Members of the upcountry community were deeply saddened at the closure of Makawao Steak House. The restaurant closed its doors Sunday after a two-year financial loss. The restaurant had been in business for more then 40 years.
Makawao Steak House was originally owned by the Eneim family. It started as a store, but was converted to a restaurant to accommodate the theater next door. The hope in the community is that whomever is the new owner will keep the Makawao Steak House tradition.
Many have taken to the Makawao Steak House Facebook page sharing memories, favorite dishes, and sending well wishes. The restaurant will be truly missed.
We Heart Makawao! Tomorrow night, Friday February 15th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm the first Friday town party is being held in Makawao.
Baldwin Avenue will be closed beginning at 5:15 pm. This rain or shine event will include live entertainment, food trucks, booths will local arts and craft, plus plenty of shopping and restaurants participating!
On the main stage from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm will be Benny Uyetake. Arlie-Avery Asiu will take over from 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm. Keiki Zone will include Melissa Bruck’s face painting and Christalyne’s balloon twisting!
Free parking available in the Makawao Municipal Parking Lot, Makawao Base yard, and 2 additional lots on Brewer Road. This is a great family friendly community event!
Makawao History Museum will be hosting guided tours the first Sunday of every month through December. If after the three-month trial the tours become popular, the museum may keep them.
The tours will give participants a feel of what Makawao was like during the 1920’s-1940’s. Makawao was the center of social life for the farmers and plantation workers. Movies were only 10 cents, and friends would gather at the local barber shop for haircuts and games.
Although the buildings are now boutique shops, art galleries and restaurants, the original architectural style that makes the town so unique remains. The tours are free, however a $5 donation is suggested. Next tours will be at 10 am November 4th and December 2nd!
Makawao Town Party is tomorrow, Friday August 17th! This free event will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm along Baldwin Ave.
This is a great opportunity to check out the local merchants and services available in Makawao. The theme for this Friday is Dance All Night. There will be food, drinks, an art show, shopping, live music, and a keiki zone with a magic show!
Come out and end the work week with some fun, good food, and dancing!
The annual Makawao Rodeo Parade will be held this year on July 7th. Applications for participants are now being accepted. Deadline for entry is June 20th and a mandatory meeting will take place on June 27th.
During the parade, Baldwin Avenue will be closed starting at 8:00 am. The parade is scheduled to start at 9:00 am. Some of the categories for judging in this years parade will be Best Parade Horse, Best Mounted Group, Most Unusual Entry, Best Mounted Keiki, and many others!
All information including rodeo schedule can be found here.