Maui Weekend Events – September 9, 2022

Happy Aloha Friday! This weekend we have a couple great events honoring Polynesian culture. Gathering of the Voyagers takes place this weekend with several events and opportunities to learn about Polynesian culture and canoe voyaging. Also taking place this weekend, is the Kū Mai Ka Hula at the MACC. Furthermore, we have a full moon dance party featuring Kanekoa at Gilligan’s in Kihei being served up.

Gathering of the Voyagers

woman dancing hula on the beach

This event by the Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Voyaging Society will take place at the Fairmont Kea Lani.  Spanning two-days, this celebration of the Polynesian Culture features traditional ceremonies, arts, crafts, presentations, live music, canoe paddling and Tahitian Dance Competition.

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Kū Mai Ka Hula

woman hula dancing

This is the 15th anniversary of Maui’s premiere hula competition. There will be award winning halau competing in solo and group performances. Additionally, participating halau come from throughout Hawaii, the continental U.S. and Japan.

Food and beverages will be available each day for purchase in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard. See the full menu here.

Link for more: Kū Mai Ka Hula

Kanekoa – Full Moon Dance Party

guitar on the ground with sun rays peeking over a rock

You can dance under the full Harvest Moon to the chill beats and smooth rhythms of Kanekoa. Live at Gilligan’s Bar & Grill in Kihei this Saturday. The show is from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm and is Kanekoa’s Sun Tour Finale so it is sure to be a treat.

Link for more:  Gilligan’s Maui

Real Estate News

In real estate news, I have just listed a beautiful property in Kula.  Featuring 2 architecturally designed homes on over an acre of Kula farmland with established fruit trees.   Check out the listing here.

Also, I want to make sure you are aware of the Micro Grant Program being offered by the Dept. of Agriculture.  Check out my quick Instagram video breaking it down.

As always, hope to see you out there and have fun and stay safe!

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Kenton L Stroop

September 11, 2022

I just read your article of March 20, 2017, History of Kahoolawe. It just so happens that I and three other friends visited that island on Dec 6, 1969. It was quite “accidental”. We had rented and aircraft (Piper 160) from Island Flight at Honolulu International Airport and were going to visit the “Big Island” and its volcano for a weekend adventure. But just so happened, that the Piper 160 developed engine trouble (broken exhaust valve #3 cylinder) and were “in need” of an alternate landing site, soon! We had just done a flyby over Kahoolawe and made a 180 posthaste. There were limited landing provisions at the time, which caused extensive damage to the A/C. Our tour was limited, being advised not to explore the area due to live ordnance in the vicinity. To my knowledge (hearsay), the Navy canceled their planned activities that day. However, I did get clearance, per flight plan, to do a flyover that morning. US Coast Guard were on site soon after our
arrival, and evacuated us expeditiously. However, we managed to get a few photos of our stay prior to and departing.

Just a bit of trivia about Kahoolawe.

John Guard

September 11, 2022

That’s a great story Kenton. Thank you for sharing. I’d love to hear more about that landing/ adventure:)
I’ve had the privilege of paddling canoe to Kahoolawe multiple times with Hawaiian Canoe Club.
Our first trip was over 100 kids, hiking to Moa Ula Iki with a huge Navy escort with metal detectors. That was 1995.
We have helped replant native forests, built trails and cleaned up multiple areas over the years. We planted a good size wiliwili tree in honor of my late wife when my son was 4 years of age.
Kaho’olawe is very special.

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