Every year, the Aloha Festivals celebrate Hawaiian culture and heritage. “Mele ?Ailana – Celebrate Island Music" will be the theme of this year’s annual celebration taking place on Oahu throughout the month of September.
Following is the schedule of Aloha Festivals events:
Friday, August 27
Aloha Festivals Kick-off Block Party Fundraiser 6 -10 p.m., Murphy’s Bar & Grill
Join the festivities at the Aloha Festivals Kick-off block party fundraiser.
Thursday, September 2
Aloha Festivals 2010 Royal Court Investiture, 2 p.m., Hilton Hawaiian Village
The king, queen, prince and princess take their place in the royal court. The Ali‘i court members will receive the royal cloak, helmet, head feather lei and other symbols of their reign. Traditional chant and hula k?hiko will highlight the event.
Aloha Festivals Opening Ceremony, 5 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove
Traditional chant and hula mark the official beginning of the Aloha Festivals events. The Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be introduced on the grounds of Royal Hawaiian Center’s Royal Grove.
Saturday, September 11
7th Annual Keiki Ho‘olaule‘a, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Pearlridge Center Uptown & Downtown
Pearlridge will once again celebrate Aloha Festivals with a wide variety of activities, demonstrations and continuous stage performances by participating keiki musical groups and hula h?lau. Those wearing the Aloha Festivals Ribbon may participate in the activities and ride the monorail for free, as well as receive discounts from participating merchants throughout the day.
Saturday, September 18
58th Annual Aloha Festivals Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a, 7 p.m.
The Annual Waikiki Ho‘olaule‘a is Hawaii’s largest block party. Thousands of people will take to the streets along Kal?kaua Avenue for food, fun and entertainment. Top island entertainers will perform along with hula h?lau (hula schools), Hawaiian crafts and flower lei.
Friday, September 24
Taste of Helumoa Food & Wine Festival, 6 -9 p.m., Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove
Enjoy an evening under the stars filled with food and drink from the Royal Hawaiian Center. Ticket sales for this new annual tasting event will benefit Aloha Festivals. Wine by Paradise Beverages and Aloha Festivals Ale by Primo will be available. Tickets are $45 and will include tastings from 10 Royal Hawaiian Center Restaurants and one drink. Tickets will available for purchase in mid-August at the Royal Hawaiian Center and through Aloha Festivals.
Saturday, September 25
64th Annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, 9 a.m.
A colorful equestrian procession of p?‘? riders, exquisite floats with cascades of Hawaiian flowers, hula h?lau and marching bands will brighten Kal?kaua Avenue from Ala Moana Park to Kapi‘olani Park.