Spring is in the air, and Maui residents and visitors are ready to get out and play! From live concerts and special events to a free National Park visit or cultural experience, this is the season for lively activities on the island. It’s also value season, with great prices on beach condos.
Photos with the Easter Bunny!
The whole ohana is invited to Center Court at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center to take photos with the Easter Bunny. The photo area will be open during Center hours: Monday-Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm, Friday-Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Artist2Artist with Henry Kapono
Hawaiian Legends Hana Hou: Grammy nominated artist Henry Kapono is back to share the stage with The Makaha Sons— a celebrated Hawaiian music group that once included Israel Kamakawiwoʻole. Henry will “jam” and “talk story” one-on-one with each artist, giving the audience insight to the spirit and aspirations of the people behind the music. MACC, 7:30 p.m.
America was propelled to stardom following the release of their debut single, “A Horse With No Name” in 1971. The following year, their subsequent album earned the group a Grammy award for Best New Artist. Over fifty years later, frontmen Dewey Bunnel and Gerry Beckley are ready to share their lyrical jazz-pop sounds at the MACC. 7:30 p.m.
National Park Week
National Park entrance fees will be waived nationwide on April 22 to celebrate the start of National Park Week. There’s never been a better time to visit Haleakala’s moon-like crater or the rain forest jungle on the Pipiwai Trail.
Sunflower Farm Music Fest
In it’s second year, this benefit farm tour and festival event is filled with top notch entertainment in a blooming field of sunflowers at Kelly and Bob Kings’ family farm (owners of Pacific Biodiesel) in Maui’s Central Valley on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22, 2023 – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is presented in partnership with Mana‘o Radio 91.7FM KMNO. Tickets are $100 and must be purchased online in advance at www.Biodiesel.com or www.ManaoRadio.com. Funds raised will support the nonprofit Hawaiʻi Good Food Alliance for its Hawaiʻi Food Hub Hui, a collaboration of 14 food hubs across five Hawaiian islands that provides support to small- and medium- sized local farms by working to aggregate, store, process and distribute locally grown, culturally preferred foods to Hawaiʻi’s residents. The event will also raise funds for nonprofit Manaʻo Radio.
Lahaina Banyan Tree Birthday Party
Join Lahaina Restoration Foundation in celebrating the Lahaina Banyan Tree’s 150th birthday! Planted on April 24, 1873, the tree has grown to be the largest banyan in the United States and an iconic Lahaina landmark. Stop by Banyan Tree Park and Old Lahaina Courthouse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for keiki activities and historical exhibits. Birthday cake will be served at 1 p.m.
Hundreds of runners are set to take to Maui’s roads on April 23 for the aui Marathon. One of the most widely-known races in Hawaii, the marathon route takes runners from Pu‘unene to Ka‘anapali. This Boston Qualifier event is now in its 53rd year, making it the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River. The event also includes a half marathon, marathon relay, 10k, and 5k.
Comedy! Andy Bumatai
In Denial Tour 2023: Three Hawaii comedic geniuses band together for a night of island-style laughs. Andy Bumatai, Frank DeLima, and Augie T are the heart and soul of Hawaii comedy. Don’t miss this uproarious trio at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. 7:00 p.m.
Come stretch and try out some cat poses! Practice your yoga breathing and learn to stay in position while a cat tail wraps around your ankle. Let the cats come to you, and enhance your yoga consciousness with furry healing for the mind and body. Held at the Cat Cafe inside Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, Kahului. Mondays at 6pm. $20.
Hula Lesson by the Beach
Whaler’s Village invites you to learn hula and the importance of preserving Hawaiian culture, language, history and stories through this sacred dance. Weekly 11am to 12 noon.
Tuesday Trivia at Mahalo Aleworks
Head to Upcountry’s only brewery to test your trivia skills. Be sure to make it by 5:45 pm to register, trivia kicks off at 6 pm. Teams can be no larger than four. The winning team is awarded a $50 brewery gift card!
Coconut Husking at The Shops
From 2:30 to 3:30 pm weekly, the Shops of Wailea will be hosting demonstrations of the traditional and modern methods of husking a coconut. Learn how the Hawaiians would use every part of the coconut from food to crafting eating utensils, jewelry as well as furniture.
Lei Po’o Making
The Shops of Wailea invites guests to learn how to weave ti leaf leis using ferns and flowers. Lei Po’o can be worn on the head and was typically used as a gift on special occasions by Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty). This event is open to both keiki and adults and runs from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.
Slack Key Guitar Show
The Masters of Hawaiian Music Slack Key Show is open for live shows once again. The Slack Key Show ohana will perform each week at 6:30 pm at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Tickets are required for entry. This show is also streamed online.
Coconut Frond Weaving at the Shops
The Shops of Wailea invites guests to try their hand at the highly developed Hawaiian skill of weaving. Coconut frond weaving was used to make baskets, mats, and even toys. This event runs weekly from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Thursday Night Jams
Come hang at the Plate Lunch Marketplace (you know, the food truck lot across from Costco Gas) and enjoy live music every Thursday night from 6-8 p.m. Don’t forget to pick up some ono grinds from Thai Me Up or a smash burger from Haven’s!
Papa Hula at the Shops
Hosted at the Shops of Wailea, Papa Hula is a celebration of the Hawaiian way of life. Enjoy a complimentary dance lesson, complete with costumes and accessories, and the dance movements and their meanings. This interactive performance runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Talk Story with Uncle Ron while learning to weave coconut fronds
Learn palm weaving at the Wildlife Discovery Center at Whaler’s Village in Kaanapali. For millennia Hawaiians have elevated coconut weaving to a fine art. Discover the basics of palm weaving and its many uses while talking story with our beloved Uncle Ron. Noon to 1pm Fridays.
Upcountry Farmers Market
Shop some of the best local souvenirs on the island, indulge in delicious food, and support local farmers at one of Maui’s biggest weekly events. Don’t forget to set your morning alarm, as this market favors the early shopper. The Upcountry Farmers Market runs from 7:00 to 11:00 am every Saturday at the Kulamalu Town Center in Pukalani.
Maui Swap Meet
Running since 1981, the Maui Swap Meet in Kahului behind Maui College is da bomb! Find everything here from fresh produce to gifts made on Maui.
Maui Gift and Craft Fair
Stop by the Lahaina Gateway Center and browse West Maui’s largest gift and craft fair. This weekly event hosts over 50 vendors, showcasing jewelry, photography, art, crafts, keiki activities, and more. Maui Gift and Craft Fair runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every Sunday.
Maui Sunday Market
Featuring some of Maui’s most renowned food trucks, local vendors, and quality entertainment, the Maui Sunday Market is one of the island’s most popular weekly events. Centrally located at the Kahului Shopping Center, the Maui Sunday Market draws locals and visitors from all corners of the island. The event runs every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Island Art Party Maui Events
Island Art Party is back in action! Maui’s most fun, family-friendly art class is once again accepting bookings. Sundays are reserved for Family Class, where ages 8 and up are welcome. From mermaid to sunset scenes and more, select the masterpiece you want to create and bring home your own artwork!
Spring is also considered low season on Maui, so check destinationmauivacations.com for a beautiful condo on the beach. Then, have fun whatever you do this spring on Maui!