The Aloha Festivals Spread Across O’ahu

Pink hibiscusHonolulu is always the lucky participant in two ho’olaule’a every year. The reason that I said that the Aloha Festivals would be “spread” across Oahu is because the first of the two ho’olaule’a (celebration) will not be in downtown Honolulu as it has been in the past. This year, the Aloha Festivals is changing this event from the Downtown Ho’olaule’a to the Kapolei Mele!

I think that having Kapolei be the lucky host for what used to Bird drinking pooled water from a heliconiabe the downtown ho’olaule’a is a wonderful idea! They’re calling it the Kapolei Mele. I like that name too — Mele is the Hawaiian word for song or to sing. Yes, there will be lots of music!

I have to admit that I miss the Aloha Week banners that have always flown from the downtown street lights until this year, but that’s okay, the Leeward side of the island is well overdue to share in these Aloha Week festivities! Good choice, guys!

  • On Friday, September 14th, Oahu’s Aloha Court will be introduced on the grounds of Iolani Palace.
  • On Saturday, September 15th, the 61st annual Aloha Week parade will make its way from Ala Moana Park to Kapiolani Park starting at 9:00 am.
  • In the evening on Saturday, the Kapolei Mele will begin at 5:00 pm at the Kapolei Regional Park.
  • Sunday morning, September 16th, will find the Royal Court at Central Union Church at 9:00 am for Sunday morning services.
  • Later that day, we will find the 2nd Annual Ukulele Contest at Aloha Tower! We are adding stuff to the Aloha Festivals all the time!
  • On Friday, September 21st, the 55th annual Waikiki Ho’olaule’a will begin at 7:00 pm. This is Hawaii’s biggest “block party” but it covers a lot more than a “block” as it goes all along Kalakaua Avenue!

There is just so much going on in the coming week! For more information, you will find greater detail and contact information at the Aloha Festivals website! It promises to be a fun-filled week as the Aloha spreads across the island!

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sheila // Sep 14, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    Don’t worry if you see a green glow coming from the mainland….it’s only me, green with jealousy. 😉

    Enjoy the festivities!

  • 2 Evelyn // Sep 14, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    Awww, Sheila! You guys break my heart when you say things like that! *Sniff!* Sending you all of the warm aloha that I can fit through our bandwidth!

  • 3 Weekend Tidbits and Photo // Sep 15, 2007 at 6:00 am

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  • 4 BestHawaiiVacation // Sep 15, 2007 at 6:36 am

    Who has never experienced the Hawaiian islands for the Aloha Festival, gets a chance now. Events are in full swing on Oahu (thanks Evelyn!), Big Island and Kauai). Maui and Molokai will follow with their Aloha Festival Events in October. Great fun + very educational about Hawaiian culture and traditions, beyond the hula and luau! Enjoy. Aloha, Pua

  • 5 Evelyn // Sep 15, 2007 at 11:18 am

    Hi Pua, you’ve got to love the Internet at times like this! It’s so nice to be able to see what’s going on everywhere all at once. 🙂

  • 6 HawaiiVacationGifts // Sep 16, 2007 at 1:36 am

    The move to Kapolei is a great idea! There are so many people living there and moving there– it will be nice for them not to have to commute to Honolulu on their weekend just to enjoy the festivities.

  • 7 Evelyn // Sep 16, 2007 at 6:48 am

    Exactly, HVG! Most of them just won’t do it. But I know that most of them will drive to Kapolei! When I was young there was nothing in Kapolei except for sugar cane, mostly. Now, it has become our “2nd City”… as some people like to call it. 🙂

  • 8 TN // Oct 24, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    For those who attended the Kapolei Mele…did you like it, enjoy the music, the people, did it have the “good kine” feeling? I thought it was like going from one garage party to another. I’d like to hear your feedback. Mahalo!

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