Free Kamehameha Day Celebration, June 11
The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is hosting a free Kamehameha Day Celebration in West Maui at the Historic Baldwin Museum on Tuesday, June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kamehameha Day is a state holiday honoring the memory of the great king, Kamehameha I, who is credited with uniting the Hawaiian Islands and became Hawaiʻi’s first king in 1810.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. with the presentation of hoʻokupu to honor King Kamehameha I.
Beginning at 10 a.m., the public can participate in Hawaiian games on the museum grounds. Attendees are encouraged to try their hand at ulu maika (similar to lawn bowling) or attempt to throw a wooden spear into the trunk of a banana tree. Konane boards will be available for those wanting to play the Hawaiian board game similar to checkers. Attendees can also participate in hands-on Hawaiian craft activities.
The day will end at 2 p.m. with live music by George Kahumoku, with concert seating set up in the shade of the trees on the Baldwin Home lawn.
The Baldwin Home Museum will offer free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This free event is sponsored by Nā Kapuna O Maui and Lahaina Restoration Foundation. For more information, call (808) 661-3262 or visit Lahainarestoration.org.