Maui Upcoming Events

 

In guidebooks before Maui Revealed, we listed a calendar of local events for the island. It was a colossal waste of time! Things change so often in Hawaii that we couldn’t keep it current. The Web fixes that. Don’t get me wrong. Some of the events listed below will not occur or will change time or place. That’s because decisions about these things are made quite capriciously in the islands, often the day of the event. We’ll change this page daily if we have to, but you can’t bet your life on the timeliness of these events. Nonetheless, if you’re interested in attending a local event, these might be worth checking into.

 

On-Going Events

Wednesday Nights 
Kihei Wednesday Night Group Run meets at the Kihei Aquatic Center parking lot located at 303 Lipoa St. for the 4.1 or 2.4 mile run. Walkers are also welcome. Two start times, 5:15pm and 5:30pm. Visit virr.com.

Wednesday & Thursday Nights
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert at the indoor amphitheatre at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Tickets $38 pre-sale or $45 at the door. Seating Limited. Show at 7:30pm. Dinner show also available. Visit slackkeyshow.com.

Last Thursday of the Month
Hawaiian Music Series in Lahaina the event is free from 6pm-7:30pm on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn. Call (808) 661-3262.

First Friday of The Month
First Friday of The Month in Wailuku shop, eat, drink and enjoy Wailuku town on Market Street. 6pm-9pm. Call 808-270-7710.

Second Friday of The Month
Free Concert in the Park (across from the Pioneer Inn) in Lahaina, crafts and food. 5pm-8pm. Call 808-270-7710.

Third Friday of The Month
First Friday of The Month in Makawao
shop, eat, drink and enjoy Makawao town. Baldwin Avenue will be closed between Brewer Road and Makawao Avenue. 6pm-9pm. Call 808-270-7710.

Fourth Friday of The Month
Street Party at Azeka Shopping Center
 in Kihei with food trucks, activities, entertainment, crafters and kids games. 6pm-9pm. Call 808-270-7710.

Friday Nights
Art Gallery Night in Lahaina
, 7pm-10pm special displays at Lahaina art galleries.

 

February 2017

February 4-26
7th Annual Maui Open Studios are free self-guided tours of artist studios and exhibition spaces. Enjoy one-on-one interactions with the local artists and artisans and have the opportunity to learn about what inspires the artists, talk story and purchase art directly from the artists. Opening celebration on the 4th from 5-8pm at UHMC – Paina Culinary Arts Center, 310 W. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. All other showings are Saturdays and Sundays from the 11th to 26th in various locations. Visit MauiOpenStudios.com.

February 25
Hui Noeau Art Affair 2017 
premiere art auction event showcases Hawaii’s most notable and collected artists and includes one of Maui’s most sought after silent auctions for unique items and experiences, live music and dancing, and a gourmet dinner and open bar. 5pm-10pm at Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao. Call 808-572-6560.

February 26
Keauhou this trio includes Kamehameha Schools graduates, Kahanuola Solatorio, and brothers, Nicholas and Zachary Lum. They strive to bring forth inspiration from Hawaiian music of the eras preceding them. 7:30pm-10:30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, 1 Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

 

March 2017

March 3-19
Dirty Rotten Scondrels – Live on Stage Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. Fri/Sat at 7pm and Sun at 3pm at Iao Theater, 68 Market St., Wailuku. Visit mauionstage.com.

March 5
Maui 5K 
seeks to promote health and fitness for Hawaii’s children by giving our schools the ability to increase participation in youth sports and recreation programs by providing additional funds. 7am start at Ma‘alaea Triangle, 300 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku. Visit maui5k.org.

March 5
Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) is when people pray for the happiness and healthy growth of girls. Kaanapali Beach Hotel celebrates with a big brunch feast, hinamatsuri doll collection, Maui Taiko drums, Japanese calligraphers and crafts, and so much more. 9am-1pm. Call 808-661-0124.

March 17
MAPA Spring Gala 2017 dress as your favorite cabaret star or simply ready for a Parisian night on the town. You and your guests will experience a wild evening filled with cabaret entertainment, libations, fun and frivolity. 6pm-10pm at King Kamehameha Golf Club, 2500 Honoapiilani Hwy, Wailuku. Visit mauiacademy.org.

March 25
30th Annual Hoʻomau 2017 features some of the most popular and talented Hawaiian musicians in the state. Silent and live auctions, children activities, crafters, food, and cultural demonstrations throughout the day. 9m-6pm at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave., Wailuku. $15 at gate, children under 10 are free. Visit mnbg.org.

 

April 2017

April 14 & 15
Chinese Kite Festival on Friday between 10am and 8pm, a traditional festival takes place at the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street in Lahaina. Enjoy an exhibit of handmade kites in traditional and modern styles. Help make a giant kite to be flown the next day; purchase one of the many kites for sale. There will be Chinese music and entertainment, teas served in the garden, and cooking demos. On Saturday, fly kites from 9 am to 2 pm. This outdoor event takes place on the Lahaina Cannery Mall’s open lawn off Honoapiilani Hwy. Both days are free events. Call 808-661-5553.

April 14-16
25th Annual Celebration of the Arts the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will host Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers. Most events are free. Visit celebrationofthearts.org.

April 22
24th Annual Haiku Hoolaulea and Flower Festival community and visitors alike are invited to spend the day, bring their families and lawn chairs and join the Haiku community to enjoy fabulous live entertainment, culinary delights from local restaurants and the Haiku PTA, the famous Haiku bake sale, silent auction, floral design and lei making contests, a Haiku historical display, plenty of activities for keiki and much more. 9am-3pm at Haiku Elementary School, 105 Pauwela Rd., Haiku. Call 808-727-3750.

April 28-May 14
A Few Good Men – Live on Stage the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.Fri/Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 3pm at Iao Theater, 68 Market St., Wailuku. Visit mauionstage.com.

April 29
15th Annual Willie K Charity Golf Tournament at Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course 7am start. Visit williek.com.

April 29
25th Annual East Maui Taro Festival will feature a taro pancake breakfast, Farmers’ Market, poi pounding demonstrations, arts and crafts, food booths, as well as Hawaiian music and hula. In Hana at the ballpark. Visit tarofestival.org.

 

May 2017

May 5, 8, 10 & 12
Maui Classical Music Festival Features an exciting lineup of celebrated musicians. May 5 at Makawao Union Church, May 8 and 12 at Keawalai Congregational Church in Makena and May 10 at Wananalua Congregational Church in Hana. Call 808-874-6985. $125/adult.

May 6
3rd Annual Benefit Dinner at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens enjoy Hawaiian music, hula, silent auction, cocktails, and delicious dinner made with locally sourced ingredients. 21 and over. 5pm-9pm. Call 808-249-2798.

May 5-14
A Few Good Men – Live on Stage the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.Fri/Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 3pm at Iao Theater, 68 Market St., Wailuku. Visit mauionstage.com.

May 6
Women’s 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk start and finish is in Keopuolani Park in Wailuku at 8am. Start near the Wahinepio Entrance. For those who sign up as a mother daughter team, you must complete the 5k or the mile walk together. Visit virr.com.

 

June 2017

June 21-25
Maui Film Festival
in Wailea and at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Films, parties and culinary events. Visit mauifilmfestival.com.