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.

COVID-19 Update: To prevent the potential the spread COVID-19 some events may cancel without notice. Please confirm with event. See our updates page for more information on COVID-19.

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.

Third & Fifth Wednesday of the Month
Concerts at The Shops at Wailea
monthly concert series that is open to the public and features headlining musicians from across the Hawaiian Islands. 5:30pm-7pm free event. Call 808-891-6770.

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.

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.

Saturday Nights
Chef’s Table is an interactive, multi-course dining experience.  As each course is served, a Chef speaks to the ingredients and source of the dish as well as its inspiration and composition. Seating is communal, offering diners the opportunity to connect with fellow food and drink enthusiasts. At Maui Tropical Plantation, 1670 Honoapiilani Hwy, Waikapu. Call 808-270-0333.

Sundays—Dec. 1, 2019 through Oct. 25, 2020
Jazz Sundays Prem Brosio from Maui headlines with friends on the main stage from 10am-11am at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. Call 808-283-3576.


April 2020

April 4
1st Annual VFW Post 3850 Golf Tournament a shotgun start at 8:30am on the course at Maui Nui Golf Club, and lunch buffet follows at Sunsets Bar and Grill restaurant at 1:30pm. The Tournament will be two-person scramble format with contests and prizes to be won. Visit vfwmaui.com.

April 18
32nd Annual Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament will be full of good fun, terrific prizes, refreshments, luncheon at Café o Lei, and a chance to win $10,000 or a new car. $300 two-person team. 7am start at Dunes at Maui Lani. Visit events.constantcontact.com.

April 18
Maui Cycle Exploration – April Bike Ride a monthly ride series that encourages residents and visitors to explore various parts of the island by bike. There is both an advanced (25 miles) and intermediate (14 miles) ride. 8:45am-1pm. Meet at Times Supermarket, 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina. Visit mauibike.org.

April 18
Banyan Tree Birthday Party 
the most famous landmark in Lahaina – the Banyan Tree was planted in 1873 by the Sheriff to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Missionaries. The tree was brought from India, and was only 8 feet high at the time of planting. It now has a dozen main trunks, and spreads over two-thirds of an acre. Festivities include a birthday cake, live music, silent auction, Maui artists, and more. Free, 9am-5pm. Call 808-667-9175.

April 23
Women Poets of Oceania Showcase exploring the survival of culture and story with a cast representing Samoa, the Marshall Islands, Fiji, and Hawaii, this multimedia spoken-word performance reimagines the Pacific in contemporary times. $28. 7:30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

April 24
Kumu Kahua Theatre: “The Conversion of Kaahumanu” by Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, a playwright of Hawaiian and Samoan descent, this drama focuses on the lives of three Hawaiian women and two missionary women as they experience personal and cultural changes in response to Western contact in Hawaii. $28. 7:30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

April 25 
Pancake Breakfast at Veterans Post eggs, sausage, pancakes, oranges, juice and coffee for $7. All Pancake Breakfast sales and donations go to support the Building Fund. 7am-10am at 1136 Uluniu Rd, Kihei. Visit vfwmaui.com.

April 25
27th Annual Ha‘iku Ho‘olaule‘a & Flower Festival with fabulous live entertainment, an artisan marketplace, culinary delights, the Ha‘iku Living Legacy, new HCA community mapping project, book sale, farmers market, silent auction, various keiki activities and much more. The event will have a new interactive Keiki Zone with games and activities and the addition of Digital Bus Maui, a Mobile Science & Technology Education Laboratory, offering the keiki hands-on educational adventures. 9am-4pm at Ha‘iku Elementary School, 105 Pauwela Rd, Haiku. Visit haikuhoolaulea.org.

April 25
28th Annual East Maui Taro Festival features all day Hawaiian music and hula, featuring local entertainers. The large Ag Tent is where the Farmers Market is located, with vendors selling plants, flowers, taro and taro products, pressed cane juice, coffee and fresh poi among many other offerings. The Lind Ohana offers poi tasting and fills bags of fresh poi to go. Large Demo Tent where cultural practitioners share their expertise with hands-on activities: poi-pounding, kapa cloth making, toy making, lauhala weaving, lomi sticks. 9am-5pm at Hana Ballpark. Call 808-264-1553.

