Kailua-Kona celebrates first Pride Festival in 6 years

  • A crowd watches a performance at Saturday's Kona Pride Festival. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)
  • Attendees at Saturday's Kona Pride Festival pose in front of a balloon "Pride" sign near the entrance. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)
  • Comedian Justine Smith performs at the Kona Pride Festival on Saturday at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel luau grounds on Saturday. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — For those who came to Kailua-Kona’s first Pride event in years, it was more than just a chance to come together for celebration — it was a day promoting inclusivity for all.