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Waihee Hoolaulea

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Join us on the land for a fun-filled day for the entire family!

One of our most popular annual events, the Waihee Hoolaulea is a free celebration in honor of the Waihee community and those that help steward this land.

This year, there will be live hula by kumu Kaponoai Molitau and Halau Na Hanona Kulike ‘O Pi’ilani, live music by George Kahumoku, Jr., interactive and educational games offered by partner nonprofits like: West Maui Watershed, Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project, Na Koa Manu Conservation/Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, the Pacific Whale Foundation, cultural demonstrations by Kekai Robinson and Denby Freeland, guided hikes led by Scott FIsher, lei gathering and making led by James Crowe and Lauren Shearer, and much more!

Bring your appetite, there will also be delicious food provided by Kahumoku Farms and Shave Ice by Tobi’s Shave Ice (while supplies last). Seating is limited so bring your chairs and blankets and spend the afternoon in one of the most beautiful settings on Maui. 

Please note that, while this event is family friendly, it is not pet friendly. Waihee is a refuge for our native plants and animals. Please do not bring your dog to the event. Mahalo!

RSVP to or (808) 791-0729 today! 

Sign up to participate in a Talk Story on the Land during the event.


In addition to the above festivities, a Plein Air Painting contest will take place during the Waihee Hoolaulea The community will vote on winners to receive cash prizes of $100 for 1st place, $75 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place.

Contest schedule and requirements: 

8 am - Arrive to begin painting

11:30 am - Set up painting at designated area near food/large tent. Please provide your own easel as well as card/paper to attach to your easel to display your name/number/website to help folks get in touch with you to learn more about your art.

11:45-12:15 - Voting!

12:20 - Results announced

Email for questions or to participate.

 Mahalo to our Sponsors!

Earlier Event: November 9
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Later Event: September 14
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