Hawaiian Music Series

Mitch Kepa will be performing this Thursday, February 28th, as part of the Hawaiian Music Series that takes place on the last Thursday of the month. This free concert will take place at the Historic Baldwin Home Lawn from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Mitch has been a performer for more than 30 years. His styles include classic Hawaiian Slack key along with contemporary acoustic guitar. This combination has led to his development of a unique musical style.

Seating is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Blankets, mats, and low beach chairs welcome. Come enjoy Hawaiian music and the joy of local community!

Chinese New Year 2019

Happy Chinese New Year! 2019 is the year of the Pig! Chinese New Year officially kicks off today February 5th. The zodiac symbols repeat every 12 years. The next time you will have a year of the Pig will be in 2031.

The symbolic feeding the dragon is a tradition done to bring good luck. Red envelopes are fed to the dragon by those seeking good fortune. If you’ve never had a chance to experience this it is truly a fun sight to see!

A full day of celebration is scheduled to take place on February 8th in Lahaina. Lions will dance through the streets of Lahaina and there will be plenty of festivities at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse at 858 Front St. Chinese New Year exhibits will be on display beginning Monday, February 4th through Thursday, February 7th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Wo Hing Museum.

On Saturday, February 9th Lahaina Cannery will have the traditional “feeding of the lions” from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Martial arts display an firecrackers during the celebration, or come out at 1:00 pm for a pre-celebration hula performance!

On Sunday February 10th the Tiki Terrace Restaurant located at the Kaanapali Beach Hotel will host the Year of the Pig brunch buffet. Buffet will include shrimp egg fu young, braised short ribs and noodles. Reservations are a must!

Queen Kaahumanu Center will be hosting two different events for Chinese New Year. First event will be held on Sunday, February 10th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The annual event will consist of martial arts demonstration, fireworks, lion dance, and crafts for keiki under the age of 12. On Saturday, February 16th from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm the Chinese New Year Festival will be held at the Queen Kaahumanu Center. Activities include good luck photos with ancient lion head, calligraphy writing, keiki ribbon dancing, plus so much more! This will be a fun event for the entire family!

The Grand Wailea Hotel has posted via their website that you can experience the Lion Dance in the resort lobby tomorrow, Wednesday February 6th at 4:00 pm.

In Paia, Maui Mediation Services will be celebrating tonight from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Flatbread Co. This annual fundraiser will feature a silent auction with items from Grand Wailea, Maui Laser Tag, and many others! A portion of all pizza sales throughout the evening will be donated to Maui Mediation Services.

So many events its impossible to choose just one! As more events unfold we will keep you updated! Enjoy the celebrations! Gong hei fat choy!

Families Receive Gifts From Lahaina Strong Benefit Concert

10 families were recipients of $5000 thanks to the Lahaina Strong Benefit Concert held on October 21st. 8 of the 10 families were present at Lowe’s to receive their gifts as well as 10% off purchases.

Entertainers that donated their time included Willie K, Amy Hanaialii, Ekolu, Damon Williams, Na Wai Eha, Nuff Sedd, Piilani Arias, John Cruz and Matagi. The concert organizers partnered up with Maui United Way to obtain donations. Other donations included hotel stays for silent auction and food donations. The community really came together not only with donations but volunteering time.

The Maui Fire Department determined the fire was fueled by winds caused by Hurricane Lane. In total 21 homes and 27 vehicles were destroyed. Families who received money raised by the benefit did not have insurance or other financial assistance at their disposal.

The true meaning of aloha was shown during the communities time in need. Mahalo to all!

Town Party Time In Lahaina!

This Friday January 11th, Lahaina will be hosting the Maui Friday’s Town Party! Event time runs from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This is a free family friendly event filled with music, art, food and culture!

In Campbell Park, Maui Jam and Kuikawa will be performing. Also in Campbell Park, Keiki Zone with art and activities for all ages, acai bowls provided by Ono Pono Acai, local jewelry and scents by Pacific Touch, fresh lei’s from Waiola Church and so much more!

Lots of specials from local shops and restaurants will be happening throughout the evening. Be sure to check out the Maui Fridays website to see all the specials for the night!

 

Aloha Lahaina Holiday Parade

This Saturday, December 22nd, the third annual Aloha Lahaina Christmas Parade will take place in downtown Lahaina starting at 10:00 am. The parade route runs from the corner of Papalaua and Front streets and concludes at Banyan Tree Park.

Participants in the parade include the Maui Fire Department, Lahainaluna High Marching Band, Rotary Club of Lahaina, Mayor Alan Arakawa, and pastor Laki Kaahumanu as Hawaiian Santa. The parade will honor the state championship teams from Lahainaluna High School.

Please be advised Front Street will be closed from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm for the parade.