E Komo Mai

    Welcome to Lahaina

    Home of Hawaii's Heritage

    Aloha E Komo Mai

    Welcome To Lahaina

    Often called the “Jewel in the crown of Maui,” Lahaina is a destination that is experienced by two million people, or 83% of all Maui visitors, annually. Lahaina town is the second most visited spot on Maui after beaches. We warmly welcome you to visit our historic town, which is nestled between the calm waters of the Au’au Channel facing Lana’i island and the fertile peaks and valleys of Mauna Kahalawai (West Maui mountain range). Lahaina has provided a home for many cultures over the centuries, always welcoming visitors to its inviting shores.

    Happening Now:

    Maui Lahaina Car Show

    Classic Car Show April 10th, 2015

    The 3rd Annual Classic Car show is coming back to Lahaina! This is a free event complete with live music, great food, and family fun! The classic cars can be seen on Front Street, between Dickenson and Prison Street blocks … Read more

    Lahaina Maui

    Free Event: Prince Kuhio Festival March 28th, 2015

    Known as “Ke Ali’i Maka’ainana” or the Prince of People, Kuhio is well known for his efforts to protect, preserve, and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and people. Keiki Activities and Live Entertainment from 9am-4pm at the Lahaina Banyan Tree Park. Read more

    Maui Whale and Ocean Arts Festival 2015

    Whale and Ocean Arts Festival March 7-8th 2015

    Lahaina celebrates the annual migration of Pacific Humpback whales with our upcoming Lahaina Whale and Ocean Arts Festival. On Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm in Banyan Tree Park, artists display their best marine-themed art for sale, while musicians … Read more

    Love for the ocean

    2nd Friday Town Party February 13th 2015

    As a kick off to Whale Trust Maui’s “Whale Tales 2015″ event. We are presenting “Love for the Ocean” as February’s Town Party event theme. Don’t miss the free screening of “Whale Love” presented by National Geographic Photographer and Filmmaker … Read more


    There's always something happening in Lahaina!

    Second Friday Town Parties

    If it's the second Friday, there's a party in Lahaina!

    Lahaina Town PartiesLahainaTown Action Committee in partnership with Lahaina restaurants work together to sponsor several west side keiki nonprofits. This assistance allows the nonprofits to fundraise and the event supports our community. Campbell Park comes alive with local ono grinds, baked goods, and desserts from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  The LahainaTown Action Committee invites you to share in the fun while enjoying a live music concert with a cause.

    Lahaina Second FridayLahaina is especially suited for a Maui Friday Town Party because of its intimate Front Street setting, cultural and historic significance, and reputation for hosting fun. Historic, ocean front buildings host a wide selection of eateries with casual takeout, family restaurants and fine dining. The lively art and entertainment scene, fascinating museums and historic sites co-exist with a bustling retail district. Come visit Lahaina for Second Fridays each month!

    For more information, please call Lahaina Town Action Committee at 667-9175

    Lahaina Poster Contest
    Lahaina 2015 Winners
    Lahaina 2014 2014 Winners
    Lahaina Poster Contest 2013 Winners
    Lahaina 2012 2012 Winners
    Lahaina 2011 2011 Winners
    Lahaina 2007 2007 Winners
    Lahaina 2006 2006 Winners
    Lahaina 2005 2005 Winners
    Lahaina 1998 1998 Winners
    Lahaina 2001 2001 Winners
    Lahaina 1993 1993 Winners

    Produced from 1989 to the present, the Official Lahaina Poster is available in the Lahaina Visitor Center at the Old Lahaina Courthouse. These collector’s items are signed and numbered by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity. If you are interested in purchasing a poster, please browse our online gallery and select a year. If a poster year is not listed, it is currently sold out.

    The current poster is sold for $30. Remaining inventory of former winning posters are sold at a special rate of only $10 while supply lasts. If you are lucky enough to live on Maui or come to visit soon, please stop by at the Visitor Center at the Old Courthouse, right between the Lahaina Harbor and the Banyan Tree. If you want your piece of Lahaina history sent to you, please call us at 808-667-9193 to arrange shipment.

