October 13, 2018
Enjoy the beauty of Kōke‘e as the mountain forests echo with the sounds of Hawaiian music and chants, during Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i on Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Koke‘e State Park. Step back in time to 1871 as Queen Emma and her entourage arrives on horseback at 11 a.m. Enjoy the exhibits, crafts, silent auction and delicious food. Free admission. Kōke‘e State Park parking is limited, so please carpool. Bring your own seating; no coolers. The Emalani Festival is sponsored in part by Hui o Laka - Koke‘e Natural History Museum and Hawaii Tourism Authority.
This year, Sharalyn Kahealani Bucasas is set to portray Queen Emma. Bucasas was raised on Kauaʻi and is a graduate of Waimea High School and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Queen's Court: Lady-in-Waiting is Shannon Nohealani Bucasas; Kaluahi, the Queen's guide, is Norman Hoʻokano; and Kumu Hololio is Kauhi Agoun. Roselle Keliʻihonipua Bailey will be the mistress of ceremonies for the event.
Takes place in Kōkeʻe State Park, Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow at mile marker 15 on Kōkeʻe Road.
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