King Kamehameha Day Festivities and Parade in North Kohala Tuesday, June 11th.
Original statue draped in flowers starts at 8:00 AM. See the original statue of King Kamehameha I in all its holiday glory. The statue in Kapa'au is decorated with many 20-foot-long floral lei created in tribute to the King. Lei draping ceremonies start with an opening blessing, followed by hula, history, and music.
Traditional floral parade 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Watch a traditional pa'u parade with horses and riders adorned in flowers and colors to represent each Hawaiian Island. At 9:00 AM the road closes while honorees, Pa'u riders and floral floats make their way from Hawi to the statue and Kamehameha Park in Kapa'au. Parade to begin promptly at 9:00 AM.
Music, Crafts, Food in the park 11:00 AM-4:00 PM: Enjoy Ho'olaule'a activities at Kamehameha Park in Kapa'au, where you can eat local food, see masters create traditional arts and crafts, watch beautiful hula dancers and listen to award-winning Hawaiian musicians. This is a ZERO waste event. There will be water stations available. Please bring your reusable water bottle. A trip to this historic area on King Kamehameha Day is sure to be a highlight of a trip to the Islands. While in North Kohala, visitors can take in the natural beauty of ocean cliffs and ranchland, visit breathtaking Pololu Valley, and browse the area's many shops, restaurants, and galleries. Bring a camera.