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Parade to Kick Off 97th Maui Fair

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The 97th Maui Fair will open with a traditional parade today. The parade takes place at 4:30 p.m. starting at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College along Kaʻahumanu Avenue and ending at the entrance to Maehara Baseball Stadium on Kanaloa Avenue. The Fairground will open 5 p.m.

The 2019 Maui Fair Grand Parade Marshalls are the Little League World Series Champions, Maui’s own “Central Maui Senior Little League All-Star Team,” and West Region Champions “Central East Maui Little League.”

The event kicks off four days of festivities, including rides, food and entertainment through Sunday night.

Hours & Admission

Thursday, October 3
5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, October 4
5 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, October 6
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Adults $10.00
  • Child (5-11 years): $5.00
  • Kids 4 years and under are free

Information for Parade Participants:

MOBILE UNITS: All Mobile units MUST ENTER from the Beach Road onto Wahinepio Drive, and proceed to assigned staging areas. Large units are asked to assemble by 2:30 p.m. where they may work on finishing touches. Mobile units will be allowed to drop off riders after they exit the parade in the wide area before YMCA, but MUST IMMEDIATELY DEPART. There will be NO STOPPING OR PARKING on Keōpūolani Park Drive, except in designated parking areas.


MARCHING UNITS & WALKERS: Participants shall be dropped off on Wahinepio Drive and shall walk through the campus to their assigned area. After drop off, vehicles will be permitted to proceed to the Stadium Parking Lot for pick up at the parade’s end, or may be parked at the UH Maui College campus field. There is a parking fee at both parking lots. CARPOOL is suggested to help keep traffic congestion to a minimum. Dropping off of participants will not be allowed along Kaʻahumanu Avenue. This will be enforced/ Walkers and Marching Units shall disband at the Football Stadium parking lot.

RESTROOM FACILITIES: The UH Maui College has again offered to make restroom facilities available for parade participants. The Hale Lua Building restroom will be open and monitored by Marshals for safety and capacity control. Parade participants are asked to help to maintain a sanitary condition. Receptacles will be provided for disposal of paper products.

PARADE MARSHALS: Parade Marshals will be wearing marked green shirts. They will be posted to direct units, and will be patrolling the entire parade route to ensure rules are followed and to assist any units that may need help.


“BEST OF” AWARDS: We will be adding a judging component to the Parade this year. We will award a Trophy or Plaque for the “Best of” in the following categories:

Walking/Marching Unit, greater than 50 participants
Walking/Marching Unit, less than 50 participants
Walking / Mobile

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