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LEI DAY CELEBRATION (91ST ANNUAL)
2806 Monsarrat Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
05/01/2018 09:00 AM - 05/01/2018 05:30 PM
The first Lei Day was in 1927 (the Academy Awards began in 1929) and celebrated in downtown Honolulu with a few people wearing lei. From that it grew and more and more people began to wear lei on May 1. We are told that the first celebration and exhibit of lei was at the Bank of Hawai. In 1928, the first lei queen was Nina Bowman. Mayor Charles Arnold crowned Lei Queen Nina Bowman here in Honolulu.May 1, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Various entertainment throughout the day10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Hawaiian Steel Guitar Association Concert11:00 a.m. Lei Court Investiture1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Lei Exhibit Opens to the Public10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Kulana Lei(schedule subject to change)On May 1st of each year, this beautiful event is at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.