Celebrate the Fourth at Four Seasons Resort Lanai

June 7, 2024,
Hawaii, Lanai, U.S.A.

Commemorate the July 4th weekend with a getaway to Four Seasons Resort Lanai, featuring musical artists, pop-up chef appearances and fun events for all in a tropical Hawaiian paradise. Enjoy spectacular evenings at the Resort’ Luau Gardens with delicious food and lively musical entertainment. Mix and mingle with renowned Maui chefs during a special holiday edition of the Resort’s Sunset Sessions, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. Set beneath a canopy of palm trees just steps from the beach, the Luau Gardens overlook beautiful Hulopoe Bay. No reservations needed. Admission is complimentary; tickets for food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Special Kamaaina room rates will be available at both Four Seasons Resort Lanai and Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort. Inquire at 808 353 3060.

The island offers an array of land and sea activities for all ages, many managed by Four Seasons. Visit the activity calendar for daily golf, tennis, wellness and cultural events as well as ziplining, horseback riding and jeep tours. Check out new packages and always included: round-trip charter service from Honolulu on Lanai Air for all bookings made with arrivals by December 31, 2025.

Thursday, July 4, 2024: A Hawaiian Style Cookout

  • Chefs Lee Anne Wong and Sheldon Simeon
  • Musical performances by Matt Costa and Landon McNamara  

Friday, July 5, 2024: A Night of Woodfire and Sourdough

  • Chef Jeff Scheer
  • Musical performances by Matt Costa and Anthony Michael featuring Adam Topol

Saturday, July 6, 2024: Koko Head Café Brunch Collaboration

Savour the flavours of the Koko Head Cafe in a special brunch menu featuring Chef Lee Anne Wong. Reservations required, 6:30 am – 1:00 pm.

In late 2013, Chef Lee Anne Wong uprooted from her hometown of New York City to move to Oahu, Hawaii. There she partnered with Chef Kevin Hanney and opened Koko Head Cafe March 2014, in the tiny space that previously housed Chef Hanney’s 12th Ave Grill. Specializing in locally sourced, creative brunch fare, Koko Head Cafe quickly became a community favourite, often with a line out the front door, receiving both local and national acclaim in print, online and on television.

Pineapple Festival at Dole Park – Hosted by the Lanai Community Association, the festival began in 1993, following the last pineapple crop harvested on the island. There will be live entertainment, games, craft stalls, food and retail booths, culminating with a special firework show. 1:00 - 9:00 pm; a late night Mokulele flight will leave at 9:30 pm for Honolulu and Expeditions is offering a 9:45 ferry back to Maalaea port on Maui.

James Dole purchased the entire island of Lanai (140 square miles or 365 square kilometres) for USD 1.1 million in 1922, with the intent of turning it into a pineapple plantation. The crop flourished, and Dole started to can and ship the then-exotic island fruit to the mainland. As the business grew, more people arrived to work the prospering fields. At one time the island supported nearly 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares) of cultivated pineapple, making it the world’s largest plantation, earning Lanai the name the “Pineapple Island.” To accommodate these workers, Dole built a plantation camp in the flatlands, now Lanai City.

Sunday, July 7, 2024: Hawaiian Cultural Celebration

Lower Lobby

  • 10:30 am - 4:30 pm - Workshops by Love Lanai and demonstrations by Pono Fernandez
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and 1:30-3:00 pm – Musical performance by Shawn Pimental

Sunset Sessions

  • Kiawe Outdoor - Ancestral Dining and Storytelling
  • Musical performances by Anthony Michael featuring Adam Topol

Chefs and Artists

Lee Anne Wong Owner of former Papaaina restaurant at the historic 122-year-old Pioneer Inn, which was destroyed by the Maui wildfires. The Top Chef contestant is known for her innovation in featuring local, Hawaiian ingredients in dishes. She has also cooked and staged in kitchens all over the world, including The French Laundry, Charlie Trotter’s of Chicago, Nobu, Trio, Casa Oaxaca in Mexico and Cap Juluca on the island of Anguilla - picking up global flavours and techniques along the way.

Hawaii born and raised, Sheldon Simeon competed in the 10th season of Bravo Network’s Top Chef: Seattle as a finalist and winning Fan Favourite. He has led many restaurants to success in Maui including Star Noodle and Lineage. His latest restaurants - Tiffany's and Tin Roof in Maui - serve up local dishes and take-out bowls as a playful, fun take on classics in a relaxed community atmosphere. His mix of innovative modern cuisine and adherence to tradition influences his dishes and help shape his menus.

