Celebrate Kamehameha Day and the memory of King Kamehameha at the Big Island Kamehameha Festival on Moku Ola (Coconut Island) on Sunday, June 11, 2017, 11:00am to 4:00pm.
This year’s Festival theme is E ‘Onipa‘a Kākou (To be steadfast, established, firm, resolute and determined). This was Queen Lili‘uokalani’s motto. This theme was chosen in honor of Queen Lili‘uokalani’s and in remembrance of the 124 anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i.
The Kamehameha Festival will feature sweet Hawaiian music by some of Hawaii’s top musicians and the sharing of traditional dance by selected Hula hālau (group) throughout Hawai’i. It will also feature art and craft vendors and ono (delicious) food. The festival is free, open to the public, and remains a drug, alcohol, and tobacco, free event.
The Kamehameha Festival is facilitated by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Māmala Hoa (Hilo chapter), in collaboration with Hale Mua Cultural Group Inc. (Hale Mua) acting as fiscal sponsor, and Kūkulu Business Resources (Kūkulu) providing technical assistance and consultation.
Māmalahoa was established by Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole in 1907 in Hilo, Moku O Keawe (Island of Hawai‘i) and was dedicated to honor the memory of Kamehameha and uplift the Kanaka ‘Ōiwi (aboriginal peoples of Hawai‘i).
For more information please visit www.kamehamehafestival.org.