Our next Live Parade
starts at 10 a.m. 12 Nov 2022
vic Wailoa State Park and Pauahi St Downtown Hilo 


All participants will join our veterans and community groups starting 8 a.m. next year to begin event day registration and pick up numbers at the staging area near the King Kamehameha statue on Bishop Street. All large groups are requested to be in place by 9 a.m.


The parade route in Hilo will start makai of Pauahi Street and travel mauka to Kilauea Avenue.  Next, it will travel north through downtown Hilo until it reaches Waianuenue Avenue and then makai until Kamehameha Avenue.  Traveling along Hilo Bayfront, it will return to the starting point. A large American flag and the official reviewing stand will be along Kamehameha Avenue near the soccer field road entrance.



1 - Rich 'Greenbass'

2- Shelby Hoota

3- DC Carlson

4- Desirée Douglas

5- T. Ilihia Gionson

6- JE Orozco

Past Parade Route Announcers








Take a look at who marched last parade in 2019. 

(Order of March and units may change for this line-up)


Order of March as of 9 Nov 2019 1:00 am


1. Lyman House Memorial Museum (1931 Car)

2. Hawaii Police Department escort

3. Hawaii Island Motorcycles “Aloha Thunder”

4. US Air Force (Carry Parade Banner)

5. Hawaii Air National Guard Color Guard (291 CBCS)

6. Hawaii County Band (Music)

7. Island of Hawaii, OVS - Roddy Sueoka (State Vehicle) w/Judge Edward Kubo          and Mrs Tammy Kubo

8. Big Island Veterans Treatment Court (netcom Trk & Trlr)

9. State Representative Joy San Buenaventura

10. County Prosecutor Mitch Roth

11. County Council Member Aaron Chung

12. County Council Member Sue Lee Loy

13. County Council Member Ashley Kierkiewicz

14. County Council Member Matt Kanealii-Kleinfelder

15. County Council Member Tim Richards

         (officials followed by 1963 Ford Falcon/driver)

16. Veterans Advisory Committee (PU Trk)

17. Sons & Daughters of 100/442 (Carry 100thBn/442ndRCT banner)

18. WWII Veterans - 100th Battalion /442ndRCT/MIS/Engineers

          & Church of the Holy Apostles (Rental Van/driver)

19. US Army (Carry Business Parade Marshal Banner)

20. Business Parade Marshal – Café 100 (truck)

21. 1LT Walter Hughes, WWII Bomb Pilot (car)

22. Hawaii Loa Chapter – Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) (car)

23. Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home (Van)

24. Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii

25. Hilo High School JROTC

26. Hilo High School Viking Band (Music)

27. Aloha Council, Boy Scouts, Pukahi District

28. 2019 Miss Hawaii  – Nikki Kehaulani Holbrook (rental car/driver)

29. East Hawaii Rotarians

30. UH-Hilo Rotaract Club of East Hawaii

31. Hawaii Care Choices (formerly Hospice) (next to Rotary)

32. HOPE Services Hawaii (PU trk)

33. Hilo Lions (truck)

34. US Marine Corps (Carry Vietnam Veterans Banner)

35. US Army (Carry Grand Marshal banner)

36. Grand Marshal Captain Richard Ha (Jeep)

37. VFW 3875/DAV 6/Hilo Elks Lodge 759 (C&F 40’ Trk w Trlr)

38. Korean War Veterans/Military Order of the Purple Heart/CIB (KMC 25-pax bus, plus Trk)

39. SSG James Kimo Pihana (next to MOPH) (PU Trk)

40. VFW Post 3830, Band & Auxiliary (Pahoa) (Conen 40’ Trk & Trlr) (Music)

42. American Legion Post 3 (PU Trk) [#Combined with 43]

#43. Lone Soldier Honor Guard (Truck with Trailer 12’ or longer)

44. Hawaii Horse Owners Inc. (Horse-mounted) (Clean up vehicle)

45. Big Brothers/Big Sisters (netcom Trk)

46. Mental Restorations (22’ boat & trailer)

47. Ho’ola Farms (truck)

48. Hawaii Island LGBTQ Pride

49. Hawaii Community College

50. Hilo Union School Kazoo Band (Music)

51. Disability Rights Hawaii/Squeaky Wheels HI (20 wheelchairs)

52. Paradise Roller Girls

53. Girl Scouts of Hawaii (PU trk)

54. Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency (County Mobile Command Vehicle)

55. Hawaii Island Neighborhood Watch (Pickup Trk Semi w/trailer)

56. Hawaii Police Department Bike Patrols

57. University of Hawaii at Hilo

58. Keaau High School Cougar Band (Music)

59. Ha‘aheo Elementary ‘Ohana

60. Civil Air Patrol 

61. Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island (LMV NG, HHT, 1st Sqdn, 299th Cav)

      National Guard, Engineer Vehicle

62. Akaka Falls Lions Club (Pickup Trk)

63. US Navy (Carry Community Parade Marshal banner)

64. Community Parade Marshal – The Food Basket (1 vehicle smaller box)

66. American Red Cross (PU Trk)

67. Bay Clinic, Inc. (Large Mobile Health Unit)

68. Hawaii Carriage Driving Society (multiple carriages/horses -3)

69. Hilo Vet Center (Van)

70. 2d Brigade, 25 ID (LMTV) and PTA Dump Truck

71. Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Command/Recycling/USO (Float) (Music)

72. PTA Fire and Emergency Services

73. Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Academy

74. Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce (PU Trk)

75. American Financial Network, Inc. (PU Trk)

76. Hawaiian Shirts for Deployed Soldiers (PU Trk)

77. St. Joseph’s School

78. Hilo Knights of Columbus

79. Mainstreet Pahoa Assn Holiday Parade (car)

80. UH-Hilo Vulcans Baseball Team

81. Taishoji Taiko (HPM Trk) (Music)

82. Hawaii Fire Department/EMS (last parade vehicles)

83. Flying. AVN Mike Singer (Fly by)

84. Flying. AVN Richard Bridges (Fly by)

85. Flying. AVN Bob Arthurs (Fly by)

86. Flying. AVN Brian Daniel (Fly by)

SAVE THE DATE – Next Parade is 7 Nov 2020

Aiona Box Truck—pick up barricades/cones