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wa‘a kiakahi continues sailing canoe legacy june 7 – 9 at ka‘anapali resort

The 15th annual Wa‘a Kiakahi brings aloha to Maui shores from June 7 to 9, welcoming seven six-member crews from all islands to share with the public the beauty, history and proficiency of traditional Hawaiian sailing canoes.

The three-day event is created by the Hawaiian Sailing Canoe Association (HSCA), and features traditional ceremonies, sailing canoe rides and educational talks about celestial navigation and water skills. New this year: prior to the event, the HSCA will rig the canoes at Sugar Beach (Kealia Beach) in Kihei and sail to Kaho‘olawe for a community day of tree-planting! The volunteer tree-planting takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26, after which the canoes sail from Kaho‘olawe to Ka‘anapali on May 27. A traditional Hawaiian arrival ceremony will welcome the sailors, this will take place fronting the Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas at around 12 noon. Continue reading ‘wa‘a kiakahi continues sailing canoe legacy june 7 – 9 at ka‘anapali resort’

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38th annual kapalua wine & food festival – June 6-9, 2019

The 38th Annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival returns June 6 – 9, 2019 for a magical weekend on the shores of the Kapalua Resort. This annual “migration”’ brings together oenophiles, gourmands and enthusiasts of the good life to celebrate, learn and experience the finest culinary trends and viniculture. Continue reading ’38th annual kapalua wine & food festival – June 6-9, 2019′

seabury hall 46th annual craft fair – May 11, 2019

Seabury Hall will celebrate its 46th annual Craft Fair from 9am to 4pm, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, on the Seabury Hall Campus at 480 Olinda Road in Makawao.

The Craft Fair has been raising money to fund financial aid for Seabury students since 1973, giving hundreds of kids the opportunity to pursue their dreams and hope for a brighter future.

The hugely popular event brings together more than 100 of Hawai‘i’s best artists and crafters, in addition to great entertainment, specialty foods, beautiful flower arrangements, exciting children’s games, a silent auction, and the island’s largest rummage sale. All proceeds from the Craft Fair support Seabury Hall’s financial aid program. Continue reading ‘seabury hall 46th annual craft fair – May 11, 2019’

maui ocean center’s new humpbacks of hawai‘i exhibit & sphere: immersing guests in the world of gentle giants

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to swim among Hawaiian humpback whales, the gentle giants of the sea? Inside Maui Ocean Center’s (MOC) brand-new, multi-million dollar “Sphere,” you’ll encounter what looks and feels to be just that. For the first time in the entire world, guests at Maui’s own aquarium can experience the mystery and majesty of one of the largest mammals on planet Earth as no one has before.

While the Sphere was under construction for approximately a year, who among us didn’t wonder as we drove past, “What in the world is going to be under that shiny, white dome?” “This is the culmination of three years of preparation and work for us,” says Tapani Vuori, MOC general manager. “The Sphere is a groundbreaking, fully immersive humpback whale experience. You are part of the ocean environment with the whales once you’re inside the dome. It’s the first of its kind in the history of the U.S., and even around the world. Continue reading ‘maui ocean center’s new humpbacks of hawai‘i exhibit & sphere: immersing guests in the world of gentle giants’

27th annual ‘celebration of the arts’ festival at the ritz-carlton, kapalua april 19-20, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua is proud to host the 27th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival, a beloved cultural event which has taken place on-property every year since the resort’s inception in 1992. On April 19 and 20, some of Hawai‘i’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers will convene to celebrate the islands’ history and culture with resort guests and locals alike, through traditional ceremonies, music and dance performances, local cuisine, film screenings, hands-on art demonstrations, informative speaker panels, and more. These various immersive and exciting activities will center around this year’s theme – “E Aloha I Na Mea Kanu…Love all things that are planted” – a poetic verse referring to the growth of crops, life, ancestors, thoughts, deeds and consequences. Continue reading ’27th annual ‘celebration of the arts’ festival at the ritz-carlton, kapalua april 19-20, 2019′

ka‘anapali beach hotel announces new hawaiian activities

Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel is solidifying its position as Hawai‘i’s Most Hawaiian Hotel with the unveiling of an updated suite of Hawaiian cultural activities, offering guests even more engaging opportunities to have fun and learn about local history, customs and culture. By condensing their class list from 15 to 11 and lengthening class times to allow for more in-depth experiences, new visitors to the property can expand their understanding of Hawaiian culture, while the hotel’s many repeat guests will be able to further draw from the dedicated staff’s deep well of expertise.

The new activities include Ho‘olaule‘a, a style of Hawaiian music produced in an impromptu jam session; Nala, an in-depth look at various weaving techniques; and Mo‘olelo, storytelling sessions. Continue reading ‘ka‘anapali beach hotel announces new hawaiian activities’

13th annual whale tales: february 15-18 at the ritz-carlton, kapalua

Each year since 2006 world-renowned presenters have come together on Maui to collaborate and share at Whale Tales, an annual four-day event hosted by Whale Trust. Often described as West Maui’s premier whale event, Whale Tales attracts ocean enthusiasts of all ages.

Whale Tales is a unique opportunity for Maui residents and visitors to hear first-hand what marine scientists are studying and discovering about the ocean and its inhabitants. “This event really brings together a unique community that advocates for stewardship and protection of our local whale population,” shares one attendee. “The more we learn about whales, the more we want to learn.” Continue reading ’13th annual whale tales: february 15-18 at the ritz-carlton, kapalua’


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