County Invites Public to Celebrate He Haliʻa Aloha No Liliʻuokalani Festival
The He Haliʻa Aloha No Liliʻuokalani Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hilo’s Liliʻuokalani Gardens Park.
The festival, which celebrates the Queen’s birthday and pays tribute to the historical significance of Lili‘uokalani Gardens, will include music, hula, arts, crafts, food, demonstrations, children’s games, and cultural activities. Hundreds of dancers will perform a mass hula as floral blossoms are dropped from a helicopter provided by Paradise Helicopters.
Darlene Ahuna, Taishoji Taiko, Just Us Band, The Brown Boys, and the Kalapana Awa Band will provide entertainment throughout the day.
Additional public parking will be available at the Kuawa Street Park parking lot, and KapohoKine Adventures will provide free shuttle services to the festival. Lihiwai Street, from Banyan Drive to Isles, will be closed to vehicular traffic Friday, Sept. 9, through 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
In partnership with the County of Hawai‘i and continuing the day’s activities to honor the Queen’s birthday, The Grand Naniloa Resort will also host events from 1-9:30 p.m. and will feature Hawaiian music, hula, and immersive cultural displays, including hula implements and lei hulu.
For more information, call the Department of Parks & Recreation’s Culture & Education Division at 808-961-8706.