Pride celebration brightens Rice Street

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Mele and Moana Hurley wear the special Pride shirts they created just to watch the Kaua‘i Pride Parade that included one of their relatives participating with the Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i team, Saturday on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The South & Home Interiors float is awash in colors Saturday during the Kaua‘i Pride Parade that passes along Rice Street past the Ace Housemart in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The team from Kaua‘i Community College with Chancellor Joseph Daisy waits for the Kaua‘i Pride Parade banner Saturday at the Vidinha Stadium parking lot in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Photographers clamour for a photo of the combined forces of Fisheye Kaua‘i and Na Pali Coasters Saturday after the float parked adjacent to the county’s mobile stage at the Historic County Building on Rice Street in Lihu‘e for the Pride Festival.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Lopaka Bukoski and his mainland guests stop for a photo before disappearing into the crowd at the Pride Festival that followed the Pride Parade on Rice Street in Lihu‘e Saturday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Tutu Kaneali‘i, right, is among the hundreds of spectators enjoying the more than 30 floats Saturday during the Pride Parade that turned up ‘Umi Street off Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A live band surrounded by roller skaters amidst a flood of bubbles graces the float created by the combined efforts of Fisheye Kaua‘i and Na Pali Coasters Saturday during the Pride Parade. The float got special permission to park next to the county’s mobile stage at the Historic County Building on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The Kaua‘i Planning & Action Alliance/Keiki to Career float includes an actual Fun and Kwazy Ride filled with various Kaua‘i High School students Saturday during the Pride Parade that filled Rice Street in Lihu‘e with spectators.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Spectators vie for the wristband giveaway from the Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i Saturday during the Pride Parade sponsored by the YWCA of Kaua‘i on Rice Street in Lihu‘e.

Mele and Moana Hurley made their Kaua‘i Pride Parade shirts especially because they knew they would be watching the parade Saturday, said the pair’s mother.

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