Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 9 am – 5 pm
Parade route begins at ʻIolani Palce (King St./Richards St.), follows King to Punchbowl St, and then Ala Moana Blvd to Kalakaua Avenue through Waikīkī, and ending on Monsarrat Ave at Queen Kapiʻolani Park. (Road closures will be from 7:30am till 1pm)
Beautiful florals will cover floats with local marching bands, pā‘ū riders on horseback. At the end of the parade enjoy food, music, hula halaus, games, workshops and demonstrations at the Ho‘olaule‘a!
Photo: Daniel Rameriz, pā‘ū rider
King Kamehameha Day is celebrated on June 11th and is a state holiday honoring King Kamehameha the Great (later became King Kamehameha I) who unified all eight Hawaiian islands: Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, and Hawaiʻi creating the first monarchy in Hawai’i.
The Lei Draping Ceremony fronting Iolani Palace (the formal home of Hawai’i’s royalty) King Kamehameha I statue will 30 feet of plumera lei is carefully draped on the arms of his statue at Aliʻiōlani Hale (417 S King Street, Honolulu) in downtown Honolulu on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 2pm. Enjoy the performance of The Royal Hawaiian Band!