Ha‘iku Ho‘olaule‘a and Flower Fest takes place on Earth Day

The 24th annual Ha’iku Ho’olaule’a and Flower Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Haiku Elementary School and grounds.

The free event features a musical lineup with local favorites like Dr. Nat and Rio Ritmo, Maui Samba Band, Crazy Fingers, Uncle Richard Ho’opii and ‘ohana and Eric Gilliom.

The Ha’iku Ho’olaule’a is a benefit for Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku. The school relies on proceeds to provide arts, music and science enrichment programs for the students.

The event includes an artisan marketplace, food from local restaurants and the Haiku PTA, the Haiku Bake Sale, a silent auction, pie baking, floral design and lei-making contests, a Haiku historical display, a book swap and Growers Market.

The festival strives to be ecofriendly and visitors are asked to bring their own water bottles, plates, silverware and shopping bags.

Volunteers for setup on Friday and the day of event are also welcome.

The event will have a new interactive Keiki Zone with games and activities and the addition of Digital Bus Maui, a Mobile Science & Technology Education Laboratory, offering the keiki hands-on educational adventures.

Information on Ha’iku Ho’olaule’a sponsors, commemorative T-shirts, volunteer opportunities events and contests can be found at haikuhoolaulea.org.

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