King Kamehameha Day Ho‘olaule‘a

Join us after the parade at Hulihe‘e!

After a two-year hiatus, we are looking forward to celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the King Kamehameha Day Holiday with Hawaiian music, plenty of ‘ono grindz, and local artisans and craftsmen! Join us at the Ho‘olaule‘a on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Hulihe‘e Palace in Historic Kailua Village, at 11:00 AM following the King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade.

FUN FACT:  On December 22, 1871, King Kamehameha V proclaimed a national holiday to honor and celebrate his grandfather and the father of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Originally, the people of Hawai‘i wanted to mark the legacy of Lot Kapūaiwa (Kamehameha V) on his birthday, December 11. Being the humble ali‘i that he was, he opted to honor his grandfather instead and pushed the holiday as far away from his (Lot’s) birthday as possible, hence the arbitrary date of June 11. Thus, June 11, 1872, was the very first Kamehameha Day holiday ever celebrated.

Meet the Vendors!

Come and checkout the ono food, special products, and community resources from the following vendors:

  • Carena Leigh Photography
  • Daughters of Hawai‘i Baked Goodies
  • Daughters of Hawai‘i Preserve a Royal Banyan
  • Dragon Shrimp Chips
  • Ha Essentials
  • Hanabata Days Past to Present
  • Island Love Studio
  • Ka Hiwa Hiwa Hawai‘i
  • Kahuna Products Hawai‘i
  • Kapua’s Snack Box
  • Loli‘ana Designs
  • LVC Jewelry
  • Misma Lani
  • Moonwise Designs
  • My Little Lemon
  • Nai‘a Elle Hawai‘i
  • Originals by Hitomi
  • Oyatsu Hawaii
  • Pā‘ū Lei from the Parade
  • Paul Morgan for Governor
  • Red Ginger Cart
  • Salty Seas Art
  • Security National Mortgage
  • Sisterella’s
  • Sugar’s Hawaii BBQ and Desserts
  • Sweet Kine Kettle Corn
  • Tamisha Lee Glassworks
  • The Eclectic Craftsman
  • TLOOI Arts
  • Wild Love Designs
  • Your Essence Hawai‘i

Program Lineup!

After the parade, join us for the following program lineup with emcee Pomaika‘i Bartolome and DJ Kai Dimond:

11 AM Blessing with Kumu Keala Ching

11:15 Hālau Maunalei with Kumu Hula Lelehua Bray

11:45 Kapulanakehau Tamure

1:45 Morning Star Korean Cultural Center

2:15 Hālau Na Pua U‘i O Hawai‘i with Kumu Hula Etua Lopes

2:45 Diamond Kawaauhau, USA National Miss Hawaii Junior Teen 2022

Gem Kawaauhau, Miss Hawaii Preschool America 2022

Zendra-Ivory Paogofie, Mini Miss Kona Coffee 2022

Zeliah-Teal Paogofie, Little Miss Kona Coffee 2022

3 PM Closing of the Ho‘olaule‘a

Brought to you by the Daughters of Hawai‘i in partnership with the King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade, Kailua-Kona, with funding from the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s Community Enrichment Program presented in partnership with the Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau and the Island of Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau.