Maui Matsuri Cancels Festival for 2020

March 5, 2020, 9:36 AM HST · Updated March 6, 7:24 AM
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Maui Matsuri organizers today announced the cancellation of their annual celebration which was set for May 2020.

“Out of an abundance of caution, and out of respect for the many entertainers, vendors and sponsors, the planning committee felt it was important to make this decision early in order to prevent future fiscal and travel difficulties,” organizers said in an email announcement.

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The Maui Matsuri planning committee extended their thanks to the many businesses who had already pledged their support and extended their deepest apologies to any who have been impacted negatively by this decision.

“With this being the 20th iteration of the festival, it was definitely a difficult decision to make. We look forward to bringing the festival back in 2021,” organizers said.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to Maui Matsuri at (808) 213-0711 or [email protected]

The Maui Matsuri Festival Day held on Saturday, May 25 th at UH Maui College’s Great Lawn
will feature Japanese entertainment, food and craft booths, food trucks, children’s crafts,
exhibits, a cosplay exhibition, demonstrations and fun contests. Pictured: Zenshin Daiko

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