Lahaina Cannery Mall's 13th annual Keiki Hula Festival, a free, two-day cultural event Saturday and Sunday, will feature seven halau from across the island presenting richly choreographed kahiko (ancient hula) and auana (modern) hula.
The celebration will also showcase Hawaiian artisans and crafters demonstrating lei making, weaving, wood carving and other traditional skills. Halau will take the stage every-other hour, beginning at 11 a.m. with the last performance at 5 p.m. each day.
Originally conceived as a way to showcase the island's host culture and share the traditional values of Hawaii and the Pacific Islands with visitors, the cultural celebration has become one of the center's signature annual events.For details, visit www.lahainacannerymall.com.
Te Tiare Patitifa dancers Kaitlyn Kamoku Salazar (from left), Kayla Cameron and Heather Aloha Tamashiro perform at the Lahaina Cannery Mall.
Lahaina Cannery Mall / Bob Bangerter photo