King Kamehameha I Lei Draping Ceremony

Sunday, June 11, 2023

2:00-4:30 p.m.

U.S. Capitol Building, Visitor Center, Emancipation Hall, Washington, D.C.

Registration for the ceremony is open at

Advance registration is required for all attendees.

Lei Making Demonstration

Members of the Hawai‘i State Society of Washington, D.C., and from the local Hawaiian community will prepare lei using many local mid-Atlantic plant materials.  The lei will be presented to the statues of King Kamehameha I and Saint Damien at the lei draping ceremony.

U.S. Botanic Garden,100 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington D.C. 20001

Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Photo by Brad Freeman

The Hawaiʻi State Society of Washington, D.C., is proud to introduce 

Ms. Heather Hong Fong

as its 2023 Cherry Blossom Princess.

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