Prince Kuhio Day Celebrations this Weekend

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Prince Kuhio Day Celebrations this Weekend

Celebrate Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole’s legacy this weekend in a few different locations on Kaua‘i’s South Shore.

The Prince Kuhio Day celebration, staged in honor of Prince Kuhio’s birthday, is designed to compliment and extend the commemorative ceremonies traditionally organized and implemented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha at Prince Kuhio Park.

The celebration provides an educational experience is aimed at at establishing a strong sense of awareness about the influence and importance of Prince Kuhio — and his ancestors — on Hawaiian society to local residents and visitors.

The celebration will include the Prince Kuhio Festival at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa, which will host demonstrations and talk-story sessions by artisans and cultural specialists; artisan fare; live, local Hawaiian music; Taiko drumming and more.  The event is free and open to the public.

Additionally, a luau (not connected with the Hyatt) complete with hula performances and Hawaiian music at the South Shore’s Koloa Landing Resort will serve as a fundraiser for Kawaikini Hawaiian Immersion School.


Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa

E Komo Mai (Join Us): 9 a.m.– Opening Protocol honoring our Monarch Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole

Craft Fair/Silent Auction:
 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Hawaiian cultural and art practices, including weaving, working with kalo (taro), Hawaiian weapons, making tapa (kapa), and Lei making. Learn some of these practices through hands-on teaching sessions. ‘Ilima and Stevenson’s Foyer

Ho‘onanea (Entertainment): 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Hawaiian Music by Kupuna of Kaua‘i. Seaview Terrace


Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa

Hawaiian Entertainment:
 Open to the Public; Free Event – Seating is limited

Torchlighting Ceremony & Hula Dancing:
 5 p.m. 
The torchlighting ceremony begins at sunset, and hula
dancers perform to Hawaiian Music.
 Seaview Terrace

Koloa Landing Resort

Prince Kuhio Celebration Luau: 5-8 p.m. Kawaikini School Fundraiser Luau Buffet, no-host bar, silent auction. Performances by Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala and Na Haumana o Kawaikini. Music by Maunalua He Inoa, the 2016 Group of the Year at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Tickets: VIP $90 ($80 presale); Adult $70 ($60 presale); Keiki $35 ($25 presale). Tickets available at, Aloha ‘Aina Café 378-4256 and The Wine Shop 742-7305.


Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa

Tsunami Taiko Drummers: 
9 a.m. Lobby Atrium

Craft Fair: 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ‘Ilima and Stevenson’s Foyer


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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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