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Did you know that King Kamehameha the Great united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810? It’s true! This legendary leader accomplished an extraordinary feat by lifting the 5,000-pound Naha Stone as a young aliʻi, showcasing his immense strength and fulfilling his destiny. Imagine standing on the same shores where his canoes once sailed, feeling the ocean breeze and the sense of history all around you.

Kamehameha’s legacy of unity and courage continues to inspire us today. His impact on Hawaiian culture and history is profound, reminding us of the strength and perseverance inherent in the Hawaiian spirit. As we celebrate King Kamehameha Day, let’s honor this rich history and the enduring spirit of Aloha.

Events Happening in Hawaii


  • 107th King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade: Taking place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, starting at 9 am. The parade begins at King and Richards Street fronting ʻIolani Palace, traveling down Punchbowl Street, Ala Moana Boulevard, and ending at Queen Kapiolani Park. The celebration continues at the park with cultural activities, hula, live entertainment, food booths, and more until 5 pm. Go Hawaii, Hawaiʻi on the Cheap.


  • King Kamehameha Day Parade & Hoʻolauleʻa in Līhuʻe: This event will feature a parade and fair in downtown Līhuʻe. Enjoy local crafts, food, and entertainment as the community comes together to celebrate this significant day. Holiday Shopping Hours.

This June 11th, take a moment to reflect on Kamehameha’s incredible journey and the vibrant culture he helped to shape. Celebrate with family and friends, enjoy local festivities, and remember the great unifier of the Hawaiian Islands. Aloha!

For more information about the events, check out Go Hawaii and Hawaii on the Cheap.

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