Queen Lili‘uokalani canoe race celebrating 50 years

The Queen Lili’uokalani Canoe Race will take place Aug. 31 through Sept. 4 in Kailua Bay. (Courtesy Photo/ special to West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The 50th annual Queen Lili‘uokalani Canoe Race, the world’s largest long distance outrigger canoe race, is slated for Labor Day Weekend — starting Thursday, Aug. 31 and concluding Monday, Sept. 4.