P.I. pride will be in full force this weekend at the 42nd annual Barrio Fiesta, a three-day celebration of all things Filipino at the War Memorial Complex in Central Maui. And what's not to celebrate? With an array of favorite Philippines eats, including pancit, halo halo, adobo, pinakbet and more, along with cultural activities and other entertainment, the bash brings people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. The 2011 Miss Barrio Fiesta Coronation, where the fiesta queen will be crowned during coronation events from 6:15 to 9:45 p.m., is the event's highlight. Don't miss the sungka tournament, pabitin and other traditional games. The fest will wrap up with a traditional grease pole contest (10:30 a.m. Sunday), where contestants attempt to climb a greased bamboo pole to fetch the prize at the top. Barrio Fiesta kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Friday and continues from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
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