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New festival to support activities, events and athletics at Lahainaluna

By Staff | Oct 20, 2016

West Maui's own Willie K will perform at the Lahainaluna Festival at 8 p.m. on Saturday. PHOTO BY SEAN MICHAEL HOWER.

LAHAINA – With the theme “I Ka Nani O Lele-Amidst the beauty of Lahaina,” the inaugural Lahainaluna Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Lahainaluna High School campus.

Residents and visitors are invited to an evening of family fun, food and entertainment.

Funds raised from the festival will support the student activities, events and athletics of Lahainaluna High School.

Be sure to bring your appetite, because the Lahainaluna Festival will have something for everyone.

Choices include Bubba Gump’s seafood gumbo or ceviche, Philly cheesesteak by Captain Jack’s Island Grill, Maui Flavors Catering & Bruddah Willy’s Sticky Ribs’ kalbi rib plates, Round Table Pizza, Royal Ocean Terrace’s poke bowl, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, a Korean chicken plate by Wow Wee Maui’s Kava, Kettle Korn, poi malasadas, shave ice and sweet treats from Maui Sugar Shop.

In addition to the amazing food lineup, the festival will feature local artisans and vendors presenting their crafts and clothing; game booths and keiki activities; and a silent auction offering more than 50 restaurant, activity and hotel prizes.

The event’s lineup of Maui entertainers includes the Lahainaluna Hawaiian Immersion Class, Lahainaluna Hawaiian Club, and Na Kupuna Ohana Serenaders and Dancers at 4 p.m.; Kahaiali’i Brothers at 5 p.m.; Grammy Award-winning slack key guitar artist George Kahumoku Jr. at 6 p.m.; Kalani Pe’a at 7 p.m.; and Willie K at 8 p.m.

Admission at the gate is $10 per person (free for children ages five and under). Parking is complimentary.

Pre-sale tickets for $5 each are available at the following locations: Kaunoa West Maui Senior Center, Mid-Pacific Tattoo, Aloha Clean Pro Supply, and Lahainaluna School Store.

All pre-sale tickets from the original festival date (Sept. 3), which was postponed due to Hurricane Lester, will also be honored.

For more information, visit lahainalunafestival.weebly.com, e-mail LHSFestival414@gmail.com, or visit the Lahainaluna Festival Facebook page.