NÄ KAMEHAMEHA COMMEMORATIVE PÄ‘Ü PARADE & HO‘OLAULE‘A
Lahaina Second Friday Town Party, June 12 & Saturday, June 13, 2015
Parade – Front St./ Ho’olaule’a – Keawaiki (Lahaina Banyan Tree) – Lahaina, Maui
8:30am Road Closure / 9am Ho’olaule’a / 9:45am Parade
The Nä Kamehameha Commemorative Pä‘ü Parade & Ho’olaule’a Planning Committee would like to warmly invite you to commemorate and celebrate our ali’i through the State Commission theme: “E ola ka Mo‘i Kamehameha ‘Elima” – Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I. (More info on the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Kahekili Chapter below)
The NKCPPH festivities kick off Friday, June 12 at Second Friday – Lahaina Town Party 5pm-8:30pm at Campbell Park (in between the Baldwin House Museum and the Wharf Cinema Center). Hawaiian music by Maui Jam and Na Wai ‘Eha. Ono food booths to support the Boys and Girls Club (Teri Chicken Plate) and Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club (Kalua Pig Bowl). Free keiki art activities and exhibits.
The celebration continues on Saturday, June 13 the parade will commence at 9:45am from Kenui St. down Front St. to Shaw St. The ho’olaule’a will include exhibits, keiki art activities, a pa’u awards presentation, food booths supporting community non-profits, Maui made crafters, music and hula. The festivities are scheduled to last until sunset.
Please be advised the change of the ho’olaule’a location back to the Keawaiki (Lahaina Banyan Tree Park)
Pa’u Parade Highlights:
2015 Parade Marshal – Ali’i Nui of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I – Sir William Roback KGCK of Hana. He is married to wife Carolyn, a great-grandfather and retired officer of the Maui Police Department, Roback joined the Royal Order of Kamehameha Kahekili Chapter, after giving many years of service, in 2009 was elected Ali’i nui, of all chapters.
2015 Pa’u Marshals are Merton Kekiwi and Michael Purdy. Kekiwi was raised a paniolo on Kaonoulu Ranch by his parents Hua and Annie Kekiwi. When he was 18, he was hired at Ulupalakua and worked their over 40 years. Purdy was raised on Ulupalakua Ranch by his parents Daniel and Nancy Purdy. Now a retired cowboy of 40 years, like Kekiwi, he watches as his children and mo’opuna continue to live the paniolo lifestyle.
Pā‘ū Parade: To showcase the Art of Pā‘ū, a visual demonstration of Hawaiian equestrian styling, as well as gather Maui County organizations and community to honor the Kamehameha lineage.
Parade Commentary stations: 6 locations along the parade route (that include Longhi‘s, Kimo‘s, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Lāhainā Pizza Co., The Wharf Cinema Center, and Entertainment Stage at Kamehameha ‘Iki Park)