This is the site of the sacred kukui grove planted by the kahuna (spiritual leader) Lanikaula. It is one of Hawaii's most sacred sites. The kukui tree, also call candlenut, is an oily fruit that can be a flambeau (torch).
The gray bark trees shelter the grave of the kahuna, but they are now dying out. A short distance to the north is Hipuapua Falls, a 500 foot water fall. The grove is located just before Hwy 450 descends into the Halawa Valley.
Other History nearby:
(Honolulu) Bishop Museum
(Waimea - Oahu) Captain James Cook's Arrival in Hawaii
(Honolulu) Children's Touch and Feel Museum
(Waikiki) Damien Museum
(Waikiki) Fort de Russy
(Waikiki) Gump Building
05/23 Coming to The Halawa area
Annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival Maui HI April19-21 Featured performers will also conduct on-site school visits to various Maui schools to educate and and inform Maui's youth about the Hawaiian steel guitar. These visits, targeted specifically for students of these schools, includes both educational sessions and entertainment by the visiting performers.
Maui Classical Music Festival Maui HI May10 Over the years the Festival has received extensive coverage in national newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the New York Times, the Hawaii newspapers, and travel and airline magazines. Feature articles written about the Festival have appeared in important musical publications such as Musical America, Chamber Music America, and American Record Guide.
Pan-Pacific Ho'olaule'a Honolulu HI June7 It is one of the largest outdoor multi-cultural exhibits of its kind in the state of Hawaii and it happens in beautiful Waikiki, right on Kalakaua Avenue!
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui HI June23 Various artists, food, crafts, Guitar exhibitor, and more.
RED CLAY JAZZ FESTIVAL Kauai HI June26-29 Blues as well as Jazz!!
Greek Festival of Hawaii Honolulu HI August24-25 Enjoy Greek foods, Greek coffee, music and entertainment at Hawaii's original Greek festeival.