Royal Hawaiian Hotel & Royal Hawaiian Center, Royal Grove
To kick off the festivities, the Aloha Festivals Royal Court will be introduced on the grounds of Helumoa, which was originally the home of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. At the ceremony, the king, queen, prince and princess take their place on the royal court. The Alii court members receive their royal cloaks, helmets, head feather lei and other symbols of their reign. Traditional hula and chants make this a special event in the heart of Waikiki.
Performances by Kumu Hula Chinky Mahoe and Halau Kawaili'ula in the Royal Grove.