    Proceeds from the sale of these posters benefit programs of LahainaTown Action Committee, a nonprofit civic organization which promotes and preserves historic Lahaina.

    A Juried Show

    All artists are invited to enter the LahainaTown Action Committee’s annual juried poster contest. LahainaTown Action Committee will print a limited edition of 1,000 posters of the winning entry.

    The Lahaina Poster Contest is a juried show. Work will be juried for artistic merit, creativity, original concept and adherence to the stated design criteria. Selected entries will be featured in the Lahaina Arts Society Old Lahaina Jail Gallery for one month and will be eligible for other prizes and awards.

    – Poster Contest Winner: $2,500
    – Lahaina Arts Society Award: $250
    – Most Promising Artist: $100
    – People’s Choice: $100
    – Honorable Mention: $100

    Design Criteria

    The poster design must be a recognizable scene of the Lahaina area. Subject matter of past posters has no bearing on the judges decision. The winning entry will be judged on artistic merit as well as sale-ability as a poster.

    Eligibility And Fees

    The competition is open to all artists. Work must be original and unpublished. There is a nonrefundable entry fee of $25 per entry and a limit of 2 entries per artist.


    Images must not be less than 14″ x 18″ and not more than 3′ x 4′. Photographs should be 16″ x 20″.
    These requirements are made to ensure a good quality graphic reproduction of the work. All work must be framed & ready for hanging (using screw eyes & wire) upon check-in. Pieces that
    are incomplete (wet paint, not ready to hang) will not be accepted.

    Artist’s Biography

    You must also submit an artist’s bio with your entry. Background information on your piece, your personal art history, awards won, etc., will help to facilitate sales of your entry, should it be accepted into the show.

    Notice of Acceptance

    If your artwork is NOT accepted, you will be notified by phone on Monday August 3rd 2015. Non-accepted work must be picked up by Tuesday August 4th 2015 before 4pm.


    All work must be for sale. The artist will receive 50% of the selling price of any work sold.

    Display of Entries

    All selected entries for the contest will be displayed in the Old Jail Gallery, Old Lahaina Courthouse during the month of September.


    A reception for all participating artists will be on August 7th from 6 to 8 pm at the Lahaina Arts Society’s Old Lahaina Jail Gallery. The winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded.

    Entry Form & Deadline

    Complete and sign Artist Agreement & Entry Form. Attach entry card to each piece. Include $30 for each entry. Make checks payable to “LahainaTown Action Committee.”

    All entries must be delivered to the LahainaTown Action Committee office, upstairs in the Old Lahaina Courthouse, 648 Wharf St. in Lahaina, on July 31st, 2015 between 9:00am and 4:30pm.

    Send via insured mail to:
    LahainaTown Action Committee
    648 Wharf Street, Lahaina, HI 96761
    Mailed entries must arrive between July. 27th and July 31st 2015. All entries must arrive fully insured and freight pre-paid. Complete Entry Form and Artist Agreement and include check.

    Return of Entries

    All work must be picked up at the LAS Old Jail Gallery on Tuesday, September 8th 2015, between 9 am & 5 pm. Any work left after that date will be charged a $5/day storage fee.

    Off Island:
    All work will be returned to the artist COD, the week of September 7th 2015. Art work will be insured for the full selling price unless specified otherwise by the artist, in writing. Original packing MUST be reusable for the return trip.

    Winning Entry:
    The winning art work will be retained by LahainaTown Action Committee until final poster proof is received, which is usually by December.


    It is understood and agreed that all entries are submitted at the owner’s risk. Care will be taken in the handling of all entries, but neither the Lahaina Arts Society nor the LahainaTown Action Committee will assume responsibility for the loss or damage to works submitted, no matter how much damaged may be sustained.

    LahainaTown Action Committee promotes, preserves, and encourages the historical, cultural, social, commercial and environmental vitality of Lahaina.

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