HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Several hula dancers, Royal Hawaiian Center members, and residents gathered at the 102nd Kamehameha day parade at Iolani Palace on Saturday to commemorate the life of King Kamehameha I.
The weekend morning parade was the second of several festivities planned before King Kamehameha Day on June 11. On Friday, several gathered as a statue of the late monarch was draped in a 30-foot lei made of thousands of purple flowers.
Saturday's festivities included a parade that started at Iolani Palace around 9 a.m., before weaving through Waikiki and ending at the Kapiolani Bandstand.
Hundreds lined the streets of Honolulu for the day's festivities which included live entertainment in Queen Kapiolani Park. The floral parade was replete with several decorative floats on display.
Kauai residents also participated in the Kamehameha Day revelry with a procession of pa'u riders wearing colors and flowers representing each of the Hawaiian Islands.