This weekend is shaping up to be a busy one on Maui with lots of events planned throughout the island from the Upcountry to East Maui. Celebrations of the natural environment are a big theme with Earth Day events scheduled on both Saturday and Sunday. Here is a list of some of the fun in store around Maui.
- The fun kicks off tonight in Makawao for their monthly town party. This month’s town party has a spring fashion theme. Expect fashion shows, musical performances, slam poets, pony rides, store specials and lots of great food vendors around town. You can check out the Makawao Town Party Facebook page for more details and parking information.
- Hana will be hosting the East Maui Taro Festival this weekend. On Saturday, the events will be hosting at the Hana Ball Fields between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Scheduled activities include a Farmer’s Market, Poi Pounding, Food Booths, Arts and Crafts, Music and Hula. On Sunday, there are three separate events scheduled. A Taro Pancake Breakfast is scheduled from 7:30AM to 10:30 AM at Hana Bay on Sunday Morning. At 11:00 AM, there will be garden tours at the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Hale O Pi’ilani Heiau. The festivities move down the coast at the Kapahu Living Farm which will be hosting a Lo’i Excursion.
- For those that are looking to help the local environment, head over to Kahului Harbor on Saturday Morning. The Surfrider Foundation, +H20 and Community Work Day is coordinating a coastline cleanup around Kahului Harbor. Registration starts at 8:30 AM and the clean up begins at 9:00. Participants are asked to bring their own buckets, reusable bags, gloves and water bottles. The clean up will provide food and water with lunch provided by Flatbread. Check out the +H20 Facebook page for the event for additional details.
- The Maui Earth Day Festival is scheduled for Sunday in Ke’Opualani Park in Kahului on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. This event will feature two musical stages, speakers, non-profit organizations, vendors, food and keiki activities. In keeping with the “Live Consciously, Consume Sustainably” theme, attendees are encouraged to bring their own non-breakable plates, cups, water bottles, & utensils. Please carpool.
No matter what you have on the agenda for the weekend, it looks like there will be plenty of Maui sunshine. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.