On June 10, 2011, in front of Aliʻiōlani Hale the statue of King Kamehameha the Great was “…decorated with lei[s]. Placing long strands of flowers on the statue is a long-standing tradition” honoring the great king who united the Hawaiian Islands.
As I previously mentioned, celebrations will happen throughout the islands as well as on the mainland. Here is the schedule for those living in Hawai’i per the King Kamehameha Celebrations Commission website:
June 11, 2011 – 95th Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, 9:00 A.M.
Starting at King & Richards, ending at Kapi`olani Park via Punchbowl, Ala Moana and Kalakaua Avenue
Free validated parking at Restaurant Row. Bring the family and enjoy the festivities!
Parade will broadcast live on KFVE at 9am and www.k5thehometeam.com.
Rebroadcast, June 19 at 5pm, also on KFVE.
June 11, 2011 – King Kamehameha Celebration Ho`olaule`a, Kapi`olani Park, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Island of Hawai`i
June 10, 2011 – Hilo: Statue Lei-Draping Ceremony
June 11, 2011 – Hilo: Kamehameha Festival, Moku Ola “Coconut Island”
June 11, 2011 – Kohala: King Kamehameha Floral Parade and Statue Lei-Draping Ceremony
June 11, 2011 – Kailua Kona: King Kamehameha Day Community Parade
Island of Maui
June 18, 2011 – Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa`u Parade
Front Street, Lahaina
June 18, 2011 – Ho`olaule`a, Kamehameha `Iki Park, Moku`ula & Waiola Church
Island of Kaua`i
June 18, 2011 – King Kamehameha Floral Parade in Lihu`e
Starting at Vidinha Stadium (Ho`olako Street), 10:00am
In San Francisco, CA celebrations will take place at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. For more information please click here.