The Friends of 'Iolani Palace and the Royal Guard of the Hawaii Air National Guard commemorated King Kalakaua's birthday Friday at 'Iolani Palace.
The procession went up the steps of 'Iolani Palace.
The Royal Guard quickly got into formation.
The palace was decorated with red, white and blue bunting and numerous Hawaiian flags.
This was reminiscent of 'Iolani Palace decorations used during King Kalakaua's Birthday Jubilee in 1886.
The public was invited to a free concert of Monarchy era music performed by the Royal Hawaiian Band; a review of the Royal Guard at the front of the steps of the Palace; and the posting of the Royal Guard at the four main Palace gateways.
This picture is from the Royal Ball in 2011.
The 2012 Royal Ball was held on Saturday, Nov. 17.
King Kalakaua built 'Iolani Palace in 1882 enhance the prestige of Hawai'i overseas and to mark Hawai'i's status as a modern nation.
Iolani Palae is the only official residence of royalty in the U.S.
This is a dance card from a ball dated Sept. 30, 1889.
The ball was given by His Majesty King in honor of an Admiral Kimberly and his staff.
These are pictures from King Kalakaua's coronation dated Feb. 12. 1883.
King David Kalakaua
This is a very rare photo of King Kalakaua in this study on the second floor of 'Iolani Palace.