The Kohala Reunion is a three-day event held every five years over the Fourth of July weekend that brings together people from the mainland and throughout Hawaiʻi who love Kohala. The first reunion took place in 2000, created by a group whose members grew up in Kohala and who wanted to create an event that would call kamaʻāina to return home, perpetuate community values, traditional beliefs and behaviors, and to recall and relive some of the finest hours of industrious Kohala ancestors. Who should attend? Kamaʻāina eager to reconnect and talk story. Malihini interested in learning the history of their adopted community. Tourists passing through.
The theme for the 2022 reunion is “Kohala Aina Haaheo ” (Kohala Land of the Proud). There will be exhibits showcasing King Kamehameha and the ancient Hawaiians who lived in this area, others documenting the early missionaries and the churches they established here and still others showing the early ranching period and the paniolo culture. Many of the displays and discussions will be devoted to the Plantation Era when life in the district was dominated by sugar production. More info: Kohala Reunion 2022 | Facebook and Kohala Reunion | Go Hawaii