Maui festivities planned for Martin Luther King Jr.
A blessing, march, speeches and entertainment will be held Monday in front of the Kalana O Maui county building in Wailuku in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa will issue a proclamation at 8:30 a.m. at the Stone of Hope monument in front of the county building, which will be followed by a blessing.
A march will begin at 9 a.m. with participants including the Hawaii Government Employees Association, Hawaii State Teachers Association and the Maui United Buddhist Association. The march will go along High Street heading north, turn down Main Street toward Kahului, hang a right on North Church Street, then up Wells Street and back to the county building, said Ayin Adams, the event coordinator for the African Americans on Maui Association.
Adams said the public is invited to attend all events including the march.
A hula halau from Central Oahu, Na Wahine O Ka Hula Mai Ka Pu‘uwai, along with Maui Taiko and a band from King Kekaulike High School will be performing at the event following the march, she added.
There will be entertainment, speeches and food vendors until noon.