Statue in Downtown Hilo.
Description: the art of paʻu and lei making, explored with experts and practitioners.
Starting point Makaʻeo (Old Kona Airport), ending point Walua Road (Royal Kona Resort).
Description: Live music, hula, local artisans and crafts and food vendors. Palace gates will open at 11:00 a.m.
Please click on the links below to fill out the online applications for: Minor Participant or Guardian Authorization, Floral Parade Unit, Floral Parade Mōʻī, and Celebration Event Participation. The links will take you to forms hosted on JotForm.com.
Please click on the link below to fill out the online application to sell food, arts, crafts and services at the 2022 King Kamehameha Celebration Hoʻolauleʻa on June 11 at the Kapiʻolani Park Bandstand.
The 105th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022. As in years 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. The Parade is expected to reach Kapiʻolani Park around 11:30 a.m.
The patience and consideration by residents, retail establishments, and the public along the parade route during this process is greatly appreciated. While parade organizers and volunteers work to ensure a timely delivery, congestion in the area can be expected, during the event.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes and allow for extra driving time in areas near the event. Please refrain from double-parking, which creates congestion, limits traffic flow and is illegal.
Following the parade, the public is invited to enjoy live music, food and more at the King Kamehameha Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a at Kapiʻolani Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please note that dates, times, and locations are subject to change.
|6/3/2022||5:00 - 9:00 p.m.||Molokaʻi||The King's Gala||Hiro's ʻOhana Grill at Hotel Molokaʻi|
|6/4/2022||4:00 p.m.||Molokaʻi||King Kamehameha Celebration Pāʻū Parade||Kaunakakai Town - Ala Malama Avenue|
|6/4/2022||5:00 - 10:00 p.m.||Molokaʻi||King Kamehameha Celebration Hoʻolauleʻa||Ball Park, Kaunakakai|
|6/10/2022||2:30 - 5:00 p.m.||Oʻahu||King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping||Honolulu - Aliʻiolani Hale|
|6/10/2022||5:00 p.m.||Hawaiʻi Island||King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping - Hilo||Hilo Bayfront Park|
|6/11/2022||8:00 a.m.||Hawaiʻi Island||King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping||Kohala|
|6/11/2022||9:00 - 10:00 a.m.||Hawaiʻi Island||King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade||Kohala|
|6/11/2022||9:00 - 11:30 a.m.||Hawaiʻi Island||King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade||Kona|
|6/11/2022||11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.||Hawaiʻi Island||King Kamehameha Celebration Hoʻolauleʻa||Kona, Huliheʻe Palace|
|6/11/2022||10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Kauaʻi||King Kamehameha Celebration Hoʻolauleʻa||Līhuʻe, Royal Sonesta Kauaʻi Resort|
|6/11/2022||9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.||Oʻahu||105th King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade||Honolulu - Iolani Palace to Queen Kapiʻolani Park|
|6/11/2022||11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Oʻahu||King Kamehameha Celebration Hoʻolauleʻa||Honolulu - Queen Kapiʻolani Park|
|6/11/2022||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Molokaʻi||Kamehameha Paniolo Heritage Rodeo (Day 1)||Kaunakakai|
|6/12/2022||10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.||Molokaʻi||Kamehameha Paniolo Heritage Rodeo (Day 2)||Kaunakakai|
|6/18/2022||9:45 a.m.||Maui||Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade||Lāhainā|
|6/18/2022||9:00 a.m.||Maui||Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Hoʻolauleʻa||Lāhainā|
|Lānaʻi||no events scheduled|
In Kohala, Hawai`i, the bronze sculpture of Kamehameha has been painted in life-like colors for as long as anyone can remember. How will the community react when a stranger arrives to conserve the cherished public monument and restore it to its original gold leaf and bronze patina finish?
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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.” Hawai’i Revised Statute 8-5: Capitol.Hawaii.gov/HRScurrent/Vol01_Ch0001-0042F/HRS0008/HRS_0008-0005
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