Wailuku Town sparkles and glitters for the Christmas holiday and celebrates at the Wailuku First Friday event tonight, December 3rd. This free event is Wailuku Town’s monthly block party celebration and Market Street closes from 6 to 8 pm.
Native Intelligence’s Christmas Lu’au Theme presents the winners of the Keiki Na Mele competition with sale of custom made Christmas wreaths by Na Hanona Kulike ‘o Pi’ilani. That night will be the launch of Kealopiko’s new makahiki line; come taste ono Hawaiian foods and it will be a good time to buy your Christmas gifts at the book signing of Uncle Kawaiola’s Dream by Victor Pelegrino.
The Wailuku Coffee Co. presents Lily and Toby from the Arts for Education Children Group’s live music oiutside on the sidewalk from 4:30 to 6 30 pm. Then more live music with Robbie Ray’s Cocoland Jazz show at the Wailuku Banya Tree Park. And visit the Pono … do what is right, Store at the former Gilberts store on the corner of Vineyard and Market Street. And also stop by the Maui Recycling Group beer garden next to the Amercian Savings bank on Market Street from 5 pm to 9 pm. So much is happening!
Vince Esquire Band headlines December’s event at the Maui Thing Stage on the corner of Market and Main Street. Esquire brief but impressive career, he has opened for such music luminaries as Willie Nelson for a 50,000 audence; the Gregg Allman band, The Allman Brothers, Los Lonely boys, fun Music Legend Fred Wesley, Derek Trucks, Little Feat, The Little Memphis Blues Orchestra (formerly the Taylor Hicks Band), Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Chris Duarte, Eric Johnson and The Doobie Brother’s co-founder and guitarist Pat Simmons. They will rock the streets of Wailuku. At the Maui Thing store check out the Baldwin High School project grad cookbook fundraiser. You may find some yummy Christmas recipes for the family.
A must see for the holidays is Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” Adapted by Tom Frey at 7:30 pm at the historic Iao Theater, tickets for sale with Maui On Stage.
Travel up the street on Vineyard to check out the Swan Interiors Christmas Village on Vineyard Street featuring artist and live music from 5 to 8 pm. And do walk on over the Main Street for the Gianottos special pizza on Main Street for Wailuku First Friday specials!
Enjoy Gene and Shea Argel, live music at Café O Lei! Also Café O Lei will not only dazzle you with their cuisine but sign up for wine tasting and pairing, call for reservations as limited seats available.
Also at 8 pm is Gallerie Ha ‘s monthly poetry slam with a $20 prize for the best, special emcee for the night is Monte Perez.
The Wailuku First Friday event showcases artisans, handmade crafters and food vendors. A fee of $40 for food vendors with Health Permit, $25 table space for non-food vendors and $20 for non-profits will be assessed each accepted vendor. Contact Teri Edmonds at 249-9710 at If the Shoe Fits on Market Street.
For questions on the event contact 878-1888 or 1stFridayWailuku@gmail.com. Become a fan on Facebook at “Wailuku First Friday” to see what is happening!