The project honors Hawaii’s people and culture while encouraging economic development by creating a monthly town-wide celebration, drawing visitors to downtown Wailuku to share with residents in unique and memorable experiences. The event is focused towards visitors who want an authentic experience in entertainment, shopping, and dining while on island. Local and part-time residents are also drawn to the area by a festive “Pau hana” atmosphere, including unique entertainment, food drink and merchant specials. Funding for this next calendar year has been decreased to $17,000. Even though the event continues to draw many visitors and residents alike, funding is limited.