The Kona Coffee Lantern Parade is a colorful and festive event that takes place during the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The parade is held on November 3rd, and features hundreds of participants carrying handmade lanterns through the streets.
The lanterns are often decorated with coffee-related themes, such as coffee beans, coffee plants, and coffee cups. Some participants also choose to dress up in traditional Hawaiian costumes or other cultural attire.
Where To Go
The parade begins at Kailua Pier and winds its way through the heart of Kailua-Kona, ending at Hale Halawai County Pavilion. Along the way, the parade participants pass by cheering crowds and enjoy live music and entertainment.
The Kona Coffee Lantern Parade is a free event and is open to the public. Anyone is welcome to participate, and there is no need to register in advance. However, if you plan on participating, it is important to bring your own lantern.
The Kona Coffee Lantern Parade is a great way to celebrate the Kona coffee harvest and to learn more about the rich culture of Hawaii. It is also a fun and festive event for the whole family to enjoy.
Here are some tips for participating in the Kona Coffee Lantern Parade:
- Bring your own lantern. There are no lanterns provided at the event.
- Arrive early to find a good spot to watch the parade or to participate in the parade lineup.
- Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for other participants and spectators.
- Be respectful of the people and property along the parade route.
- Have fun!
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