Island Events • July 4, 2019

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Wahine barrel racing is one of several events at the annual Makawao Rodeo • Today through Sunday at Makawao. Metro Creative photo

THURSDAY, JULY 4

LAHAINA ROCKS ISLE WITH FREE MUSIC, FIREWORKS

Celebrate Independence Day by attending Concert in the Park with free music featuring the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, vocalist Sheryl Renee and the Maui Community Band beginning at 5 p.m. on the Lahaina Public Library lawn. Following the performances, catch the annual fireworks display at 8 p.m. For more information, call 667-9175 or visit www.visit lahaina.com.

SIP, SHOP AND MORE AT MONTAGE KAPALUA BAY

Want to add to your Fourth of July festivities? From noon to 4 p.m. today and Friday, peruse wares from local artisans, sip mocktails and enjoy a lei-making class from noon to 2 p.m. — all complimentary and open to the walk-in public — in the Sunset Room at Montage Kapalua Bay. Then from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today through Sunday, Champagne Hale returns to the Cliff House with champagnes and seasonal bites (prices vary). For more information on Montage Kapalua Bay events, call 662-6600 or visit www.montagehotels.com/kapaluabay.

Lahaina’s annual Concert in the Park includes fireworks • Tonight at Lahaina. The Maui News file photo

COWBOY / COWGIRL UP AT ANNUAL MAKAWAO RODEO

The 64th annual Makawao Rodeo kicks off with free-admission qualifying runs at 9 a.m. at Oskie Rice Arena and runs through the weekend, with the Bull Bash at 7 p.m. Friday ($15 advance tickets, $20 at the gate), rodeo competition at 3 p.m. Saturday (gates open at 12:30 p.m.) and 12:30 p.m. Sunday (gates open at 10 a.m.). Rodeo tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for seniors and students ages 11 to 17 and free admission for keiki 10 years of age and younger. Entertainment includes Kaina Kountry on Saturday following rodeo events and Homestead at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bull Bash tickets and special $25 all-weekend tickets are available at Minit Stop and Pukalani Superette. For more information, visit www.makawaorodeo.net.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

‘JAMMIN’ IN JULY’ THEME OF WAILUKU TOWN PARTY

Wailuku First Friday presents “Jammin’ in July” town party from 6 to 9 p.m. on Market Street. Enjoy food booths and trucks, art, crafts, local shopping, a free 10-minute introductory Mystery Maui Escape Room, art by Sean Baba at Fresh Island Art Gallery, “Mamma Mia” summer kick-off night at Historic Iao Theater, free entertainment by Marlene with Asian Blend and Pacifica and more. For information, visit www.mauifridays.com.

Pineapples top the day at the Lanai Pineapple Festival • Saturday at Dole Park, Lanai. Metro Creative photo

LOVE CLASSICAL GUITAR? THEN THIS IS YOUR WEEK

Continuing Ben Verdery’s 20th annual Classical Guitar Master Class on Maui, a free concert will be presented at noon at University of Hawaii, Maui College with Verdery performing two duets with Ian O’Sullivan and featuring student guitarists Nicholas Padmanabhan, Ahhyun Noh, Reade Park and Marvin Ren. Program includes music by Bach, Villa-Lobos, Dyens and others. Catch another free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kula, with yet two more free student concerts at 7 p.m. Monday at Keawala’i Congregational Church in Makena and 7 p.m Tuesday at the Lahaina Jodo Mission. For more information, visit www.benverderymauiclass.com

SATURDAY, JULY 6

ENJOY SWEETNESS TIMES TEN AT PINEAPPLE FEST

Enjoy crafts, games, food booths, activities, prizes, exhibitors, entertainment by Anuhea and, of course, lots of fun at the annual Lanai Pineapple Festival from noon to 9 p.m., plus a grand fireworks display. For those coming from Maui, there will be a special late Expeditions Ferry back to Lahaina from Manele Bay. Call Expeditions at 661-3756 for time and reservations. For more information, visit www.lanaipineapplefestival.com.

USED BOOK SALE SPAWNS GREAT SUMMER READING

Maui Friends of the Library presents a used book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.at Makawao Public Library. Take a break from parade festivities and check out CDs and books of all kinds for all ages, with a free book for each keiki up to 18 years of age. All proceeds benefit Maui’s public libraries.

* To purchase tickets or request information for events at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, call 242-7469, visit www.mauiarts.org or head to the box office (unless otherwise specified in event listing).

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