Orchid Rain


On the occasion of her birthday, Hilo hosts the annual Lili’uokalani Celebration at the Queen Lili’uokalani Gardens. Aside from the hula dances and free concert performances, everyone looks forward to the orchid rain, the release of 15,000 flowers from a hovering helicopter.

Orchid flowers on hardened lava rock

Orchid flowers on hardened lava rock, Queen Lili’uokalani Gardens

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