2014 Molokai Events
2014 will be another exciting year on Molokai!
The festivities begin January 23 through January 25 with Makahiki which includes lectures, events and a ho’olaule’a. The events continue with the 4th Annual “Soup ‘R Bowl” Fundraiser on March 1 at the Molokai Arts Center, the Nature Conservancy Earth Day in April and the 23rd Annual Ka Hula Piko in May.
Summertime on Molokai brings annual events including the Bon Dance at the Soto Mission in July and the Molokai Oahu Paddle Board Race on July 27 where an international field of more than 200 paddlers take on the 32-mile course across the Kaiwi Channel. August 16 is the Molokai Bowhunters 16th Annual State Tournament.
Two exciting events happen in September with the Pailolo Challenge on September 13 which starts at D.T. Fleming Beach Park on Maui and ends in Kaunakakai, Molokai (26 miles). The Na Wahine O Kekai is on September 21 from Hale O Lono Molokai to Oahu. This women’s 41-mile outrigger canoe paddling competition departs Molokai and crosses the Kaiwi Channel as paddlers head to the shores fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Fort DeRussy Beach Park, on the island of Oahu.
The Festivals of Aloha Parade happens in October as well as the Molokai Hoe. This men’s 41-mile outrigger canoe paddling competition departs Molokai Hale O Lono Harbor and crosses the Kaiwi Channel as paddlers head to the shores fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Fort DeRussy Beach Park, on the island of Oahu. Photo: Jeff Jumper
November has the Annual Molokai Food and Business Expo and the Molokai Stampede at Kapualei Ranch. The popular Stampede boasts multiple roping events, barrel racing, live entertainment, and a fundraising dinner all held over a weekend. Also scheduled for November is the Molokai Heritage Rodeo held in Maunaloa. This free traditional rodeo features food boths, live entertainment, and cultural exhibits and demonstrations.
The 2014 activities for Molokai wrap up with the festive Christmas Light Parade and Ho’olaule’a in Kaunakakai at the beginning of December.
All event details are subject to change.