96th Lei Day Celebration: Komo mai kāu māpuna hoe

Photo courtesy of Department of Parks and Recreation.

96th Lei Day Celebration: Komo mai kāu māpuna hoe
Hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreation

Kapiʻolani Park Bandstand
May 1, 2024

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) welcome everyone to celebrate one of the most recognized symbols of aloha during the 96th Lei Day Celebration! The tradition honoring Native Hawaiian culture and all things lei will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kapiʻolani Park Bandstand.

This yearʻs Lei Day theme of Komo Mai kāu māpuna hoe (Dip your paddle in), invites everyone to enjoy this free event showcasing the skill and artistry of Hawaiʻi’s lei makers. This even also features fantastic local entertainment and performances from hula halau. The following is the schedule of events at the bandstand:

9 a.m . – 9:45 a.m.Royal Hawaiian Band
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Kilohana Hula Show by Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement presented by Southwest Airlines
11 a.m .- 12:30 p.m.Lei Court Ceremony
1 p.m. – 1:35 p.m.Ei Nei
1:50 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.Hōkū Zuttermeister
2:50 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.Hoʻokena
3:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.Mana Maoli Youth Collective
4:10 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Hālau Hula ʻO Hokulani

For more information, visit the Department of Parks of Recreation webpage.