Festivals of Aloha ho‘olaule‘a slated in Banyan Tree Park
LAHAINA – The Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style continues under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina on Saturday, Sept. 19, with a day filled with Maui made artisans and crafters, ono food, hula and Hawaiian music.
The event opens at 9 a.m. with live performances until sunset by Kalani Souza, Kaniala Masoe and Ke Kani Malie, Halau Hula Kealakahinano-‘opuna, falsetto legend Richard Ho’opi’i, the Lahaina-Honolua Seniors and Kulewa.
The 2015 theme is “Ola ke kaiaulu I ke aloha o loko” – The community thrives when there is aloha within.
Official festival ribbons are $5 each and provide discounted admission to many events. To purchase a button, call Tina Thompson at (808) 268-9285. Button sales are cash-only and help fund countywide events. The full schedule is posted at www.festivalsofaloha.com.