21st Annual Lanai Pineapple Festival Saturday

July 3, 2013, 1:30 PM HST · Updated July 3, 2:16 PM

Hawaiian pineappleBy Vanessa Wolf

If you don’t get your fill of fireworks on Thursday, you can continue your pyrotechnic sightseeing adventures through the weekend at the 21st Lanai Pineapple Festival on Saturday.

This annual celebration of what was once the islands’ thriving resource will once again honor the former pineapple plantation industry.

All activities are held at Dole Park and festivities will start with a parade at 11 a.m. to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Lana`i High and Elementary Schools.

Emceed by Billy V., Pineapple Festival events begin at 3 p.m.

There will be local entertainment, prizes, crafts, activities and food.

The six-member group, Sunway – recently nominated for the 2013 Na Hoku Hanohano awards – will be performing.


Fronted by lead singer Sunway, for whom the band is named, the group specializes in rock, pop, and country music from the ’80s to today.

Events conclude with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

For those coming from Maui, there will be a late-night expedition ferry.

Call Expeditions at 808-661-3756 for reservations.

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