In the past five years, Wailuku First Friday has developed from a small grass roots community-based Friday event, to a well-known community supported event. It was the result of blood, sweat and tears, as well as many meetings with merchants that spearheaded the movement. The event has caught on, filling the streets with a festive mix of live entertainment, non-profit charities, vendor booths, magicians and colorful, interesting people.
Mayor Alan Arakawa took notice and will roll out the Maui Friday Town Parties initiative at a press conference on Nov. 2, at 1pm in the Mayor’s Conference Room. The idea is to spur local people and visitors to go to Maui’s small towns and enjoy the historic and unique nature of these business communities.
At the press conference Arakawa will introduce the overall concept of Maui Friday Town Parties, reveal a new website and release the logos developed for each town event. The Maui Town Party schedule starting Nov. 4 will be branded as Wailuku First Friday, Lahaina Second Friday, Makawao Third Friday and Paia Fourth Friday.
For more information contact Brianne Savage at 270-7415.