Sept 1: Wailuku First Friday Festivals of Aloha Kickoff. Live entertainment featuring Hawaiian musicians, crafts, food booths. Market Street, Wailuku, 6 pm – 9 pm Maui Thing Stage – Natalie Ai Kamauu and Na Wai Eha
Sept 16 & 17: Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho‘olaule‘a – live entertainment, crafters artisans. Historic Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina, 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday September 16 Entertainment – Kuaola, Lahaina Honolua Senior Citizens, Richard Ho’opi’i and his ‘ohana, Kumu Joy Salvador and Halau Ke Ala Ka Hinano O Puna, Liz Morales and Kulewa
Sunday September 17 Entertainment – Reiko Fukino, Kaulike Pescaia and Wailau Ryder, Kehau Tamure and Kaiolohia Smith, Kumu Doll Aricayos and Ka Pa Hula O Maui and Kamakoa Lindsey Ah Sing & Ikaika Blackburn
Vendor Application HERE
Sept 16: 16th 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. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel, Kanahele Room, 5:30 pm doors open, 6:30 pm contest starts. For tickets visit our Eventbrite HERE
Sept 22: Aloha Friday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Shopping Center with Hawaiian cultural practitioners sharing their art with music and hula, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 6pm Kalama Ukulele Band; 6:30 2017 Falsetto Champion, Kason Gomes; 7pm Ta’aroa Nui – Maui based Tahitian Troupe under the direction of Mana Kekahuna. Hands on craft participants (Hululani-feather flower making, Fresh leimaking by Malie, craft making by Keala Creations and Free Keiki Activities and feather item display by Nani Watanabe, and Waihee Limu Restoration-Limu
Vendor Application HERE
More information: call Maui Manager Daryl Fujiwara, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 30: True Hawaiian Spirit Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a with live entertainment; cultural demonstrations, free keiki activities, crafters and artisans and ‘ono food. Dole Park, Lāna‘i City, 2 pm – 8 pm! Raiatea Helm and Nathan Aweau!
Expeditions Ferry 9:15pm return to Maui from Lāna’i with purchase of $5 Festival Ribbon. Please reserve by calling Expeditions at 808) 661-3756
Vendor Application HERE
Keiki Art Contest Entry Form HERE
Lei Contest Entry Form HERE
More information: email Nani email@example.com
Oct 6: Investiture, 6:00 pm at 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 ‘ono dishes, Youth Talent Contest with hidden Moloka‘i 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. Entertainment by: Fully Loaded Band, Moana’s Hula Halau, Halau Nohikupuhalaulani, Kuana Torres and A Touch of Gold. Emcee Zhan Dudoit Lindo.
Oct 7: Parade, 9:00 am, Kaunakakai Town. One of a kind parade featuring pa’u riders on horseback, country-style floats with exotic flowers. Entertainment by Nahenahe, Ahumanu and Maoli.
Parade Application HERE
Ho‘olaule‘a, 11:00am, Mitchell Pauole Center. Ho‘olaule‘a 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.
More information: call Molokai Manager Raquel Dudoit at (808)553-3356.
Hāna 2017 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.
Hana Ball Park – 11:00am to 7:00pm – Opening Parade with the Grand Marshall, Hāna Royal Court, Pa’u Riders, Floral Floats, Vintage Cars, Custom Motorcycles, Marching Band and much more. Ho‘olaule‘a to follow with The presentation of the coveted 2017 “Tiny Malaikini Public Service Award”, Floral and Lei Contest, Makahiki Symposium, Aloha Keiki Wear, Silent Auction and Entertainment. Ono Food Concessions and tempting Craft Booths open all day!
Special Evening Performance – Hāna Bay – 7:00pm to 9:00pm – The Legendary Queen Kaʻahumanu of Hāna – A theater production by Hāna Arts; written by Sheila Roback, directed by Linda Enriquez Meyer and starring Fawn Helekahi. The story begins in 1768 with the birth of Ka’ahumanu in a cave below Ka’uiki Hill in Hāna and takes us through her marriage to King Kamehameha, her ruling of Hawai’i, the breaking of the Kapu, the arrival of the missionaries and her eventual embrace of Christianity, to her death in 1832. The story will be narrated in English and further enhanced by actors speaking in Hawaiian, as well as local Pū calls, `Oli, Mele, `Ohe Hano Ihu and Hula practitioners.
