CHRISTMAS PARADE

Saturday December 12, 2015 5:00PM

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Click here for this years Christmas Parade Award Winners

​​​INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Monday July 4th 2016 6:00PM


THE KAILUA-KONA COMMUNITY PARADE ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE 

Cliff Kopp CHAIR  Barbara Kossow SPONSORSHIPS Alana Yamamoto ANNOUNCERS  Chauna Reese APPLICATIONS

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PLEASE BRING YOUR CANNED DONATIONS TO THE PARADE. WATCH FOR THE FOOD BASKET TRUCK COLLECTING ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE!

31st Kailua-Kona Christmas Parade 

Grand Marshal  Chad Baybayan


Chad Kālepa Baybayan holds a graduate degree in Education, is fluent speaker of the Hawaiian language, and is captain and navigator of the Hawaiian deep-sea voyaging canoes Hōkūle’a, Hawai’iloa, and Hōkūalaka’i. He has been an active participant in the Polynesian voyaging renaissance since 1975 and has sailed on all major voyages throughout the South Pacific, West Coast of North America, Micronesia, Japan, Indian Ocean, and South Africa.

Kālepa was the past Site Director of Honuakai, the Exploration Sciences Division of ‘Aha Pūnana Leo Inc., which teaches Hawaiian through an immersive environment to the crew aboard the Hōkūalaka’i. He currently serves as Navigator in Residence at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi, developing wayfinding curriculum and conducting outreach activities.

In 2007, Kālepa and four other Hawaiian men were initiated into the order of Pwo, a two thousand year old society of deep-sea oceanic navigators by his teacher, Master Navigator Mau Piailug on the island of Satawal.

He currently serves as one of the principal captains and navigators as part of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s, Mālama Honua project, which is taking the famed double-hulled voyaging canoe, Hōkūle’a, on a global journey to circumnavigate the world. He is just back from Cape Town, South Africa, where he sailed the Hōkūle’a from Mauritius in the Indian Ocean.

He lives with his wife Audrey in Kona Palisades.

  
4th Annual Menehune Holiday Food Drive

Stores participating in food drops offs this  Saturday December 12th 8:00am till 5:00pm


 Waimea
 Foodland

KTA


Waikoloa Village Marketplace


Kona
 KTA
    Sack & Save
    Safeway


Keauhou
 KTA


 Captain Cook

ChoiceMart


and of course, at the

Kailua-Kona Community Christmas Parade!

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