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Eo E Emalani i Alakai Festival

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Location Waimea
Dates October 14, 2017 - October 14, 2017

From Eo E Emalani i Alakai Festival Website:


Queen Emalani

Dancing for Queen


Emalani Festival

Halau Ha'a Hula 'O Kekau'ilani-Na Pua Hala O Kailua

In Commemoration of Queen Emma
9am 4pm Saturday, October 14, 2017
Kke'e State Park Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow
at mile marker 15 on Kke'e Road

Kokee, Kauai Hui o Laka, the nonprofit that runs Kokee Natural History Museum, invites the public to the 29th annual Eo e Emalani i Alaka'i festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, on the lush expanse of Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Kokee State Park.
A free annual day of history and hula, Eo e Emalani brings together Kauai residents and visitors to celebrate Hawai'is beloved Queen Emma and recalls her journey to the Kokee uplands and Kilohana vista in 1871.

Live music will fill the meadow beginning at 9 a.m. with KNUI & Friends with Ukulele Na Haumana O Namolokama, followed by Nick Castillo & Friends. At 11 am, as Castillo sings "Wahine Ui," composed for this occasion, the Queen will ride into the Meadow accompanied by her guide Kaluahi, portrayed by Norman Hookano, the Hawaiian hunter and cowboy who guided the royal horseback party over rough slippery terrain.

"When the Queen and her entourage arrive, the crowd instinctively feels something profound is happening," says Michelle Hookano, museum staffer. "The spirit of Queen Emma will come to the mountains once again"!

Halau (hula groups) from across Hawaii and two from the mainland will share gifts of chant and dance until 4 p.m. Exhibits, craft tables, silent auction and a snack shop enhance the festival experience, which is best enjoyed with a low chair or mat.

The festival co-sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Kauai, along with many community partners and businesses has grown to be one of the most popular and authentic events on Kauai.

Parking is limited so carpooling is recommended. Wear layered clothing for the cool uplands. This is a smoke, alcohol, and pet-free event in a State Park.

For more information, call the Kokee Natural History Museum at
335-9975, ext. 0, or visit www.********.***. Follow the museum at www.********.***/KokeeMuseumNew.
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