While the overall cultural significance of the modern-day lūʻau may be taken with a grain of salt these days, most are well-intentioned, culturally sensitive, fun, and engaging, with traditional singing, dancing, and Polynesian performances like fire-knife dancing that will entertain people of all ages, a great night out for families, couples, and friends!
Maui wildfire update (September 8, 2023)
Governor Josh Green, M.D., today declared in a statewide address that the West Maui communities of Kā‘anapali, Nāpili, Honokōwai, and Kapalua will fully reopen on Sunday, October 8, two months after the August 8 wildfires that destroyed Lahaina.
Hawai‘i residents and visitors are encouraged to make travel plans to Maui and support the island’s businesses, restaurants, retail outlets, attractions, and accommodations. Lahaina itself will remain fully closed to the public until further notice out of respect to the town’s residents.
For the latest Maui emergency management and recovery information, and how you can kōkua (help) the people of Maui, visit mauistrong.hawaii.gov.
See also the sixth emergency proclamation, issued on August 19 (valid through October 17, 2023).Map of restricted areas in West Maui after the August 2023 Maui wildfires.