Kaanapali Fresh – Taste the best Kaanapali has to offer

This weekend, our friends at Kaanapali Beach Resort Association will be hosting the first annual Kaanapali Fresh, an unparallelled three-day culinary experience, designed to highlight Kaanapali as the premier destination for exquisite cuisine, experiences and activities.

Beginning Friday, August 31st and running through Sunday, September 2, you will have the opportunity to sample locally sourced culiary masterpieces created by some of Maui’s most talented Executive Chefs, including locally born and raised, Chef James Domingo of Leilani’s On the Beach and Culinary Institute graduate, Matt Dugan of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.

Kaanapali Fresh will offer many diverse activities, all designed to allow you to experience Kaanapali’s finest.  Choose from an upland visit to Kaanapali Coffee Farm, Champagne Sunday Brunch at Kaanapali Beach Hotel, or a mixology lesson with Chandra Lucariello, Director of Mixology for Southern Wine and Spirits of Hawaii.  There is a little something for everyone.

If you are visiting us this weekend, Kaanapali Fresh is an a once in a lifetime event that you will not want to miss.

For more information, or to view the schedule of events and pre-purchase tickets, visit the Kaanapali Fresh website.

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Celebrate Japanese Obon this Weekend


Obon is the Japanse Buddist tradition that sets aside a time to honor family and loved ones who have passed away.

Traditionally celebrated in the summer, Obon is a holiday during which family members return to their ancestral homes to visit and pay respects.

Over the past five hundred years, Obon has evolved into a social and cultural event.  Celebrations are happy and joyous occasions and include the dance of Ben Odori, which symbolizes and celebrates the sacrificies the ancestors have made on our behalf.  It is said that during the dance, the spririts of the dead dance among us.

Visitors and tourists are welcome and encouraged to participate.   Join the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission this Friday or Saturday nights at 7:00 PM to experience Obon for yourself.

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission
1828 Vineyard St
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793

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