Category Archives: Holidays and Events on Maui

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

We would like to say “Thank You” to many of the people we have been blessed to work with in 2012. We thank our clients who gave us the opportunity to serve them this year. We appreciate your business so very much.

We also thank those of you who take the time to read our blog, and look at properties on our website, even if you have not yet given us business. We hope to be able to assist you in a transaction soon in the future.

We thank the many professionsals it takes to make a sale happen. They range from escrow officers, loan officers, appraisers, inspectors, termite companies, survey companies and more.

We thank our fellow real estate professionals for being cooperative during the course of business.

We also thank our family and friends for their support and love.

We wish you all a Happy Thankgsiving!

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First Friday Wailuku – Maui Thing and Pride Ink’s 4th and 1st Anniversary

It’s gonna be a fun night at tonight’s Wailuku First Friday. Part of the Maui Friday events, tonight’s First Friday in Wailuku, on July 6, 2012, will be a special night of Maui Pride as clothing store Maui Thing celebrates its 4th Anniversary, and Pride Ink tatoo shop celebrates its 1st Anniversary at its Wailuku location with a special party and fashion show. Willie K will be featured in the entertainment. There will be lots of food as usual. Head on down to Market Street in Wailuku between 6-9 pm.

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Maui Film Festival 2012

Today marks the final day of the Maui Film Festival this year, held June 13-17, 2012. If you don’t have your tickets yet, you can still spend an evening outside under the stars at the Celestial Theater to watch a the films of Celestial Cinema Sunday in perhaps the most spectacular movie-watching venue in the world. The Celestial Theater is set up only for the Maui Film Festival each year on the driving range of the Wailea Gold and Emerald Golf Courses. Bring your low-back beach chair and a blanket for optimal comfort. This film festival is truly one of Maui’s best events of the year.

The 8pm film of the night at Celestial Cinema is People Like Us, starring Elizabeth Banks, who receives the night’s tribute award, followed by a couple short films with special ties to Maui and finishing up with H2indO, a movie about stand up paddling.

Castle Theater at the MACC in Kahului also has 6 films today.

 

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Holy Ghost Feast 2012 in Kula

The annual Holy Ghost Feast was held this weekend, May 26 and 27, upcountry in Kula, at the grounds of the Holy Ghost Mission, with its distinctive white octagonal-shaped church. The event is a fundraiser for the Catholic community in Kula, and is also a beloved family event, with games, auctions, the sale of flowers and plants, livestock, baked goods, and great food. Featured food included Portuguese sweet bread, Portuguese soup, malasadas, teriyaki chicken & beef, burgers, chow fun, smoothies and other yummy items. The cool Kula air, bicoastal vistas below and the warm sun made for a pleasant time for those who attended.

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Barrio Fiesta 2012

Food booths at Barrio Fiesta 2012

Barrio Fiesta 2012

Head on down to the War Memorial Complex for the 43rd Annual Barrio Fiesta this weekend. This celebration of Filipino culture runs Friday May 25th from 4-10 pm and Saturday May 26th from 10 am – 10 pm. The best reason to go is for the food…pansit, lumpia, cascaron, adobo and more Filipino delights….it’s all there.

Update on 5/26: Last night I got to eat the boneless fish, pansit, bibinka and lechon and it was all delicious. Today’s schedule includes dancing, search for Little Miss Barrio Fiesta, games and more.

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Maui Matsuri 2012

 

Line for the popular poi mochi

The Maui Matsuri 2012 was held May 11th and 12th at the UH Maui College Campus in Kahului. The festival celebrated Japanese cultural traditions with a theme of Kodomo No Tame Ni (for the sake of the children). A delightful variety of food was for sale, including favorites like sushi, chicken bento, teriyaki bento, andagi, saimin, chow fun and other grinds. The poi mochi was especially popular, given the long line. Crafts were sold, activities like gyotaku (fish print making) were available. Aikido and judo marital arts were demonstrated. Kikaida superheros, taiko drumming were some of the entertainment and obon dance capped off the night.

