it’s aloha friday!
Today is First Fridays in Wailuku.
Wailuku Welcomes 2013!
January 4, 2013, 6-9 p.m.
Come join mistress of ceremonies Kathy Collins as we welcome 2013 with live music, First Friday specials and more!
Market Street is closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 p.m.
- Maui Thing Stage – Deja Vu, 6 p.m.
- The Project, 6 p.m. at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park
- Danyel Alana Trio, 7 p.m. at Wailuku Banyan Tree Park
- Slack key at Wailuku Coffee Company: Guitarist Wes Furumoto will perform from 4-6 p.m.
- “A Fringe Benefit” and evening of eclectic entertainment at the Historic Iao Theater, $5 cover, 6:30 p.m.
- First Friday Specials at Old Wailuku Grill, recently opened at 62 N. Market Street
- Community Yoga at 4:45 and free 10-minute yoga consultations, Body Alive, 1995 Main Street
- Wailuku warm aloha to Jose Krall of Maui Bake Shop and Chris Hart of Chris Hart and Partners
- Beer and wine garden, Na Hanona Kulike `O Pi`lani halau
- View First Friday live on www.wailukucam.com- courtesy of Kamaaina Loan Cash for Gold and the eBay store
FOOD AND DRINK
- Four Sisters Kitchen
- Gianottos Pizza
- Kings BBQ – Uptown Chevron
- Main Street Bistro
- Old Wailuku Grill
- Saeng Thai
- Wailuku Coffee Co.
If it’s the first Friday of the month, there’s a party in Wailuku.
First Friday festivities have filled Market Street since 2008. The street may be closed to traffic, but it’s regularly packed with music, magicians, food, art, jewelry and fashion from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
With activities for the keiki (children) and multiple entertainment stages, it’s no wonder thousands regularly attend each Wailuku gathering. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Wailuku is the only town party with a beer garden.
The success of the Wailuku First Friday was the catalyst for the current Maui Friday Town Parties initiative.
In addition to its beautiful locale and landmark buildings, the town holds deep historical significance. Wailuku was the birthplace of the island’s sugar industry, once home to Maui’s most famous Hawaiian rulers, and the site of Kamehameha’s victory at Iao Valley. Today, the Maui County capital has evolved into an important government and business district with unique stores, boutiques and eclectic dining.