Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaole

Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaole

Learn about Kaua‘i’s history and culture during Prince Kūhiō Festival at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu March 25-27.

The festival celebrates Kaua‘i-born Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaole, who was known as the “Prince of the People” for his efforts as a statesman perpetuating Hawaiian cultural values and the Hawaiian people.

Prince Kūhiō was the great-grandchild of King Kaumuali‘i and the hānai son of King Kalākaua and Queen Kapi‘olani. His legacy will be celebrated with educational sessions about cultural practices, arts and crafts. Local foods, talk-story sessions, local music and entertainment, and commemorative ceremonies are also part of the schedule.

Experts in salt-making, lei-making, coconut and lau hala weaving, healing arts, poi pounding and hula kahiko among others will be on hand at the Hyatt to teach Native Hawaiian cultural practices.

Visit for a list of events, all free and open to the public.