5th Annual East Maui Taro Festival
Poi Pounder

Hana, Maui, April 4, 5 & 6, 1997
Free Admission

Bridging with Aloha, Lokahi, Laulima and Hana

The culture of ancient Hawai'i it's alive at the East Maui Taro Festival
And articles on other East Maui issues...
Haleakala Times, April 16, 1997

Thousands celebrate Hawaiian culture at Taro Festival
The Maui News, April 7, 1997

Taro the Hawaiian staff of life
(+ Schedule of Events)

Haleakala Times, April 2, 1997

Festival Images Coming Soon...

Click on date for further schedule information

Friday, April 4

Sunrise - Hawaiian Protocol and `Awa Ceremony
11 am - Procession from Hana Bay to Hana Cultural Center
12 noon - Blessing of the Canoe Hale at Hana Cultural Center
3 pm - Fish Harvest
6 pm - Taro Symposium and Presentation by Hokule`a Crew

Saturday, April 5

9 am to 5 pm - All day festivities at Hana Ball Park
Taro Farmers - Farmers' Market - Demonstrations - Hawaiian Food -Information - Hawaiian Arts & Crafts - Hana Students Hawaiian Art Exhibit -Hawaiian Games - Hula - Mele - Music featuring The Ho`opi`i Brothers, Willie K., Amy Gilliom, John Keawe (see details on performers) - and much more!

Sunday, April 6

7 am to 11 am - Taro Pancake Breakfast (charge)
11 am to 4 pm - Field Trips

More information (Mahalos, festival committees, parking...)

Sponsored by the Many Friends of the East Maui Taro Festival - The Countyof Maui - Friends of Hana Coast - Hana Akule Hui - Hana Business Council -Hana Community Association - Hana Cultural Center - Maui Visitors' Bureau -Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts - Hawaii State Office ofBusiness, Economic Development and Tourism

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East Maui Taro Festival, Inc.
P.O. Box 295
Hana, Hawaii 96713

For scheduling and information call 248-8972, 873-7070 (voice mail)

E-mail: emtf@hookele.com