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103rd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, Honolulu, Oahu
June 8, 2019
The 103rd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 9 am celebrates Hawaiian marching band music with the theme: Ku’upau a Kanile’a Nā Mele Kūpuna – Play Without Restraint Until the Songs of Our Ancestors Resound Joyously! Set for Saturday, June 8, the event will honor parade Grand Marshals, Aaron David Mahi and John Riggle, both of whom have played an instrumental role in Hawai‘i’s marching band scene.
As in year’s past, the parade will take a route beginning at King Street fronting ‘Iolani Palace. Participants will then head down Punchbowl Street, before making a left on to Ala Moana Boulevard and eventually Kalākaua Avenue. The parade comes to a finish at Monsarrat Avenue and Queen Kapi‘olani Park. Streets will begin to close in Downtown Honolulu at 7:30 a.m., with closures coinciding as the Parade moves along the route, several blocks before its approach arriving at Kapiolani Park at approximately 11 am.
King Kamehameha Celebration Lei Draping Ceremony on Friday, June 7, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. fronting Ali‘iōlani Hale with performance by the Royal Hawaiian Band.
King Kamehameha Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a at Aloha Tower from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. free admission featuring hula, live entertainment, Hawaii made products, food booths and more with ample parking available.
Photo: Dino Morrow Photography
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