South Shore celebrates Prince Kuhio Day

The Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu is just one location in the South-Shore-centric celebration of the life and times of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole tomorrow.

Born in Kukui‘ula, he is the focal point of Prince Kuhio Day festivities, in part because of his ushering through the U.S. Congress the federal Hawaiian Homes Commission Act that set aside land in Hawai‘i for homesteads for Native Hawaiians.

In addition to free ceremonies tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Prince Kuhio Park along Lawa‘i Road, folks at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i host a day-long celebration of the life of Prince Kuhio, as he was called.

He was a member of Hawai‘i’s royal family when the kingdom was overthrown in 1893. A descendent from kings of Kaua‘i, Prince Kuhio was in the line of succession to take the throne had the monarchy endured.

Tomorrow’s free celebration at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i, with crafters and cultural demonstrations, begins at 9 a.m., and runs through 4 p.m.

The Koloa Outrigger Canoe Club lu‘au at Joe’s on the Green at Kiahuna Golf Club will start at 5:30 p.m., and last till 8:30 p.m., with a concert by the Makaha Sons and Robi Kahakalau, and others.

There is a $35 admission charge for adults, and $15 for children ages 4 to 12, for the lu‘au.

For more information on events at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i, call 240-6369. For information on the lu‘au, call 482-0594.

• Lanaly Cabalo, lifestyle writer, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 237) or lcabalo@kauaipubco.com.

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