To celebrate "The Month of the Young Child," the 2012 Valley Isle Keiki Fest will be held on the Great Lawn at UH Maui College (UHMC) on Saturday, April 14, 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, the event will include cooking demonstrations and a fashion show by the 4H youngsters, resources for parents, a classic car show, vendors, crafters and informational booths.
However, there is much more in store for the keiki, including bouncing castles, Keiki Zone, demonstrations and vision screening by Walmart. 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 heart-stomping taiko drummers.
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, UHMC, and the Boys & Girls Club, have all associated efforts for the Keiki Fest celebration.