Spend the day on the picturesque, seaside grounds of Hulihe‘e Palace Saturday, March 25, 2017 for the annual spring fundraiser, Day at Hulihe‘e. An 8:30 a.m. traditional Hawaiian blessing kicks off the 9 a.m.-4 p.m. event, which is hosted by palace caretakers the Daughters of Hawai‘i and the Calabash Cousins.
Browse among tented arts and crafts booths, a tempting bake sale featuring Aunty Nona’s scrumptious peach cake and the ever-popular Classy Tutu’s Attic. Choose a fresh flower lei or floral arrangement made on-site by palace volunteers. The Kuakini Hawaiian Civic Club will offer ono food and local hula halau will provide cultural entertainment on the grassy lawn fronting Kailua Bay. Enjoy cultural demonstrations including pa‘i ‘ai (poi pounding), ‘upena (fish net making) and `ulana lau hala (weaving) . Prize drawings throughout the day will be featured, including the chance to win a king-sized Hawaiian quilt for a $5 donation.
Palace admission will be complimentary all day, although donations will be accepted.
Day at Hulihe‘e remembers Hawai‘i’s Citizen Prince who was born in March: Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (1871-1922.) Hawai‘i observes an annual state holiday to commemorate Prince Kuhio’s dedication toward serving his people; it’s Sunday, March 26, 2017. Beginning in 1902, Kuhio served as a delegate to the U.S. Congress for 10 terms, was the driving force behind the development of Pearl Harbor and instituted the Hawaiian Homestead Commission. A monument at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park credits Prince Kuhio for founding the park in 1916. Hulihe‘e Palace is open for docent-guided and self-guided tours. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Palace admission $10 for adults, $8 for kama’aina
Hulihe‘e Palace is open for docent-guided and self-guided tours. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Palace admission $10 for adults, $8 for kama‘aina, military and seniors, and $1 for keiki 18 years and under. For details, contact the palace at 329-1877, the palace office at 329-9555.