KAANAPALI - Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants at Kaanapali Resort will kick off summer with a grand Fourth of July celebration.
In and around center stage, varied entertainment will give glow and meaning to Independence Day.
Whalers Village acknowledges its Hawaiian roots by starting off this year's Fourth of July with cultural hula lessons from noon to 1 p.m.
Eight-year-old Lucy Donlon and her four-year-old sister, Samantha, smile with freshly painted faces at Whalers Village. Photo by
Steven Brinkman Photography.
Here's a chance to learn about the evolution of hula, which traces early Hawaiian genealogies before interweaving with American history.
Stop by with the kids for a face painting session from 2 to 3 p.m., and delight your loved ones with festive sparkles on your cheeks.
Next up is "Brenton Keith and His Bag O'Tricks" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Keith has been astonishing Hawaii crowds for over ten years with high-energy magic and comedy.
It's wild performance art at its finest, with sleight-of-hand and impeccable timing guaranteed to evoke many laughs.
Shop promos are about feeling the beauty of summer this year. Sephora will offer free full face consultations - a $50 value - to all clients throughout July and August. Your session includes skin care and makeup applications and takes 30 minutes by appointment only.
Totally Hawaiian Gift Gallery extends an invitation for Hawaiian-style living with mango soap or a plumeria hair accessory, a gift with a $50 purchase.
Lots of entertainment this summer as well. Volcom store will jump to Center Stage to sponsor Maui's own Barefoot Minded, with Junior Siqueira on the acoustic guitar and Oren Masserman on ukulele and conga.
Volcom will treat customers with exciting giveaways, great markdowns and promos during the events on July 14 and Aug. 18 from 4 to 6 p.m., and July 27 and Aug. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Be sure to listen at least once to the gentle island sounds of The Chapman Stick, a little-known American stringed instrument, masterfully played by Michael Kollwitz in a relaxing blend of jazz and blues with Hawaiian flair.
Kollwitz will perform on July 13, 15, 20 and 29, and Aug. 10, 17, 19 and 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.
For information on Whalers Village and its events, visit www.whalersvillage.com.