The Paniolo Parade begins at historic Church Row Park and concludes at Waimea Park. It features the traditional Royal Court, stunning Pa’u and mounted units, followed by an all-day festival in the park with tons of Hawaiian entertainment, foods, crafts and more. Everyone is invited – the parade is free but purchase of $5 ribbons helps underwrite expenses for this all-volunteer-run event.
For more information or to participate, contact Moani Akana, project manager and Paniolo Parade Chair (885-3110), Linda Pokipala, Ho’olaule’a Food Booth Chair (937-4896), Doreen Kama, Court Director, and Keke Kaniho, Kalaimoku (443-4164), and Lorna Akima, Ho’olaule’a Craft Vendor Chair (960-2841). Providing kokua and funding as festival partners are Big Island Resource Conservation & Development Inc., HTA, OHA, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Big Island Visitors Bureau, North Hawai’i Rotary and Canada-France-Hawai’i Telescope Corp.