By Wendy Osher
The County of Maui released a schedule of activities and transportation options for those planning on attending the Halloween in Lahaina 2012 event.
“These are the sorts of events that we want on Maui, good for our small town businesses and communities,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa.
“Because of Halloween on Front Street last year our shops, hotels, restaurants and bars made money, our local families had fun and many of our visitors booked return trips to come back for October 31st again this year.
“We are hoping for another fun and safe event for everyone this year,” Mayor Arakawa said.
The festivities on Front Street include two separate costume contests: the 34th Annual Keiki Costume Parade sponsored by the Soroptimists of West Maui, Rotary Club of Lahaina, and Lahaina Sunrise Rotary; and an adult costume contest, sponsored by Honu Seafood & Pizza, and Mala Ocean Tavern.
There’s also music with DJ Ron at the Banyan Tree Park, and live music with the Whiskey Pimps at Campbell Park. Both venues are sponsored by Fleetwoods on Front Street.
The County of Maui is working together with the Lahaina Town Action Committee to organize the 2012 event.
Transportation options include shuttles to and from Front Street from Central and South Maui. The Central Maui pickup will be at the War Memorial Football Stadium Parking Lot; and the South Maui shuttles will depart from the Kalama Park Pavilion Parking Lot near the Foodland intersection.
Tickets for the Halloween Express Shuttle cost $3 each way, and must be purchased in advance. All ticket sales are on a first come first serve basis, with limited seating available. Tickets cannot be purchased at the bus pickup point.
Shuttle tickets go on sale beginning on Wednesday, October 17, with sales set to close by 6 p.m. on October 30.
Tickets can be purchased at the Kahului Shell Station Super Stop at 370 Dairy Road; Kihei Shell Station at Blackie’s Pit Stop at 30 Mana’o Kala Street; Lahaina Visitor Center (return tickets only); and the Old Lahaina Courthouse at Banyan Tree Park.
In addition to the Halloween Express Shuttle schedule, the county will also extend its Maui Bus Schedule. For the Maui Bus routes, no reservations are required, and cost is the normal rate of $2 each way, or $4 for an unlimited day pass. Further details are available by clicking on the attached flyer.