May 7, 2016 All Day

Lighthouse Day is an annual event that commemorates the completion and lighting of the Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse on May 1, 1913. Tours of the lighthouse will be offered every half hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. (restrictions apply; please refer to our website for more information: The Refuge’s Friends group, Kīlauea Point Natural History Association will host Refuge volunteer and newly published author, Hob Osterlund, for her new book-signing. Naomi Yokotake and Halau O Hanalei will treat you with colorful hula and Hawaiian music, and the Waipa Serenaders wind down the day’s events with traditional Hawaiian melodies. Temporary tattoos and a Jr. Refuge Ranger badge will be offered for the keiki, and keiki at heart, while volunteer docents and staff will be on hand to answer questions throughout the day. Lighting of the lighthouse will occur just before sunset and closing, at 6:45 p.m.

Come join us for this free event where fees will be waived in honor of Lighthouse Day. Carpooling is highly encouraged as parking is limited.