Lahaina Plantation Days Returns for 4th Year
By Maui Now Staff
The 4th Annual Lahaina Plantation Days event will be held this week at the old Pioneer Mill site from Thursday, October 18 to Saturday, October 20. Event hours are 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, and 5 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The three-day event celebrates West Maui’s plantation roots, and kicks off with an ‘Ohana Movie Night on Thursday, featuring the independent film “Picture Bride” on a giant outdoor screen. Gates open at 6 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, the public will enjoy a myriad of food booths; beer and wine garden by Maui Brewing Company; Maui Grown Coffee tent; Portuguese cultural tent; farmers market; keiki carnival games, game booths and horse rides; and historical displays and exhibits in the Plantation Life Tent.
Music and entertainment includes:
Brothers Cazimero, Nuff Sed, Da Braddahs, Na Hoa, Kory Kukahiko, Maui Taiko, Na Kupuna Ohana Serenaders and Kamehameha Schools Maui-Hawaiian Ensemble.
Cost and Information:
Admission to Lahaina Plantation Days is $3 per night or $5 for a three-day pass. For tickets and more information, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation at 661-3262 or visit their website at www.LahainaRestoration.org. Tickets are available at the gate.
Parking and Access:
Free event public parking will be located on the north side of the event site. Motorists coming to the event from the north should turn left on Keawe Street and follow the signs to the parking lot entrance. Those arriving from the south should turn right on either Dickenson Street or Lahainaluna Road. Motorists with ADA stickers should turn mauka on Lahainaluna Road, drive into the smokestack area and park, as directed, by event staff.