 

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Chinese New Year Lion Dancing on Maui 2012

The Au’s Shaolin Arts Society, based in Honolulu, will be very busy the next few days on Maui peforming lion dances at numerous venues throughout the island of Maui to ring in the Chinese New Year, celebrating the Year of the Dragon. The Maui News published  today a schedule of the peformances taking place Thursday January 26 through Sunday January 29.

Thursday,  January 26, 2012
8 am  – Kamehameha Schools Maui
10 am – Makawao Elementary School
11:15 am – Longs Pukalani
12:45 pm – Kula Elementary School
1 pm – Pomaikai Elementary School
3 pm –  Kaanapali Shores
6:30 pm  – Westin Kaanpalai Shores Villa 1
7:15 pm  – Westin Kaanapali Shores Villa 2

Friday,  January 27, 2012
8:30 am – Island Lock & Safe
9 am – Maui County Building
9:30 am – Princess Nahienaena Elementary School
10:30 am Napili Plaza
12:30 pm – Ma’alaea Harbor Shops
12:30 pm – Papakea Resort
2:30 pm – Aloha Mixed Plate
2:30 pm  – Maui Marriott
4 pm – Westin Maui
5 pm  – Front Street
8 pm – Star Noodle

Saturday,  January 28, 2012
10 am – Makawao Town
11:15 am – Longs Kihei
12:30 pm – Cycle City Maui
2 pm – Lahaina Cannery Mall
7 pm – Makena Beach and Golf Resort
7 pm – Topaz-Dolphin Plaza Mall

Sunday, January 29, 2012
9 am – Kaanapali Beach Hotel
11 am – Kaanapali Beach Hotel
2 pm – Queen Kaahumanu Center
5:30 pm – Old Wailuku Inn
7:45 pm – Dragon Dragon Resaturant – Maui Chinese Association

 

 

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Happy Year of the Dragon

Happy Chinese New Year! Kung Hei Fat Choi! Jan 23, 2012 marked the first day of the Lunar New Year – the Year of the Dragon! This is the most important holiday for many around the world who celebrate the lunar calendar – not only for the Chinese but also other cultures such as the Koreans, Japanese and Vietnamese.  In Hong Kong, where I had the opportunity to live for a couple years, it is a huge holiday with businesses shut down for days and many obligations to the occasion.

Here on Maui, the Chinese New Year celebration isn’t as big of a deal as in some parts of the world, but we have many people who live here with ties to cultures that do find this to be an important occasion. Here are some of the different ways on Maui to welcome the Year of the Dragon, one of 12 animals that rotate each year among the Chinese Zodiac. I am especially fond of the Year of the Dragon, having been born in the Year of the Dragon myself.

– A Saigon Café  in Wailuku celebrated the New Year yesterday with lion dancers and a special dish.

– Mike’s Hong Kong Bistro in Wailuku is offering specials for the Chinese New Year until the end of January, including the lucky and traditional Chinese dessert gau, a gelatinous treat.

– The Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina will be celebrating with an annual Chinese New Year celebration on Wednesday Janauary 25 at 11:30 am with fireworks and lion dancing

– The Piilani Village Shopping Center in Kihei will celebrate with lion dancing on Thursday January 26 at 4:30 pm.

Maui Mall in Kahului will be hosting a Chinese New Year event on Saturday January 28 form 9 am – 2 pm featuring lion dancing, crafts, a Chinese cooking contest and food booths.

– Dragon Dragon is a very popular and elegant Chinese restaurant in Maui Mall and a fitting place to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

-Topaz Goldsmith and Gallery at the Dolphin Plaza in Kihei will be holding a celebration on Saturday January 28 at 7 pm which will include firecrackers, food and noise makers for kids, as well as a lion dance.

Kaanapali Beach Hotel, whose owners are from Hong Kong,  will be holding a special brunch to celebrate the Year of the Dragon on Sunday January 29 form 8:30 am – 1 pm. Fireworks and lion dancers will perform at 9 am and 11 am.

On behalf of Delmore Realty , we wish you a happy and properous year.

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