NEWS RELEASE – The 2023 Kamehameha Festival has been CANCELLED due to an absence of available State of Hawaii funding.
However, the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Heiau o Māmalahoa is hosting a FREE community event to honor and celebrate our aliʻi Kamehameha I on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at the Kamehameha statue in Hilo from 9:00a to 3:00p. All are invited and welcome to participate in and attend this celebration. The festivities will start with a hoʻokupu and lei draping protocol at 9:00a followed by a lineup of local hālau hula and musicians. Please bring your own hāliʻi and/or noho and picnic to enjoy the entertainment of the day. If you or anyone you know would like more information or to participate and contribute to this celebration, please contact Kākāʻōlelo, Kapua Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.org. E hele mai kākou!