Lei Day is May Day at
Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, Oahu on Tu., May 1, 9a-5p
by Cupertino, Calif. REALTOR Michelle Carr Crowe
Celebrate and experience the island spirit of Aloha when Lei Day is May Day at Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, Oahu on Tuesday, May 1, from 9 am until 5 pm.
Enjoyed by locals since 1927, below is the schedule for Lei Day on May Day, May 1st, 2018.
City & County of Honolulu Department of Parks & Recreation
91st Annual Lei Day Celebration Tuesday – May 1, 2018
Kapi‘olani Park 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
9:00-9:45 a.m. Royal Hawaiian Band
10:00-10:45 a.m. Nā Wahine O Ka Hula Mai Ka Pu‘uwai
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Investiture Ceremony for the 2018 Lei Queen & Court
12:30 p.m. Official Opening of the Lei Contest Exhibit by the 2018 Lei Queen & Court (approx 12:30 p.m.)
12:45-1:30 p.m. Kamakakehau Fernandez and Keaolani Pau
1:45-2:30 p.m. Kamuela Kimokeo
2:45-3:30 p.m. Hōkū Zuttermeister
3:45-4:30 p.m. Bobby Moderow, Jr.
4:45-5:30 p.m. Hālau Hula ‘O Hōkūlani
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association will play in the lei exhibit area (open area between the bandstand and the Waikīkī Shell), from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Lei Contest Exhibit will accept fresh floral contest lei submissions from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
The official ceremonial opening of the lei exhibit is at 12:30 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public from 1:00-5:30 p.m., in the open area between the bandstand and the Waikīkī Shell.
Come to Kūlana Lei, a village of Hawaiian artisans, as they share their talents and skills with exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day (10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). While at Kūlana Lei, have the mo‘opuna (grandchildren) - come visit Tūtū (grandmother) at Tūtū’s Hale for Nā Mea Hawai‘i (Hawaiiana) activities.
Be sure to visit our two picture stops to make photo memories to share with family and friends.
In addition to Kūlana Lei, craft, lei and food vendors will also be in the park all day, with all events free and open to the public. Information subject to change.
Images courtesy of City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.
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