Princess Ka'iulani Festival
Saturday, October 17th, 2009 9:00am – 4:00pm
Haleakalā Waldorf School, Kula, Maui — View Map
Isle of Maui Pipe Band is pleased to announce the Princess Ka`iulani Festival, an event
commemorating the life of Princess Victoria Kawekiu Lunalilo Kalaninuiahilapalapa Ka`iulani
Cleghorn (b.1875), heir-apparent during the reign of Queen Lili`uokalani. Experience the coming
together of community and visitors celebrating the cultural aspects that the Princess herself
personified, honoring one of Hawaii’s best loved and historically significant Royals, held at one of
the most peaceful locations in Upcountry Maui.
The Saturday event celebrates the Princess’ Hawaiian and Scottish heritage, featuring multi-award winning group HAPA, Manu Boyd, Hula Ki`i with Calvin Hoe and Nā Haumāna o Hakipu`u Learning Center, the Richard Ho`opi`i `ohana, “History of the Holoku`u” fashion show by Princess Ka`iulani Fashions, Halau Hula Wehiwehi o Leilehua, Keaolani, Isle of Maui Pipe Band, Kula Kaiapuni o Kekaulike, Tropical Harps, Upcountry Celtic and Finn McCoul, with local celebrity MCs Kathy Collins and Hamish Douglas Burgess of Mana`o Radio.
Included in the days events are exhibits & presentations by local groups and historians,
games, children’s activities, vendors and food, all representing the two cultures.
Entertaining events will include an exhibition Hukihuki (tug-of-war) between Maui Police and
Fire Departments, Exhibition cricket match by the Maui Cricket Club, Best Lau Lau and Best Scottish Shortbread making contests and classic Scottish events including men’s “Bonniest Knees” and ladies rolling pin and Wellie (boot) toss contests.
Prizes will be given for winners of each contest!
Sunday, October 18, 2009 10:00am – 5:00pm
Baldwin Beach Park, Cricket Pitch, Pā`ia
Princess Ka`iulani Cup Cricket Match
The Maui Cricket Club faces off against the Honolulu Cricket Club in the First Annual Princess Ka`iulani Cup Cricket Match. Cricket has been played in the islands since the mid-19th century and was supported by King Kamehameha IV, who is considered the patron saint of Hawai`i cricket. It was also a sporting craze in Victorian Britain during the time of the Princess’ exile there and still enjoys a hearty following worldwide.
We are very pleased to include this new and exciting event as part of the festival weekend! Please join us in cheering on our island team!