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Navigator Ka‘iulani Murphy provides an update as Hōkūle‘a returns home to Hawaiian waters in anticipation of a grand welcoming ceremony on June 17 at Magic Island.

Wa'a Wednesday: Homecoming

June 13, 2017

Contributed by Shaundor Chillingworth

Welcome Hōkūle’a Home

Arrival Ceremony and Celebration will take place on:

Saturday, June 17
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Magic Island

KS ‘ohana are encouraged to wear blue and white to visually convey Kamehameha Schoolsʻ support for the Mālama Honua voyage. You can also learn the mele that will be presented to welcome Hōkūle‘a and lend your leo to the welcome.

The celebration then moves to Kaka‘ako for a special NightMarket block party.

Saturday, June 17
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Salt at Our Kaka‘ako

Then the Mālama Honua Fair & Summit will welcome all interested in learning more about the voyage and how they can take action to mālama honua.

June 18 – 20
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hawai‘i Convention Center

Interested in helping out?
Volunteers are being sought to kōkua will all of the events during the homecoming activities. Sign-up to volunteer at

Hōkūle‘a officially returns home after three years completing a lei around the world.

Join us on June 17 for this special moment as Hawai‘i shares its aloha with Hōkūle‘a.

Private ceremonies allow crew members to reconnect before the historic moment this Saturday.

See more details on Saturdayʻs homecoming at

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