91st Fair kicks off

(First Photo) Kanale Opiana and Butch Eugenio grill beef short ribs while Wena Gazmen tends to cascaron in the background of the Maui Polynesian Tahiti Fete food booth Thursday evening at the Maui Fair.

(Second Photo) The Dragon Coaster thrills Mana Levin (above left, from left), 7; Gita Lustman, 7; and Soli Lustman, 4.

(Third Photo) Kahului’s Gail Marcelo holds her dog, Captain Jack Sparrow, during Thursday’s Maui Fair Parade. Although the Captain is a Dalmatian-mix, he did not like the blaring horns of passing fire trucks. “He’s freaking out right now,” Marcelo said.

(Fourth Photo) Maui police officer Keith Taguma leads Thursday’s parade down Kaahumanu Avenue on the department’s Harley Davidson Tri-Glide Ultra Classic motorcycle.