NIU FESTIVAL at GRAND WAILEA
The inaugural Niu Festival comes to Wailea to celebrate the cultural and culinary traditions of niu (coconut). This year’s theme “Canoes & Coconuts” explores the deep ties between niu and the Polynesian people.
Residents and visitors will enjoy non-stop entertainment, presentations and workshops, canoe rides, keiki coconut games, coconut-themed food booths and Maui artisans selling coconut crafts and products. Highlights include a Coconut Recipe Contest and an area dedicated to teaching the cultural uses and many by-products of coconut. A free showing of “Papa Mau, The Wayfinder” will be followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Na‘alehu Anthony.
Niu Festival proceeds will supportHui O Wa'a Kaulua, the only Maui organization in possession of a traditional double hull voyaging canoe. Admission is free.
Date: Saturday, July 21st, 2012
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: Admission is free
Categories: Outdoor or Beach Event, Non-Profit Community Event, FREE, Food & Beverage, Cultural / Ethnic, Contests / Pageants, Concerts / Music, Classes / Seminars / Lectures, Child Event
Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa
3850 Wailea Alanui Dr
Wailea, HI USA 96753
Island Area: South Maui
Location Specifics: Lu‘au lawn and meeting rooms
Contact: Kainoa Horcajo