Aloha! One of the things I love most about being stationed in Hawaii is learning about the culture. Hawaii is rich in history and traditions and I’m always looking for family friendly events that incorporate both. I found out about Keiki Day at Queen Emma Summer Palace happening on Saturday, May 19th and knew I had to share the information about this wonderful event.
The event will be taking place on May 19th from 10am-2pm at the Queen Emma Summer Palace in celebration of Prince Albert’s 160th birthday (the Prince was the son of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma). The event is being hosted by a Nonprofit Organization known as Daughters of Hawai’i. The organization was one of the first in Hawaii to recognize the importance of historic preservation and the Queen Emma Summer palace is one of the historic places here on the island they help to preserve.
The event will boast live entertainment, hula performances, and keiki crafts that will include kapa printing, lei making, Hawaiian quilt paper cutout wall hangings, a coloring station, storytime, and so much more! There will also be birthday cake!
Keiki under 5 years are FREE! Entrance fee for keiki 5-17 years will be $1 and entrance for adults will be $5. The entrance fee will also include admission to the Summer Palace. I will be taking my kids and am most looking forward to being able to explore the Summer Palace and to learn more about the beautiful history of this amazing island.