Festivals of Aloha Ho'olaulea'a
Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style! continues under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina Saturday September 16, 2017 with a day filled with Maui made artisans and crafters, ‘ono food, hula and Hawaiian music.
Ho’olaule’a opens at 9am with live performances until sunset by: Kalani Souza, Kaniala Masoe and Ke Kani Malie, Halau Hula Kealakahinano’opuna, Falsetto legend Richard Ho’opi’i, the Lahaina-Honolua Seniors and Kulewa.
Our 2015 theme is “Ola ke kaiaulu I ke aloha o loko” – The community thrives when there is aloha within. It’s depicted by the ‘Opihi—one of Hawai‘i’s most prized ocean delicacies—flourish in dangerous coastal conditions. Clustering together atop rocks, ‘opihi grow and strengthen under mighty surf. Nature speaks to us if we’re observant; so one lesson we can learn from ‘opihi is that for aloha to thrive we must stick fast—and stick together.
Official Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style ribbons are $5 each and provide discounted admission to many events. For information on purchasing a button, call Tina Thompson @ (808) 268-9285
Button sales are cash-only and help fund countywide events.
Mahalo to our partners:
the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, County of Maui, Tri-Isle RC&D, Inc., Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, Hasegawa General Store, Mark Dahmke, Häna Cultural Center, Travaasa Hotel Hana, Alu Like; Häna Arts; Hana Youth Center; Hale Hulu Mamo; ‘Ohana Makamae; Häna Herbs; Longhi’s; KPOA 93.5 FM, Pacific Media Group, Native Intelligence, Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, Four Seasons Resort, The Lodge at Koele, Four Seasons Resorts, Manele Bay, Läna‘i Heritage and Cultural Center, Läna‘i Visitors Bureau, Moana’s Florist, Moana’s Hula Hälau, Friendly Market, Misaki, Moloka‘i Drug Store, Imamura Store, Rawlins Chevron, Island Refuse, Inc., Hotel Moloka‘i-Local Store, Moloka‘i Shores, Manae Goods Grindz, Moloka‘i Visitors Bureau, A&B Foundation, Lähaina Town Action Committee, Wailuku Centennial Hui, Sun Edison, Makani Kai Air, Alamo Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Goodfellow Brothers, Inc., Big Island Candies, Sig Zane, Smythe Fujiwara Design and Connec, LLC.
For the most up-to-date schedule of events, go to festivalsofaloha.com