Aloha Festivals seeks applicants for the Royal Court, floral parade, and ho'olaule'a

Published: Jul. 8, 2018 at 7:09 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 9, 2018 at 5:22 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Aloha Festivals is an annual showcase of vibrant island culture in Hawaii.

The festival comes to Oahu once a year with popular cultural events like a massive floral parade through town, and a ho'olaule'a in Waikiki.

This year's festivities are slated to begin in September, but organizers are already searching for applicants and volunteers.

"For 72 years, the Floral Parade and Royal Court have stood as hallmarks of the annual Aloha Festivals," the organization says.

Members of the Royal Court are a focal point of the parade and events throughout the festival. Those interested in being on the court must be willing to volunteer many hours of community service and meet other criteria.

Event organizers are seeking applicants for the king, queen and youth court positions.

For more information or to download a court application, click here. There you can also find applications to be a vendor at the annual ho'olaule'a.

The deadline to apply for a position on the court is July 31.

Festivities kick off on Sept. 1 with an investiture ceremony for the Royal Court at 4 p.m. and an opening ceremony to follow.

The ho'olaule'a will happen on Sept. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. along Kalakaua Ave. The 72nd annual Floral Parade will conclude the festival on Sept. 29 beginning at 9 a.m.

It will feature floats, marching units and beautiful pa'u units.

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