NÄ KAMEHAMEHA COMMEMORATIVE PÄ‘Ü PARADE & HO‘OLAULE‘A
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Parade – Front St./ Ho’olaule’a – Kamehameha ‘Iki Park – Lahaina, Maui
8:30am Road Closure / 9am Ho’olaule’a / 9:45am Parade
The Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho’olaule’a Planning Committee would like to warmly invite you to commemorate and celebrate our ali’i through the theme: “WAHINE HOLO LIO” – Honoring The Noble Tradition of Pa`u Riding.
The NKCPPH festivities will take place on Saturday, June 18 at 9:00am at Kamehameha ‘Iki Park. The parade will commence at 9:45am from Kenui St. down Front St. to Shaw St. Following the parade is a ho’okupu ceremony at Moku’ula Ahu. The ho’olaule’a will include exhibits and tours by Friends of Moku’ula, Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, The Royal Guard and Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Makahiki Games with Kula Kaiapuna ma Nahienaena, a pa’u and parade entry awards presentation, food booths, Maui made crafters and entertainment. The festivities are scheduled to last until sunset.
Please be advised the change of the ho’olaule’a location to Kamehameha ‘Iki Park, next to 505 Front Street.
Major elements of the program:
- Admission to the parade and ho‘olaule‘a is FREE!
- Cultural Exhibits & Tours:
- Hui O Wa‘a Kaulua – Exhibit and walking tour of h?lau wa’a – Voyaging in the Pacific and Mo‘olele
- Friends of Moku‘ula – Walking tour of Moku‘ula
- Lahaina Restoration Foundation – Pre-Contact to Monarchy Exhibit
- The Royal Guard Exhibit
- Pa‘u Exhibit – Meet and greet the Pa‘u princesses and riders, viewing of Pa‘u documentary and lei auction.
- Keiki Activities – Traditional Makahiki Games with Kula Kaiapuni O Maui ma Nahi’ena’ena
- Pa‘u Parade: To showcase the Art of Pa‘u as well as gather Maui County organizations and community to honor the Kamehameha lineage.
Commentators stations are increased to seven locations along the parade route (that include Longhi‘s, Kimo‘s, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Lahaina Pizza Co., The Wharf, and Entertainment Stage at Kamehameha ‘Iki Park)
Maui Made Arts & Crafts: Observe sustainability by utilizing Maui Artisans, Crafters and Businesses, hosted by the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club
Royal Court, Ho‘okupu Ceremony: Hosted by Friends of Moku‘ula and held at Moku‘ula Ahu
Live Local Entertainment: Local Musical Artists, H?lau Hula, and Polynesian Dancing
Awards Presentation: Awards are given to Most Outstanding Walking Unit/Marching Unit, Decorated Vehicle, Floats, Pooperscooper, Pa‘u Unit, Pa‘u Princess, and the Perpetual Pa‘u Princess Award.
Pa‘u Documentary – Linday Lindsey continues this year with the documentation of Pa‘u in hopes of keeping the knowledge preserved.
Pa‘u Exhibit – Meet and greet the pa‘u princesses and riders, viewing of pa‘u documentary, and lei
Emcee: Toddy Lilikoi
Entertainment by the Napili Kai Foundation and more.
ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE!
Front Street will be closed to traffic starting at Kenui Street at 8:30 a.m. At 9:00 a.m., all subsequent cross-streets will be closed. These streets include Baker St., Papalaua St., Lahainaluna Rd., Dickenson St., and Prison St. Maui Police Department and community volunteers will be posted at each intersection to regulate the road closure.
9:00 A.M. – HO‘OLAULE‘A OPEN
9:45 A.M. – PARADE BEGINS
12 P.M. – HO’OKUPU CEREMONY
2:00 P.M. – AWARDS CEREMONY
ENTERTAINMENT AND CRAFTERS WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 5:00 P.M.
Planning Co-Chairs for this year’s event are Daryl Fujiwara of Smythe Fujiwara Design and Matthew Erickson of the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club. Pä’ü Co-Chairs are Crystal Smythe (Pä’ü Co-Coordinator), Sue Lincoln (Pä’ü Coordinator)
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