King Kamehameha Day was proclaimed in 1871 by King Kamehameha V, to honor his grandfather, King Kamehameha I. The first King Kamehameha Day was on June 11, 1872, and it was one of the first holidays to be proclaimed when Hawaii became a state in 1959. June 11, 2011 will be the 95th annual King Kamehameha Day in Hawaii.
June 10, 2011
Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony (Aliiolani Hale)
The 2011 King Kamehameha Celebration Commission (KKCC) Lei Draping Ceremony will take place at the King Kamehameha Statue in the historic capitol district of Downtown Honolulu on Friday, June 10, 2011
June 11, 2011
Oahu King Kamehameha Day Parade
The floral parade held in Honolulu every June, to honor the memory of King Kamehameha, is the longest parade in Hawaii. The 95th Annual Honolulu King Kamehameha Day Parade will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The parade will begin at King & Richards and end at Kapi'olani Park via Punchbowl, Ala Moana and Kalakaua Avenue. The theme of this year's parade is "Wahine Holo Lio", honoring the noble tradition of pa'u riding.
Immediately following the King Kamehameha Parade there will be a King Kamehameha Day Festival at Kapi'olani Park with live entertainment, food booths, cultural demonstrations, and educational exhibits.
Television and Internet broadcasts
The event will be hosted by Sunrise anchors, Steve Uyehara and Tannya Joaquin and radio personality Skylark Rossetti, with roving reports from Billy V and Ramsay Wharton. We'll be broadcasting on-air and live streaming the Kamehameha Day Parade Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 9a - 12 noon!