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Maui Chinese New Year Festival 2019

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Maui Chinese New Year Festival is a free Chinese cultural event for families and people of all ages.

  • Lion Dance & Firecracker Blessing by Maui Martial Arts Society, Sifu Steve Catugal
  • Phoenix Dance Chamber (from Oahu)
  • Hawaii Ta’i Chi Ch’uan Association, Sifu Jan Osterneck & John Rivera
  • Southern Preying Mantis Kung Fu Hawaii, Sifu David Morange
  • Early Maui Chinese Photo Exhibit by Ron & Leola Muromoto
  • Traditional Chinese New Year Ritual Table
  • Good Luck Photos with Ancient Lion head from Kwock Hing Society
  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Free Keiki Games
  • Chinese Craft Vendors & Food Booths
  • Keiki Chinese Art Contest Entries Display

Keiki Chinese Attire Contest Rules:

Contest open to keiki ages infant -12yrs old.  Contest limited to first 40 keiki to sign up on event day at the center stage. Registration on event day is 9am-10am or until 40 participants is reached. Contest begins at 10:30am. All participants will receive participation gift. Special awards for girls and boys 1st, 2nd, 3rd places. Creativity is encouraged. 


Keiki Chinese Art Contest Rules:

Open to all keiki. Prizes will be awarded. For contest rules and deadline to submit please contact:

Christine at Sabado Studios in Wailuku at 808-242-6762 or sabadostudioart@gmail.com.


Featured Performance Phoenix Dance Chamber

The Maui Chinese New Year Festival is proud to present three amazing performances by the Phoenix Dance Chamber from Honolulu Hawaii. Established in 1989, the Phoenix Dance Chamber is Hawaii’s top Chinese dance school to offer the finest in Chinese Classical dance, Han folk dance, ethnic minority dances, and Chinese contemporary/modern dance. Phoenix Dance Chamber’s mission is to create opportunities for all individuals and communities in the State of Hawaii to celebrate, share, and sustain the vitality of Chinese folk, ethnic minority and classical dance and arts for present and future generations including through dance instruction, performance, and cultural exchange.


Maui Chinese New Year Festival 2019, Year of the Boar

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Saturday, February 16, 2019



Entertainment Schedule


10:00AM:                    Welcome from Mayor Mike Victorino

& Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura


                                    Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy

Lion Dance & Firecracker Blessing


10:30AM-11:15AM:    Keiki Chinese Attire Contest

Emcee Alakai Paleka & Sarah Shim


11:15AM-11:30AM:    Phoenix Dance Chamber from Oahu


11:30AM-11:45AM:    Keiki Chinese Attire Contest Winners Announced

Emcee Alakai Paleka & Sarah Shim


11:45AM-12:00PM:    Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy Kung Fu Demo

                                    Sifu Steve Catugal


12:00PM-12:30PM:    Chinese Cooking Demonstration

                                    by Dean Louie, UH Maui Culinary Academy Program Coordinator

& Emcee Alakai Paleka


12:30PM-12:45PM:    Phoenix Dance Chamber from Oahu


12:45PM-1:00PM:      Keiki Chinese Art Contest Winners Announced

Phil Sabado, Sabado Art Studio


1:00PM-1:15PM:         Keiki Ribbon Dance

                                    By Cathy Kekiwi


1:15PM-1:45PM:        Hawaii Ta’i Chi Ch’uan Association,

Sifu Jan Osterneck & Sifu John Rivera


1:45PM-2:00PM:         Phoenix Dance Chamber from Oahu


2:00PM-2:30PM:         Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu Hawaii,

                                    Sifu David Morange


2:30PM:                      Booth Decoration Contest Winners Announced by Emcee





Date: Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Cost: FREE



Queen Ka'ahumanu Shopping Center

275 W Kaahumanu Ave

Kahului, HI USA 96732


Website: http://www.queenkaahumanucenter.com


Contact: Sarah

Phone: 808-281-1681


Website: www.facebook.com/Maui-Chinese-New-Year-Festival-279587572711531/

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