Calendar of events: Kamehameha Day festivities planned across the state

Calendar of events: Kamehameha Day festivities planned across the state
Pa'u riders are a crowd favorite at the annual floral parade. (Source: Dillon Ancheta)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Kamehameha Day falls on June 11, and communities across the islands are getting ready to honor the revered ali’i with various upcoming events.

The King Kamehameha Celebration has released its calendar of events for the state.

2019 King Kamehameha Day calendar of events.
2019 King Kamehameha Day calendar of events. (Source: King Kamehameha Celebration)

A vibrant Hawaii tradition, it kicks off with the annual statue lei draping on Oahu on June 7 fronting Ali’iolani Hale. The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m.

Then on June 8 at 9 a.m, the 103rd annual King Kamehameha Floral Parade runs from Iolani Palace to Kapiolani Park. It will feature marching bands, floats and extravagant pa’u riders adorned with flowers and lei.

This year’s pa’u queen who will reign over the parade is Kehau Holi-Robb, a veteran rider in the islands.

Introducing this year's Pā‘ū Queen, Kēhau Holi-Robb in June 8th's 103rd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade in Honolulu. #KamehamehaDay #PanioloPride #KingKamehamehaCelebration

Posted by King Kamehameha Celebration on Saturday, June 1, 2019

Following the parade, there will be a celebration Ho’olaule’a at the Aloha Tower Marketplace with local vendors and crafts. It runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Then on June 11, the Mamakakaua Ceremony will be help at 8 a.m. at the King Kamehameha Statue.

Similar events are being planned for Kauai, Hawai’i Island, Maui and Moloka’i. Click here for more.

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