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Lahaina Plantation Days are Here! October 20-22

“Lahaina Plantation Days” will be held on Oct. 20-22.  No doubt there will be good food, music & fun!  On the 20th there will be an outside family movie night (“Great Grandfather’s Drum”) and then on the 21st/22nd, festivities will include the best island music, farmers’ market, historical displays, exibits, carnival games, food court, and beer/wine garden.  All events will be held on the old Pioneer Mill site surrounding the recently restored historic smokestack on Lahainaluna Road.  Two original Pioneer Mill locomotives once used for the company’s sugar operations have returned home and will be unveiled. Built in 1898 the locomotives were donated back to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation.  Tickets sold at the door ($3 per night or $5 for a 3-day pass).

For more details on the festivities:


Maui Jazz Festival – Sept. 24th

The Maui Jazz & Blues Festival will be held this Saturday, September 24th, at the Grand Wailea from
4pm-9pm.  Headlining the event is artist Les McCann and saxophonist Eddie Harris, Delfeayao Marsalis, Brother Noland Blues
Trio, and the list goes on and on!
Tickets can purchased at the door or online at


Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concerts – Every Wednesday!

Experience a very unique cultural legacy with the Masters of the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar.  Shows are every Wednesday between now and December 15, 2011!

TONIGHT: September 14, 2011

Ledward Kaapana – Slack Key Guitar GrandMaster

- All Ages Show -

2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipient, Ledward is Slack Key’s premier master guitarist. His inventiveness and fluidity, his versatility in multiple tunings, and his playfulness on stage, make him the leading master of this art, now recognized nationally by America’s most prestigious award for the arts.
Hosted by Grammy winning George Kahumoku Jr & Maui sensation, Da Ukulele Boyz.

For detailed Slack Key Show Info and to purchase tickets, call direct to (808)242-7469 or click on this link:

Dinner/show package tickets:
Dinner time: 5:30pm
Dinner at: Sea House Restaurant in the ((Napili Kai Beach Resort)
Show: After dinner, walk to the Aloha Pavilion for the show
All Show tickets are open seating.

Aloha Pavilion doors open at 6:45pm
Show begins at 7:30pm


Festivals of Aloha

The theme for the 2011 Festivals of Aloha is “E Hi’ipoi i Ka Lei Aloha, Cherished is the beloved child.” The Festivals of Aloha events will be held in September and October, with the kick off on September 2nd.

The schedule of events include:

September 2nd – Maui is honored to open the celebrations with a special First Friday street festival in Wailuku, to include the amazing music of the Makaha Sons who will kick off the event.  The evening will continue with Louis “Moon” Kauakahi on six-string guitar, John Koko on upright acoustic bass, and Jerome Koko on 12-string guitar at 7:30 pm, and then Hawaiian falsetto singer Ikaika Blackburn, Joel Katz on Hawaii steel guitar, and jazz pianist Gene Argel and his ‘Ohana, High Rise and Dejavu.  The streets will be lined with live entertainment – hula, food, artisans, crafters, and shopping in historic Wailuku town.   The best part of all is that the ADMISSION is FREE!

Mark your calenders and come to Market Street in Wailuku, 6 pm – 8:30 pm.

Sept 9: Home grown activities feature keiki (children) entertainment, cultural projects, educational demonstrations. will be happening at the Maui Mall in Kahului from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Sept 10: 10th Annual Richard Hoopii Falsetto Contest, cultural demonstrations, craft booths and kids’ activities. Festivals of Aloha ribbon for entry. The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Salon Ballroom, 6 pm – 10 pm. (Note: A Festivals of Aloha Ribbon is needed for admission to this event.)

Sept 11: Festivals of Aloha Ho‘olaulea, Lahaina Banyan Tree Park Entertainment, 2011 Richard Hoopii Falsetto Contest winners; crafters and artisans. Historic Lahaina Banyan Tree Park, 9 am – 5 pm.

