Prince Kuhio Festival is more that just a parade

Wake Up 2day

It’s more than just a pretty parade through Waikiki.

The Prince Kuhio Festival Parade & Hoolaulea is educating a new generation about Hawaiian history.

This morning on Wake Up 2day Antoinette Lee, Prince Kuhio Festival Parade chair and Rae Decoito, Executive Director, Malama Loko Ea Foundation, joined us in studio to talk about the month long festival.

Decoito says Hawaii has celebrated the life of the beloved Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole since the early 1960s.

The month long festival started in 2007 when Mayor Jeremy Harris put up the statue in Waikiki or Prince Kuhio.

Here is a list of this year’s events:

March 17 – Cultural Demonstrations @ Royal Hawaiian Center 
March 18 – Loko Ea 8K Fun Run & Walk Event 
March 24 – Prince Kuhio Festival Commemorative Parade Hoolaulea & Hoikeike
March 25 – Alii Sunday @ Kawaiahao Church 
March 31 – Waikiki By Moonlight @ Kuhio Beach 
Holoku Ball @ Dole Cannery 

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