The Banyan Tree celebrates another birthday! Join the celebration this weekend!
LahainaTown celebrates the 144th birthday of its famous Banyan Tree landmark with festivities April 22-23 at Banyan Tree Park. If you have never visited Banyan Tree Park, this weekend is the perfect time. Festivities will include live music, magic, artists, games, crafts and of course a birthday cake. Admission is free.
Lahaina’s most famous landmark, the Banyan Tree was planted on April 24, 1873 by sheriff William Owen Smith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionaries. Imported from India, the tree was only eight feet high when it was planted. It now has a dozen main trunks and spreads over two-thirds of an acre.
The wide-ranging festivities are worthy of the Banyan Tree itself. They will run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. An array of live music, including Hawaiian entertainment, can be heard all day throughout the weekend. Maui artists will sell their works both days.
Banyan Tree Park is located at the corner of Front and Canal Streets, near the Lahaina Courthouse building.
The Banyan Tree is well worth the visit if you’re staying at Hono Koa this weekend.