Are you planning spending the Fourth of July in Hawaii and want to know a great way to celebrate our nation’s independence? What better way than eating pineapple, listening to good music and watching a spectacular fireworks display? On July 4, 2008, Lanai City will hold it’s 16th Annual Pineapple Festival. The festival celebrates and commemorates Lanai’s pineapple plantation and ranch history. The island, which is now home to several high end resorts and a golf course, was once owned by James Dole, who grew and canned his famous pineapple on the island. In fact, Lanai once produced 75% of the world’s pineapple. In order to pay homage to this past, the colorful Pineapple Festival, held at Dole Park in Lanai City, will have pineapple eating contests, pineapple cooking competitions, live music and entertainment, local arts and crafts, delicious food, and a fireworks display. If you are spending your vacation on Maui, but want to visit Lanai for the festival, it is a quick jaunt on a ferry over to the Pineapple isle can be a great day trip. The ferry service runs between the two islands throughout the day and costs as little as $25 per adult. For more information on this ferry service, click here.
- 16th Annual Pineapple Festival
- Live music
- Pineapple eating contests
- Pineapple cooking competitions
- GREAT FOOD
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- Dole Park in Lanai City on Lanai
- July 4, 2008
- The Festival will go on all day, but the firework display will fire out just after dark!
For more information, call 1-800-947-4774