Princess Ka’iulani Festival

2009 Princess Ka`iulani Festival logo

Saturday, October 17th, 2009 9:00am – 4:00pm
Haleakalā Waldorf School, Kula, Maui  —
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Free Admission

Entertainment Line-up and Timeline

Best Lei Contest entry form

Shortbread and Lau Lau Contest entry form

Craft Instruction Pre-Registration form

Get to know your demonstrators!

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!

Videos hosted by

1st Annual Princess Ka’iulani Hawaiian-Scottish Festival – Part 1- Intro


Isle of Maui Pipe Band Interview and Performance

Isle of Maui Pipe Band Drum Salute!

For more information about the festival or if you want to help sponsor this event email:


This event is sponsored by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the County of Maui, with additional funding from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA).

For more information contact: Norman Mizuno, Event Coordinator at 808-573-1130