Hawaiian Days

In addition to the federal and religious holidays that would be celebrated throughout  the United States, Hawaii has quite a few additional holidays and fun events:

Whale Watching Season Late November through April

Prince Kuhio Day
March 25*

Maui Taro Festival
(Hana) Last weekend of March

The Ulupalakua Thing
(Tedeschi Winery)
First week of April

Upcountry Fair
First week of June

King Kamehameha Day
June 11*

Makawao Rodeo & Fourth of July Parade
O-bon Dances
(Jodo Missions)
July thru August

Hawaii Admission Day
3rd Friday in August*

Maui Onion Festival (Whalers Village)
First week of August

Maui Writers Conference
Last week of August

Taste of Lahaina
Second weekend of September

Maui County Fair Last weekend in September

Aloha Festivals
Mid-October (2 weeks)

Halloween in Lahaina
October 31

First Night (New Years Eve) December 31

*State & County offices, banks, and schools are closed.



Resort Entertainment



All Saint's Day & electric light bulb patented by Thomas Edison (1879), November 1; Daniel Boone's birthday (1734), November 2; Birthday of John Montague, the creator of the sandwich, November 3; First Wagon Train Reached California, November 4; Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 6; U.S.A. Election Day = the first Tuesday after the first Monday & X-ray was discovered (1895), November 8; Sesame Street Debuted (1969), & U.S. Marine Corps established (1775) November 10; Veteran's Day, November 11; Fantasia Released By Walt Disney (1940) November 13; Prince Charles' Birthday (born 1948), November 14; Mickey Mouse's Birthday (1928) & William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head (1315), November 18; Gettysburg Address Delivered by President Lincoln (1863), November 19th; Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., November 24th; John F. Kennedy Jr.'s Birthday (1960) & Woody Woodpecker's Birthday - created by Walter Lantz (1940), November 25th; Charles Schulz's Birthday (1922), November 26th; Mark Twain's (born Samuel Clemens) birthday (1835), November 28th; King Tut's Tomb Opened (1922), November 29.

One Cameron Way - Kahului, Hawaii 96732
Box Office: 242-SHOW (7469)
For all shows at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, light dinners, desserts and beverages are offered for purchase by some of Maui's finest caterers at the Candlelight Cafe in the Founders Courtyard and allow for an enchanting evening beginning two hours prior to the start of the shows. mauiarts.org


Ongoing, Daily
Free Onsite Coral Reef Naturalist Program.
Learn the names of fish you've seen while snorkeling and how to protect Maui's coral reefs at Pacific Whale Foundation's free Coral Reef Information Station. 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Wailea's Ulua Beach. For information call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.

Every Wednesday
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert.
Host and slack key guitar master George Kahumoku, Jr. is joined by renowned slack key masters who are true ambassadors of their music, their culture and their land for an evening of traditional Hawaiian songs and authentic "talk-story". November 2 - Liko Martin; November 9 - Ledward Ka'apana; November 16 - Ken Emerson; November 23 - Keoki Kahumoku; November 30 - Kimo West. Tickets: $39.99, seating is limited. Pavilion at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, Napili. 7:30 p.m. showtime. For information call (888) 669-3858.

Every Saturday
Maui Swap Meet.
Maui's largest flea market is a great place to shop for unique, home-made, handcrafted, quality products at reasonable prices. University of Hawaii - Maui College, 310 Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului. 7:00 a.m. to 1:00. Cost is 50 cents; free after 12:30 p.m.



Wednesday, November 2
Jake by Moonlight.
In the hands of Jake Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold musical force. Jake and his "uke" appear to effortlessly mix jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian and folk music, creating a sound that's both technically masterful and emotionally powerful, not to mention utterly unique in the music world. Join Jake for a highly entertaining concert in the moonlit shimmer of Yokouchi Pavilion. Maui Arts & Cultural Center. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Friday, November 4
Wailuku Town's First Friday Celebration.
Market Street, Wailuku. Enjoy Wailuku Town's monthly Street Fest, featuring live entertainment, food, music and shopping in Wailuku's historic town. Free admission. For information call (808) 871-5500.

