Resort joins Maui’s premiere Hawaiian showcase with expanded cultural programming, providing the community and guests alike with an immersive look into Hawaiian traditions and practices
Hawaii, Maui, U.S.A., 2022-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — A destination focused on showcasing rich Hawaiian culture, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea invites the community and guests to immerse themselves in a weekend-long Festivals of Aloha cultural showcase for a first-hand look inside the time-honoured traditions passed down over the generations from October 28 to 30, 2022.
In line with this year’s Festivals of Aloha theme, Kū I Ke ՙAki or “Stand Upon the Highest Point,” the Resort’s Director of Hawaiian Programs “Aunty Wendy” Tuivaioge has curated special complimentary experiences that allow guests to actively participate in a selection of educational and immersive Hawaiian activities.
The weekend will commence with a traditional Opening Ceremony on Friday, October 28, and will conclude on Sunday, October 30 with a Sounds of the Sea concert, featuring three-time Grammy-award winner Kalani Peՙa, on the Resort’s stunning Oceanfront Lawn. On Saturday, October 29, guests will enjoy Hula Is the Heartbeat, a celebration of Hawaiian music with Grammy-nominated and Nā Hōkū Hanohano-award winners Na Hoā and hula showcasing three of Maui’s most prestigious hālau (hula schools): Hālau o ka Hanu Lehua under direction of Kumu Hula Kamaka Kūkona; Hālau Kekuaokalāʻauʻalaʻiliahi under direction of Kumu Hula ʻIliahi and Haunani Paredes; and Hālau Hula Kauluokalā under direction of Kumu Hula Uluwehi Guerrero. Other highlights include the Resort’s popular Live Aloha Market, a cultural Garden Tour, a guided Art Tour, Hawaiian Fashion and Lei Exhibitions, and more.
The full schedule of Festivals of Aloha complimentary weekend events at Four Seasons Resort Maui can be viewed here. Parking is limited and space for some events will be off-site. On Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 4:30 to 9:30pm and Sunday, October 30, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, complimentary off-site parking with roundtrip shuttle service will be available at Wailea Event Parking, located across from Monkeypod off of Wailea Ike Drive.
As a longstanding pillar of the community, the Resort is dedicated to reimagining the mindful luxury travel experience by encouraging educational exploration of Maui and its unique culture, guided by Aunty Wendy’s unwavering passion and commitment. As an active member in the community serving as a board of directors for Kamehameha Schools Alumnae Maui Region and a member of ՙAhahui Kaՙahumanu Society, she currently develops all cultural programming at the Resort connecting guests to Hawaii’s rich history and lifestyle.
“One of the best ways to authentically connect with the Hawaiian culture is to participate in local events that provide a look into the true aloha spirit through the traditions we honour and hold close to our hearts,” says Aunty Wendy. “We are honoured to participate in this year’s Festivals of Aloha and look forward to having our community and guests join us for an incredible weekend.”
The Festivals of Aloha is one of the many cultural and educational programs the Resort offers, including a new Getaway experience, which features a variety of complimentary activities designed for guests of all kinds seeking meaningful ways to connect to the destination, including Hawaiian Star Stories, Coral Reefs 101, and more.
About Festivals of Aloha
A 70-year tradition stemming from Aloha Week, Festivals of Aloha is Maui Nui’s premiere Hawaiian cultural showcase with events throughout the months of September and October on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, Hāna and in Wailea. Signature events include the 20th Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Ki‘eki‘e Falsetto Contest and now the first female falsetto contest, Carmen Hulu Lindsey Leo Ki‘eki‘e Falsetto Contest.
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Source: Four Seasons Hotels & Resort