Fifth Friday Returns to Lānaʻi for July Town Party

July 27, 2016, 12:10 PM HST · Updated July 27, 12:10 PM
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5th Friday Town Party on Lānaʻi. Photo: County of Maui.

5th Friday Town Party on Lānaʻi. Photo: County of Maui.

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced today a special incentive to urge Maui residents and visitors to support Lānaʻi businesses by attending the upcoming 5th Friday Town Party in Lānaʻi City on July 29th.

To accommodate the special Friday event, OED has teamed up with Expeditions Ferry and the Lānaʻi Chamber of Commerce to provide round-trip ferry and ground transportation between Maui and Lānaʻi, including a special late-night ferry that departs Mānele Harbor at 9:45 p.m. Expeditions’ last ferry to Maui on a regular day is at 6:45 p.m.

Fifth Friday Flyer

Fifth Friday Flyer

The 5th Friday Lānaʻi Package includes a round-trip ferry ride between Lahaina Harbor and Mānele Harbor, round-trip ground transportation between Mānele Harbor and Lānaʻi City, and an event passport. Visiting participating business and collecting stamps for the passport gains entry into a free prize drawing. Details can be found at www.fifthfridaylanai.com.

Residents and visitors can choose to depart from Lahaina on the Expeditions ferry at 9:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. or 3:15 p.m.; however, departure from Mānele Harbor is limited to 9:45 p.m. only.

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The cost for the package is $60 per adult and $50 per child and can be booked at http://goo.gl/dGb43S. A discounted price is also available for kamaʻāina who already have a ticket booklet from Expeditions; please visit the above website for more details.

The Friday Town Party event, which runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m, will feature over 30 vendors and participants. There will be food booths and restaurants serving up special local favorites as well as several music and entertainment venues, including coconut weaving sessions with Uncle Bully and Aunty Irene and a Teen Dance hosted by Lānaʻi Physical Fitness.

“We were so pleased with the turnout for the 5th Friday events in January and April,” said Teena Rasmussen, Director of OED. “Lānaʻi City is such a special place, and has a treasure trove of small shops with friendly staff. If you haven’t done so yet, we encourage you to support these businesses by attending these great 5th Friday events.”

For more information on Friday Town Parties throughout Maui County, visit www.mauifridays.com.

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