Aloha Friday and Summer Fun on Maui

It’s Aloha Friday and we’re excited! Not only it is Aloha Friday today, it’s also the start of summer fun for our family.  Most kids on Maui are now on their summer vacation and we’re cooking up some fun staycation activities.   Yep, “stay-cation” is what we’re doing – we are going to explore Maui like we’re on a vacation, and we are going to have a lot of fun.  To start with, this weekend is packed with many events to go to.  I wish I can go to all of them, but cloning is not possible at this time, so I’d have to choose.  Here are some of the events I recommend for this weekend:

FRIDAY, June 3rd – Go to Wailuku First Friday! It’s a street party and you’re going to have a blast! WE are going to have a blast!.  Details of the event is on  this Wailuku First Friday post. Don’t miss it. The famous EKOLU LIVE will be there, as well the band Visibly Shaken, and more.  Of course one of my favorite part is eating – buying some yummy “street food” while cruizin’.  It’s a good family fun activity for Aloha Friday.   Haven you been to any of these Wailuku First  Friday events? If not, I highly recommend you go. I had been on several of them, and like what said, it’s like a street party, it’s good fun!

SATURDAY, June 4th. Now this is where it gets tricky because there are three (3) events I wanted to go to but it all happens around the same time, I have to choose just one. Here are the 3, and you can choose which one you would want to attend:

1. He Lei Hulu He Lei Makamae “A Feathered Lei, A Treasured Lei” – This is a fundraising event happening at the Old Lahaina Luau for the benefit of “Friends of Moku’ula”.  It starts at 5:30.  More information is on their Facebook Page or at Moku’ula’s official website.

2. Night of the Shooting Stars – This event is organized by the Basketball Maui for the benefit of our youth.  It will be held at the Wailuku Memorial, starts at 5:00PM.  More information at www.basketballmaui.com

3. Aloha to Mr. Cristiano, Principal of Kihei Charter School.  This is the event I am going to on Saturday night.  We are honoring Mr. Cristiano for the services he had done at Kihei Charter School, and we wish him and his family the best as they move to the mainland.

SUNDAY, June 5th – It’s Ulupalakua time!  On Sunday our family will go to Ulupalakua for some relaxation and inspiration at the Ulupalakua Inspires.  The drive to Ulupalakua is a treat in itself and we enjoy the beautiful scenic view of Upcountry.  Details of this Ulupalakua event is here.  Is any of you going?  I am so looking forward to some country picnic and trying out their teriyaki burger (my son says it’s the best on Maui!).

As you can see, we’ve got a full weekend. I did not even mention above the bass lessons, the swap meet trip, the chores, and attending church on Sunday morning and graduation party at the beach too. Add all these to the weekend and whoa, we’re busy!

How about you? How are you planning to spend you weekend? What one particular activity you would recommend? It’s Aloha Friday, so share your answer on the comment section below.  And to add more fun, visit the other bloggers who are participating in the Aloha Friday meme. Go to An Island Life for the links.

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