05/01/2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pmGet Directions
The annual Lei Day Celebration provides a venue, where one day of the year is set aside to celebrate the lei and the skill and artistry of Hawai'i's lei makers. This event honors Hawai'i's people and their rich heritage.
On May 1st of each year, this beautiful event is at Kapi'olani Park in Waikīkī from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (schedule subject to change). The event features the annual Lei Court, as well as local entertainment and hula hālau.
The Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association traditionally plays (10A-3P) in the lei exhibit/Kūlana Lei area (open area between the bandstand and the shell).
The Lei Contest Exhibit is open to the public (1-5:30P) in the open area between the bandstand and the shell. See some of the most exquisite lei in the world exhibited in a variety of colors and methods, featuring contest entries from the adult, children and lipine (ribbon/yard) lei contests.
Come to Kūlana Lei, a village of Hawaiian artisans, as they share their talents and skills with exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day (10A-4P). While at Kūlana Lei, have the mo'opuna (grandchildren) - come visit Tūtū (grandparent) at Tūtū's Hale and hear stories, play Hawaiian games, learn a song, a hula, how to make a lei, and learn how to weave with lauhala.
In addition to Kūlana Lei, craft, lei and food vendors will also be in the park all day.
The event is free and open to the public.