Kauai’s mountain forest echoes with the sounds of Hawaiian music and traditional chants at this free annual festival, held the second Saturday in October, mist or shine. Attend the “Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i” festival and step back in time, when a traditional royal procession arrives at noon (festivities begin at 10 am). Queen Emma and her entourage enter the lovely Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow on horseback, accompanied by hula halau from around the state who perform chants and dances as gifts for the Queen. Exhibits, craft demonstrations, and snack sales make it a lovely day out for all.
Hui o Laka & Rita Peeters, Queen Emma: EÅ e Emalani i Alaka‘i