Pāʻū Riders and Maui’s Nā Kamehameha Parade

Sponsored by King Kamehameha Celebration Commission

‘Ohana and volunteers from across Maui gathered to prepare for the event, creating lei and floral decorations for both horses and riders. Each princess wore a traditional pāʻū, a 12-foot long riding skirt held together by six kukui nuts, in their island’s colors.

The Nā Kamehameha parade is usually held in Lahaina, ending at Maui’s famous banyan tree. There is also a ho’olaule’a afterward, which includes keiki activities, food, a pāʻū award ceremony, hula and more.

Mauiʻs 2021 Nā Kamehameha Commemorative Pāʻū Court consists of:

Pāʻū Marshal Page, Wilford Souza

Pāʻū Marshal, Peter Klein

Hawaiʻi Page, Kapena Kamai Jr.

Hawaiʻi Princess, Tehani Cabanilla-Aricayos

Kahoʻolawe Page, Lokepa Cabanilla-Aricayos, Father of Hawaiʻi Island Princess

Kahoʻolawe Princess, Tamara Cabanilla Aricayos, Mother of Hawaiʻi island Princess

Maui Page, Samantha Lee Lepeka Hara Perdido, sister-in-law to

Maui Princess, Tiara “Tia” Perdido Ampong

Niʻihau Page, Nicolle Rockett

Niʻihau Princess, Charlene Lehua Butchart

Lanaʻi Page, Leah Melzer

Lanaʻi Princess, Rebekah Melzer, Mother of the Page

Molokaʻi Page, Charlene Thompson-McCameron

Molokaʻi Princess, Gabrielle Celestine Kiyome Berce

Oʻahu Page, Garrett Montalvo

Oʻahu Princess, Kathleen Birmingham

Kauaʻi Page, April Lani Prados

Kauaʻi Princess, Leila Kalani Larson

Pāʻū Queen Page, James Kimo Lum, Wahine hololio 2021

Pāʻū Queen, GenaAstrid Māhelanai Lay Rickard