July 28, 2018 All Day
Koloa Plantation Days, July 20-29, 2018
For more information and to sign up for many events visit, http://www.koloaplantationdays.com
10 am – Annual Historic Koloa Plantation Days Parade – Hosted by Koloa Plantation Days Committee.
Horseback and walking units, floral floats, vintage cars, and decorated vehicles are in a great hometown parade that celebrates aspects of the workers’ camps in plantation towns. Each camp had its ethnic identity, customs, foods, games and sports, music and dance. This is a festival signature event, don”t miss it! The people walking, on decorated floats, on horseback, and in decorated vehicles will do their best to capture some aspect of plantation life. They will have colorful costumes, perhaps play music or dance, or showcase recreational activities — baseball, chicken fights, fishing, to name a few – or their ethnic heritage. Others will capture memories of the sugar era, when sugar plantations thrived and many residents worked for or with the sugar industry. Competition for parade awards is intense and people from the resorts, businesses and community groups are very creative, so you can expect the unexpected. From costumes to decorations and choreography, they work for weeks and up to parade day to make their ideas become reality. While most of us relax and enjoy the parade, the judges seated along the parade route will intently scrutinize the units. In the afternoon, the awards for the best in each category are announced at Koloa ballpark.
Road Closures & Parking:
PARADE ROUTE will commence at Koloa School, proceed north onto Po`ipu Road, turning right at the intersection of Po`ipu Road and Koloa Road and finally turning left on to Maluhia Road, finishing at the Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Ballpark.
ROAD CLOSURES will be enforced on Saturday, July 28th from 9am to 12:30pm at the following intersections, and until 1:00pm on Maluhia Road fronting the Ballpark:
Po`ipu Road/La-wai Road @ the Koloa Fire Station
Po`ipu Road/WaiKomo Road across from the Koloa Church
Po`ipu Road/ Koloa Road @ Koloa Chevron (with a detour onto Oma`o Road or Ala Kaulani Kaumaka)
WeliWeli Road/WaiKomo Road
Maluhia Road/Ala Kinoiki (with a detour onto Ala Kinoiki – Poipu bypass road)
Koloa Road road closure on Koloa Road @ Island Soap & Candle Shop (with a detour onto WeliWeli Road)
ROADS OPEN for travel in and out of Po`ipu are Ala Kalanikaumaka (traffic to and from the west via Koloa Road) and Ala Kinoiki (traffic to and from the east, via Maluhia Road).
PARKING will be available in the pasture lot north of the Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Ballpark as well as the pasture lot north of the intersection of the bypass and Maluhia Road. Pedestrians exiting this lot should do so at the makai gate. A crossing guard on Ala Kinoiki will assist the pedestrians in crossing the bypass to get to the lower pasture and in to Anne Knudsen Ballpark. Other available parking at First Hawaiian Bank, Koloa and Oma`o roads west of Hadama`s Service.
ACCESSIBLE PARKING for those with placards will be available at the ballpark (south entrance) and asphalt lot just mauka (northbound) of park.
NO PARKING is permitted in the following areas: the Ballpark (except for handicapped parking, vendors and volunteers), Maluhia Road, Ala Kinoiki (Poipu bypass road), Koloa School, Big Save, Bothwick Mortuary.
10 am – Annual Park Celebration – Hosted by Koloa Plantation Days Committee.
After the Koloa Town parade on Saturday, July 29, head to Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Park for a full day of festivities from 10 AM to 4:00 PM. A full afternoon starting at lunchtime just following the parade with non stop entertainment all day.
This year’s entertainment includes:
11:00-11:30 – Pule, Hawaii Pono’I ( Nalani Brun), National Anthem (Navy Band) Followed by a few songs by the Navy Band.
11:30-12:00 – Tsunami Taiko.
12:00-12:15 – Jeremiah Garcia.
12:15-12:30 – Parade Awards Presentation.
12:30 – Roads Re-open.
12:35-1:20 – Beat-Lele.
1:20-2:15 – Halau Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina’ala. Silent Auction First Closing.
2:20-3:05 – Rydge Homestead.
3:15-4:00 – The Opihi Pickers.
Times subject to change