2012 ‘Onipa‘a Celebration

A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR QUEEN LILI‘UOKALANI

Sunday, September 2, 2012 • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission is free • Ecumenical church service (12:00 noon)

Entertainment by:
Jerry Santos and Olomana • Waipuna • Ku‘uipo Kumukahi

Hula • Hawaiian crafts • Exhibits • Palace tours • ‘Ono Food

Ka Lei MaiLe Ali‘i
The Queen’s Women

  • This one-act play, re-enacts a now-famous meeting in Hilo in 1897.
  • Begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Kana‘ina Building

Mai Poina Historic Walking Tours

  • Living history walking tours retracing four pivotal days leading up to and including the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy
  • September 2, 7, 8 and 9, 2012
  • Tours begin at 5:00 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 5:40 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Meet in front of the Hawai‘i State Library at 4:45 p.m.)
  • Click here for online reservations or call 534-8880.

2012 Mai Poina Walking Tours

Living history walking tours on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace retracing four pivotal days leading up to and including the overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy

  • September 2, 7, 8 and 9, 2012
  • Tours at 5:00 p.m., 5:20 p.m. 5:40 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Meet in front of the Hawai‘i State Library

In these living history walking tours, costumed role-players will interpret the significant events and sites surrounding the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom through a dramatic narrative.

After the tour, attendees will hear contemporary poems performed by Youth Speaks Hawai‘i, and then are welcome to join in a discussion about this pivotal episode in the history of our islands led by distinguished Native Hawaiian Humanities Scholars.

Reservations recommended.

Visit www.hawaiiponoi.info for further information.

Photos from today’s celebration by Blaine Fergerstrom:

2012 Mai Poina Visitor’s Guide

Experience History As It Unfolded 119 Years Ago