Two months of events celebrating Hawaiian music, dance and culture begin Aug. 30. Kaua’i Aloha Festivals scheduled between August 30 and October 20, is a series of events perpetuating Hawaiian culture.
Nine different events are scheduled. All feature presentation of Kaua’i’s Royal Court, with the investiture of the court on August 30. The Kaua’i Royal Court Investiture and Lu’au is the investing of the 2013 21-member Court. Open to the public at Smith’s Tropical Paradise, it’s followed by a traditional lu’au. There is no charge to observe the investiture. There is a fee for the lu’au (reserved through Smith’s).
At 10 a.m. Sept. 1 is the Hale Pule at Kapa’a First Hawaiian Church where a service honoring Kaua’i’s royal family will be sung with accompanying prayers. The Kapa`a First Hawaiian Church is part of the United Congregational Church of Christ. Service starts with a procession of the Kaua’i Royal Court. Hear hymns sung in Hawaiian.
From 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 2 is the Hawai`i Alive Show. Wallis and Shana Punua welcome the 2013 Royal Family to a night of music, hula, Tahitian and the only multiple Fire Knife Dance. Located at the Kaua’i Marriott Resort. For show reservations, HYPERLINK “tel:808-651-6202″808-651-6202 or HYPERLINK “mailto:email@example.com”firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete event details, visit kauaialohafestivals.net.