87th Annual Lei Day Celebration
Type: Island Culture
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014-Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: All Day
Location: Hawaiian Islands - Oahu
Address: Kapiolani Park, 2806 Monsarrat Ave, Honolulu, HI, 96815
Venue: Kapiolani Park
The event features the annual lei queen and court, as well as local entertainment and hula halau. The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association traditionally plays in the lei exhibit/hoolaulea area (open area between the bandstand and the shell).
See some of the most exquisite lei in the world exhibited in a variety of colors and methods, featuring contest entries from the adult, children and lipine (ribbon/yard) lei contests. The exhibit is open to the public from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Come to Kulana Lei, a village of Hawaiian artisans, as they share their talents and skills with exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day. While at Kulana Lei, have the moopuna (grandchildren) - come visit Tutu (grandmother) at Tutu’s Hale and hear stories, play Hawaiian games, learn a song, a hula, how to make a lei, and learn how to weave with lauhala.
In addition to Kulana Lei, craft, lei and food vendors will also be in the park all day.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www1.honolulu.gov/parks/programs/leiday/index.htm