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POSTPONED – Prince Kuhio Festival
March 14, 2020 - April 5, 2020| FREE
Prince Kuhio Festival has been postponed
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March 14-15: Prince Kūhiō Celebration at the Waiʻanae Sunset on the Beach from 12pm-10pm. This event includes cultural displayʻs, food booths, health expo, keiki village, all day entertainment, keiki hula, hula hālau, crafts and more. – Postponed
March 22: Aliʻi Sunday Services at Kawaihaʻo Church from 8:30-10:30am. All Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Associations and Hawaiian Societies come together in honor of our Aliʻi.
March 26: Maunaʻala Services from 8:30-9:30am where the Hawaiian Societies and Civic Clubs congregate in honor of Prince Kūhiō.
March 26: Haʻi ʻŌlelo Competition & Cultural Exhibit Ka Waihona Public Charter School will recognize and celebrate the life accomplishments of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana’ole on March 26 from 4-7pm at Ka Makana Alii Center Stage with an exhibition of Hawaiian cultural practices including ha’i ōlelo, ku’i kalo, kuku kapa, hula, lei and be joined by various Hawaiian focused organizations hosting informational booths and activities.
March 28: 2020 Prince Kūhiō Parade & Hoʻolauleʻa in Kapolei, now home to the largest amount of Hawaiian Homesteads in the state will be the new site of the Prince Kūhiō Parade and Hoʻolauleʻa to follow at Ka Makana Aliʻi with entertainment, cultural workshops and informational booths. Hawaiian Royal societies, Hawaiian serving organizations, Hawaiian Homestead Associations and community organizations will participate in this annual parade. The Prince Kuhio Festival Committee has requested to move the Prince’s Parade from its traditional home in Waikiki to Kapolei for 2020. The parade will start at Kapolei Satellite City Hall and end at Ka Makana Aliʻi on March 28 from 4-6pm (Parade) and 5:30–8:30pm (Hoʻolauleʻa). – Postponed
March 14: 10th Annual Anahola Prince Kūhiō Day Celebration that will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Anahola Beach Park. The event will have at least 4 interactive and learning activities for the ʻohana, for example, a new kāleka manu game, trivia about the Prince, aloha ʻāina patriot button making, etc. The event will also include food vendors, entertainment and honoring of leaders in the Anahola community who are perpetuating Prince Kūhiōʻs vision.
March 21: Prince Kūhiō Commemoration at Prince Kūhiō Park, Kauaʻi, which is an annual event since 1928 pays tribute to the Prince and his birthplace. The commemoration organized by the Royal Order, Kaumualiʻi Chapter, invites local Hawaiian agencies and organizations, including each of the Hawaiian societies to present tribute to the Prince and to reflect on his accomplishments during his lifetime. The event concludes with food and entertainment for all participants to enjoy.
April 4-5: Annual Lahaina Banyan Tree Prince Kūhiō Festival put on by the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club on Maui includes a weekend of exhibits, free keiki activities, made in Maui Artisits, Hawaiian music, haʻi ʻōlelo competition and hula.
March 28: Lā Kūhiō at Kulapae, the former site of Keaukaha Hawaiian Village on the island of Hawaiʻi will be organized by the Keaukaha Community Association. Lā Kūhiō includes a day of paying honor to the Prince, entertainment, food, dance, haʻi ‘ōlelo competition and education. The community and schools in the area come together to celebrate.
March 26-28: Prince Kūhiō Festival on Molokai with Church Services, Performances at Kūlana ʻŌiwi Hālau, lector and huakaʻi, and haʻi ʻōlelo competition. This event will be organized by the Kalamaula Homestead Association.
Photos: Prince Kuhio Festival/Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
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