Sunday – Oct 8
Shore Line Fishing at Hāna Bay – 7:00am to 12:00pm Check In: 7:00 am – 8:00am, Starts: 7:30am, Weigh In: 12:00 Noon.
‘Ohana Beach Day at Hāna Bay – 12:00am to 5:00pm Play Day games (Keiki to Kupuna). Net Throwing, Water Balloon Toss, Hula Hoop Competition and more. Food booths open to the public.
Sports Night at Hāna Ball Park – 4:00pm to 10:00pm Tennis & Volleyball Tournaments. Doubles Tennis – Coed Volleyball games. Food booth open to the public.
Spécial Encore Evening Performance – Hāna Bay – 7:00pm to 9:00pm The Legendary Queen Kaʻahumanu of Hāna. See Saturday’s description of this highly anticipated theatrical performance.
Monday – Oct 9
Sports Night Ball Park – 4:00 to 10:00 Tennis & Volleyball Tournament Finals. Food booth open to the public.
Teen Night at Helene Hall, Hāna Bay – 7:00pm to 10:00pm Just for teens, with a D.J. spinning hot music for dancing. Food available.
Tuesday – Oct10
Kupuna Luncheon at Traavasa Hāna – 11:30 to 2:00 pm Special Full Course Hawaiian Food Luncheon in Remembrance of Carol Kapu. Aloha Shirt and Mu’u Mu’u Contest. Call early for reservations and pricing. Call (808) 248-8211 extension: 3284.
Movie In The Park – Hana Ballpark – Dusk to 10:00 pm Hosted by the Hana Youth Center. Proceeds from Movie in the Park help fund Hana Youth Center, Hale Hulu Mamao & ‘Ohana Makamae.
Wednesday – Oct 11
Hāna Arts’ Talent Show at Hāna Bay – 5:00pm to 9:00pm Enjoy Hāna’s wealth of homegrown talent. A great fun and special evening under the Hāna moon with $1,000 in cash prizes and celebrity judges. Six categories: Keiki (5-9yrs), Middle (10-13yrs), High (14-18yrs), Hawaiian Arts, Adult Amateur, Adult Professional. Registration at 4:30pm. Fresh local food booths provided.
Thursday – Oct 12
Kahanu Garden – Ulu cook off -Hana Ballpark – 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Ulu cooking competition with visiting professional chefs as judges. Demonstrations and great recipes.
Hāna Ballpark – 7:00pm to 10:00pm – A special evening of Hawaiian culture, with the presentation of the Royal Court, and performances by a hula hālau with dancers from keiki to kupuna. Hosted by Na Leo Kako’o (4 organization)
Friday – Oct 13
Don’t miss Maui’s double haul sailing vessel, Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani at Hāna Bay Friday, October 13th at about 3:00 pm depending on sailing conditions. It will depart Sunday, October 15th at about 12:00 noon. For more info visit: huiowaa.org
Country Night – Hāna Ball Park – 6:00pm to 9:00pm Kick up your heels and dance the night away. Dance contests, including cha-cha-cha, the twist, waltzing, jitterbug, fox-trot, limbo, skagging, electric slide and two-step. Also There Will Also be the Poke & Pohole Contests. For Poke entry: Call 269-9171 For Pohole entry: Call 248-7407
Saturday – Oct 14
Pupule Pasture Golf – Holani Hale, Papa’au’hau – 1:00pm to 4:00pm – Bring three clubs and nine junk golf balls. Shoes and ribbon required. Five dollars to be eligible for pupule prizes. Sign up to start at 15 minute intervals. Awards to be presented at the “Taste of Hana Luau”.
Taste of Hāna Closing Lū‘au – Admission is a Festivals Of Aloha Ribbon!
Hāna Bay – 6:00pm to 10:00pm – A special evening of local food, Hawaiian culture and performances by:
Local musicians’ like CJ Helekahi, Leokani Pryor and special performance by: Big Pati and Culture Crew and Kealii Reichel with Hālau Ke’alaokamaile
Food concession hosted by: Hana’s finest local food establishments for a “Taste of Hāna”.
More information: Call Hana Chairperson Neil Hasegawa email: firstname.lastname@example.org