Today's Merrie Monarch Parade was great fun. The weather cooperated (a little rain before to cool things down). You gotta love a town where the parade has the mayor walking down the street in a pair of jeans and waving to everyone.
See a lot more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/johndirgo/
There were Pa'u riders representing each of the islands (including Ni'ihau) in their ceremonial colors. Even the horses were adorned for the event. A number of high schools bands, various county departments and office, the police, firefighters, etc. Of course, several halau were there dancing on their floats and musicians playing.
It took over 2 hours to finish -- but like so many things that was just because it was running on "Hawaiian time" -- no rush, no worries, it'll be done when it gets done.