Last night, the Halloween festivities kicked off in Lahaina town with the Keiki Parade at 4:30 p.m. The participants walked south-bound on Front Street from Papalaua Street toward the Banyan Tree Park. There were an estimated four hundred participants, including children dressed in costumes, for the parade.
Upon completion of the Keiki Parade, Front Street remained closed to motorist. People began walking in both directions on the roadway.
Maui Police Department Officers and personnel, the Maui Fire Department, the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Sheriff’s personnel, the Prosecutor’s Office and Liquor Control all contributed to the event by promoting safety and well-being for all attendees. Personnel were able to address concerns and provide assistance as needed.
At about 11:00 p.m., the pedestrians were asked to utilize the sidewalks and Front Street was opened to motorist without incident.
The following is statistical information with regards to Halloween in Lahaina on Front Street 2016 festivities:
– There was an estimated crowd of fifteen to twenty thousand (15,000 to 20,000) in attendance.
– No arrests were made
– Three (3) traffic citations were issued on Front Street
– Among the other related reports were Lost Property and Found Property cases.
The Maui Police Department would like to thank the Lahaina community and merchants for their efforts in helping to make Halloween in Lahaina on Front Street 2016 a successful, safe and family-friendly environment.