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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Kailua-Kona celebrated the memory of King Kamehameha the Great on Saturday, with its annual parade down Alii Drive.
Usually held the first weekend following the state holiday – after the lei draping ceremonies and festivals in Hilo and North Kohala – the Kamehameha Day parade is always well attended.
This year, former Senator Daniel Akaka served as the parade’s grand marshal.
He was be accompanied by members of his family, including his daughter-in-law, Anna, who led an equestrian unit as this year’s Pa‘u Queen.
Barbara Nobriga is the chairperson of the Kamehameha Day parade in Kona. She has been doing it since 1967.
After the parade, a ho’olaulea was held at at Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel.