Island Events

Island Events • July 4, 2019

THURSDAY, JULY 4 LAHAINA ROCKS ISLE WITH FREE MUSIC, FIREWORKS Celebrate Independence Day by attending Concert in the Park with free music featuring the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, vocalist Sheryl Renee and the Maui Community Band beginning at 5 p.m. on the Lahaina Public Library lawn. ...

Must Go: 54th Annual Makawao Rodeo Parade

MOSEY ON UP TO MAKAWAO FOR MUCH-LOVED ANNUAL RODEO PARADE. Always a family favorite, the annual Makawao Rodeo Parade is an anticipated Upcountry event in connection with July 4th and the Makawao Rodeo. Fun activities for all ages include face painting, rummage sale and the Stick Horse Race ...

Island Events • June 27, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 BREAKOUT ART EXHIBIT AND AUCTION FUNDRAISER Emerging new artists of Maui including Dina Cline, Kristen Chiara-Gann, Marisela Bracho, Megan Frame, Kirk Boes, Jim Knoeppel and Robert Gann are on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday. A reception and silent ...

E Kaulele A‘e – A Ho‘ike • Fifth Anniversary

CELEBRATE HAWAIIAN MUSIC, CULTURE AND HULA Celebrate Halau Kamaluokaleihulu’s fifth anniversary, under the direction of Kumu Hula Kahulu Maluo, and share a wonderful evening of fellowship, beautiful hula and the best of Hawaii’s music. The halau shares the stage with the beautiful voice of ...

Island Events • June 20, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 CAT-AND-MOUSE CAPER ‘SLEUTH’ FINAL WEEKEND ProArts Playhouse wraps up its mystery “Sleuth” with performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center Makai in Kihei. Tickets are $26. For more information ...

Must See: Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival

FREE CONCERT CELEBRATES THE MAGIC OF SLACK KEY GUITAR MUSIC. The 28th annual Ki Ho‘alu Guitar Festival promises to lift spirits and foster a renewed appreciation for Hawaiian slack key guitar beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday (gates open at 12:30 p.m.) in the MACC’s A&B Amphitheater ...

Island Events • June 13, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 CAT-AND-MOUSE CAPER ‘SLEUTH’ ENTICES IN KIHEI ProArts Playhouse continues with its mystery “Sleuth” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The whodunit continues through June 23 at ProArts Playhouse in Azeka Shopping Center Makai in Kihei. Tickets ...

Must See: Maui Film Festival

LIFE-AFFIRMING FILMS HIT INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SCREENS THIS WEEK. From enigmatic spiritual journeys, such as “Becoming Nobody” about legendary teacher Ram Dass (screening Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater) to the raw talent and tenacity exhibited by Irish actress and musician ...

Island Events • June 6, 2019

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 DELTA BLUES ALIVE AND WELL AT MACC’S McCOY Presented by Blues Bear Hawaii, Chris Thomas King — on tour behind his “Hotel Voodoo” release — shares his undisputed mastery of contemporary and traditional Delta blues at 7:30 p.m. at McCoy Studio Theater at Maui Arts ...

Must Go: Kapalua Wine & Food Festival

OENOPHILES AND FOODIES FLOCK TO KAPALUA FOR ANNUAL WINE FEST The nation’s longest-running event of its kind, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival celebrates the latest and most interesting viticulture and culinary trends with four days of sampling, sipping and savoring the finest wines and ...

Island Events • May 30, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 30 ‘JUNGLE BOOK’ BALLET IS NEW LOOK AT OLD CLASSIC Enjoy a fresh interpretation of the Rudyard Kipling classic as Alexander Academy Performing Company presents “The Jungle Book” ballet at 6 p.m. tonight, 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the ...

Must Go: Maui AgFest & 4-H Lifestock Fair

ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATES LOCAL FARMING AND SUSTAINABILITY. Touting a revised name and new location, Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair takes place from 8 to 5 p.m. at War Memorial Complex in Wailuku. Enjoy the added Maui 4-H Youth Livestock Show & Auction, plus fest mainstays such as ...

Island Events • May 23, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 24 BARRIO FIESTA TURNS 50 WITH THREE-DAY PARTY Barrio Fiesta, a longtime Filipino cultural festival and Maui event staple, celebrates its 50th anniversary with three days of great food, entertainment featuring the comedian HappySlip and others, contests including Miss Barrio ...

Must Go: Maui Matsuri

CELEBRATE JAPANESE CULTURE AND MORE AT ANNUAL MAUI MATSURI. Don’t miss the only Japanese festival on Maui with two days of immersive cultural experiences through dance, music, contests, food and more. Maui Matsuri International Culture Night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday featuring a ...

Island Events • May 16, 2019

THURSDAY, MAY 16 ERNEST PUA‘A PERFORMS LIVE AT PICNIC FOR POKI Roselani Place and Ola Na Mele Productions foster the aloha spirit with a Hawaiian music concert featuring “Da Barefoot Warrior” Ernest Pua‘a at 11 a.m. at the Historic Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku (103 S. High St.). ...

Must Go: Maui Brewers Festival

ANNUAL MACC FUNDRAISER REGARDED AS ONE OF MAUI’S TOP FESTIVALS Showcasing more than 90 craft brews from more than 40 participating breweries — including 14 from Hawaii — the Maui Brewers Festival from 3:30 to 7 p.m. (2 p.m. for special VIP event) at the MACC is a must for aficionados of ...

Island Events • May 9, 2019

FRIDAY, MAY 10 HAWAII’S MUSIC, CULTURE CELEBRATED IN LAHAINA “Mele Mei Lahaina” is the theme of this month’s Lahaina Second Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. on Front Street, featuring vendor booths, arts and crafts, keiki activities, Lahaina merchants, entertainment by Maui Jam, Napua, Marvin ...

Must Go: Seabury Hall Craft Fair

ANNUAL SPRING RITE FEATURES LOCAL ARTISANS, ONO FOOD AND LIVE MUSIC. Each May, the Seabury Hall Craft Fair attracts thousands to the Olinda Road campus in Makawao for a full day of shopping, perusing, eating, mulling, chatting and dancing to live music. With more than 100 artisans and ...

Island Events • May 2, 2019

THURSDAY, MAY 2 MICHAEL FRANTI BRINGS MUSIC BUILT FOR CHANGE Musician, singer-songwriter, filmmaker and humanitarian Michael Franti — a pioneering force in the music industry — takes the stage with his band, Spearhead, at 7:30 p.m. in Castle Theater at Maui Arts & Cultural Center ...

Must See: Cazimero Lei Day Concert

CELEBRATE LEI DAY WITH MUSIC, DANCE AND KUMU HULA ROBERT CAZIMERO 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 ...