For additional information please visit the Festivals of Aloha website at: or for other event information/details you can also call Yuki Lei Sugimura at (808)878-1888.



Lahaina’s Fireworks Display – July 4th 2011

Lahaina put on a great fireworks show on July 4th this year.  We went to town at around 4pm and Front Street was already starting to be closed off so we parked several blocks away at the far south end of Lahiana and then walked into town.  It was a beautiful day, around 82 degrees with gentle tradewinds blowing – hardly a cloud in the sky.

It was very fun to walk Front Street with no automobiles.  Lots of people were already starting to congregate in the streets and enjoy a leisurely time of shopping and dining.  We went to Cool Cats to eat - I think has the best hamburgers on Maui!  Got in within a few minutes and sat by Front Street to watch the crowd.

After Cool Cats, we strolled back on Front Street and stopped along the way at the park right in Front of the Library by the Lahaina Harbor.  A live band was playing 80′s music to several hundred people.  Across the street was live Hawaiian music!

By the time we got down to the seawall on Front Street, (directly in front of the sunken ship), the crowd was getting fairly large.  I claimed my spot right on the seawall where I could (hopefully) take a couple of good photos of the fireworks.  I think almost every boat on this side of the island started to descend in one area trying to get the closest spot to the barge with the fireworks.  The sunset was beautiful and just as it was over, a large cruise ship came around Kaanapali point and joined the other boats to watch the show.

Promptly at 8pm the fireworks began.  Here’s some photos – if you look closely, you can see people in kayaks right underneath the fireworks!!

After the fireworks show was over, we made our way through the crowd back to the car and on home.  The next day in the Maui News paper, it was estimated there were 30,000 people in attendance!


46th Annual Makawao Parade

Just got back from the Makawao Parade that is held annually upcountry in Makawao Town on Maui.  It was a beautiful day with the weather being just about perfect!  The crowd turnout was great and red, white, and blue adjorned almost every storefront.  Hope you enjoy these photos from the parade.

Polli's Mexican Restaurant - My favorite on Maui!

Maui Pa'u Riders

To read all about Pa’u Riders, click on this link to read a great article by Jill Engledow

The Isle of Maui Pipe Band

Makawao Town Upcountry Maui

Keiki's (children) with stick ponies!

Komoda's Store & Bakery - The best butter sweet rolls in Hawaii!

59' Cady Showing Off!



Maui Slack Key Guitar Festival

Amazing music, an unbeatable atmosphere, and no cover charge? The Maui News sponsored the 20thMaui Ki Ho’alu Guitar Festival on Sunday, the 27th. Talented slack key guitarists gathered at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Amphitheater, entertaining both Maui residents and visitors.

Pictures provided by, read more at: The Maui News


Fourth Of July Fireworks

The Department of Fire and Public Safety is cracking down on this year’s cracks, bursts, and pops! Fireworks appear to be a rarity on the island for the Fourth of July. However, there is one display scheduled thus far, thanks to the Maui Chamber of Commerce. The fireworks display begins at 8 p.m. from a barge outside of Front Street in Lahaina. So folks, make a dinner reservation asap or plan on strolling the streets in town, because you don’t want to miss the main feature of the Fourth!


4th of July Events in Lahaina

Stroll historic Lahaina and enjoy holiday specials in many oceanview restaurants and town shops. For an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration, listen to a variety of bands play in a free concert on the oceanfront Lahaina Library lawn starting at 5 pm. A fireworks display lighting the night sky over Lahaina’s roadstead is scheduled for 8 pm, presented by Maui Chamber of Commerce. Fireworks can be viewed from charter boats in Lahaina Harbor and on land throughout LahainaTown.


Memorial Day Weekend on Front Street

Every Friday night is “Art Night” on Front Street in Lahaina, but this weekend the street was lined in American flags commemorating our U.S. Service Members who gave their lives while serving our country.


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