Kamehameha Day Festivities on Maui

June 11, 2019, 6:15 AM HST · Updated June 11, 6:15 AM
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Members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Kahekili Chapter from Maui host an annual procession down Kaʻahumanu Avenue in Kahului to commemorate and honor the King who unified the Hawaiian Islands under one rule. The organization will be joined by members of other royal societies and community groups on the island. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Today is Kamehameha Day.

The Lahaina Restoration Foundation is hosting a free Kamehameha Day Celebration in West Maui at the Historic Baldwin Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

The Royal Order of Kamehameha I – Kahekili Chapter IV on Maui commemorates the life of Kamehameha the Great in a procession in Kahului this morning. The event honors Kamehameha the Great who is credited with the unification of islands under one rule.

A separate, celebratory, Pa’u Parade and Ho’olaulea honoring the Kamehameha line will take place this weekend in West Maui.

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The event starts with a soft opening on Friday during the Lahaina 2nd Friday night event from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at various businesses along Front Street.

The event officially kicks off on Saturday, June 15th with Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade starting at 9:45 a.m. along Front Street. The weekend continues under the Lahaina Banyan Tree with free keiki activities, lei making, Maui made crafters, Hawaiian music and hula from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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