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Lahaina Halloween 2010: Lahaina
Town Action Committee hosts events

Updated 01:35 PM HST, November 1, 2010
Posted 11:12 AM HST, October 29, 2010

By Wendy Osher

Attempts to revive Halloween festivities for adults in Lahaina Town continue despite two consecutive years of failed attempts at obtaining permit approvals.  The Lahaina Town Action Committee is moving ahead with separate organized events for specific age groups including: a keiki costume parade beginning at 4:30 p.m., and a Hallow-teen Bash from 6-10 p.m., and an adult celebration at the Cellar beginning at 9 p.m.

File Photo. Halloween in Lahaina.

“We feel it is important to ensure that there are age-appropriate activities for everyone on Halloween in Lahaina which is why we are moving ahead with these events,” said Scott Forsythe, the new General Manager of the LahainaTown Action Committee.

Permit requests to close Front Street for the adult celebration were denied, but a portion of the street will be closed earlier in the day for the keiki festivities.  All cars parked on Front Street should be moved prior to the 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. road closure in conjunction with the Keiki Halloween Costume Parade  that starts at Papalaua Street at 4:30 p.m. and runs to the Banyan Tree Park.  The celebration includes a live performance by the Lahainaluna High School marching Band and Ceerleader squad.  The keiki event is sponsored jointly by the West Maui Soroptomists, Lahaina Sunrise Rotary and the Lahaina Rotary Club.

Later that evening the LahainaTown Action Committee will host a dual event at 744 Front Street.  From 6-10 p.m teens from 8th – 12th grades are invited to the Hallow-teen Bash which will include a live DJ, roof-top dancing, food and soft drinks for purchase, prizes and a costume contest. Teens must show school I.D.

The adult celebration begins at 9 p.m. downstairs of the Old Lahaina Store in the Cellar. Both events are $10 per person.

“We invite everyone to come out and celebrate Halloween in our community and remember to respect one another, be safe, dress with class and most of all have fun!” Forsythe concluded.

(Special Thanks to Frank Pulaski III for initial edit on the 2007 video)

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  • Pamela

    It is ONE day a year, people! With the current struggling state of our economy, it was the worst time possible to cut the Halloween Mardi Gras of the Pacific. It is a huge boost to the local economy in many ways. Hotels, restaurants, shops, gallerys, gas stations, grocery stores, airlines, rental cars, local artrists and craftsmen, etc…. Listen to our honorable mayor, Alan Arakawa. It was one of his platform campaign promises. If you’re offended as to what goes on at the adult portion of the "Mardi Gras"…don’t go! Simple as that.