Prince Kuhio Celebration 2016

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.

Sunday, March 27

9:00am – Tsunami Taiko Drumming (Lobby Atrium)
Let the young drummers share with you their love of playing traditional Japanese drums, let the drums set the tone for the day.

9:00am – 4:00pm: Craft Fair, Cultural Demonstrations, and Entertainment (Lobby  / Seaview Terrace)
Hawaiian cultural and art practices, including weaving, working with kalo (taro), making tapa (kapa), creation of kupe’e  (bracelets).  Learn some of these practices through hands-on teaching sessions. Crafters will be on hand selling good and products made on Kaua‘i.
Be entertained by the sweet harmony and sounds of Hawaiian Music throughout the day.

event Schedule

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 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 26).

Saturday, March 26

Hawaiian Entertainment
Seaview Terrace – Open to the Public; Seating is limited
6:00PM: Torchlighting Ceremony
7:00PM: Musical Duo will share beautiful Hawaiian music as keiki hula (children’s hula) is performed
8:00PM: Special performance by upcoming Hawaiian Musical Group: Keauhou. **Seating on first come, first serve basis.

The Celebration will take place Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27.  The public is invited to Prince Kuhio Park and the Grand Hyatt Kauai to 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. For more information, 808.240.6452 or george.thronas@hyatt.com.

Prince Kuhio Celebration 2016

Friday, March 25

9:00am – Opening Protocol Ceremony (Lobby / Seaview Terrace) ‘Oli and Dance paying tribute and honor the birthday of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole

9:30am – 4:00pm: Craft Fair, Cultural Demonstrations, and Entertainment (Lobby/Seaview Terrace) Hawaiian cultural and art practices, including weaving, working with kalo (taro), making tapa (kapa), creation of kupe’e  (bracelets).  Learn some of these practices through hands-on teaching sessions. Crafters will be on hand selling goods and products made on Kaua‘i.

Be entertained by the sweet harmony and sounds of Hawaiian Music throughout the day.