Lei Draping Ceremony in Honor of King Kamehameha the Great

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. 
Sources: Hawaii.gov and Star Advertiser