International Culture Night

A free evening of multi-cultural entertainment, fashion show, and lots of laughs with Hawaii-based comedian Frank Delima. Also don’t miss the Maui Matsuri Kick Off at Queen Ka`ahumanu Center on May 17 and the Maui Matsuri Festival on May 25 at UH Maui College’s Great Lawn. Special thanks to International Culture Night event sponsor Alexander and Baldwin; and to our Maui Matsuri sponsors: Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, Island Honda, UH Maui College, IBEW Local Union 1186, Maui Taiko; and supporters: County of Maui and Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Food will be available for purchase 

Time Culture Event
5:30 Doors Open  Emcee:  Dean Wong
5:50 Japanese Zenshin Daiko (Taiko)
6:00 Chinese Maui Chinese Club (storytelling & a song)
6:15 Filipino La Galeria Compania Baile Filipino (songs & dance)
6:30 Korean Maui Dance Klub (Kpop)
6:50 Japanese Maui Buyo Dance Academy
7:00 Okinawan Jimpu Kai Maui (dance)
7:10 Hawaiian Halau Hula O Keola Alii O Ke Kai
7:25 Portuguese Portuguese Cultural Club (storytelling)
7:35 Filipino Dance International
7:50 Scottish Isle of Maui Pipe Band
8:05 Fashion Show International Fashion Show
8:30 Comedy Frank DeLima
9:00 Pau  

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For the Sake of the Children

The Kanji characters Kodomo No Tame Ni translates to "For the Sake of the Children". A perpetual theme for this festival, the focus is to provide an environment for families to share and learn about the Japanese culture and pass down traditions. Ancestors came here for a better life not only for themselves but for their children and for generations to come. In this spirit, we end the festival with a traditional obon dance which encourages all ages, all religious denominations, and all ethnicities to come together to dance in honor of all ancestors.


2019 Theme:


sakuSaku(to blossom)

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