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.


October 2019

October 1-November 8
Malama Wao Akua 2019 a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe). Artwork will also be selected based upon a number of criteria, including originality of concept, creativity, technique, professionalism, and presentation. 9am-4pm at Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao. Call 808-572-6560.

October 16
Concerts at The Shops – Kupaoa & Halau on the Lower Level in the Fountain Courtyard at The Shops at Wailea. 5:30pm-7pm. Call 808-891-6770.

October 19
North Shore Noodle Bike Ride will provide each bike rider with a pool noodle to attach and extend out 3′ to the left of each bike. The noodle will be colorful, flexible, and marked with “3-Foot Law”. We will travel on a higher traffic road, Hana Hwy, which offers a wide shoulder for bicycling so we can keep our distance from traffic. The intent is to remind vehicle drivers that there is a new 3-Foot Law in Hawaii (as well as 36 other states) to keep at least a three foot distance from cylists at all times in order to make the roads safer for all. Meet at 424 Dairy Road, Kahului at 8:45am. 12 miles total roundtrip: 6 miles to Paia on Hana Hwy and 6 miles return. $25. Visit fareharbor.com.

October 19
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival—Wicked Cocktails, Wicked Plates Head down the yellow brick road to Maui as Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa transforms into the Land of Oz for an evening of wicked good plates and beverages under the stars with a fireworks finale. Step behind the emerald curtain, and you’ll fall under the spell of bewitching dishes from 13 culinary wizards, along with winemakers’ choice vintages and mixologists’ craft cocktails that will make you feel like you can defy gravity. 5pm-9pm. Visit hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.

October 20
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival—Pasta la Vista a taste of la dolce vita at this six-course dinner by chefs celebrated for their mastery of Italian cuisine. Collect a new stamp in your culinary passport, traveling to the land of Italian excellence to taste authentic ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano and prosciutto. Travel around savoring traditional dishes with modern flair, perfectly paired with regional Italian vino from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Hawaii. 6pm-9:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa. Visit hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com.

October 27
XTERRA World Championship–Maui world’s premier off-road triathlon, combining a 1.5-kilometer (1-mile) swim that starts at D.T. Fleming Beach in front of the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, a 32-kilometer (20-miles) mountain bike that climbs 3,500 feet up and down the lower slopes of the West Maui Mountains, and a 10.5-kilometer (6.5-miles) trail run that traverses forest trails, and beach sand. At The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. Visit xterraplanet.com.

October 31
Halloween in Lahaina highlights include the 40th Annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Lahaina starting at 4pm. Keiki are invited to come in costume and parade down Front Street to Campbell Park led by the Lahainaluna High School Marching Band. The parade organizes and begins at Front & Papalaua Streets near the Outlets of Maui. Campbell Park will open at noon selling the official Halloween in Lahaina T-shirt. Ono grindz start at 4pm. This Halloween will be a special curated Halloween Arts Event along Front Street with a strong Keiki Focus. Remember to wear your most creative Halloween costume and enter the Annual Adult Costume Contest. Event ends at 10pm. Call 808-667-9175.


November 2019

November 1 & 2
6th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival features over 140 vendors offering hundreds of made in Maui County products all in one location – the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. 1:30-6pm. Festivities include the Opening Ceremony and complimentary pupus at 5 pm. Tickets ($35 per person, children 12 and under are free) will be available via the MACC Box Office. On Saturday the festival will be open from 8am-4:30pm with admission being $5, children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. Complimentary shuttles will be available on Saturday to/from War Memorial Gym and the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Visit madeinmauicountyfestival.com.

November 1-8
Malama Wao Akua 2019 a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe). Artwork will also be selected based upon a number of criteria, including originality of concept, creativity, technique, professionalism, and presentation. 9am-4pm at Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao. Call 808-572-6560.

November 6
Jazz at The Shops 
a special evening of music with Keoki Ruiz. Upper level at the Shops at Wailea. 5:30pm-7pm. Call 808-891-6770.

November 9
Annual Veterans’ Day Lu‘au food, fun and fellowship. Enjoy live music and Hula with Aunty Doll and Ka Pa Hula O Maui, and participate in the Silent Auction and Las Vegas trip raffle. Cash Bar opens at 5pm., dinner is served at 6pm. Traditional Hawaiian Lu‘au Cuisine. 1136 Uluniu Rd, Kihei. Call 215-704-5796.

November 16
Maui Cycle Exploration Ride Ride begins at 9am. Intermedia Ride: 10 mph average speed. 10 miles roundtrip to Honolua General Store and back. Meet in the parking lot in front of Times Supermarket, 3350 Honoapiilani at 8:45am. Estimated ride time: 3 hrs 20 mins. $25. Visit mauibike.org.

