Kahului, Maui, HI – June 29, 2016 – Queen Ka’ahumanu Center announces the inaugural Plantation Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 9:30am – 2:30pm.

The event will consist of cultural and booths that will include education elements and an ethnic menu.  Ongoing cultural entertainment includes a festival fashion show featuring traditional and contemporary cultural designs.  A plantation history walk will display historical facts and photos, and for the keiki, an art contest and interactive plantation games are scheduled.  Guests will also have the opportunity to participate to win great prizes with the Plantation Passport, a guide through the many cultural booths. Passports must be stamped by each cultural organization in order to be eligible for QKC discount coupons and an opportunity to win the grand Las Vegas vacation giveaway.

“We are delighted to bring the community together for this inaugural event in celebration of our multicultural community”, says Toni Rojas, Marketing Director & Co-Chairperson.  “Lynn Araki-Regan, our Co-Chairperson was excited to work with us on this celebration and brings a wealth of ideas and energy to ensure a memorable and successful event”, says Rojas.  Cultural community organizations have contributed to the components of the event and a final pre-event meeting will be scheduled in early July.

A Hui Hou Fund Steering Committee will be selling “Honor our Past.  Grow our Future” merchandise in support of displaced HC&S plantation workers.

The Plantation Festival is sponsored in part by the County of Maui, HC&S, and Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.  Additional sponsorship and advertising opportunities available by contacting Lynn Araki-Regan at lynn@araki-regan.com or text 280-1299 by June 30, 2016.

For more information about the festival including keiki art contest, non-profit booths, entertainment and volunteer opportunities, visit queenkaahumanucenter.com/events, email msatoafaiga@qkcmanagement.com, or call 856-8109.