Daylong Festivities at 30th Kūhiō Celebration, April 6March 29, 2019, 11:22 AM HST · Updated March 29, 11:22 AM 0 Comments
The 30th annual Prince Kūhiō Day Celebration unfolds April 6 at Paukūkalo Park on Maui.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features food, crafts and daylong entertainment.
Festivities also include lomi (massage therapy) practitioners and community-information booths. Project Vision Hawaiʻi will also provide free adult reading glasses, keiki sunglasses and vision testing.
The celebration honors 10-term congressional delegate Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, who spearheaded the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act. The federal act created the Hawaiian-homestead program. Kūhiō’s March 26 birthday is a Hawaiʻi state holiday.
The host, Paukūkalo Hawaiian Homes Community Association Inc., represents Maui’s first and oldest Hawaiian-homestead community, built in the 1960s. The community encompasses 182 homes on a 61-acre tract, and is anchored by the historic 10-acre Halekiʻi-Pihana Heiau State Monument.
For Kuhio event and vendor-booth information, contact Velma Mariano at (808) 276-8978 or email [email protected]