The Key Peninsula Civic Center is kicking off its first ever Ohana luau and parade on Aug. 1.

Join the fun and tantalize your taste buds with Hawaiian cuisine.

“We hope it will be an annual event,” KPCC event coordinator Kathleen Wingers said. “The executive board did some brainstorming and came up with the idea.”

Organizers are hoping the community will dress up in their favorite Hawaiian clothes and march in the parade.

Registration for entries is free. Line-up starts at 2 p.m. at the staging area behind the Key Center fire station. The parade starts at 3:30 p.m. and winds around Olson Drive to finish at the Key Peninsula Civic Center.

There plans to be plenty of festivities at the center. Live music will be provided by Dr. Roes Down Home Band and Purdy and the Spits. DJ Spencer Abersold will keep the music flowing.

Kids can romp in the bounce house and have fun with bubbles. Everyone can join the dance or hula hoops and test their flexibility in limbo. Who will win the three-legged race or pass the coconut? Two Waters Arts Alliance will have a Hawaiian-themed activity for kids too.

There will be something for everyone: classic car show, kid-friendly games, raffle, auction, arts and crafts and more.

Hawaiian cuisine menu: Kahlua pork, white rice, potato and macaroni salads or chicken long rice and lomi lomi salmon, rolls and fruit. One water is included.

Adult signature drink: Mai Tai, wine and beer and 7 Seas Brewery beer on tap.

Kids signature drink: Hawaiian 50 (fruit punch).

Ohana luau ticket prices: adults –– $15, children under 12 –– $5, family of four –– $35.

Tickets available through Sunnycrest Nursery, Blend Wine Shop, KPCCs office and online at

All proceeds to benefit the Key Peninsula Civic Center. For information, call (253) 884-3456.