The public is invited to Prince Kuhio Park and the Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort & Spa take part in the Celebration which includes 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.
Events, times, and locations are subject to change. For more information, contact Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort and Spa at 808-742-1234
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
Tsunami Taiko Drummers
Begin the day with a pounding start as the lobby atrium echoes to the sounds of these young drummers.
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
‘Ilima and Stevenson’s Foyer
The Prince Kuhio Celebration is made possible through the generosity and support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, County of Kauai CPEP Program, Kauai Festivals, Grand Hyatt Kauai and Poipu Beach Foundation.
The Celebration will provide an educational experience that will establish a strong sense of awareness about the influence and importance of Prince Kuhio (as well as his ancestors) on Hawaiian society to both the resident and visitor communities.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
Open to the Public; Free Event - Seating is limited
Torchlighting Ceremony & Hula Dancing
The torchlighting ceremony begins as
the sun sets upon the ocean, and Hula
dancers perform to the sweet sounds
of Hawaiian Music.
Hawaii's last reigning Prince and celebrator of traditional Hawaiian arts. The People's Prince, a man of commendable sincerity and strong convictions who always stood for what was right, not yielding to weakness.
The Prince Kuhio 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 (Saturday, March 25).
E Komo Mai (Join Us)
9:00am – Opening Protocol honoring our Monarch Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole
Craft Fair/Silent Auction
9:00am – 3:00pm: 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
10:00am-12pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm
Hawaiian Music by Kupuna of Kauai
Hosted at Grand Hyatt Kaua'i Resort & Spa, 1571 Po'ipū Road
Prince Kūhiō Festival, March 24-26