Lots of Family Fun at the Queen’s birthday!

Posted on September 5, 2018 by Destination Hilo(AD) No Comments

Saturday, September 8, marks the 19th annual festival celebrating the birthday of Queen Lili`uokalani. The Queen’s 180th birthday is September 2. Starting at 10 a.m., He Hali`a Aloha No Lili`uokalani offers a full day of children’s games and activities, crafts and demonstrations, live entertainment, tea ceremony, food trucks and more. The signature event is hula performed en masse by hālau from throughout the island. Lessons are offered to anyone wishing to dance Lili`u E and O Makalapua by LeiManu Hālau on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Church of the Holy Apostles on Kapi`olani. In addition, Moses Kaho`okele Crabbe and hālau will offer a lesson in Lili`uokalani Gardens on the festival day from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Live entertainment includes: Ben Kaili & Kanakapila, Christy Lassiter, Taishoji Taiko, Komakakino, Puna Taiko, Waiakea Ukulele Band and Cymber Quinn (partial list).
Sponsors are: County of Hawaii Parks & Recreation Department Culture & Education Division, Lili`uokalani Trust, and Friends of Lili`uokalani Gardens with support from the Hawaii Tropical Flowers Council, KAPA, and KWXX.

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