As much a way to honor Hawaiian culture as it is to remember its first king, the King Kamehameha Celebration and Floral Parade is one of the year’s top Hawaii Events.
About the King Kamehameha Celebration:
Since 1871, Hawaii has paid tribute to the legacy of King Kamehameha—Hawaii’s first king and the man that unified the Islands. Whether you live in Hawaii or are just here for a visit, carve out time to attend this event where you can enjoy observing local traditions, feast on some of the Island’s best food, and much more.
To kick things off, the Floral Parade takes place one day before the official celebration. On the morning of June 10th at 9 a.m., the colorful parade begins to make its way from the iconic Iolani Palace to Kapiolani Park. Spectators line the route, but the fun doesn’t end when the parade passes by! Instead, many of the spectators stick around for the rest of the day to enjoy the live music which continues until about 4 p.m.
The King Kamehameha Celebration includes lots of live performances, food, music, and much more. The vendor tables offer beautiful, locally-made, hand-crafted items. Traditional costumes can be seen throughout the area, giving a glimpse of Hawaii’s rich culture and traditions. As is the case at many Hawaii events, the authentic Hawaiian food takes center stage and, for some, is reason enough to attend.
Learn about the people of Hawaii by attending some of the presentations at this Hawaii Event such as Hawaiian martial arts, warrior weapons, canoe navigation, warrior dance, shell blowing competitions and Hawaiian chanting demos.
Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach is located near the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade route, popular dining, and more. Guests at our Oahu Hotel are just a short walk from Waikiki Beach, but they don’t have to shell out a fortune to enjoy this great location. We offer some of the best rates in the area, yet we still provide well-appointed accommodations and excellent service.
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