The first Kokua Kailua Village Stroll of the new year will take place on Sunday, Jan. 17. Kokua Kailua turns Alii Drive into a pedestrian marketplace 1-6 p.m.
There will be a free concert on the lawn at Hulihee Palace at 4 p.m. and it is recommended you bring your own beach chairs or mat, which can be checked for free while you stroll Alii Drive.
Kokua Kailua is in constant need of volunteers to help with event promotion, basket donations and assembly. Contact Dorlene Kolina Chao at 936-9202 if you can help.
The next Kokua Kailua Village Stroll date is Sunday, Feb. 21.
Kokua Kailua Village Stroll is sponsored by the Kailua Village Business Improvement District, the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, Destination Kona Coast, Kailua Village Merchants Association, Hulihee Palace and Pacific Radio Group. The program is designed to rally support for merchants and restaurants and to remind residents to shop, dine and buy local.
2010 Hulihee Palace Concert Schedule:
Jan. 17: Band Concert remembering King Kamehameha II “Lunalilo” and Aunty Io
Feb. 21: Hula Concert remembering Princess Ruth Keelikoolani
March 21: Band Concert remembering Queen Kaahumanu and Prince Kuhio
April 18: Hula Concert remembering Prince Albert
May 16: Hula Concert remembering King Kamehameha IV “Alexander Liholiho”
June 13: Band Concert remembering King Kamehameha I “Paiea”
July 18: Hula Concert remembering John Adams Kuakini
Aug. 22: Hula Concert remembering King Kamehameha II “Kauikeaouli”
Sept. 19: Band Concert remembering Queen Liliuokalani
Oct. 17: Hula Concert remembering Princess Kaiulani
Nov. 21: Band Concert remembering King Kalakaua, Palace Curator Aunty Lei Collins and Bandmaster Charles “Bud” Dant
Dec. 12: Hula Concert remembering Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop