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Stroll the Village – Kokua Kailua (Aug. 22)


Kailua Village welcomes visitors and residents to shop, dine and meander during Kokua Kailua Village Stroll from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.

Kokua Kailua closes Alii Drive to vehicular traffic one Sunday per month making the area available to pedestrians only during the monthly event.

Restaurant certificate drawings at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., a free Hawaiian music concert at 4 p.m. on the lawn at Hulihee Palace, vendors, artisans and numerous shopping and dining options make this Sunday event fun and family-friendly.

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.


The Daughters of Hawaii and Calabash Cousins present a free concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at Hulihee Palace to remember the late King Kamehameha III, “Kauikeaouli.”

The voices of the Merrie Monarchs and Hawaiian performing arts by Kumu Hula Etua Lopes and his Halau Na Pua Ui O Hawaii. Kindly bring a beach mat or chair as seating won’t be provided.

“Born in 1813, Kauikeaouli was the second surviving son of Kamehameha the Great and he became king when he was 11 years old,” said Fanny Au Hoy, docent coordinator. “During his 30-year reign, he signed the Great Mahele, dividing land among his people; declared the right of religious freedom and instituted the kingdom’s first written constitution.”

In 1843, King Kamehameha III coined Hawaii’s motto that appears on the state seal and coat of arms: Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono-the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

The monarch was born at Keauhou Bay and a plaque there marks the birth site.

2010 Hulihee Palace Concert Schedule

* 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

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