HONOLULU (KHON2) — It’s back! The King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade returned after a two years of not being held due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Pāʻū riders, floral designed floats, community celebrities, Royal Hawaii societies, and marching bands all returned to Honolulu to showcase Hawaiian culture and honor King Kamehameha.

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The parade started around 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11 by Iolani Palace, and the parade ended at Kapiolani Park where a hoʻolauleʻa goes until 4 p.m.

There’s food booths, entertainment by Melveen Lead and the Hawaiian Trio ʻUheʻuhene, local vendors, and hula.

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The King Kamehameha celebrations continue across the state.

  • King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, Location: Kohala
    Date: June 11, 2022, at 9 a.m. 
  • King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, Location: Kona
    Date: June 11, 2022, from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
  • King Kamehameha Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a, Location: Queen Kapiʻolani Park, Honolulu
    Date: June 11, 2022, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
  • King Kamehameha Celebration ʻOhana Day, Location: Royal Sonesta Kaua‘i Resort
    Date: June 11, 2022, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • King Kamehameha Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a, Location: Huliheʻe Palace, Kona
    Date:June 11, 2022, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
  • Kamehameha Paniolo Heritage Rodeo, Location: Kaunakakai
    Date: June 11 & 12, 2022, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Parade, Location: Lāhainā
    Date: June 18, 2022, at 9:45 a.m. 
  • Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Ho‘olaule‘a, Location: Lāhainā
    Date: June 18, 2022, at 9 a.m.