Eo E Emalani i Alakai Festival

Kokee Road
Kekaha, HI 96752

Since 1988, Hui o Laka/Kokee Museum has hosted “Eo e Emalani i Alakai” to commemorate a historic event honoring Queen Emma’s 1871 visit to Kokee and Alakai Swamp. Each year people are chosen to represent Queen Emma, Kaluahi, and attendants.

Invited hula halau from around the state and Japan honor their queen with dances and chants honoring Kaleleonalani – Traveler of the Mountains. The event starts at 9am along with exhibits, crafts and snack sales in the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow. After the Queen’s party rides into the Meadow at eleven, a dozen halau perform dances and chants honoring Queen Emma. There is no admission although donations are accepted at the Kokee Museum.

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