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Our next Parade
starts at 10 a.m. 9 Nov 2024
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. Parade numbers will correspond to locations at the staging area or along Kamehameha Ave for large vehicles/floats. These large vehicles/floats can start lining up at 8:30am. Roads will start closing from 9:30-9:45 am. All groups are requested to register by 9 am. Large groups are requested to be in place before 9:15 a.m.

Our Parade will return to our historical route beginning on Piopio Street heading mauka on Pauahi Street with a right turn on Kilauea Avenue turning into Keawe Street, then turning right onto Waianuenue Avenue, and a final right turn onto Kamehameha Avenue, returning to the starting point.


Note - Because of ongoing construction on Keawe Street, the 2023 parade route depicted below began on Piopio Street heading makai on Pauahi Street with a left turn onto Kamehameha Avenue, then continued on until turning left onto Waianuenue Avenue, then a left on Kinoole Street at Kalakaua Park heading to Ponohawai Street, turning left at Lincoln Park and a final right turn onto Kamehameha Avenue, returning to the starting point.



2023 Final HIVDP Route Map.jpg


Order of March for 4 Nov 2023. 

(Note - Order of March and units usually change for this line-up on Parade Day)


Last Year's Order of March as of 3 Nov 2023 11:00 pm


1. Hawaii Police Department escort

2. Hawaii Island Motorcycles “Aloha Thunder”

3. US Navy Recruiting Station (Carry Parade Banner)

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

5. Hawaii County Band (Music)

6. Island of Hawaii, OVS – Kelcie Figueira (State Vehicle)

7. Mayor Mitch Roth

8. State Senator Tim Richards

10. Officials supported by Cruising Vets/ Veteran Supporters in Classic Cars

10A  Randall Laronal (US Army Iraq War Vet) 1970 Chevy Nova SS (blue) and Veteran Supporters

10B  James Franco 1946 Willys Jeep (red)

10C  Donny Gabriel 1942 Ford Jeep (green)

10D  Ashton Hayashi 1943 Willys Jeep (gray)

10E  Richard Matsumoto 1968 Ford Cougar (blue)

10F  Maile Kaleo 1927 Chevy coupe (white)

11. Veterans Advisory Committee (Teal Thunderbird)

12. Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island

13. Hilo High School Viking Band (Music + 80)

14. Hilo High School JROTC

15. Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii

16. US Marine Corps Recruiting Command (Carry Grand Marshal Banner)

17. Grand Marshal Hawaii County Parks & Recreation Veteran Leadership Team & NG, 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment (large Truck)

18. Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home (Van + Walkers)

19. AARP Hawaii (Car)

20. Botanical World Adventures(2-3 Segways,Trk)

21. VFW 3875 & Aux/DAV #6 (C&F Trk w/20’ lowbed Trlr)

22. Hilo Elks Lodge 759

23. American Legion Post 3 (PU Trk)

24. Hawaii Horse Owners (Panaewa Rodeo) (horses)

25. American Red Cross (PU Trk) (+ 20)

26. County of Hawaii Civil Defense Agency (Civil Defense Command Post Vehicle)

27. Hawaii Island LGBTQ Pride (PU Trk)

28. Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #1

29. Fire Mission - Military Honors (2 Pickup Truck w/tlr, trk)

30. netcom (2 vehicles) Likely Music

30A. (Razor)

30B. (PU Trk)

31. Community Parade Marshal banner (UHH Women’s Softball carry)

32. Community Marshal East Hawaii Rotarians w/ HCC Vets

33. Hilo Woman’s Club

34. Hawaii Care Choices (formerly Hospice + 20)

35. SSG James Kimo Pihana (Honda CRV)

36. Waiakea High School Warrior Band (Music)

37. VFW Post 3830 & Auxiliary (Pahoa) (Kuwaye Trk w/tlr)

38. Vietnam 50th Anniversary Veteran Banner (UH Tennis)

39. The Wall That Heals – Hawaii County (Float)

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

41. HIVM member Jay

42. Aloha Council, Boy Scouts, Pukahi District

43. Girl Scouts of Hawaii Troop 26

44. Business Parade Marshal Banner – US Army Recruiting/UHH Softball

45. Business Marshal Big Island Toyota

46. Kea‘au High School Cougars Band (Music)

48. Lyman House Memorial Museum (PU Trk)

49. Knights of Columbus Assembly 2938

50. Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA) (Float)

51. Ho‘ōla Veteran Services 501c3 and Farms (truck)

52. Lavaloha Chocolate Farm (decorated veh/tlr)

53. Hawaii National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy (25-30+)

54. Hilo Vet Center (Car)

55. HOPE Services Hawaii (PU trk/trlr + 15)

56. East Hawaii Republican Party (+15)

57. HAFE/FACEH Hawaii Assn of Filipino Educators & Fil Am Community of E. Hawaii

58 Red Ribbon Week Volunteers

59. UH-Hilo Vulcans Teams

60. Taishoji Taiko (Conen’s Trk) (Music)

61. Pepeekeo Fire #1 (Last Parade Vehicle)


62. UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Flyover

63. Flying silver Grumman. Vietnam Veteran ADA Richard Bridges USS Forestall with Squadron VAQ130 Zappers (Fly by)

64. Flying the only Training Aircraft C-172. White w/blue stripe aircraft flown by 10 yr Air Force Veteran Scott Wilson CFI

SAVE THE DATE – Next Parade is 9 Nov 2024

Bob Arthur organizing



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