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Lāhāina Banyan Tree’s 150th Anniversary
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Lāhāina Restoration Foundation will commemorate the Lāhāina Banyan Tree’s 150th anniversary with a free birthday party at its historic site on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 10 am to 2 pm for the community.
Lāhāina Restoration Foundation members will present the Lāhāina Banyan Tree with a new bench and plaque commemorating its 150 years. Festivities will include a Banyan Tree Trivia contest from 10 am to 12 noon. Participants who answer all trivia questions correctly will receive a banyan tree magnet and be entered into a drawing with prize winners announced at 12 noon.
Throughout the event, keiki (children) can make special cards using a Banyan Tree rubber stamp, colored pencils, and pens. Several historic photos of the Lāhāina Banyan Tree will be on display, and Fun Fact Storyboards will be available to view.
The official 2023 Lāhāina Poster Contest Winner, artist Laurie Miller, will be on hand from 11 am to 1 pm to dedicate and sign posters, which may be purchased at the Lāhāina Visitor Center.
At 1 pm, a Banyan Tree birthday cake will be cut and distributed to attendees. Following at 2 pm, free kalo plants will be given away in honor of the kalo that was grown here for centuries prior to the construction of the Lāhāina Fort in 1827. (Please note there is limited cake and kalo plants available).
“The Lāhāina Restoration Foundation is so very excited to commemorate such a special anniversary for a very special banyan tree”, says Theo Morrison, Executive Director. “We invite our entire Maui community to join us on Earth Day as we celebrate her beauty and continuing legacy”.