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King Kamehameha weekend road closures

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Saturday's 95th Annual King Kamehameha Day Parade is the longest parade in Hawaii. It's held in Honolulu every June to honor the memory of King Kamehameha.

This year's theme is Wahine Holo Lio, honoring the noble tradition of pa'u riding. The practice dates back to the 1800s, when women wore pa'u to protect their dresses when riding to a party or gathering. The parade takes place Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Immediately following the parade, there will be a King Kamehameha Day Festival at Kapiolani Park. You can expect live entertainment, plenty of ono food, cultural demonstrations and educational exhibits.

Now a head's up for drivers. Roads all along the route will be closed. The parade starts at the King Kamehameha statue on South King Street. From there it'll head down Punchbowl to Ala Moana Boulevard, then down Kalakaua. The parade ends around noon at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand. If you can't make it in person, tune into K5 The Home Team, for all the live action. Sunrise's Steve Uyehara, Tannya Joaquin, Ramsay Wharton, and Billy V will be your hosts. Coverage begins at 9:00 a.m.

On Sunday, Kalakaua will be closed again for a parade. The closure will start at Saratoga and go to Kapahulu. Expect delays from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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