2011 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pā‘ū Parade & Ho’olaule’a
By Wendy Osher
[flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0uHa3ClVns /] ***Video from 2010 event, by Wendy Osher.***
The 2011 Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pā‘ū Parade & Ho’olaule’a honors the noble tradition of Pa’u Riding this year with the theme, “Wahine Holo Lio.”
Festivities begin at 9 a.m. and continue until sunset on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The event includes a parade down Front Street, a ho’okupu ceremony at Moku’ula, and a ho’olaulea at Kamehameha ‘Iki Park in West Maui.
The ho’olaule’a will include exhibits and tours by Friends of Moku’ula, Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, The Royal Guard and Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Makahiki Games with Kula Kaiapuna ma Nahienaena, a pa’u and parade entry awards presentation, food booths, Maui made crafters and entertainment.
Event organizers are still seeking parade participants. Applications for Walking or Marching Units, Floats, Decorated Vehicles, and Pa’u Princess Units can be downloaded at the website for the State Commission for King Kamehameha Celebration.
Schedule of Events:
9 a.m. Ho’olaulea opens
- 9:45 a.m. – Parade begins along Front St. from Kenui St. to Shaw St. Front St. at Kenui St. will be closed to traffic starting at 8:30 a.m. All subsequent cross-streets will be closed at 9 a.m., including Baker St., Papalaua St., Lahainaluna Rd., Dickenson St., and Prison St. Maui Police Department and community volunteers will be posted at each intersection to regulate the road closure.
- 12 p.m. – Ho’okupu Ceremony
- 2 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
- Entertainment and crafters will remain open until 5 p.m.