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