HONOLULU – The 2016 Aloha Festivals is now accepting applications for participants in the 2016 O‘ahu Royal Court and annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade.
2016 Aloha Festivals O‘ahu Royal Court:
Applicants are currently being sought for the positions of mō‘i kane (king), mō‘i wahine (queen), kamāliʻi kane (prince), kamāliʻi wahine (princess) and other court members of the 2016 O‘ahu Royal Court. Applicants must be of Hawaiian ancestry and, if selected, are expected to make various appearances during their reigning year, from September 2016 to August 2017. King and queen applicants must be 35 years of age or older; prince and princess applicants must be 16 to 18 years old. Scholarships will be awarded to the chosen prince and princess to further their education after high school. In addition, court members are also being sought to fill attendant positions.
Interested applicants for the O‘ahu Royal Court must complete an application form and supply both a headshot and full-length photo, as well as proof of Hawaiian ancestry. Applications must be received and/or postmarked by Thursday, June 30 to the following – the Aloha Festivals Royal Court Committee, 2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 315, Honolulu, HI 96815; or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about applying for the Royal Court, please contact Charles Kapua at email@example.com or Antoinette Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Aloha Festivals Floral Parade:
Participants are also being sought for the 2016 Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, which takes place on Saturday, September 24 at 9 a.m. The parade starts at the Ewa end of Ala Moana Park and runs down Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalākaua Avenue, and ends at Kapi‘olani Park. Marching band units, floral floats, specialty car units, specialty marching units, and pā‘ū (long-skirted) and equestrian units are welcome.
Parade applications must be received by Sunday, July 31. Applications should be mailed to the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade Committee, 2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 315, Honolulu, HI 96815; or emailed to email@example.com. For more information about the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade, please contact Charles Kapua at firstname.lastname@example.org or Antoinette Lee at email@example.com.
Applications for the Oʻahu Royal Court and the Aloha Festivals Floral Parade can be found at www.alohafestivals.com (click “participate.”)
About Aloha Festivals
Aloha Festivals was first held in 1946 as Aloha Week, and over the past seven decades has become a celebration of Hawaiian culture, integrating the traditions and cultures of the Islands through music, dance, cuisine and art. All festivities are coordinated by a volunteer board of directors. Aloha Festivals is funded by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, corporate and private sponsorships, and sales of Aloha Festivals ribbons and merchandise.
More information about Aloha Festivals and its events can be found at www.alohafestivals.com, Facebook (facebook.com/AlohaFestivals), Twitter (@AlohaFstvls), Instagram (@alohafestivals) or by calling (808) 923-2030.