Kapalama - Kamehameha Schools students are getting ready for their yearly Ho'olaule'a. Thousands will converge next week on the Kapalama campus for the family friendly, cultural celebration with Hawaiian entertainment, food, craft items, and more. Festivities include performances by Kapena, Amy Hanaiali'i, Maunalua, Josh Tatofi, and Legacy.

This year, the class of 2021 celebrates the Hookuule'a Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage. The theme, “He Wa'a He Moku, He Moku He Wa'a” means ‘The canoe is our island, the island is our canoe.” The theme reminds us that we all have a role to play in moving our lahui forward and how each individual plays an integral role in the success of each of our communities.

The money raised goes back to support the students with grants for enrichment opportunities, special events, competition and educational travel. Ho?olaule?a is next Saturday, February 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus.

It's free and open to the public. Free parking is available on campus and off at the KS Bus Terminal and Kapalama Elementary. Shuttle service begins at 7 a.m.

For more information, go to the Kamehameha Schools Parent & Alumni Relations' website at www.parents.ksbe.edu or call (808) 842-8680.