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Community Festival Hoʻolauleʻa; He Inoa No Kaumualiʻi; Na Makana Poinaʻole

Saturday, June 4th, 2022 at 10:45 am4:00 pm
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One event on June 4th, 2022 at 10:45 am

| Free but cost for Reserve seats

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Friends of King Kaumualiʻi proudly announces that the long-awaited, covid-cancelled Public Community Festival/Hoʻolauleʻa: He Inoa No Kaumualiʻi; Na Makana Poinaʻole will be celebrated on June 4, 2022.  After working for a decade to raise awareness and the statue; we were pleased to install the 8 ft bronze of the King in March 2021. But the real THRILL is to finally be able to share the Celebration with the entire community and Friends who have encouraged our efforts over the years.

NOW we continue our History in summer 2022 Celebration.  We include partners representing many aspects of Kauaʻi culture, as well celebrating King Kaumualiʻi in Spirit and Kiʻi.  Groups across the island continue to foster his vision of peace & abundance for our community. Local nonprofits & Hawaiian Organizations, especially from west Kauaʻi, will share initiatives to protect, preserve and manage native plants, birds, fisheries and our natural & cultural resources  in efforts to preserve a sustainable, flourishing’āina and people. Together we will offer displays, hands-on activities, make-it/take-it traditional Hana No’eau/Crafts, oli, hula, mele, locally made gifts and of course tasty treats. Exhibit tables will focus on “Natives”— flora and fauna, genealogy and history of people and our beloved ʻĀina of Kauaʻi. 

Our story began with Brook Parker’s painting of King Kaumualiʻi. That painting gave Aunty Aletha, President and founder of FKK “chicken skin” as a 6th generation descendant of Kaumualiʻi.  The feeling resonated as she led us on a mission to raise appreciation and a statue for Kauaʻi’s last Independent King.  Through posters, art contests & timelines in schools; media, ongoing events and fundraising; and finally—a GIA grant from the State, we managed to restore a King at his ancestral home in Waimea.  

This journey re-connected a commuity to itʻs proud west side Hawaiian heritage and living history at Pā’ulaʻula, where it all began hundreds of years ago. That is indeed so ething to celebrate.

E Komo Mai-Join Us!

“Support provided by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program”

For More Info:

Contact: Friends of King Kaumualiʻi
Phone: 808-652-0021

Supported By:

County of KauaiHawaii Tourism Authority

Event Location:

Pāʻulaʻula State Park, Waimea

22.01204° N, 159.70597° W
Waimea, 96796