Saturday, October 12
Koke‘e State Park
Leave your time machine at home, because all you need is a ride to Eo e Emalani i Alakai (and maybe a blanket and sunscreen) to journey back to the 19th century. Also known as the Emalani Festival, this celebration commemorates Queen Emma’s trek to the Koke‘e uplands and Kilohana vista in 1871, after the deaths of her husband Kamehameha IV and only child. Here, she was uplifted by the beautiful trail that her husband once told her about. To celebrate the story, there’s a reenactment of Queen Emma and her entourage arriving on horseback, Hawaiian music and chant, and hula performances by over a dozen halau. The family-friendly event also features crafts, exhibits, a silent auction, and local food vendors, so you can fuel up while you revisit old Hawaii.