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April 2012 Events On Maui

It’s almost halfway through March. It’s time for us to highlight some of the events happening next month (April) to give you ample time to plan. Here’s our event picks:

Opening Ceremony

1. Celebration of the Arts – This prestigious event is held at the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua on April 6 weekend. The Ritz Carlton had been hosting this cultural event that pay tribute to the people, arts, and traditions of Hawaii. There will be seminars on Hawaiin current events, arts and crafts, hula performances and other exhibits. The closing celebration culminates in a Paina and entertainment by asd amazing presentation by Ulalela.

Ag Fest

2. Maui County Agricultural Festival – This fun family event will be held at the Maui Tropical Plantation on April 7. Maui AgFest aims to bring awarenenss to the local agriculture industry through various aspects of the event: exhibits, cooking and baking demonstrations, contest and also through music and dance.

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3. Banyan Tree Birthday party – The 139th birthday of the Lahaima town’s famous Banyan Tree will be celebrated with a birthday cake on April 21. Artists playing nature artworkds, hands-on activities for children and multi-cultural entertainment.

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4. East Maui Taro Festival. Have you tasted at “taro” yet?  If not, it will be a great time to taste this Hawaiian staple at the East Maui Taro Festival. Enjoy the all day festival on Saturday, April 28, with live music and hula, arts and crafts, and ancient games, food booth and taro planting demonstrations

* Photo Credits:  Taro Photo by Kent K. Barnes / kentkb; all other photos are by Peter Liu – via and linked to Flckr.

Maui March 2012 Events

March 2012 is almost here!  Do you have some big plans this month? Or are you like me, no definite plans yet but always on the look out for fun things to do.  I looked at the Maui Events Calendar and there are four (4) events that I thought are worth highlighting and sharing here.

Wailuku First Friday March 2012Wailuku First Friday “Zumba Wailuku” March 2, 2012, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wailuku First Friday celebrates its love for community and health with Hawaii Medical Service Association’s Zumba Wailuku. All of Maui is invited to come! Entertainment includes:

  • Non-stop Zumba at the Wailuku Banyan Tree Park
  • Bryan and Friends on the Maui Thing Stage, 6 p.m.
  • Gene and Shea Argel in front of Cafe ‘O Lei
  • Joel Katz at 33 N. Market Street
  • Live music at Main Street Bistro
  • Maui OnStage at the historic Iao Theater performs “Grease”  at 7:30 pm, $22, reservations recommended – 242-6969

Market Street will close at 5:30 p.m. No cars will be allowed during the event. Cars left parked on the street during the event will be ticketed. Artisans, crafters and food vendors will line the street!  Parking available at Maui Medical Group Parking Lot, Municipal Parking Lot and Wells Park

Ulupalakua Remembers March 4, 2012 11am to 4pm – Ulupalakua hosts a Sunday Drive events quarterly, to share and honor different aspects of this unique historic area.  Each event features live music on the beautiful grounds of Maui’s Winery, lunch specials at the Ulupalakua Ranch Store, complimentary wine tasting and an opportunity to learn more about the area’s history and culture.
This weekend they are celebrating the rich heritage of this historic ranchland in an event called “Ulupalakua Remembers”.

  • Music at Winery Grounds Stage  11 – 4
  • Grammy winner Richard Ho’opi’i & Ohana
  • Ukulele virtuoso Derick Sebastian
  • Joel Katz Hawaiian steel guitar
  • Seabury Hall Hawaiian Ensemble
  • Uncle Benny Uyetake
  • HistoryRemembering legendary Ulupalakua artist Reems Mitchell, creator of Maui’s most photographed statues. View memorabilia of his work and life

Lahaina Whale and Ocean Arts Festival  March 10 – 11, 2012
Lahaina celebrates the annual migration of Pacific Humpback whales with ocean arts festivities. On Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm in Banyan Tree Park Several Whale Research groups will educate visitors and locals alike. Artists display their best marine-themed art for sale, while Hawaiian musicians and hula troupes entertain. Enjoy a kids ocean art contest, whale photo displays. Free admission.

Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival Sat., March 31st, 2012 9am – 4:30pm
The mission of the Haiku Ho’olaule’a & Flower Festival  is to celebrate the past and present of the community of Haiku while building for the future.  The festival highlights local agriculture, arts, crafts and restaurants.  The rich cultural heritage is evident in the entertainment, historical displays and kupuna talks.  The festival is a collaborative effort of the Haiku School PTA, the Haiku Boys & Girls Club and the Haiku Community Association.  The monies raised by the event are used primarily to support the educational enrichment programs at Haiku School.  Programs such as art enrichment, creative movement, music, physical education, field trips, playground equipment, classroom allowances and bottled water.  The Boys & Girls Club and Haiku Community Association also benefit.  Wherever you are from we hope you enjoy this unique Haiku Community event.  Cost: Free Admission

Any Day Can Be A Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day to you all. We discovered some pretty cool Valentine gifts with a bit of Hawaiian touch in it. Initially, we thought, it might be a little late to post about it since today is already Valentines Day. But then again, we do not have to wait for Valentines Day to express our love and appreciation, right? Any day can be a day to express your love and affection, through kind words, deeds, romantic dates, and romantic gifts such as these:

from http://www.sweetparadisechocolate.com/

http://www.withouraloha.com/Protea.Baskets/Extra.Large.Protea.Basket.html

So once again, from us here at Aloha Luxury Properties, we wish you a Happy Valentines Day today and Happy Love Day, everyday!

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