18th Annual East Maui Taro Festival April 24
The 18th Annual East Maui Taro Festival takes place this weekend in Hana. The vent runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park in Hana Town.
The event includes entertainment by: Halau Maui Nui a Kama under the direction of na Kumu Hula Kelii Taua and Kapono Kamaunu; Halau Hula Malani O Kapehe under the direction of Kumu Hula Mapuana Samonte-Nowak; Kauna Kupuna, Noenoe ‘Ohana with Kumu Hula Josephine Helekai; Pekelo; Leokane Pryor, Hana Jam, CJ Helekai, and the Hawaiian Serenaders.
The program schedule is as follows:
9:00 Braddah Poki
9:20 Ka’ahumanu Society-Blessing
9:30 Hawaiian Serenaders
10:15 Halau Maui Nui A Kama, Na Kumu Hula Keli’i Tau’a & Kapono Kamaunu
10:45 Halau Hula Malani O Kapehe, Kumu Hula Mapuana Samonte-Nowak
11:30 Kaunoa Kupuna
12:30 Noenoe ‘Ohana, Kumu Hula Josephine Helekahi
2:30 Leokane Pryor
3:15 Hana Jam
4:00 CJ Helekahi
4:45 Hawai’i Pono’i & Hawaii Aloha
5:00 Announce opening of gate for vehicle access
The event continues on Sunday, April 25th with a taro pancake breakfast and field trips to Kahanu Gardens and the Kapahu Living Farm.