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.

 

November 2017

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 16
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Trio Na Hoku Hanohano winner Abe Lagrimas, Jr. is a versatile multi-instrumentalist. Most well-known as a drummer, Abe is proficient on vibraphone and ukulele, and performs throughout the world on all three instruments. 7:30pm at McCoy Studio Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

November 17
Songbirds of Hawaii: Darlene Ahuna, Kuuipo Kumukahi, & Mihana Souza  three lovely, distinctly recognizable voices, all rich in Hawaiian musical tradition, numerous Na Hoku Hanohano awards. 7:30pm at McCoy Studio Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

November 18
Peter Rowan Trio “My Aloha” a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. 7:30pm at McCoy Studio Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

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

November 26
Maui Choral Arts Association – Happy Holly-Jolly Days join artistic director, Gary Leavitt, and pianist, Lotus Dancer, and an exciting chorus of nearly 100 talented singers as they kick off the holiday season with their annual smash holiday concert. Tickets: $30/adults, $15/students. 3pm at McCoy Studio Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

 

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 2-23
Let It Snow! Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center will once again transform into a giant snow globe with its award-winning “Let it Snow!” snowfall experience returning on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Shows at 6:30pm and 8pm at 275 W Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului. Call 808-877-4325.

December 3
Holiday Pops featuring Na Leo Pilimehana ring in the holiday season with a festive concert featuring 22-time Na Hoku Hanohano award winners, Na Leo Pilimehana. 3pm at Castle Theater, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

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 15
Lauhala Star Workshop students will learn more about how to weave with lauhala, the leaves of the hala tree. Lufi will give a demonstration and guide participants as they make their very own keepsake star shaped ornament. At Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makwao. Call 808-572-6560.

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.

January 12
An Evening with Judy Collins on tour in support of her latest release “Strangers Again,” a collection of duets with some of her favorite male artists, including Don Mclean, Michael McDonald, Jeff Bridges, Willie Nelson, & Jackson Browne. $40, $45, $55, $65. At Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

January 21
Broadway Pops features the vocal talents of Anne Runolfsson and Gary Mauer with returning guest conductor, Jason Howland. Tickets $20-$60. 3pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

January 25
Aotearoa’s Finest is music that fuses cultural roots, memorable tunes, and honest, gripping lyrics by Māori singer/songwriters Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, & Seth Haapu, joined by Horomona Horo, New Zealand’s leading practitioner in traditional Maori instruments. $40. 7:30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

 

February 2018

February 17 & 18
Kukahi 2018: Kealii Reichel and Halau Kealaokamaile features fresh and exciting mele and chant, showcasing strong, emotional vocals, while his hālau demonstrates innovative stagings that remain true to traditional Hawaiian roots. Keali’i has been awarded 19 Na Hoku Hanohano awards, and consistently sells out concerts. Tickets $12-$65. 7:30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

February 23
Chinese New Year Celebration in Lahaina 
featuring Chinese lion dancing with drums, cymbals and firecrackers at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse on Front Street. After firecrackers are lit, the lions dance down Front Street, stopping in shops and restaurants. Call 808-661-5553.

 

March 2018

March 3
Leilani Farm Sanctuary Tour 
a personalized guided tour at Leilani Farm.Sanctuary. Explore nature, meet friendly farm animals, and learn about the history of the land and the animals who reside there. Kiss a donkey or deer, cuddle a chicken, pet the friendly cats, give a pig a belly rub, brush the goats and feed carrots to furry rabbits. The tour lasts approximately one hour. $20 (kids are half price). 260 E. Kuiaha Rd., Haiku. Visit leilanifarmsanctuary.org.