LAHAINA - The community will honor Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole at the 2014 Prince Kuhio Maui Ho'olaule'a on Saturday, March 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Keawaiki (Banyan Tree Park).
The festivities are free and open to the public.
Known as "Ke Ali'i Maka'ainana," or the Prince of the People, Prince Kuhio is remembered for his efforts to protect, preserve and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and his people.
Hula dancers from Halau Kealakahinano‘opuna under the direction of Joy Salvador perform at the 2013 Prince Kuhio Maui Ho‘olaule‘a. PHOTO BY HUNTER TREVELYAN WYNDHAM PHOTOGRAPHY.
Enjoy a fun-filled day under the shade of the historic Banyan Tree with something for the entire family.
The event will feature keiki crafts and activities, lei making with the Lahaina-Honolua Senior Citizens Club, mea'ai (food) by the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club and Maui Made crafters and artisans.
Emcee Makani Tabura will host the entertainment by Kaniala Masoe at 9:15 a.m., Dane Fujiwara & Friends at 10:20 a.m., Halau Kealakahinano'opuna at 11:30 a.m., Ka Huaka'i at 12:45 p.m., Lahaina-Honolua Seniors at 2 p.m. and Kulewa at 3 p.m.
For the latest updates on the event, visit www.facebook.com/prince kuhio maui. Post all of your experiences throughout the day by hashtagging the statewide celebration hashtag: #pkf2014
The event is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Maoli, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Smythe Fujiwara Design, Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club and LahainaTown Action Committee.
For more information, contact Daryl Fujiwara at (808) 264-8779 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the same day in Central Maui, a free Prince Kuhio Day Celebration will be held in Paukukalo Hawaiian Homestead Park from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open to the public, this drug- and alcohol-free event will feature entertainment, talent contest, food and crafts.
Informational booths are free if anyone wants to share their organization or educational benefits.
For more information, call 244-3288 or 205-8113, or e-mail olindaaiwohi@ yahoo.com.