Koloa parade Saturday

The Historic Koloa Plantation Days Parade is set for 10 a.m. Saturday.

It will feature horseback and walking units, floral floats, vintage cars, and decorated vehicles. People will have colorful costumes, perhaps play music or dance, or showcase recreational activities — baseball, chicken fights, fishing, to name a few — or their ethnic heritage. Others will capture memories of the sugar era, when sugar plantations thrived and many residents worked for or with the sugar industry.

The grand marshal is Phyllis Kunimura, former first lady of Kauai, whose husband was the late Tony Kunimura.

The Kauai Police Department will close streets along the parade route from 9 a.m. until the conclusion of the parade about 1 p.m.

Road closures will include: Poipu Road (from the Old Cane Haul Road near Kiahuna Golf Course to Kōloa Road); Koloa Road (from Ala Kalanikaumaka Street to Weliweli Road); and Maluhia Road (from Koloa Road to Wailaau Road).

Those planning to attend should arrive early to claim their seats.

Parking will be available in the pasture lot north of the Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Ballpark as well as the pasture lot north of the intersection of the bypass and Maluhia Road.


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