Maui Wildfire Remembrance Event

Aug 08, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024


Commemorating August 8, 2023 as scheduled by Maui County. The scheduled events are subject to change.

Thursday, August 8

Paddle Out

An ocean gathering off the shores of Hanaka‘ō‘ō Beach Park. Due to limited parking and public safety needs, equipment drop-off with shuttle use from Lahaina Civic Center is required. Shuttle details and Hanaka‘ō‘ō drop-off instructions to be posted on website.

9 a.m. - Hanaka‘ō‘ō Beach Park, Lahaina

Upcountry Aloha Luncheon

For residents of Upcountry Maui to gather in recognition of community resiliency during and in the aftermath of the August 8thwildfire that impacted Upcountry.

10 a.m. - Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Pukalani

One-Year Tribute and Remembrance

A community gathering in reverence of loved ones who perished in the August 8th tragedy. Out of respect for the community’s request for sensitivity and dignity, this event is not for media attendance.

5 p.m. - Lahaina Civic Center

Friday, August 9

Aloha for Kūpuna of Lahaina

Kūpuna are a cherished anchor of the community. The gathering brings kūpuna of Lahaina together to enjoy camaraderie and time to talk story. Sign-up required for participation; please visit for more information.

9 a.m. – Lahaina Civic Center

Puana Aloha No Lahaina

Paying tribute through music, this event brings together entertainers including Lahaina musicians to perform traditional and contemporary songs of Lahaina.

6 p.m. – Lahaina Civic Center

Saturday, August 10

Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama student performance of Ka Malu ‘Ulu o Lele

Kamehameha School Kapālama students return to Maui in an encore performance of their live stage production of Ka Malu `Ulu o Lele: The Shaded Breadfruit Grove of Lele. Over 100 sixth- graders traveling from the school’s Oʻahu campus will perform in the student-led show that tells the history of Lahaina’s legacy from revered ali`i to modern-day aloha ‘āina champions.

1 p.m. – Baldwin High School, Auditorium

Lahaina Obon Festival

To give the community the annual tradition of Obon despite the loss of their temples, Lahaina Hongwanji Mission, Lahaina Jodo Mission and Lahaina Shingon Mission have combined efforts to host a special Obon Festival event that honors ancestors through traditional Japanese dance and music.

5 p.m. – To be announced

Sunday, August 11

A Day of Hope and Prayer

Led by faith leaders of churches and temples that were lost in the fire, this interfaith gathering brings forward hope as recovery efforts continue. A worldwide moment of silence will be held at noon.

10 a.m. – Lahaina Civic Center

Upcountry Aloha

To give aid to farm and ranch animals in danger of the wildfire, Oskie Rice Arena opened its grounds to give safe shelter in the midst of the crisis impacting Upcountry Maui. This special event will welcome Upcountry residents to gather and share in an evening that honors community resilience and spirit.

5 p.m. – Oskie Rice Arena, Makawao

For more information, email coordinator Daryl Fujiwara at [email protected].

For details from County of Maui, contact [email protected] or 808.270.7696

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