Sept 6: Wailuku First Friday Festivals of Aloha Kickoff – a street party in charming Wailuku Town filled with crafters, food and multiple music stages. Market St., Wailuku from 6pm – 9pm featuring entertainment at the Maui Thing Stage by Kamakakehau Fernandez and Halau O Ka Hanu Lehua and Kumu Hula Kamaka Kukona.
Sept 14 & 15: Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho’olaule’a – featuring Hawaiian music, food, crafters, free keiki activities and exhibits and hula! Keawaiki (Lahaina Banyan Tree Park) from 9am – 5pm.
Vendor Application HERE
Sept 14: 18th Annual Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Ki‘eki‘e Falsetto competition showcasing Hawai‘i’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. Location: Ritz Carlton Kapalua 5:30 pm doors open, 6:30 pm contest starts. $15 Laulau Bento to be sold (pork laulau, rice, haupia, sweet potato) Tickets available soon. Download entry form HERE!
Sept 20: Aloha Friday at QKC with Hawaiian cultural practitioners sharing their art with music and hula, Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center, Kahului, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Vendor Application HERE
More information: call Maui Manager Daryl Fujiwara, 264-8779, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 28: True Hawaiian Spirit Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a with live entertainment tba; cultural demonstrations, free keiki activities, crafters and artisans and ‘ono food. Dole Park, Lāna‘i City, Parade 1 pm and Ho‘olaule‘a 2 pm – 8 pm
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
Lei Contest Application
Art Contest Application
Aloha Attire Contest – Show up day of event dressed to impress, more details to come.
More information: email Nani email@example.com
Oct 11: 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.
Oct 12: Parade, 9:00 am, Kaunakakai Town. One of a kind parade featuring pa’u riders on horseback, country-style floats with exotic flowers.
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.
Oct 19 – “Ho’olaule’a” at Hana Ball Park (10am to 9pm) Parade (11am-1pm) Entertainment (1pm-5pm) Arts & Crafts (10am to 4pm) Food vendors (all day) Sports Night (5pm to 9pm)
Oct 20 – “Ohana Beach Day” at Hana Bay (7am-3pm) Fishing Contest (7am-12pm) Play Day (1pm-3pm) Food vendors (all day) Sports Night at Hana Ball Park (5pm-9pm)
Oct 21 – Floral & Lei Contest at Kahanu Garden (10am-2pm) Makahiki (Time of Celebration) at Hana Ball Park (10am-3pm) Teen Night at Hana Youth Center (6pm-9pm)
Oct 22 – Kupuna Luncheon at Traavasa Hotel (11am-2pm) Makahiki (Time of Celebration) at Hana Ball Park (10am-3pm) Hana Tropical Farms (10am-4pm) Alumni Karaoke at Hana Ball Park (6pm-9pm)
Oct 23 – “Talent Show” Makahiki (Time of Celebration) at Hana Ball Park (10am-3pm) “Talent Show” Hosted by Hana Arts at Hana Ball Park (5pm-9pm)
Oct 24 – “Movie Night” Hosted by Hana Youth Center & Ohana Makamae – Preshow: Entertainment (5:30pm-6:30pm); Movie begins at dusk
Oct 25 – “Aloha Friday” at Hana Bay (5pm-9pm) Entertainment; Ulu, Poke and Pohole Contest
Oct 26 – “Hana Rodeo” at Hana Ranch (9am-3pm); “Festivals of Aloha Hana Ho’ike” at Hana Bay (5pm-10pm) A special evening of nahenahe music and taste the island cuisines (Gates open at 4pm Tickets for the Ho’ike can be purchased at Hasegawa General Store
More information: Call Hana Chairperson Leinaala at firstname.lastname@example.org