At the same time, there will be another big celebration, the 135th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration on June 8th and 9th. It was first declared a holiday in 1871 by Kong Kamehameha in honor of his grandfather King Kamehameha the Great who unified the Hawaiian Kingdom. Events include a statue draping ceremony, music & hula performances and a Floral Parade, followed by festivals at Queen Kapiolani Park in Waikiki. The Festival includes cultural demonstrations, food, and entertainment. All events are free.
Enjoy Hawaii and the Hawaiian people. Aloha Pua, Kohala Coast Vacation Guide