It’s apparently a tradition here on the island. Every fourth Friday of the month there is a little festival of sorts in some of the different villages all over Maui. There is one here in Kihei and it happened this past Friday.
It’s pretty simple actually. They close off the parking lot of a local shopping center, set up tents, a couple stages, bring in a caravan of food trucks and have a little party for a few hours. There were lots of arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, a dog wash, a massage table, even a book mobile on site. For the kids there were some bungee swings, some sort of giant balls you could climb inside and bounce around on the water, some face painting and other neat things.
The food trucks had everything from fish tacos to bbq to Thai and Indian food.
On stage it looked like they were having several local musicians and bands play. But even more better, at the other end there was a native drum troop who did some really fine precision native drumming. These kids were talented and had a large crowd watching them.
All in all it was just some simple fun at the end of the week. Something they do every month. Here are some photos: