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The Lahaina event includes exhibits, free keiki activities, local food, Maui-Maui artists, plus Hawaiian music and hula with Reiko Fukino, Cody Pueo Pata, Kaniala Masoe, Carmen Hulu Lindsey Falsetto Champion 2022 Lahela Park, Halau Keala Kahinano O Puna and Kason Gomes.

WAILUKU – With the subject “Ku i ke ʻ’Aki – Standing on the Highest Point” Festivals of Aloha return to Maui County for in-person events in September and October.

Maui Nui’s first Hawaiian cultural showcase, Festivals of Aloha, opens Saturday, September 3 with the Banyan Tree Ho’olaule’a in Lahaina.

Begin the celebration of Aloha at Keawaiki under the Lahaina Banyan Tree with exhibits, complimentary Keiki activities, local food, Maui Made artists and Hawaiian music and hula with Reiko Fukino, Cody Pueo Pata, Kaniala Masoe, 2022 Carmen Hulu Lindsey Falsetto Masters Lahela Park, Halau Keala Kahinano O Puna and Kason Gomes.

Enjoy Aloha Friday at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center on September 16 from 4pm to 8pm with Hawaiian cultural exhibits, free keiki activities, Hawaiian music and hula.

Maui’s early events continue on Saturday, September 24 with the 20th Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto Contest at the Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets go on sale September 5th.

This year, the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea joins the list of special experiences with events beginning October 28th.

Additionally, the Festivals of Aloha events begin on October 1st on Lanai, October 7th on Molokai, and October 15th on Hana.

Event schedules are subject to change; Visit festivalsofaloha.com for the latest updates.

“We’re excited to return to in-person events to celebrate the traditions of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Hana, and now Wailea,” said Daryl Fujiwara, overall coordinator for Festivals of Aloha.

“We take care of your September and October. There’s something for the whole ohana – Uncle Richard’s Falsetto Contest is celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua; day trip to Lanai on October 1st for their Ho’olaule’a; and Hana always overdoing it with 2-3 events a day for a whole week! Wailea rounds off the festival with an unforgettable weekend. Get a festival wristband, check out our schedule and plan your attendance.”

Festival ribbons are $5. Proceeds from the sale of ribbons help run the events. For more information, call or text (808) 870-7546.

Visit festivalsofaloha.com and for the most up-to-date information “how” the festivals on Facebook. Any questions, email to [email protected]

Exploring this year’s theme, in the Hawaiian Dictionary, the related term “aki” (height, peak, peak) is accompanied by the example “Ku i ke ‘aki, stand at the top”, figurative meaning “To be successful”.

Mai uka a kai – from the ‘aki (highest point) of our Ahupua’a to the limu ‘aki’aki below – it is in our best interest to ensure that everything in between is pono.

Let’s all “Ku i ke ‘Aki (Stand on the highest point)”, so that we can succeed for the health and well-being of future generations.

This year’s Festival of Aloha sponsors include the Maui County Office of Economic Development; Hawaii Tourism Authority; Kaulua’e Hawaii; Maui Kuia Estate chocolate; The Original Maui Chips; The Maui Cookie Lady Mitzi Toro; Queen Ka’ahumanu Center; Kauwela Bisquera; One Eighty Board Shop; brand Na Koa; Ari South; Manaola Hawaii; Makaku Maui by Kamaka Kukona; Hana Maui Resort; hana art; Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua; Maui Disposal; Four Seasons Resort Maui near Wailea; Noah Harders; Agnes Mililani Terao Guiana; Lahaina Town Action Committee; Lahaina Restoration Foundation; Ke Kumu Hawaii: Kumu Kumula’au Sing Jr. and Kumu Haunani Balino-Sing; encore; Maui Health; kanile’a ukulele; Goodfellow Bros.; Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club; Maui Disposal; Haku collective; Papa Ola Lokahi; and Old Lahaina Luau.

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