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Lanai Island

Hawaii's Private Island

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Lanai is 18 miles long and 13 miles wide. It is eight miles to the west of Maui Island and nine miles south of Molokai Island. James Dole bought the island in 1922 and turned it into a pineapple plantation. Castle & Cooke Inc are the corporate successors.

They are controlling limited growth and planned development as changes in the market ended the pineapple era. The main town is Lanai City with a population of about 2,400. This is the least visited of the major islands.

There are only 17 miles of paved roads and much of the landscape is abandoned pineapple fields. Mt Lanaihale is a dead volcano on the eastern part with a 3,370 foot peak. There is an airport south of Lanai City

Most roads outside Lanai City are not marked and many are unpaved. For info, contact Destination Lanai.

Location: Box 700, Lanai City Hawaii 96763 Telephone 808-565-7600

12/10 Coming to The Lanai City 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!
Merrie Monarch Festival Hilo HI June7-9 Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural event held annually in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. Festivities start on Easter Sunday and culminate with the Hula competition events at the Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium - Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday, Hula Kahiko on Friday, and Hula 'Auana on Saturday.

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui HI June23 Various artists, food, crafts, Guitar exhibitor, and more.
Greek Festival of Hawaii Honolulu HI August24-25 Enjoy Greek foods, Greek coffee, music and entertainment at Hawaii's original Greek festeival.