Kamehameha Day events, parades, what’s open/closed

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Thursday, June 11, is Kamehameha Day, a state holiday. City, county and state offices will be closed.Oahu

What’s open/closed

The following will be in effect in Honolulu on June 11:

  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard, and police services will be available.
  • TheBus will operate on a state holiday schedule. Click here for route and schedule information.
  • Refuse will be collected, and transfer stations, convenience centers, H-POWER, and the Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill will be open.
  • Parks, municipal golf courses, botanical gardens, and the Honolulu Zoo will be open.
  • The Neal S. Blaisdell Center box office will be closed.
  • The People’s Open Markets will not be held.
  • All Satellite City Halls and Driver’s License offices will be closed.

The following traffic and parking regulations will be in effect:


The annual King Kamehameha Statue Lei Draping Ceremony will take place Friday, June 12, at 3 p.m. with lei sewn by the ladies of `Ahahui Ka`ahumanu. Public donations of plumeria flowers and leis are also appreciated and may be dropped a the tent site fronting the Kekuanaoa builing on King Street from 8 a.m.

The 99th Annual King Kamehameha Floral Parade and Ho’olaule’a will take place Saturday, June 13, at 9 a.m. It starts at the corner of King and Richards streets and proceeds down King Street to Punchbowl Street to Ala Moana Boulevard to Kalakaua Avenue to Monsarrat Avenue and ends at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki followed by the Ho’olaule’a at Kapiolani Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Road closures will be in effect to accommodate the parade.Kauai

What’s open/closed

The following will be in effect on Kauai on June 11:

  • All refuse transfer stations, the Kekaha Landfill and Kauai Resource Center will be closed.
  • The Kapaa and Waimea swimming pools as well as all of the neighborhood centers will be closed.
  • The Kauai Bus will be operating on a modified schedule on King Kamehameha Day. For more information, click here or call 246-8110.
  • Residential refuse pick-up will not be affected by the holiday; it will continue as scheduled.
  • Puhi Metals Recycling Center will be open on the holiday, as well as all HI-5 bottle redemption centers that are normally open on Thursdays, except for the Kauai Resource Center. For more information, click here or call 241-4841.


The annual Kamehameha Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, at 9 a.m. To accommodate the event, the following road closures will be in effect:

  • Ho’olako Street, from the south stadium entrance to Rice Street;
  • Rice Street, from Ho’olako Street to Haleko Road; and
  • ‘Eiwa and ‘Umi streets, between Hardy and Rice streets.

Officers will be manning the closures and will keep the roads closed until the completion of the parade. Motorists should allow additional time to get to their destinations as traffic delays are expected.Hawaii Island



  • Lei draping on Wednesday, June 10, at 5 p.m. at King Kamehameha Statue at Bayfront.
  • Kamehameha Day ho’olaule’a on Thursday, June 11, at 9 a.m. at Mokuola (Coconut Island).


  • Lei draping, parade and ho’olaule’a on Thursday, June 11, at 9 a.m. in Hawi.


  • King Kamehameha Parade on Saturday, June 13, at 9 a.m. along Alii Drive. Ho’olaule’a to follow at Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel.



The annual King Kamehameha parade takes place on Saturday, June 13, at 9 a.m. in Lahaina along Front Street, ending at Kamehameha `Iki park with a ho’olaule’a to follow.

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