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About the Makawao Paniolo Parade

Information about the Annual Makawao 4th of July Paniolo Parade in upcountry Maui.

About the Makawao Paniolo Parade
-Takes place on the Saturday of the 4th of July weekend
-Usually begins about 9:00 a.m.
-Route: Baldwin Avenue and Makawao Avenue to Eddie Tam Gym
-Rodeo Queen, Rodeo Princesses, Pau riders,
-Arrive early becuse Makawao and Baldwin avenues are usually closed to auto traffic between about 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. (if you park on those streets you won't be able to leave until the parade ends)
-Parking is available at hte rodeo arena and a free shuttle is usually provided.
-Aboutu 8000 spectators typically watch the parade so the prime viewing space on Makawai and Baldwin Avenues fills up fast.
-Parade organizers recommend bringing a beach chair and arriving early to get a good spot, but note that beach chairs are not allowed in the rodeo area.

About the Makawao Rodeo
-Takes place every 4th of July weekend
-Organized by the Maui Roping Club
-More then 200 competitors
-Held at the Oskie Rice Arena, about a mile above Makawao on Olinda Road
-Qualifying runs on "slack days" are held the Thursday and Friday before the rodeo and they are usually free to spectators.
-An event called the "Bull Bash" usually takes place on Friday night
-Rodeo arena has bleacher seating.
-Rodeo usually begins at about 1:00 p.m.
-There is usually a shuttle bringing parade spectators to the rodeo grounds.
-If you sit downwind in the rodeo arena you will probably get very dusty
-Rodeo event include female barrel racing, calf roping, bareback bronco riding, and other events.
-Outside coolers are prohibited but food and drinks are sold.
-Rodeo programs can usually be purchased at the gate.

Things to Bring
-Cowboy Hat
-Money for food, drink, and program
-Tip: Don't park in Makawao Town (roads closed 8:45-11)
-Be tolerant of farm smells

See Also:
- Other Maui Rodeos
- Rodeos on Other Islands
- Horseback Riding on Maui

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