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10/12/2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Since 1988, Hui o Laka/Kokeʻe Museum has hosted “Eo e Emalani i Alakaʻi” to commemorate a historic event honoring Queen Emma’s 1871 visit to Kokeʻe and Alakaʻi Swamp. Each year people are chosen to represent Queen Emma, Kaluahi, and attendants.

Invited hula halau from around the state and Japan honor their queen with dances and chants honoring Kaleleonalani – Traveler of the Mountains. The event starts at 9am along with exhibits, crafts and snack sales in the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow.

Step back in time to 1871, as Queen Emma and her entourage arrives on horseback at 11 am. After the Queen’s party rides into the Meadow, a dozen halau perform dances and chants honoring Queen Emma. Enjoy the exhibits, crafts, silent auction and delicious food

There is no admission although donations are accepted at the Kokeʻe Museum.

Parking is extremely limited, with car pooling strongly suggested. Bring your own seating. No coolers.

This year’s event is sponsored by Hui o Laka ~ Kokeʻe Natural History Museum, and Hawaii Tourism Authority.