Kapaau is a small historical village that is located on the northern tip of the big island near Keokea Beach Park. King Kamehameha the Great unified the Hawaiian islands under his rule, Kapaau erected a statue in his honor. Each spring, Kapa’au honors the king with a parade, games and festivities. The celebration ends with a lei-draping ceremony of the King Kamehameha statue, which stands on the grounds of the former courthouse . On average, the city receives about 130 inches of rain per year. Most of the rain falls at night and early morning, and daytime showers are usually intense, but short-lived.