November 16
Chinese Heritage Festival sharing Chinese culture through food. The Food Booths offer a variety of taste treats and distinctive cultural dishes available for purchase. There will be a powerpoint presentation in the historic Cookhouse about food, along with an informative display and demo of Chinese herbs. Live Chinese music entertains the attendees, with hands on cultural activities available to engage the keiki (children), as well as adults. 10am-9pm at Wo Hing Museum, 858 Front St, Lahaina. Call 808-661-3262.

November 18
Hui Holidays 2019 showcases “Made on Maui” artwork by local artists in a festive historical setting. 9am-6pm at Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao. Call 808-572-6560.

November 25-December 6 
Hawaii Pro crowns the indisputable world champion along with an event winner at Honolua Bay on Maui, a picture-perfect wave that saw all-time buttery barreling conditions last year. Honolulu Bay. Call 808-651-8248.

November 23
32nd Annual Kula Harvest Festival featuring live entertainment, silent auction, ono food, games, hayrides, Made in Hawaii arts and crafts, country store with local produce and crafts, petting zoo, photo booth, lei making, keiki castles, pie baking contest, market street, and so much more. Free parking and admission. 9am-4pm at Kula Elementary School, 5000 Kula Hwy, Kula. Visit kulaharvestfest.com.

November 25
SUP Film Fest World Tour short films showcase natural beauty, conservation, and the human spirit — all from the perspective of a stand-up paddleboard. Tickets: $20 adults, $12 kids 12 & under. 7pm-10pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

November 25-December 6
Hawaii Pro 
crowns the indisputable world champion along with an event winner at Honolua Bay on Maui, a picture-perfect wave that saw all-time buttery barreling conditions last year. Honolulu Bay. Call 808-651-8248.

November 28
Turkey Trot is a unique race where the winners are the runners who are closest to guessing their time in the 16 mile or 8 mile runs, not who crosses the finish line first. No timing devices are allowed.. no cheating. Start: 8 mile starts at 8am, 16 mile starts at 7am. Course: Starts and finishes at Rice Park in Kula in the parking area off of Lower Kula Rd. Please bring a donation of non-perishable food items for the Maui Food Bank. Visit virr.clubexpress.com.


December 2019

December 1
Maui Choral Arts Association Presents December Joy! brings you old favorites and new exciting holiday choral music. The amazing chorus of nearly 100 singers will help you start your holiday season with song. Tickets: $30/adults, $15/students w/ID & keiki 18 and under. 3pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

December 1-6
Hawaii Pro 
crowns the indisputable world champion along with an event winner at Honolua Bay on Maui, a picture-perfect wave that saw all-time buttery barreling conditions last year. Honolulu Bay. Call 808-651-8248.

December 14
Maui Cycle Exploration Ride meet in the parking lot at Kihei’s Kalama Park (look for MBL sign in the lot close to South Kihei Road). 1945 South Kihei Rd. Arrive by 8:45am. Ride begins at 9am. Potluck after the ride at the Kalama Park Picnic Tables. Beverages provided and Kelli’s homemade chocolate chip cookies but please bring a snack to share. Intermediate and advanced ride, 10 to 12 mph average speed. Please be able to ride at least 10 mph on average. 19 miles total roundtrip, Kalama Beach Park Park to Makena State Park (Little Beach) and back. $25. Visit mauibike.org.

December 15
Maui Pops Holiday Pops Concert the 50 plus member Maui Pops Orchestra invites you to celebrate the holiday season in style. Half of the concert will be purely orchestral renderings of familiar holiday music, while the other will feature three-time Grammy Award nominated pianist David Benoit, who we are delighted to bring back to the Castle Theater stage. Tickets: $60, $50, $35, $22. 3pm-5pm at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

December 30
Bill Maher’s 9th Annual New Years Extravaganza will be joined by special guest comedians, Sarah Silverman and Larry Miller. After sold-out shows for the past eight years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”  8pm-10pm. Tickets: $79.50, $99.50 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.


January 2020

January 26
Maui Pops Broadway Pops Concert
features the vocal talents of Jodi Benson, who received worldwide recognition and critical acclaim as the beloved, original voice of Ariel in the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Little Mermaid.”  3pm-5pm Tickets: $60, $50, $35, $22 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.


February 2020

February 23
Maui Pops Winter Pops Concert
an afternoon of great music as Keola Beamer, Master of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar recently inducted into Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, and one of the premier singer/songwriters in Hawaii, performs with the 50+ member Maui Pops Orchestra. 3pm-5pm Tickets: $60, $50, $35, $22 at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului. Call 808-242-7469.

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