King Kamehameha Day is quickly approaching. If you are on the Big Island next Wednesday June 11, plan to get to Kapa'au by 7:30 AM. The opening ceremonies begin at 8:00, and you need time to park at the Park and walk to the King's statue.
Bring your camera for the colorful pa'u parade and the statue's lei hanging ceremony. Better if you have a telephoto lens.
After the opening ceremonies, a very short drive back to Hawi will get you to the hula demonstrations and Hawaiian music. Eat a light breakfast so you can enjoy all the festival food!