Tribute to a king: Events celebrate Kamehameha III’s birthday, legacy

  • An offering is made during Friday morning's ho'okupu ceremony honoring Kauikeaouli on his birthday at Keauhou Bay. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Hula is performed during Friday morning's ho'okupu ceremony honoring Kauikeaouli on his birthday at Keauhou Bay. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Attendees and members of the Daughters of Hawaii take part in Friday morning's ho'okupu ceremony honoring Kauikeaouli on his birthday at Keauhou Bay. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Kumu Keala Ching speaks during Friday morning's ho'okupu ceremony honoring Kauikeaouli on his birthday at Keauhou Bay. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • The Daughters of Hawaii hosted Friday morning's ho'okupu ceremony honoring Kauikeaouli on his birthday at Keauhou Bay. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Hula is performed during Friday morning's ho'okupu ceremony honoring Kauikeaouli on his birthday at Keauhou Bay. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • An offering is made during Friday morning's ho'okupu ceremony honoring Kauikeaouli on his birthday at Keauhou Bay. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Hula dancers enter during Friday morning's ho'okupu ceremony Kauikeaouli on his birthday at Keauhou Bay. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Kamehameha Schools on Friday kicked off a weekend of events celebrating King Kamehameha III, Ka Lani Kauikeaouli.