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Classic family fun, food and music to highlight 46th annual bazaar

By Staff | Apr 5, 2018

LAHAINA – What started as a fundraiser to rebuild Sacred Hearts School after a devastating fire is now a 46-year-old Lahaina tradition! The annual Sacred Hearts School Bazaar will be in full swing on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the school campus located at Wainee and Dickenson streets in Lahaina.

Whether it’s food, homemade treats, carnival games or live entertainment, there’s something for everyone. The main stage will feature artists Eric Gilliom (Friday evening headliner) and HHB (Saturday evening headliner), along with special performances by Matagi, ‘Aumakua, Darren Lee of “Burn’n Love” and Fred’s Garage. Keiki performers and the Lahainaluna High School Jazz Band and Maui Prep 7AM Band will also make an appearance.

The Bazaar Food Court will serve up local grinds along with delicious eats from popular restaurants Leilani’s on the Beach, Round Table Pizza and Maui Grill Kaanapali. Top off your meal with shave ice or hot malasadas, served piping hot and fresh all night long.

The Kountry Kitchen, located in the school’s long-standing cafeteria, is your go-to source for picked mangoes, mango chutney, SHS shortbread cookies and fudge recipes from Sister Antionette’s gourmet repertoire. The Kountry Kitchen also features local fruits and vegetables, and quality crafts from local artists.

The cafeteria is also home to the school’s third “Art in Bloom.” This unique display includes an interactive seascape as well as a collection of impressive art pieces created by local students. A juried art contest is open to all young artists in grades K-12. Prominent local artists will jury the submitted art, and the nine winners of the different divisions will be showcased at the Lahaina Arts Association’s Art Exhibit at the Outlets of Maui on April 15.

The Bazaar’s “Carnival Row,” Preschool PlayZone, Petting Zoo and Bounce Zones provide fun for kids of every age. Try your hand at classic carnival games with prizes, or try a new look with glow-in-the-dark face painting or airbrushed tattoos.

The Dunk Tank will be back this year, and SHS is rounding up some of Maui’s most popular chefs, athletes and school administrators to take a seat in the splash zone, while you take aim at the target.

Young keiki will feel safe and comfortable in their own Preschool PlayZone with games, bounce houses and even an Animal Petting Zoo reserved just for them. Adults can escape the crowd into the Wellness Room with a chiropractic adjustment and massage, while visiting other West Side wellness businesses. The bazaar has also rounded up restaurant gift cards, excursions and gift baskets for a silent auction.

Sacred Hearts School is pleased to honor a “Living Legend” each year to commemorate someone who has made a significant impact to the school and local community.

Admission to the event is free; scrips are available to purchase for food and games.

In related news, student artists in grades K-12 are invited to submit their work to the third annual “Art in Bloom” held in conjunction with the bazaar.

Entrants will have their work juried by prominent local artists and compete for prizes. The nine winners will have their art displayed at the Lahaina Arts Association’s exhibit beginning April 15 at the Outlets of Maui.

Interested artists must submit their work to the Sacred Hearts School office by April 11, along with a $20 entrance fee. For more information, contact Yvette Richard at yrichard@shsmaui.org.