Sept 7: 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 with Ei Nei and Keauhou
Sept 8: 17th 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) Advanced tickets HERE
Sept 15 & 16: Lahaina Ho‘olaule‘a – live entertainment, crafters artisans at James Campbell Park in Lahaina, 9 am – 5 pm. Saturday entertainment: Reiko Fukino, Lahaina Honolua Kupuna, Kaniala Masoe, Halau Keala Kahinano O Puna, and Kaulike Pescaia. Sunday: Maui Jam, Kaleo Phillips, Halau Keola Alii O Ke Kai, Maui Music Mission and Pukalani Hula Hale
Vendor Application HERE
Sept 21: Aloha Friday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Shopping Center with KPOA 93.5 FM Kamaaina Nights – Hawaiian cultural practitioners sharing their art with music and hula, 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Entertainment by: Kalama School Ukulele Band, Kamehameha Schools Maui Hawaiian Ensemble, Uluwehi Gurerro, Falsetto Runner Up Makana Arce of Moloka’i and Halau Hula Kauluokala. Vendor Application HERE
More information: call Maui Manager Daryl Fujiwara, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 29: True Hawaiian Spirit Celebration Ho‘olaule‘a with live entertainment by Natalie Ai Kamauu, A Touch Of Gold and more; cultural demonstrations, free keiki activities, crafters and artisans and ‘ono food. Dole Park, Lāna‘i City, 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
Vendor Application HERE
Keiki Art Contest Entry Form HERE
Lei Contest Entry Form HERE
Parade Enter Application HERE
More information: email Nani email@example.com
Oct 5: 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 6: 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 6: Opening Parade & Hāna Celebration Hāna Ball Park – 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Opening Parade – Hot Rods, Bikers, Floats, Royal Court, Pau Riders and the “Tiny Malaikini Award”. Keiki Aloha Attire Contest: Sign in: 2:30 pm, Contest: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Poke & Pohole Contest: to enter call Samuel Keohuhu: 446-5478 or Eileen Comeaux: 248-7407.
Oct 7: Shore Line Fishing – Hāna Bay. 7:00 am to 12:00 pm Check In: 7:00 am – 8:00 am, Starts: 7:30 am, Weigh In: 12:00 noon. Ohana Beach Day – Hāna Bay – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Play Day games (Keiki to Kupuna). Net Throwing, Water Balloon Toss, Hula Hoop Competition and more.
Sports Night – Hāna Ballpark – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tennis & Volleyball Tournaments. Doubles Tennis – Coed Volleyball games, Food booth.
Oct 8: Lei & Flower Contest and Scavenger Hunt– Kahanu Gardens – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Registration – 10:00 am to 11:00 am / Judging – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information call Ipo Mailou: 281-7749
Sports Night – Hāna Ballpark – 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tennis & Volleyball Tournament Finals, Food booth.
Oct 9: Kupuna Luncheon – Travaasa Hāna – 11:30 am to 2:00 pm Hawaiian Food Luncheon. For Reservations & Price call (808) 248-8211 ext. 3284.
Movie In The Park – Hāna Ballpark – Dusk to 10:00 pm. Food booth proceeds help fund Hāna Youth Center and Hale Hulu Mamo.
Oct 10: Hāna Arts’ Annual Talent Show – Hāna Bay – 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Enjoy Hāna’s wealth of homegrown talent. A great fun and special evening under the Hana 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. This year the high school division winner will represent Hana School at Brown Bags. Registration at 4:30pm. Fresh local food booths provided.
Oct 11: Hāna Dragons Football Home Game – Hāna Ball Park- 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Come support and cheer on the Hana Dragons. Food booths open tot he public.
Oct 12: Kahanu Garden’s ‘Ulu cook off – Hāna Ballpark – 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Submit Entry – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm / Judging – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For categories and other details see Kahanu Garden’s web site (Events) or call: Hi’ilani Aiona – 248-8912
Aloha Friday – Hāna Ballpark – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. A special evening of fun.
Oct 13: Cross Country Golf – Holani Hale, Papa’auhau – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Sign up to start at 15 minute intervals. For details contact Francis Sinenci – 281-2730 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hāna Hō‘ike at the Bay – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Gates will open at 4:30 pm) A special evening of local food, Hawaiian culture and Hula with performances by: Keaiwa, Nā Wai ‘Ehā and Loeka Longakit. $10 – Presale / $20 At the Gate / Children Under 10 – Free. YOU WILL NEED A 2018 “FESTIVALS OF ALOHA” RIBBON FOR ALL EVENTS. This is a county co-sponsored “Drug and Alcohol Free” week of events. No coolers allowed.
More information: Call Hāna Chairperson Leinaala Estrella email: email@example.com