Celebrating its 70th year as Hawaii’s largest cultural celebration, Aloha Festivals will hold its annual Floral Parade this Saturday along historic Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki. Thousands of volunteers, visitors and local residents will gather to celebrate this year’s theme, “Hali’a Aloha – Treasured Memories.”
The parade will feature the 2016 Royal Court; colorful equestrian processions of pa’u units, representing each of the major Hawaiian Islands; exquisite floats and vehicles adorned with Hawaiian flowers and foliage; hula halau; marching bands and color guards.
At the start of the parade route (Ala Moana Boulevard and Kamakee Street), across from Ala Moana Center, there will be an announcing booth.
Viewing stands are situated along the parade route to allow spectators to hear interesting details and color commentary about the floats and parade participants. Viewing stands are located at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Royal Hawaiian Center, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa and the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Hotel.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
From Ala Moana Park, along Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue, ending at Kapi’olani Park