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.
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.
Art Gallery Night in Lahaina, 7pm-10pm special displays at Lahaina art galleries.
Starry Night Cinema: Finding Dory enjoy preshow entertainment, participate in an art activity for the kids, purchase food and drinks from local food trucks, and enter prize giveaway. If it’s rainy, the movie will be shown in the Castle Theater; seating is first come/first served. No coolers or outside food/beverages allowed. 7:30pm-9:30pm at Maui Arts and Culture Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
Beginning Hawaiian Basketry with Visiting Artists this workshop will teach participants how to start and finish a basket with a cover in the tradition of Hawaiian Basketry. Participants will learn how baskets were traditionally made with ‘ieie (Freycinetia arborea) and will explore the process from start to finish. 9am-4pm at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao. Pre-registration is required. Visit huinoeau.com.
Pint Night for the Birds half the pub profits from house beers sold will go towards protecting native birds on Maui. Enjoy local beers while helping endangered species. 6pm-10pm at Maui Brewing Company Brewpub, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy, Kahana. Call 808-573-0280.
Zenshin Daiko’s 18th Annual Taiko Festival Concert with the 50 members of this impressive Maui group performing some of their favorite pieces and premiering new works written by its members. 7pm-10pm at at Maui Arts and Culture Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.
June 17 & 18
Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pa‘u Parade & Ho‘olaule‘a the festival starts at 9am-5pm under the banyan tree on Saturday. On Sunday from 9am-5pm the event will feature feature hula, Hawaiian music, food, keiki activities, exhibits and Maui made crafters and artisans and the Pau Parade begins at 9:45am. View the parade at one of the commentary stations along Front Street: Longhi’s, Kimo’s, Cheeseburger In Paradise, Lahaina Pizza Co., Baldwin House Museum and the Wharf Center. Visit facebook.com/NKCPPH.
Maui Film Festival in Wailea and at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Films, parties and culinary events. Visit mauifilmfestival.com.
6th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui Style will feature up to 16 performing artists in the Slack Key Guitar Genre including award winning artists and newcomers. The event will also feature “Made In Hawaii” products and favorite foods and snacks. 1pm-7pm at Maui Arts and Culture Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-226-2697.
Fireworks & More Lahaina town is the place to be as they host fun for all ages including arts, face painting, lots of live music and more. Maui’s best Independence Day celebration tops off with a grand fireworks show starting at 8pm. Call 808-667-9175.
Youth Art Exhibition showcases the work of 250+ youth participating in the Hui’s summer arts programming. 9am-4pm at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave., Makawao. Visit huinoeau.com.