Spend the day on the picturesque, seaside grounds of Hulihee Palace Saturday, March 26 for the annual spring fundraiser, Day at Hulihee.
An 8:30 a.m. traditional Hawaiian blessing kicks off the 9 a.m.-4 p.m. event, which is hosted by palace caretakers the Daughters of Hawaii and the Calabash Cousins.
Browse among tented arts and crafts booths, a tempting bake sale featuring Aunty Nona’s scrumptious peach cake and the ever-popular Classy Tutu’s Attic. Choose a fresh flower lei or floral arrangement made on-site by palace volunteers.
The Kuakini Hawaiian Civic Club will offer ono food and local hula halau will provide cultural entertainment on the grassy lawn fronting Kailua Bay.
Enjoy cultural demonstrations including pai ai (poi pounding) and upena (fish net making). Prize drawings throughout the day will be featured, including the chance to win a king-sized Hawaiian quilt for a $5 donation.
Palace admission will be complimentary all day, although donations will be accepted.
Day at Hulihee remembers Hawaii’s Citizen Prince who was born in March: Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole (1871-1922.) Hawaii observes an annual state holiday to commemorate Prince Kuhio’s dedication toward serving his people; it’s Friday, March 25 in 2016.
Beginning in 1902, Kuhio served as a delegate to the U.S. Congress for 10 terms, was the driving force behind the development of Pearl Harbor and instituted the Hawaiian Homestead Commission.
A monument at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park credits Prince Kuhio for founding the park in 1916.
For further information, call 329-1877 or 329-9555.