When the restaurant industry shut down in March of 2020, Chef/Owner Jeff Scheer and wife Kaili began making sourdough pizza out of their home outdoor oven. Milling whole wheat berries from a farm in Arizona, hand stretching mozzarella, whole-animal butchery, home-grown artichokes and summer squash for toppings - it was a true labour of love, turning a ritual into a restaurant. At Marlow enjoy artisan-style, Neapolitan sourdough pizza, and locally sourced meats and vegetables, where family and friends share good food and wine around the table.

Matt Costa is a Laguna Beach, California-based songwriter with a storied career that includes early hits on Brushfire label Songs We Sing and Unfamiliar Faces that have become standbys. His recent years on Dangerbird records have taken him down eclectic and ever-changing roads with the critically acclaimed Santa Rosa Fangs and 2020’s Yellow Coat. He then debuted as a filmmaker, directing and scoring the film Donde Los Terremotos for Roark and starring skateboarding legend Jamie Thomas. He has toured and worked all over the world with artists such as Modest Mouse, Ryan Adams, Death Cab for Cutie, Zach Gill and Jack Johnson.

Landon McNamara is a surfer whose passions are big waves and music; he’s appreciative of the ability to do two things he loves simultaneously. Born and raised in a pro-surfing family on Oahu’s North Shore, he competed and made the podium at last year's Eddie Aikau Big Wave invitational. When not on the ocean, he blends his own brand of reggae, rock n’ roll and blues to create a musical combo platter of positive and relatable music. His debut album A Dollar Short and a Minute Late was followed by Still Kickin, both charting #1 for reggae. The award-winning artist tours nationally and internationally.

Anthony Michael has been a fixture in the Nashville music scene for more than 11 years, combining his urban Philly roots with an originally fresh songwriting style to create an eclectic flavour of music that provokes the mind and soothes the soul. Fuelled by the success of his albums North & South, LIVE AT EXIT/IN, and Meant To Be, Anthony has been a breakout artist playing more than 1,200 shows in the US and global locations. He has performed as the opening act for top artists including G. Love, Natalie Hemby (The Highwomen), David Nail, Chris Janson, Chuck Wicks, James Otto, Cole Taylor, Casey Beathard, Kelleigh Bannen and Firefall. In addition, Anthony has performed alongside Keith Urban, Deana Carter, and Kenny Rogers.

Adam Topol built a considerable career over two decades playing drums and percussion with Jack Johnson, Joey Santiago (Pixies), Neil Halstead (Slowdive) and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd). The 2016 release of Regardless of the Dark marked his solo debut, where he stepped out from behind the drum kit for the first time. Cuando is his newest full length (Everloving Records) with production by Matt Costa Music. Born and raised in Reno, Topol received a formal jazz education at Boston’s Berklee School of Music and studied in Havana, Cuba before landing in his current abode, Los Angeles. He’s off a two-year world tour with Jack Johnson, sharing the stage with Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, and reggae legend Horace Andy.

Shawn Kekoa Pimental is a five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner and Grammy nominated music producer and artist. He has produced records for Kealii Reichel, Lehua Kalima, Na Palapalai, Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole, Na Leo Pilimehana, Kainani Kahaunaele, Justin Young, Chad Takatsugi, Three Plus, Rebel Souljahz and more. Shawn has also shared the stage with Janet Jackson, Colbie Caillat, Maxi Priest, Steel Pulse, America and Jack Johnson and worked with award winning Kumu Hula across Hawaii.

Pono Fernandezhas been formally training in the art of hula since a child. An award-winning hula dancer, she has shared stages around the world with musical artists, including Robert Cazimero, Hookena, Kainani Kahaunaele, Na Leo Pilimehana, Hawaiian Style Band, and others. Besides having a deep love for hula, she is also a writer, scholar, educator, and a student of feather work. Performing with Kulaiwi weaves all her worlds together and is her opportunity to share her mission of aloha aina ("love of the land"), uplifting Hawaiian and indigenous knowledge.

Yeshua Goodman is a familiar face in the Maui wine scene. An advanced sommelier and island native, Goodman grew up exploring the wilderness of the beaches and forests unique to Maui. In 2017, Goodman founded Kiawe Outdoor, an events company centred around cooking over fire. He hunts wild boar and deer locally, and he has access to the island's abundant produce as well.