Happy Camper for Wednesday, April 6, 2022

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    A quiet (the Alakoko Store and Hamura Saimin are open Sunday!) Kress Street will come alive Saturday when the Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market opens from 4 p.m.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    An adverturesome kiter ventures into the Ahukini channel to get some hang time Sunday when the breezy trade winds and surf drew a crowd of keel kiters to Hanama‘ulu Bay.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The breezy trade winds and wind swell brought out more than a handful of keel kiters Sunday to enjoy the tranquil Hanama‘ulu Bay waters. According to the National Weather Service, the breezy winds are forecast to ease off today before resuming Thursday and Friday.

You never know what kind of treasure you’ll find when you visit the Alakoko Store (yes, they’re open Sundays. Abi Coma was grinding lunch) on Kress Street in Lihu‘e. Posted on the bulletin board, St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihu‘e is hosting “Treats and Treasures” Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon with “entertainment for the whole family,” and those cotton candy, shave ice, and baked goods look pretty appealing.

That’s only part of the excitement, because Saturday is the monthly Downtown Lihu‘e Night Market (those Bikes on Rice riders will have a treat because Kalena Park is decked out in the yellow tree in full bloom. Hope the wind doesn’t knock off all the color), where Lexi Jones is still looking for new vendors who can check out the website, downtownlihue.com.

Saturday is also the Kukui Grove Center Spring Festival (registration for the egg hunt opened Monday!) with what Melissa McFerrin-Warrack of KGC described as “Characters, Candy, and Crafts” besides the egg hunt that will stretch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (finishes just in time for late lunch and the night market). And, the Easter bunny doesn’t want to get dirty, so you gotta visit the Bunny House to see him.

The National Weather Service (it poured at the Grove Farm Market in Puhi Saturday) forecasts the breezy trade winds (there were a lot of keel kiteboarders in Hanama‘ulu Bay Sunday) to ease off over the weekend, just in time for all the excitement.


Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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