5th Friday Returns to Lāna‘i for October Town Party
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development has announced a special incentive for Maui residents and visitors who would like to help support Lāna‘i businesses by attending the 5th Friday Town Party in Lāna‘i City on Oct. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.
OED has teamed up with Expeditions Ferry and the Lāna‘i Chamber of Commerce to provide round-trip ferry and ground transportation between Maui and Lāna‘i, including a special late-night ferry that departs Manele Harbor at 9:30 p.m. Expeditions’ last ferry to Maui usually leaves at 6:45 p.m.
The 5th Friday Lāna‘i Package includes a round-trip ferry ride between Lahaina Harbor and Manele Harbor, round-trip ground transportation between Manele Harbor and Lāna‘i City, and an event passport.
Attendees can visit participating businesses and collect passport stamps to earn entry into a free prize drawing. Details can be found at www.fifthfridaylanai.com.
Attendees can choose to depart from Lahaina on the Expeditions ferry at 9:15 a.m., 12:45 p.m. or 3:15 p.m.; however, departure from Manele Harbor is limited to 9:30 p.m. only.
The cost for the package is $60 per adult and $50 per child; book online.
A discounted price is also available for kama‘āina who already have a ticket booklet from Expeditions. Go online for more details.
All businesses will be open throughout the event. There will be food booths and restaurants, and several music and entertainment venues. Additionally, attendees will be able to tour and watch movies at the newly renovated Lāna‘i Theater as well as visit the Lāna‘i Culture and Heritage Center.
“Our Mayor’s Office of Economic Development is diligently working to assist the businesses of Lāna‘i while the island’s hotels are closed for renovation,” said Teena Rasmussen, director of OED. “During the fifth Friday parties in May and July, the late-night ferry that we chartered was completely full of happy people who thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and evening on Lāna‘i.
“Lāna‘i City is such a special place, and has a treasure trove of small shops with friendly staff,” she added. “We encourage our residents to support these businesses by attending the final 5th Friday Town Party for 2015.
For more information on Friday Town Parties throughout Maui County, visit www.mauifridays.com.