April 25
The Color Festival Hawaii a celebration of the beauty, of diversity and the uniqueness of each and every person, this spectacular and colorful event is a modern American version of the traditional Indian Holi Festival, a thousand-year-old ritual of throwing and applying of colored powders on friends and family. Enjoy energetic, nonstop, live music for dancing from the opening Special Children’s Hour with Uncle Wayne & the Howling Dog Band to Brown Chicken Brown Cow, Ekolu, DJ Boomshot, and Anuhea, along with special guest appearances—all leading to the throwing of colors. Enjoy some of Maui’s best food trucks and sweet treats as well. Wear comfortable shoes/sandals you don’t mind getting full of colorful powder (which is cornstarch). 1pm-6pm at at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.


May 2020

May 2
2020 Walk to Cure Arthritis this year’s walk has everything you love — plus fun, new ways to get involved in the fight. The walk starts at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. To register visit events.arthritis.org.

May 9
The Tonga Sisters 
five-part harmony to ring out from the Tonga home in Kahuku, where five sisters break into song at the drop of a note. $30, $40. 7:30pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

May 10
Na Holo Wahine 5K & 1 Mile Walk Maui’s only all women’s event. 7am start. Visit virr.clubexpress.com.

May 15-17
Maui Steel Guitar Festival 2020 at the Shops at Wailea will follow the format of previous years, with afternoon Open Stage performances, Friday and Saturday hoolaulea programs, public kanikapila jam sessions, and Saturday workshops. Sunday’s hoolaulea program at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center will include a five hour presentation of Hawaiian steel guitar entertainment. Free event. Visit mauisteelguitarfestival.com.

May 16
12th Annual Maui Brewers Festival features tasty food from local restaurants and caterers at no additional charge, beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, live music, door prizes, a home brew competition, and fun. Don’t like beer? Enjoy hard cider, hard seltzer, kombucha, nitro cold brew, root beer, and delicious food—at no additional charge. 3:30pm-7pm. Ticket go on sale after March 17 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

May 29
Pint Night for Birds (Honeycreepers) learn about these birds and help aid conservation work. Try local beers on tap at the brewpub. Half the pub profits from house beers sold will go towards protecting native birds. 6pm-10pm at Maui Brewing Company, 4405 Honoapiilani Hwy, Kahana. Call 808-573-0280.

May 30
Mana Kalo with Namea Hoshino learn about the cultural uses of the Mana group of kalo (taro) and identification tips. Samples for tasting will be included in the class. $50. 9am-noon at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului. Call 808-249-2798. 


June 2020

June 6
Kapa Making with Lisa & Lei in-depth, hands-on workshop. Learn special techniques regarding the cultivation and maintenance of wauke plants, the harvesting and processing of the fiber, proper tool design and use, and traditional practices for making cloth with skilled kapa makers. $125 workshop fee includes all materials. 9am-3pm at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului. Call 808-249-2798.

June 12-14
Paw Patrol Live it’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map. Tickets run from $19 to $120 VIP tickets. Show times vary. At Castle Theater X in Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

June 17-21
21st Annual Maui Film Festival celebrate films and filmmakers from around the globe who inspire us, take us on an exploration of the human mind through the art of cinema, and bring culture, fantasy and adventure. Enjoy a variety of films under the starry Hawaiian skies at the Celestial Cinema as well as the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s Castle Theater and enjoy 5-star dining and ambiance at one of our three Taste Events. Visit mauifilmfestival.com.

June 27
Dye Making with Lisa & Lei learn innovative processing techniques of many Hawaiian plants, and other substances, to produce traditional natural dyes used on kapa cloth. $125 workshop fee includes all materials. 9am-3pm at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului. Call 808-249-2798.

June 28
29th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Maui Style” will feature 15 of some of the finest artists in the slack key guitar genre over a six hour period. The event will also showcase some of island’s finest crafters along with great food from local vendors. Noon-6pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-226-2697.

July 2020

July 4
Independence Day Celebration in Lahaina festivities begin in the afternoon with music, food, games and keiki (children) activities. Fireworks are set to display from a barge offshore from Front Street. You can view the fireworks from ocean view areas and restaurants on Front Street and surrounding areas. Call 808-667-9175.

July 11
Iao Valley 10K & 5K 
starting at the Wailuku Municipal parking lot at 7:30am 10K runners follow Vineyard Street to Main Street up to the scenic Iao Valley State Park. After the turn around, enjoy a rolling downhill back to Wailuku. Visit virr.clubexpress.com.