skip to Main Content

Welcome to our Media Kit

We are pleased to provide this section of our website to the media. Here you will find: Press Releases and or Public Service Announcements, Schedule, Presenters, Chair Bios, Photos, and other materials for your convenience. If you need additional information/assistance, please contact Pua Ishibashi, Event Coordinator


2019 Kamehameha Festival – Public Service Announcement

PSA Date:  06/02/2019

Event: 2019 Kamehameha Festival
Date: Tuesday June 11, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Mokuola (aka Coconut Island) Hilo, Hawai‘i
Presented by: Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Māmalahoa
Media Kit at:

Google Map:

Contact: Pua Ishibashi
Marketing Coordinator
691 Ainako Ave.
Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720


For Immediate Release

E komo mai

Celebrate Kamehameha Day and the memory of King Kamehameha
at the Kamehameha Festival on Moku Ola (Coconut Island).
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm

The Kamehameha Festival will feature sweet Hawaiian music and beautiful dance by:
Hālau Hula Heleleʻi Pua ʻO Waipiʻo – Kumu Hula Haleakala Sakata;
Hālau I Ka Leo Ola ʻO Nā Mamo – Kumu hula Kekoa and Pele Harmon;
and Hālau Haʻa Kea ʻO Kinohi – Kumu Hula Paul Neves.

The Festival will also feature art and craft vendors, cultural practitioners, and ono (delicious) food.  A day of Aloha for the entire ‘ohana.

Proudly presented by the Royal Order of Kamehameha, Māmalahoa.
The Festival is free and open to the public. Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items for the needy.  Donations will be collected at the entrance of the bridge.

Note: Please visit our website at for more information.



Hilo, Hawai‘i
Mokuola (Island of Life)
Tuesday June 11, 2019
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

10:00 am          Wehi (Open)
11:00 am          Hālau presentation
12:00 pm          Order high noon ceremony & presentation of ho’okupu.
1:00 pm           Hālau presentation
2:00 pm           Hālau presentation
3:00 pm           Hālau presentation
4:00 pm           Pani (Close)

Kamehameha Festival Committee

Kinohi Neves – Chair
Namaka DeMello
Paul Neves
Ola Jenkins



 kukulu halamua  55t
Kukulu Hale Mua Cultrual Group Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Māmalahoa


The Kamehameha Festival is facilitated by the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Māmala Hoa (Hilo chapter), in collaboration with Hale Mua Cultural Group Inc. (Hale Mua) acting as fiscal sponsor, and Kūkulu Business Resources (Kūkulu) providing technical assistance and consultation.

Māmalahoa was established by Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole in 1907 in Hilo, Moku O Keawe (Island of Hawai‘i) and was dedicated to honor the memory of Kamehameha and uplift the Kanaka ‘Ōiwi (aboriginal peoples of Hawai‘i).

Incorporated in 1997, Hale Mua is identified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501© (3) nonprofit organization. The primary purpose of Hale Mua is to preserve and perpetuate the culture of the Kanaka ‘Ōiwi and to administer grants to stabilize, restore, and maintain Hawaiian historical sites, as well as Hawaiian educational programs.

Kūkulu is a Native Hawaiian corporation that provides culturally competent business related services including, but are not limited to, assessments and interventions, consultation, training, seminars, and workshops designed to enhance competitiveness, sustainability, and overall capacity.

In recent years Māmalahoa has partnered with organizations such as the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), Penn Training & Fitness Center, KWXX Radio, and the Hawaii Tribune Herald, in the presentation of this historical and culturally significant event.


Download 1 – High Resolution Media Kit Pictures – 3.1M
Download 2 – High Resolution Media Kit Pictures – 5.5M

Back To Top