Sept 2: Wailuku First Friday Festivals of Aloha Kickoff. Live entertainment featuring Hawaiian musicians, crafts, food booths. Market Street, Wailuku, 6 pm – 9 pm

Sept 16: Aloha Friday in partnership with KPOA “Kamaaina Night” with Hawaiian cultural practicioners sharing their art with music and hula, Queen Kaahumanu Center, Kahului, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Vendor Application HERE

Sept 17 & 18: Ho`olaulea entertainment live entertainment, crafters artisans. Historic Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina, 9 am – 5 pm
Vendor Application HERE

Sept 23: 15th Annual Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Ki‘eki‘e Falsetto competition showcasing Maui’s finest amateur male falsetto performers. Contestants belt their most exquisite high-register voices, an art form dating back to a time when Hawaiian women were forbidden to sing publicly. Special surprise guests to perform as well. King Kamehameha Club House, admission $20 at the door; 5:30 pm doors open, event begins 6:30 pm

More information: call Maui Manager Daryl Fujiwara, 264-8779,

Oct. 14: 10 am4 pm Four Seasons Resort – Hawaiian Culture Day
Läna‘i Senior Ukulele Group
MEO Seniors
Dale Kapua
Dane Fujiwara
Hula Workshop with
Debbie Ryder
Artisans with Hands-on
craft teachings
Oct 15: True Hawaiian Spirit Celebration Parade through town begins festivities with a tribute to Kupuna Ambassadors of Lanai. Ho‘olaule‘a follows with live entertainment; cultural demonstrations, artisans, ono food.
Makani Tabura – Emcee
Nevah Too Late
La‘i Kealoha Hula Hälau
and Kumu La‘i Hanog
Tamatea Nui – Chantell Schilling
Nä Wai ‘Ehä
Kalani Pe‘a
Artisans with Hands-on craft teachings.
Old Dole Administration Building, Lanai City, 9 am – 2 pm
Parade Application HERE
Vendor Application HERE

More information: Call: Yuki Lei Sugimura 808 870-8047


Oct 7: Investiture, 6:30 pm @ Mitchell Pauole Center. This year’s Royal Court will receive their Royal symbols in a traditional ceremony, the Royal Court installation. The evening will also include Poke Contest and Ulu-Uala-Kalo Contest, showing off their onolicious dishes, Youth Talent Contest with Molokaians hidden talents and Special off-island entertainment. There will be food booths and non-food vendors. Come early, check out the booths, find your seating spot and enjoy the evening under the stars.

Oct 8: Parade, 9:00 am, Kaunakakai Town. One of a kind parade featuring pa’u riders on horseback, country-style floast with exotic flowers.
Parade Application HERE

Hoolaulea, 11:00am, Mitchell Pauole Center. Hoolaulea follows the Parade. Hawaiian artisans, game and food booths, local entertainer and special off-island entertainment. Hawaiian traditional and cultural displays feature hands-on practitioners. Find your seat in the shade, eat a plate lunch in your lap, relax, and enjoy the nahenahe entertainment.

Oct. 15: Jubilee Ball, Location TBD, 6:00 pm – Dance the night with Molokai’s Royal Court members with live music.

More information: call Molokai Manager Raquel Dudoit at (808)553-3356.


Hāna 2016 Festivals of Aloha fittingly culminate with an action-packed agenda in heavenly Hāna, lot of hula and Hawaiian music, all happening at one of the most authentic unspoiled locations in the world. Hāna town comes together through week-long festivities. Beginning the celebration with a parade through Hāna town, our culture and tradition will proudly be on display throughout.  The week culminates with “Hō‘ike Night” at the Hana Ball Park under the stars.

October 8th Sat: Hāna Parade and Ho‘olaule‘a: Grand Marshall, Hāna Royal Court presentation,
Ho‘olaule‘a to follow with Entertainment. Hana Arts will perform Legends of Hana and story of ‘Ai’a. Food & Craft booths & the announcement of the “Tiny Makaikini” public service award, Hana Ball Park 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

October 9th Sun: ‘Ohana Beach Day. Keiki/Wahine shoreline fishing tournament 7:00 am to 12:00pm. ‘Ohana Play Day games, noon- 5:00pm. Hāna Bay, 7 am to 5 pm.

October 10: Sports Night at the Park: Coed Volleyball, Tennis doubles tournament, Hana Ball Park, 4 pm to 10 pm

October 11: Sports Night at the Park: Finals: Co-ed Volleyball, Tennis doubles tournament, Hana Ball Park, 4 pm to 10 pm

October 12: Movie in the Park, Hāna Youth Center, ‘Ohana Makamae & Hale Hulu Mamo
presents, Hana Ball park, 5:30 pm to 10 pm

October 13: The Lei and Floral show will be held at Travaasa Hāna (formerly known as Hotel Hāna Maui): Contact the hotel (248-8211) for more information. Registration 8am -9am. Judging at 9:15 am. Call Michelle Prest for more info 270-3284
Kupuna Luncheon: Hāna’s beloved Kupuna are invited to Travaasa Hāna’s Preserve Kitchen (formally called the Ka’uiki Dining Room) for a day of Hawaiian food & entertainment. 11:30 am to 2 pm Call Michelle Prest for more info 270-3284
Hāna Talent Show, The annual talent show presented by Hāna Arts. Hana Ball park 4 pm- 10pm

October 14: Country Carnival Night Hāna Ball Park – 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Sponsored by Alu Like Hana) Purchase scripts to enjoy carnival games, Bingo, pie contests, team games, arts & crafts, Keiki Aloha Attire contest, music and much, much more.

October 15: Cross Country Golf, Holani Hale, Papa‘au‘hau. 8 am to noon Tee Time. Shot Gun start eighteen (9) holes, three clubs, and nine (9) golf balls, shirt, shoes. 2016 Festivals of Aloha ribbon required. Awards to be presented at the Hō‘ike Night. Call Francis Sinenci at: 281-2730 email:

Hō‘ike Night. A special evening of Hawaiian entertainment, food, culture and Hula, Dean Estocado Memorial Poke contest, Hana Herb Pohole Contest and Kahanu Garden’s ‘Ulu Cookoff. 6pm – Halau Na Kaulakuhikuhi and kumu hula Kaui Kanakaole, 7pm Kuaola and 8pm Jimmy Mac and the Cool Cats
Hana Ball park, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Food Concession provided by Hana Community Endowment Fund

Oct. 10th – 14th: National Tropical Botanical Garden, For Festivals of Aloha ribbon holders, Kahanu Garden is offering a free unguided-tour during the week from October 10th- October 14th. For more information, go to or call (808) 248-8912

*Travaasa Hana: Cultural activities normally held exculsively for hotel guests will be open to everyone wearing a 2016 Festivals of Aloha ribbon. Activitieswill be decided on that day. Contact the hotel at 248-8211 for more information.

More information: Call Hana Chairperson Bob Williams 866-3275 email:, Treasurer Neil Hasegawa 264-3563 email: