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Coming To The Big Island – Waimea Paniolo Parade This Saturday

This Saturday, September 17, as part of the 30 Days of Aloha Celebration, the 36th Annual Waimea Paniolo Parade will take place in Waimea starting at 10 a.m. at Church Row and proceeding to Waimea Park. This parade is one of two annual parades that will close down Waimea for the time of the parade, as the main road through town is used as the parade route.

Motorists are being warned in advance of Saturday’s Paniolo Parade that will close the road for 1 hour

This popular parade is a Big Island tradition that is at home in the hills and streets of Waimea’s Paniolo heritage. Waimea crowds will line the streets for a view as princesses make their way through the streets on horseback alongside attendees decorated with the flowers of their respective islands. Along with the pageantry comes the fun of the “Pooper Scooper” brigades.

Following the parade, the day’s fun continues at Waimea Park with one of the best craft shows of the year, featuring island foods, games, arts and crafts, Hawaiian products, and live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is free, but the purchase of $5 ribbons helps to underwrite expenses for this all-volunteer-run series of events. This is a great local family event!

As I said above—Note: there will be a one hour road closure in Waimea during the parade. So, drive up early and plan to spend the day in Waimea, and have a lot of fun!

I Love the Big Island! Aloha.

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Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B)

September 15, 2011

If I weren’t scheduled in the Puako Office on Saturday’s you know I would be there! Many pa’u rider friends burning midnight oil preparing their lei…

Beth Thoma Robinson, R(B)

September 15, 2011

If I weren’t scheduled in the Puako Office on Saturday’s you know I would be there! Many pa’u rider friends burning midnight oil preparing their lei…

Pat Strausse, R

September 16, 2011

@ Beth, I know where you will be in spirit! Hoping for lots of sunshine tomorrow.

Pat Strausse, R

September 16, 2011

@ Beth, I know where you will be in spirit! Hoping for lots of sunshine tomorrow.

Annie Mendoza

September 16, 2011

Aloha Pat! You do love the Big Island! I can see why! Mahalo for the reminder and hopefully see you there!

Annie Mendoza

September 16, 2011

Aloha Pat! You do love the Big Island! I can see why! Mahalo for the reminder and hopefully see you there!

Annie Mendoza

September 16, 2011

Oh…Pat. Are you riding?

Annie Mendoza

September 16, 2011

Oh…Pat. Are you riding?

Pat Strausse, R

September 16, 2011

@Annie, No I’m not riding and YES, this is just one of the reasons I love Waimea. This parade is very special and is always well attended – maybe I’ll see you there!

Pat Strausse, R

September 16, 2011

@Annie, No I’m not riding and YES, this is just one of the reasons I love Waimea. This parade is very special and is always well attended – maybe I’ll see you there!

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