Like fine wine, moldy cheese and Burt Reynolds, Lahaina’s famed Banyan Tree is one of those things that just seem to get better with age. This year marks the famous tree’s 145th birthday, and, as always, there will be festivities galore in Lahaina to mark the occasion. This year’s party is April 21-22, so if you’re staying with us at Kahana Villa next weekend, be sure to head to Lahainatown and Banyan Tree Park (https://www.mauicounty.gov/facilities/Facility/Details/125).
There will be food, music, games, and arts and crafts for you to enjoy. In the running for the most famous landmark in Lahaina, the Banyan Tree was planted in 1873 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first missionaries. It was brought from India and was only 8-inches high at the time of planting. It now has a dozen main trunks and spreads over two-thirds of an acre. It is magnificent!