AAA Editor Notes
Old Lahaina Lū‘au, 1251 Front St. in Lahaina Cannery Mall, offers visitors an introduction to Hawaiian history and culture through traditional food, music and dance. The site provides a view of the ocean at sunset.
The evening begins with Hawaiian music and demonstrations by islanders of traditional island arts and crafts. The focus is then moved toward the edge of the ocean where a pig is removed from the imu, an underground oven. The feast includes a variety of traditional Hawaiian cuisine. The evening is concluded with a production that showcases the history of Hawaiians. The story begins with the early Polynesian migration to the Hawaiian Islands, and the progression of hula from ancient times to the present is featured.
Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.