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.

 

September 2017

September 23
St. John’s Kula Festival there will be live entertainment all day long including: Kanekoa, recent Hoku recipients, the halau of Kumu Makaala Palmore, Joel Katz, Jamie Lawerence, Brian & Meryl, and Soul Kitchen. There will be ono local food. $1 admission with children under 10 years of age are free. 9am-4pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8992 Kula Hwy, Kula. Visit stjohnsmaui.org/kulafest.

September 27
Migrations Lu‘au Show an audience of no more than 50 guests per night. Performers are not set off in a distant stage. Plated, locally sourced Pacific Rim-Hawaiian fusion cuisine. Traditional ‘awa ceremony with performer at each table. 5:30pm-8:30pm at Sugar Beach Events, 85 N. Kihei Rd., Kihei. Visit sugarbeacheventshawaii.com.

September 30
Chinese Moon Festival in Lahaina pays tribute to the island’s harvest of locally grown produce as well as honored traditions from China at Wo Hing Museum on Front Street. Chinese teas will be served to the accompaniment of traditional music with an erhu string instrument and gu zheng harp instrument in the evening. Enjoy a display of lanterns and cultural activities like calligraphy and knot tying. Kids can learn how to make paper lanterns and plant moon flower seeds. Hear a talk on the history of moon festivals in China. Watch Chinese cooking demonstrations; traditional moon cakes will be offered for sale. Free admission. 10am-8pm. Visit lahainarestoration.org.

 

October 2017

October 7-14
Hana Parade & Hoolaulea / Festivals of Aloha kicks off with a parade on the 7th with the Grand Marshall, Hana Royal Court, Pa’u Riders, Floral Floats, Vintage Cars, Custom Motorcycles, Marching Band and much more. Ho’olaule’a to follow. Food and tempting craft booths open all day. 11am-9pm in Hana at the Hana Ball Park. Other events throughout the week-see website for schedule. Visit festivalsofaloha.com.

October 13
Maui Marathon & Half Marathon
one of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation by Runner’s World magazine. Noon-5pm at Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Ka‘anapali. Visit mauimarathon.com.

October 15
Maui Marathon Relay get a team of four together and run Hawaii’s only 26.2 mile Marathon Relay. Each leg is just over 6 miles. Three divisions: all men’s division, all women’s division and a mixed division. 5am start at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Visit mauimarathon.com.

October 15
Maui ‘Ukulele Festival 2017 renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, will serve as emcees to help us celebrate Hawaii’s beloved instrument. Fine ‘ukulele will be featured as door prizes, and the festival also features displays of made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts and island foods available for purchase. Admission is free. 1pm-6pm at Maui Arts and Culture Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

October 20
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Roy’s Annual Golf Classic at Ka‘anapali Golf Course. Perhaps the most delicious golf event around, this 18-hole benefit tournament for IMUA Family Services features six culinary tastings, six wine, cocktail, and beer stations, and luxurious prizes. With a shotgun start and bramble format, your threesome will be treated to the best par-tee. Noon-9pm. Visit hfwf.me.

October 20-22
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Set in the lush island paradise of Hawaii, the festival will take place over three weekends. Featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Visit hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.

October 25
Migrations Lu‘au Show an audience of no more than 50 guests per night. Performers are not set off in a distant stage. Plated, locally sourced Pacific Rim-Hawaiian fusion cuisine. Traditional ‘awa ceremony with performer at each table. 5:30pm-8:30pm at Sugar Beach Events, 85 N. Kihei Rd., Kihei. Visit sugarbeacheventshawaii.com.

October 31
Halloween in Lahaina the host of one of the largest Halloween parties in Hawaii, often dubbed the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific”. Front Street closes off all streets to traffic, allowing costumed visitors and residents the chance to walk freely down the street and enjoy the many events held throughout the evening. An annual keiki parade and costume contest are some of the main attractions, but many bars and restaurants also offer their own entertainment in the form of live music, drink specials and smaller-scale costume contests. Visit lahainatown.com.

 

November 2017

November 3 & 4
4th Annual Made in Maui County 
Festival features over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made in Maui County products, including foods, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more. $5 per person at the gate, children 12 & under are free.1:30pm-4:30pm at Maui Arts and Culture Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-220-7710.

November 10
Sun Yat-Sen Festival in Lahaina a film tribute and historical displays depicting the Sun family connection from Maui to China (available all day). Try Chinese martial arts on the lawn, or cultural art activities like calligraphy, knot tying and printmaking. In the evening, sample Chinese teas and watch a Cantonese cooking demo in the garden. Free admission. 10am-8pm at Wo Hing Museum, 858 Front St., Lahaina. Call 808-661-5553.

November 21-Dcember 21
Hui Holidays showcases Made on Maui artwork by local artists in a festive historical setting. Visit huinoeau.com.

 

December 2017

December 1-Dcember 21
Hui Holidays showcases Made on Maui artwork by local artists in a festive historical setting. Visit huinoeau.com.

December 2
Wreath Making with Native Plants learn to make a wreath from Native Hawaiian Plants in time for the Holidays with Maui Nui Botanical Gardens’ Executive Director, Tamara Sherrill and ‘ohana. Cost: $50. 9am-noon at 150 Kanaloa Ave., Wailuku. Call 808-249-2798.

December 9
Holiday Tree Lighting on the grounds of Maui Wine at Ulupalakua Ranch. The lush and tall pine trees combined with that holiday “chill in the air” makes upcountry the perfect location to bundle-up and celebrate the holiday season. Admission is free but attendees are requested to bring cans of non-perishable food as a donation to the Maui Food Bank. Plenty of activities to enjoy including: lighting of a 20-foot Monterey pine holiday-decorated tree from Kula Botanical Gardens, live music entertainment, Santa’s arrival and photos with Santa, screening of a holiday movie under the stars, pinecone decorations and letters to Santa for keiki, and sparkling toasts and tastings of Maui Wine’s exclusive estate wines for the grown-ups. Holiday beverages and comfort food will be available for sale by Ulupalakua Ranch Store & Grill. At 14815 Piilani Hwy, Kula. Call 808-878-6058.

December 31
New Year’s Eve Cruises many companies offer a way to catch some fireworks and imbibe for the new year. Visit pacificwhale.org.

 

January 2018

January 5
Candlelit Tour at the Baldwin Home 
Step back in time and visit the Baldwin Home Museum with a tour by candle light. Tours from 6pm to 8:30pm. The Baldwin Home Museum is located on the corner of Front and Dickenson Street in the heart of historic Lahaina. $8. Call 808-661-3262.