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June Festivals and Events on Maui (Part 1)

King K

The other day my daughter told me “Mom, you have not updated your blog for five days … FIVE DAYS!”  I kinda laugh when I heard her say that with a tone that is a bit frantic, bit sweet, and a bit sarcastic.  Hapa girls knows that in order for a blog to be read regularly, it has to be updated regularly.  Maybe I should hire her to blog for me 🙂

As the title suggested, this post is about the many festivals and events happening of Maui this June.  This is not a comprehensive list but only some that are popular and interests me. Most of these synopsis I gathered from the Maui Visit Page on Facebook

Na Kamehameha Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a Each June, Hawaii celebrates the memory of Kamehameha the Great, who united all of the Hawaiian Islands. This annual heritage tradition commences with colorful pa’u riders on horseback strolling down Front Street, followed by a ceremony to honor the Royal Court and cultural celebration with music, arts & crafts, and displays of lei and kapa making, poi pounding and more. More about it here.

30th Annual UpCountry Farm and Ag Fair : The 30th Annual Upcountry Ag & Farm Fair is slated for June 12 and 13, 2010 at the Oskie Rice Field & Arena on Olinda Road in Makawao. From 8 am to 4 pm both days, fairgoers will be treated to the annual Maui 4-H Livestock Association show and auction, the Haleakala Ranch Paniolo exhibit with Paniolo Hall of Fame and vendors, Maui County Farm Bureau farmers’ market and Think Local Agricultural vendors, Made in Hawai‘i craft vendors, Truck-Trailer-Tractor Lane, the Maui Cattle Company Cooking Contest, Paniolo Awards, Thompson Ranch horse rides, games for all ages, live entertainment with award-winning artists and lots of local-style food.   Free Admission; parking is available for $5 in the field on Oskie Rice Arena Olinda Road.  Continue reading ……

Maui Film Festival 11th annual festival showcases special movie screenings and premieres under the stars. Contemporary Hawaiian music and The Taste of Wailea are featured attractions.  This year’s special guest is Zac Efron. For the first time in the festival’s 10-year history, the award ceremony will take place at the festival’s signature Celestial Cinema on the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course. The presentation and tribute will take advantage of the 50-foot-wide movie screen and Dolby digital sound system in the spectacular outdoor venue, so everyone in the sloping impromptu amphitheater will get a “close-up” of the 22-year-old actor. And Maui Time Weekly has written a comprehensive article on this Maui Film Festival 2010.  And for more information please call 808.579.9244 or visit: www.mauifilmfestival.com And Maui Time Weekly has the comprehensive article.

Are you planning to attend any of these events?  Have you attended in the past? What was it like – did you enjoy it?

I am falling asleep while typing this so I will stop here for now and will call this Part 1.  I will do the Part 2 tomorrow.

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