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Family Fun at the 24th Annual Haiku Hoolaulea & Flower Festival

An afternoon of authentic Hawaiian cultural festivities with the local community.
April 14, 2017

Family Fun at the 24th Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival


Interested in escaping from the typical tourist attractions for an authentic cultural experience on your Maui vacation? The 24th Annual Haiku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 22nd at Haiku Elementary School on the north side of Maui. It's a great opportunity to have some fun with the whole family while enjoying Hawaiian cultural festivities with the local community. The festival welcomes residents and visitors alike to come and join in with no entry fee.

One of the great things about this event is the sightseeing you can do along the way. If you're coming from our West Maui accommodations, you'll want to give yourself an hour to get there, and maybe a little longer if you'd like to stop off to enjoy the ocean views at the Ho'okipa Lookout point, or explore the charms of the North Shore's laid-back Paia Town. You'll be passing both locations along the way to the Haiku Elementary School.

When you arrive, there will be plenty of things to do. You can enjoy delightful live entertainment, Hawaiian style, as you explore. The artisan marketplace includes a wonderful collection of goods for sale, brought to you by local Maui vendors. The Haiku Bake Sale has an amazing reputation in terms of quality and flavor, and you won't want to miss the chance to experience some of the best old family recipes on Maui. In addition to that, local restaurants and the Haiku PTA will provide a variety of other culinary delights to fuel you through your day.

Other highlights include one of Maui's biggest and most unique silent auctions, impressive floral design and lei making contests, the educational Haiku historical display, and a Growers Market full of some of the island's finest produce. Meanwhile, the keiki (kids) can engage in carnival games, a cake walk, Hawaiian crafts, and other unique games like Mauisaurus Miniature Golf, plus some surprises. The festival is a little bit different each year, so you never know just what kind of fun they'll cook up!

To make the most of your time at the festival, you may want to bring some lawn chairs. The organizers also appreciate your efforts to help keep the event eco-friendly by bringing your own shopping bags and even bringing your own eating utensils if possible.

Another nice thing about the festival is that the proceeds will benefit Haiku Elementary School, the Haiku Community Association, and the Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku. Since there is no entry fee, most of the funds will come from the silent auction and purchases made by guests like you.

We hope you'll have the chance to attend this wonderful family-friendly event and discover the Haiku community at its finest. The festivities kick off at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. That gives you plenty of time to get back to your West Maui accommodations before it gets late, so you can make dinner plans anywhere along the way. Mahalo, and drive safely!

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