Parade and music planned to honor King
Many free activities are open to the public on Monday
A series of free events are set to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. over the long weekend, from concerts to an 80-unit parade on Monday. Here is the schedule:
» Tomorrow: "Lift Every Voice and Sing," a cultural celebration with music from various ethnic groups. Mission Memorial Auditorium, Honolulu Hale Civic Center Grounds, Beretania and Lauhala streets.
» Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Nagasaki Peace Bell Ringing Ceremony, Honolulu Hale Civic Center Grounds. The Royal Hawaiian Band will perform, and U.S. Rep. Ed Case will speak.
» Monday, 9 a.m.: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Parade and Unity Rally. The 80-unit parade includes "The Bus" in honor of Rosa Parks and begins to assemble at 7:30 a.m. at Magic Island. This "people's parade" proceeds through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park and includes marching bands, celebrities, community groups, unions and political organizations.
» Monday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: After the parade, a community unity rally will be held at Kapiolani Park with food, crafts and games for the kids, and entertainment at the bandstand including jazz singer Azure McCall.
» Monday, 7 p.m.: The Hawaii Peace Maker Award will be presented to Judy Rantala at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.