The Friends of Iolani Palace Celebrates Its 55th Anniversary

(Sponsored) Join Iolani Palace for a week-long hoolaulea, June 6 through 12, in celebration of this milestone.


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The Friends of Iolani Palace is celebrating its 55th Anniversary from June 6 through 12. Join Iolani Palace for a week-long hoolaulea in celebration of this milestone. All proceeds will help support The Friends mission to malama (care for) Iolani Palace.


The celebration opens with an online auction on June 6 at 12 p.m. featuring fabulous items including neighbor island adventures, an exclusive dining experience that echoes King Kalakaua’s trip around the world, hotel staycations, arts and crafts from Native Hawaiian artisans and cultural practitioners, Palace exclusive experiences and more!


Tune in for the virtual screening of Iolani Palace: Hawaii’s Past Today on June 7. Directed by legendary film director George Tahara, the film documents the decade long restoration of Iolani Palace from 1969 to 1979. The film was preserved and digitized with 49 motion picture film reels from the original Friends of Iolani Palace collection. The virtual screening is complimentary for members and $10 for non-members.


This month’s Virtual Discussion Series will feature a special 55th anniversary focus on Preserving the Palace. Join in on June 9 to learn about the Palace’s extensive restoration and the Friends of Iolani Palace’s continued preservation efforts. The Virtual Discussion Series is complimentary for members and $10 for non-members.


The 55th Anniversary Celebration culminates with Pulama the Palace, a virtual concert premiering on Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. featuring some of Hawaii’s top music artists including Robert Cazimero, Amy Hanaialii, Kuana Torres Kahele, Natalie Ai Kamauu, Marlene Sai, and the Royal Hawaiian Band performing throughout the Palace and grounds. Access to the virtual concert is $55.


To buy tickets, become a member or for more information, visit