Ho’olaule’a 2014

The Kamehameha Schools 84th Annual Ho’olaule’a was held today on the Kapālama campus. This event is a fundraiser for school clubs and special events. It is also a great tradition. There were food booths, crafts, entertainment, carnival rides, and even a country store. This year’s theme was “E pulama ‘ia, e ho‘omau ‘ia lā” (Cherish what we have, now and forever.) The weather was spectacular, and it got super crowded.

I truly enjoy the entertainment by our students. Performances included our Children’s Choir, Concert Glee Club, Hawaiian Ensemble, and the Kamehameha Dance Company.

Here is our Kamehameha Warrior Marching Band.

I always have the Hawaiian Plate for lunch. This always satisfies my craving. (There’s so much food that it’s served on two plates.)

There are carnival rides, game booths, and inflatable jumpers for the keiki.

People love to shop at Ho’olaule’a. You’ll find beautiful lei, t-shirts & merchandise, ornamental plants, and even Haole Brownie Mix. There’s also a silent auction.

But for me, it’s all about the food. Here is the Moloka’i fried fish.

The biggest seller of all is the Kaua’i Kūlolo. The line is a hundred deep an hour before opening. They usually sellout in one hour.

This year my haul consisted of chili pepper water, “okole” bread, dried squid, and a bag of 100% Kona Coffee.

But the best thing about Ho’olaule’a is reconnecting with old friends and former students. It was an amazing day. Imua.


Attended our annual Kamehameha Schools Ho’olaule’a this morning on the grounds of our high school campus. The ho’olaule’a is a Hawaiian celebration / fundraiser for our student enrichment programs and is sponsored by our ATP (Association of Teachers & Parents.) Here is a link to the flyer.

Entertainment was provided by the school’s marching band, concert glee, hula classes, and childrens’ chorus. There was also a country store and silent auction.

I always have the Hawaiian plate. It’s so good! I also picked up a bag of dried squid. That stuff is like “gold.” They also sell watercress stew, Moloka’i bread, Kaua’i kūlolo, and malasadas.

There is a section for the younger students with carnival rides, jumpers, and games.

It was great family fun for the KS ‘ohana. I actually left before the rains came down….