The Haiku Ho`olaule`a & Flower Festival is a day long community celebration and fundraising event with average attendance of over 7,000. This year will be the 23rd consecutive year, with festivities being held primarily at the Haiku School Elementary grounds, bringing the festival back to a more intimate setting focused around family.
The theme of this year’s event is, Keiki to Kupuna, growing hand in hand. The gates will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m. The event is FREE.
Maui residents and visitors alike are invited to spend the day, bring their families, and enjoy a great day of community festivities. You are encouraged to relax in lawn chairs and join the Haiku community in watching fabulous live entertainment, enjoy culinary delights from local restaurants and the Haiku PTA, purchase a delicious baked good from the famous Haiku bake sale, benefit from one of the largest silent auctions on Maui, get creative with floral design and lei making contests, submerge yourself in culture at the Haiku historical display, delight in watching your children having a blast in the Keiki zone and much more! The Haiku Ho`olaule`a & Flower Festival is a highlight event of the calendar year.
“What makes the Haiku Ho’olaule’a different from other school-related festivals on Maui is the involvement of our community in the process. Haiku is a small, close-knit town that really cares about its school. Community members who have never had children at the school come out to support us every year! We are truly grateful for that support, because we are not like a private school with a full-blown development department. We love having our community help us!” Jennifer Oberg, former Haiku School Parent-Community Networking Coordinator.
Vendors, bakers, crafters, and volunteers are encouraged to get involved with the event via the event website. The Haiku Ho`olaule`a & Flower Festival is about family and community and loves to encourage our whole island community to get involved.
Money raised at this event benefits the keiki of Haiku school directly as it funds many of the extra curriculum activities such as art, music, science and sport. Money raised also goes towards the Haiku Boys & Girls club and The Haiku Community Association.
For more details, as the event unfolds, please follow the Haiku Ho‘olaule‘a & Flower Festival on Facebook.
The event will be designated on social media using the hashtag #PeaceLoveHaiku.
Photo is the winner from the 2015 Instagram photo competition.
Image Credit: Haiku Ho'olaule'a & Flower Festival