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|January 26, 2013||
KA MOLOKA'I MAKAHIKI FESTIVAL
The "Makahiki" is a designated period of time following the harvesting season when wars and battles were ceased, tributes and taxes were paid by each district to the ruling chief, sporting competitions between villages districts) were organized and festive events were commenced. Ka Molokai Makahiki is committed to preserving these ancient traditions, especially those specific to Molokai. Through a series of lectures, land and ocean activities, hands on art and craft workshops, sporting competitions, oli composition competitions and traditional ceremonies, the Makahiki is alive and well on Molokai. Held from 7:30 am to 4:30pm at the Mitchell Pauole Center in the heart of Kaunakakai Town. The Makahiki Committee has a variety of trainers and training materials to assist others in organizing their own Makahiki Games.
|March 23|| PRINCE KUHIO CELEBRATION
Lanikeha Center in Ho'olehua - 8:30am-2pm
|April 13|| HO'OMAU CONCERT BENEFITING PUNANA LEO O MOLOKAI
Hawaiian Educational Ho'olaulea (Festival) to benefit Punana Leo O Molokai. Festival includes Hawaiian Music, Crafts, Food Booths and Keiki Games. Held at Lanikeha Center in Ho'olehua from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Free Admission. For further information, contact: Punana Leo O Molokai weekdays at 808-567-9211.
THE MOLOKAI EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Since 1995, The Nature Conservancy has sponsored Molokai Earth Day. The purpose of the event is to educate residents and visitors about the part they can play in preserving our natural and cultural resources. The event will be held from 5:00 pm to 9:00pm at the Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai. There will be ono food, great entertainment, lots of prizes and educational displays. Come join us in celebrating Earth Day. For further information, please contact The Nature Conservancy 808-553-5236.
21st KA HULA PIKO HULA FESTIVAL
"A celebration of the birth of the hula"
Join Molokai and the rest of Hawaii as we celebrate the Annual Ka Hula Piko Festival at Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai, from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free! There will be a variety of entertainment, Hawaiian food and hand made crafts by the people of Moloka'i.
Thursday May 2nd - Ka'ana 10:00a - Ka'ana Gate
Birthplace of the Hula
According to Moloka'i tradition, the art of Hula began on the island of Moloka'i in the district of Ka'ana. Join us as we share the mo'olelo (story) and hula (dance) of this sacred place. Head West past the airport along Maunaloa Hwy. Look for the cars parked alongside the road.
May 2nd - Mahana 1:00p - 4575 Maunaloa Hwy. Ho'olehua
"I Mahana nui o na kahuna"
We will share the ancient mo'olelo and hula significant to places in this district as well as show you how this area continues to be a place of gathering and learning for our people today. Head West past the airport along Maunaloa Hwy. Look for the Moloka'i Ka Hula Piko sign.
May 2nd - Evening Lecture 7:00p - Kulana 'Oiwi
"Lei 'ia Moloka'i i ke aloha hulu mamo, Moloka'i wreath in the love of the ancestors"
Listen as the Kupuna of Moloka'i share their life's experience and discuss this year's theme. Kulana 'Oiwi is right across from Kiowea Beach Park along Maunaloa Hwy.
Friday May 3rd - "The Hidden" 7:00p - Kulana 'Oiwi
The Moloka'i Ka Hula Piko festival was founded in 1991 by the Moloka'i community and the late Kumu Hula John Kaimikaua. Join us as we share a more intimate side of our Kumu with this film and a talk story session with members of his Halau and family.
Saturday May 4th - Ho'olaule'a 9:30a - 4:00p - Mitchell Pauole Center
A full day filled with Hawaiian and local craft booths, 'ono food, doorprize giveaways, a silent auction and the official Moloka'i Ka Hula Piko t-shirt. Entertainment by various Moloka'i groups and Hula Halau. Don't forget we will also announce the winners of this year's first annual Creative Keiki Contest sponsored by the Molokai Community Federal Credit Union and American Income Life Insurance Company.
See the Ka Hula Piko page for more details and history or, visit http://kahulapiko.com
KAIWI CHANNEL RELAY ~ OC-1/Kayak (Surfski)
The Kaiwi Challenge, a 39-mile race for one-man canoes is held every year in May. The race starts at Kaluakoi Resort on Molokai and finishes at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki. Contact the Hawaiian Island Paddlesports Association at http://hawaiipaddling.com/
MOLOKAI BON DANCE
"Obon is a long honored Japanese tradition of remembering with love and gratitude our departed ancestors."
