To celebrate “The Month of the Young Child,” the 2012 Valley Isle Keiki Fest will be held on the Great Lawn at the University of Hawaii, Maui College on Saturday, April 14th, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This annual event promotes a positive, safe and healthy environment for Maui’s Keiki.  Keiki Fest promises lots of fun activities for all ages and almost everything is FREE!

Each year, April is designated as “The Month of the Young Child.”  In 2011, this wonderful event attracted over 7,000 people, about half of which were children, to enjoy a day together without spending much money.

In addition to the “onolicious” food in the Pa’ina Building, conjoined organizations have arranged cooking demonstrations and a fashion show by the 4H youngsters, resources for parents, and even a Classic Car Show.  However, there is much more in store for the Keiki:  bouncing castles, Keiki Zone, demonstrations, Vision Screening by Wal-Mart, and the Maui Fire Department will provide Keiki I.D. cards.  Returning to the Keiki Fest will be the Bicycle Safety Challenge, where youngsters and parents can learn the importance of bike safety.  There will also be entertainment on stage with live music, Keiki hula dancers, and the heart stomping Taiko drummers.  There will be vendors, crafters and informational booths galore!  Admission to the Keiki Fest is FREE!

The Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle, 4H Maui, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation, and most recently, the University of Hawaii, Maui College, and the Boys & Girls Club, have all associated efforts in the Keiki Fest celebration.

To find out how you may participate in this event as a Keiki-related vendor or a non-profit group, please contact Vanessa at 250-2777 or email:  [email protected].  If you would like to advertise your business, or become a sponsor, please call before March 15, 2012.

Mark your calendars:

Saturday, April 14th, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

University of Hawaii, Maui College; the Great Lawn

See you at the 2012 Valley Isle Keiki Fest!