2014 Festivals of Aloha Continues in Hāna
By Wendy Osher
The two-month Festivals of Aloha event continues with a week long celebration in the east Maui town of Hāna through Oct. 25, that includes a talent show, sporting events, and hōʻike night.
The remaining Festival of Aloha events still on tap for this month include the following:
Hāna 2014 Festival of Aloha events
The Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style event culminates with a full week of activities in the East Maui town of Hāna.
The festivities began on Oct. 18, and continue through Oct. 25, culminating with a Hōʻike Night at the Hāna Ball Park under the stars.
- Monday, Oct. 20: Sports Night at the Park. This event features co-ed volleyball, tennis, and doubles tournament at Hāna Ball Park from 4 to 10 p.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 21: Keiki Aloha Attire contest from 5 to 8 p.m. at Helene Hall.
- Wednesday, Oct. 22: Movie in the Park presented byʻ Ohana Makamae & Hale Hulu Mamo at Hāna Ball Park from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 23: Travaasa Hotel Hāna. Cultural activities normally held exclusively for hotel guests will be open to everyone wearing a 2014 Festivals of Aloha ribbon. Activities include: ʻulu maika and niu bowling from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact the hotel at 248-8211 for more information.
- Thursday, Oct. 23: Kupuna Luncheon: Hāna’s kupuna are invited to Hāna Bay for a day of Hawaiian food, entertainment and games at Helene Hall, Hāna Bay from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 24: Hāna Talent Show. The annual talent show, presented by Hāna Arts, features food booths and local art for auction, at the Hāna Ball Park from 6 to 10 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 25: Cross Country Golf, Hōlani Hale, Papaʻauhau from 8 to 10 a.m.: Featuring a shot gun start on eighteen holes. 2014 Festivals of Aloha ribbon required. Awards to be presented at the Hōʻike Night. Call Shawn Spillett at: 268-1081 or email [email protected];
- Saturday, Oct. 25: Ho’ike Night. A special evening of Hawaiian entertainment, food, culture and Hawaiian music and hula; ‘Dean Estocado Memorial Poke contest; Hāna Herb Pohole Contest; Kahanu Gardens Ulu Cook-off; and Lei and Floral Contest. At the Hāna Ball Park from 6 to 10 p.m.
- October 18-25: National Tropical Botanical Garden Special. For Festivals of Aloha ribbon holders, Kahanu Garden is offering a free unguided tour during the week from October 18 to 25, 2014. A free guided tour will take place on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. For more information, go to: www.ntbg.org or call (808) 248-8912
Maui 2014 Festival of Aloha events:
The Festivals of Aloha event kicked off on the Island of Maui on Sept. 5, and concludes with a final event on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
- Saturday, Oct. 25: “KPOA, Celebrating 30 Years of Hawaiian Music, Maui Style”. Celebrating this island, Maui Nō Ka ʻOi and it’s host culture through mele, hula, ʻāina and aloha. The event features performances by Maui artists, award winning hālau, hula champions, and space for non-profits to set up for fundraising opportunities at the Maui Nui Botanical Garden from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
Official Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style ribbons are $5 each and may provide discounted admission to many events. Ribbon sales are cash only and help fund these countywide events.
Ribbon sale outlets include the following: Lānaʻi Heritage and Cultural Center, Native Intelligence in Wailuku, Lahaina Visitor Center, Friendly Market Center, Imamura Store, Molokaʻi Drug Store, Misaki’s, Rawlins Chevron, Hotel Molokaʻi, Molokaʻi Shores, Hasegawa General Store, Hāna Cultural Center, Travaasa Hāna Hotel, and the Hāna library.