Obon Service 5:30pm, Bon Dance and Taiko Performance to follow. Held at the Soto Mission - Behind Kanemitsu Bakery.
An international field of more than 200 paddlers take on the 32-mile course across the Kaiwi Channel in the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboard Race. Considered to be the world championship of long distance paddleboard racing, the event has been won by Molokai paddlers and those from as far away as Australia. This year's event promises to be one you won't want to miss. Starting at Kepuhi Beach, Kaluakoi on Molokai at 7:00am and finishing at Maunaloa Bay, Oahu around 12:30 pm. For more details visit http://www.molokai2oahu.com/.
12th Annual Nationally Sanctioned Event. 25 Target - Marked Animals. Divisions include; Freestyle, Barebow Bow hunter, Barebow Freestyle or Traditional (Recurved or LongBow). Age groups include: Cubs (11 & Under), Youth (12-14), Young Adults (15-17), Adults, (18 & above), Guests and Olympic Class.
Entry forms and event details can be obtained by contacting the Molokai Bowhunters Club at http://www.molokaibowhunters.com/. Spectators are welcome at no additional charge. Event apparel as well as food & beverage booths will be available at the tournament.
|September 14|| MAUI TO MOLOKAI CANOE RACE
The funnest downwind race in Hawaii!
D.T. Fleming Beach Park, Maui to Kaunakakai Harbor, Moloka'i (26 miles) Organized by Hawaiian Canoe Club and sponsored by Coffees of Hawaii. A great outrigger canoe warm up/pre-race for the Na Wahine O Ke Kai and Molokai Hoe. Contact Kaimana Brummel at Hawaiian Canoe Club at 808-893-2134. Entry forms and details available on line at http://pailolo.com/
NA WAHINE O KE KAI
Women of the Sea
This is it, the finale of outrigger canoe racing for women around the world. This race ends the 9-month season of outrigger racing. Na Wahine O Ke Kai is celebrating their 30th year, so please join these outstanding women at Hale O Lono Harbor on the southwestern shores of Molokai as they compete in this 40 mile race to Oahu. What a fun way to start your day by watchng the sunrise and the start of race beginning at 7:00 am on Sunday morning. The Finish line is fronting the shores of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Event organized by Na Wahine Race Association. For more details visit http://www.nawahineokekai.com/
FESTIVALS OF ALOHA
For the past 50 years the Festivals of Aloha has brought the Molokai community together with their Royal Court, onolicious food, fun games, dance and memorable entertainment.
October - Investiture Kupuna Show, @ Mitchell Pauole Center, 7:00pm
October - Youth Night @ Mitchell Pauole Center, 7:00 pm
October - Parade through Kaunakakai Town, 9:00am, followed by day-long
Ho'olaulea. Mitchell Pauole Center, 11:00am
Contact Moana or Raquel Dudoit: 553-3356
MOLOKAI HOE CANOE RACE
A 41-mile Outrigger Canoe race from Molokai to Oahu across the Kaiwi Channel, the Molokai Hoe is considered the world championship of men's long-distance outrigger canoe racing. The race begins at 7:00 am at Hale O Lono Harbor and finishes at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki. Contact Hannie Anderson for details at 808-259-7112 or visit molokaihoe.com
FOOD & BUSINESS EXPO
Top Chefs from Maui, Molokai & Lanai will dish up unique recipes using Molokai Products. Come taste, come hear and come see what Molokai business is all about! Business of all types may participate including; Products, Services, Farmers, Crafters, Merchants, Community Services, Financial Institutions, Retail, Visitor Industry, Construction and more. Open to Chamber members and non-members. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ~ Paddlers Inn, Kaunakakai.
Applications are available at the Molokai Chamber of Commerce Office in Kaunakakai, or visit molokaichamber.org
CHRISTMAS LIGHT PARADE & HO'OLAULE'A
Santa comes to Kaunakakai with the annual Christmas Light Parade, which features only-on-Molokai floats and marching units.
The ho'olaule'a follows the parade with music and entertainment. Plus, contests for best Christmas tree, best holiday dessert, best ornament and more. Great fun for everyone. More information available from the Molokai Island Foundation