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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.

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.

First Sunday of the Month—March 4 through December 2
Jazz Sundays Prem Brosio from Maui headlines with friends on the main stage from 11am-noon at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in Kahului. Call 808-283-3576.


April 2019

April 26 & 27
Kite Festival make and fly your own kite with our Master Kite Flyer!  Kite Festival presents two days of family fun with kite making and spectacular kite displays. The Wo Hing Museum and the Cookhouse are decorated with colorful and unique kites from around the world. Wo Hing Museum, Cookhouse and Grounds will be open from 10am-9pm on Friday with free admission. On Saturday, between 10am-2pm, to fly kites at the lawn adjacent to Lahaina Cannery Mall. Plenty of free parking. 858 Front St, Lahaina. Call 808-661-3262.

April 26-June 7
Themed Juried Exhibition: Six Word Memoirs 
legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Larry Smith brings Six-Word Memoirs to Maui, combining the written word with visual arts in this exciting and dynamic exhibition. 9am-4pm at Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao. Visit huinoeau.com.

April 26-May 12
The Boys Next Door
in a communal residence; four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but “burned out” young social worker; Jack. Norman, works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he can read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs around; Arnold, is a hyper, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. In scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm. At Historic Iao Theater, 68 N Market St, Wailuku. Visit mauionstage.com.

April 27
Kulolo Workshop with Names Hosino Kulolo is a Hawaiian dessert staple made from freshly steamed kalo (taro), coconut milk, sugar, and little else.  MNBG Kalo Varieties Manager, Namea Hoshino, will teach participants to make kulolo using three different kalo varieties. $50. 9am-noon at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului. Call 808-249-2798.


May 2019

May 1
Jazz at The Shops a special evening of music with The Springmans Vancouver, Canada-based award winning international touring music group that bring their unique style of ukulele-strumming, djembe-drumming, and guitar-picking catchy songs to audiences. 5:30-7pm at the Shops at Wailea. Call 808-891-6770.

May 1-June 7
Themed Juried Exhibition: Six Word Memoirs 
legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Larry Smith brings Six-Word Memoirs to Maui, combining the written word with visual arts in this exciting and dynamic exhibition. 9am-4pm at Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao. Visit huinoeau.com.

May 3
Cazimero Lei Day Concert Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero returns with his ever-popular Lei Day event, along with the musicians and dancers from his Merrie Monarch Festival-winning Halau Na Kamalei. Enjoy the smooth showmanship, talent, and graciousness of Robert Cazimero, along with contemporary Hawaiian music and hula. Preshow festivities start at 5:30pm, with local craft vendors and live music in the Yokouchi Pavilion Courtyard, and fragrant lei will be available for purchase. Tickets: $12, $28, $40, $65. 7:30pm-10pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

May 3-5
St. Joseph Feast a weekend of delicious food such as Portuguese Soup, Waffle Dogs, Chow Fun, Nachos, BBQ Teriyaki, Burgers, Mocha Freeze and much more. This annual event features great local entertainment, games, Keiki Kastle, LLC Bouncers, crafters, country store, plants, produce, flowers and a lot more. Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 10pm-10pm and Sunday 10am-4pm. 1294 Makawao Ave, Makawao. Call 808-870-8270.

May 3-12
The Boys Next Door
in a communal residence; four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but “burned out” young social worker; Jack. Norman, works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he can read and comprehend the weighty books he lugs around; Arnold, is a hyper, compulsive chatterer, who suffers from deep-seated insecurities and a persecution complex; Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. In scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm. At Historic Iao Theater, 68 N Market St, Wailuku. Visit mauionstage.com.

May 10, 13, 15 & 17
Maui Classical Music Festival 
Concerts are May 10 at Makawao Union Church, May 13 and 17 at Keawalai Congregational Church in Makena and May 15 at Wananalua Congregational Church in Hana. Visit mauiclassicalmusicfestival.org.

May 11
Mother’s Day Pot Painting with Kaili Kosaka participants will take home two painted pots planted with a native plant (mainlanders may want to forgo the plant as it will not be allowed on plane). $50. 10am-noon at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, 150 Kanaloa Ave, Kahului. Call 808-249-2798.

