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23rd annual tribute to Kamehameha III

Birthday celebration for Ka Lani Kauikeaouli

He Aupuni Palapala Ko‘u – Mine is a kingdom of literacy

Each year, Kamehameha Schools honors the life and legacy of Kauikeaouli through an ‘aha mele (concert) and by highlighting organizations that uplift the community through education.

This year, we are proud to partner with Kalanihale Miloli‘i and Ho‘āla Kealakekua Nui. Kalanihale's mission is to improve educational opportunities for youth, mālama the environment, and sustain cultural well-being. The nonprofit group was established in the rural fishing village of Miloli‘i in South Kona in response to community needs. Ho‘āla Kealakekua Nui is dedicated to the stewardship of Kealakekua Bay's natural and cultural environment. The organization is committed to nurturing the bay's legacy, enhancing visitor experiences through education and storytelling, and spearheading projects like coral restoration.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Panel Discussion on He Kīho‘iho‘i Kānāwai

A modern application of restoring our natural resources

5 p.m.
Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa, Bayview rooms (Ground level)


Moana Ulu Ching

Mike Nakachi

Julia Rose

Hannah Kihalani Springer

Chris Teague

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Craft Fair and Workshops

9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Kaleiopapa Convention Center lānai

Ulu recipes, lā‘au lapa‘au, oli, and more!
Register for the workshops at

Free ‘Aha Mele

5 p.m.
Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa, Hawai‘i lawn

Hosted by Ka‘imi Kaupiko & Shane Nelsen



Ka‘ikena Scanlan and The Guys

Miloli‘i Hula ‘Ohana & Serenaders

Chadd Paishon and Friends

Hālau Kaulana Nā Pua

Taiko by Kona Daifukuji Hongwanji

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Daughters of Hawai‘i Ho‘okupu

8:00 a.m.
Procession from SeaQuest to Kauikeaouli birth site, Keauhou Bay

Free educational talk story at SeaQuest with Shane Akoni Palacat-Nelsen, followed by a procession to the birth site at 8:45 a.m.

Past events

Interested in learning more about wahi pana in West Hawai‘i? Take a virtual huaka‘i to Kahalu‘u Ma Kai and Makalawena.

Check out our Waihona collection for additional resources to learn more about Kauikeaouli as well as wahi pana in the area near the celebration.