- 01 Tue May 2018
92st Annual Lei Day Celebration
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 Hawaâ€˜i. In 1928, the first lei queen was Nina Bowman. Mayor Charles Arnold crowned Lei Queen Nina Bowman here in Honolulu.
- Location- Kapiolani Park
- Time- 9am-530pm
- Cost- Free
Upcoming Shows and Entertainment
Refer to our Waikiki events calendar for upcoming concerts, sports events and entertainment in the area. Our hotel provides you with easy access to an array of entertainment venues so can take part in all the island happenings. For non-stop action during your vacation, refer to our Waikiki calendar of events.