May 12
No Holo Wahine 5K & 1 Mile Walk Maui’s only all women’s event. Race proceeds go to The Maui Farm, a community-based nonprofit organization providing farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living. Food, refreshments, and giveaways at the award ceremony immediately following the race. 7am-10am at Keopuolani Park, 700 Halia Nakoa St, Wailuku. Visit virr.clubexpress.com.

May 18
11th Annual Maui Brewer’s Festival event features tasty food from local restaurants and caterers at no additional charge, beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, live music featuring Riddum Station and Flat Jackson, door prizes, a home brew competition, and more. Tickets: $120/VIP, $65/GA, $55/Designated Driver GA. 3:30pm-7pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.


June 2019

June 1-7
Themed Juried Exhibition: Six Word Memoirs 
legend has it that Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Larry Smith brings Six-Word Memoirs to Maui, combining the written word with visual arts in this exciting and dynamic exhibition. 9am-4pm at Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao. Visit huinoeau.com.

June 12-16
19th Annual Maui Film Festival 
celebrate films and filmmakers from around the globe. Enjoy a variety of films under the starry Hawaiian skies at the Celestial Cinema as well as the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Visit mauifilmfestival.com.

June 16-18
Na Kamehameha Commemorative Pau Parade & Hoolaulea Hoolaulea opens at 9am under the Banyan Tree and continues on Sunday from 9am-5pm and will feature hula, Hawaiian music, food, keiki activities, exhibits and Maui made crafters and artisans. Pau Parade (June 16) begins at 9:45am. View the parade at one of our 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.

June 19
Concerts at The Shops – Kahulanui Hawaiian Swing Band Lower Level in the Fountain Courtyard at The Shops at Wailea. 5:30pm-7pm. Call 808-891-6770.

June 23
28th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Maui Style” will feature 15 of Hawaii’s Top Artists in the slack key guitar genre. Also, the festival will feature “Made In Hawaii” craft items along with food and snacks from some of Maui’s well known food vendors. Festival is free to the public. At Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. 1pm-7pm. Visit mauiarts.org.

June 23-30
Jazz Maui East Meets West Festival a week-long signature event series that brings together performers, educators and students from Hawaii, the US Mainland and SE Asia for a celebration of jazz music, contemporary dance and Maui’s multi-ethnic cuisine. Visit jazzmaui.org.


July 2019

July 3
Jazz at The Shops with Gina Martinelli and Jerry Kovarsky A Maui staple in the entertainment industry for 25 years. Upper level at the Shops at Wailea. 5:30pm-7pm. Call 808-891-6770.

July 4
Independence Day in Lahaina festivities begin in the afternoon with music, food, games and keiki (children) activities. Fireworks are set to display at 8pm from a barge offshore from Front Street. You can view the fireworks from ocean view areas and restaurants on Front Street and surrounding areas.

July 13
Run Iao 10K & 5K 
Distance: 10k, elevation is 780 feet gain and descent 5k, elevation is 300 feet gain and descent Course Description 10K : Starting at the Wailuku Municipal parking lot, 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. Starting at the Wailuku Municipal parking lot at 7:30am. There is also a 5K. Visit virr.clubexpress.com.

July 17
Concerts at The Shops – Amy Hanaialii, Na Hoku Hanohano award winning singer and music maker from Hawaii.  Lower Level in the Fountain Courtyard at The Shops at Wailea. 5:30pm-7pm. Call 808-891-6770.

July 31
Concerts at The Shops – Anuhea, Na Hoku Hanohano award winning singer and music maker from Hawaii.  Lower Level in the Fountain Courtyard at The Shops at Wailea. 5:30pm-7pm. Call 808-891-6770.


August 2019

August 7
Jazz at The Shops 
with longtime local favorites Gene Argel and John Zangrando. Whether on piano, keyboards or his beloved Hammond B-3 electronic organ, jazz artist Gene Argel demonstrates his passion for music. Upper level at the Shops at Wailea. 5:30pm-7pm. Call 808-891-6770.

August 21
Concerts at The Shops – Henry Kaponoi, Na Hoku Hanohano award winning singer and music maker from Hawaii.  Lower Level in the Fountain Courtyard at The Shops at Wailea. 5:30pm-7pm. Call 808-891-6770.

August 24 & 25
Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival a weekend of Hula in Lahaina under the Banyan Tree. Come check out Maui made artists, free keiki activities and sign up for a hula workshop. Visit facebook.com/EFSHF/.

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