Friday, November 4
Brian McKnight.
Singer-songwriter and popular recording artist, Brian McKnight, is also a multiinstrumentalist who plays piano, guitar, bass, drums, trombone, flugelhorn and trumpet, to name a few. He has toured successfully for over a decade and has collaborated with performers across genres, including Quincy Jones, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Rascal Flatts and Kenny G. This year, he released his 14th album, Just Me. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Sunday, November 6
Kainani Kahaunaele.
Multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner Kainani Kahaunaele is one of the most notable talents of her generation. She was raised by her grandparents in a rural community on Kaua'i surrounded by four generations of musical talent. Her love for Hawaiian music was infused at an early age, playing 'ukulele and harmonizing with the Kahaunaele, Panui and Kaluahine families. In 2011, Kainani won the Hawaiian Language Performance award and Haku Mele composer award for songs on her second album, 'Ohai Ula. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater. 5:00 p.m. For t ickets and informat ion cal l (808) 242-7469 or v i s i t www.mauiar ts.org.

Thursday, November 10
Hawaiiana Music Series.
Enjoy the sounds of Hawaii at the Baldwin Home Museum, corner of Dickenson & Front St. in Lahaina. Many of Hawaii's favorite entertainers will be performing. Bring your lunch, mats, chairs, family and friends. This event is FREE! Baldwin House Museum, 120 Dickenson St., Lahaina. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information call Lahaina Restoration Foundation at (808) 661-3262 or visit www.lahainarestoration.org.

Friday, November 18
Wailea Food & Wine Celebration
(Liula I Wailea). Join the arts community and honorary chairs Jack and Carolyn Schaefer Gray at the Hui's 5th annual benefit in support of community arts education. Held in Hotel Wailea's elegant Anuhea Room overlooking the koi pond and beautiful hotel grounds, sample exceptional wines provided by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants and taste the best in Maui cuisine from the finest local restaurants and chefs. Hotel Wailea, Anuhea Room, Maui Hotel, 555 Kaukahi St,Wailea. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For information call Rachel Edelman at (808) 572-6560 or visit www.hotelwailea.com.

Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19
Solo Sessions: Keali'i Reichel.
See a new side of Keali'i Reichel, Hawai'i's awardwinning kumu hula, chanter and world-renowned recording artist, in the intimate setting of McCoy Studio as he shares his chants, songs and stories. Audience interaction and impromptu mele have become a signature of this popular series. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater. 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Saturday, November 19
24th Annual Kula School Harvest Festival.
Join the Kula School community for a day of great food, entertainment and fun for the entire family. Enjoy farm fresh flowers and produce from the country store, delicious food from local restaurants, huge silent auction, crafters row, and games and activities for the kids. Free admission. Kula School, 5000 Kula Hwy, Kula. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For information call Lisa Judge at (808) 283-9280 or visit www.kulapta.org.

Saturday, November 19
2nd Annual Maui Go Red for Women Luncheon & Health Expo.
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's solution to save women's lives. Enjoy a Health Expo in the morning with cooking & styling demonstrations, interactive wellness exhibits and silent auction shopping! First 100 guests to arrive receive a VIP Swag Bag! Then sit down to a healthy sustainable lunch and hear passionate survivor stories as they walk down the runway wearing the latest fashions from Macy's! Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, 4100 Wailea Alanui Dr, Wailea. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For information call Kauwela Bisquera at (808) 244-7185 or visit www.mauigoredluncheon.org.

Friday, November 2
Comedy Central TV star Gabriel Iglesias
has been described as unbelievably witty, electrifying and a talented performer who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience in every performance. His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal issues to life. Gabriel's clean and animated comedy style has earned him national crossover appeal, making him popular among fans of all ages. Enjoy a night of guaranteed laughter from the comic who has won Comedy Central's "Favorite Comic" and "Special of the Year" honors. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater, 7:00 p.m. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org.

Please note: All events are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm dates and times.



Aloha Friday at Maui Hotels
Local artisans display, demonstrate and sell their creations every Friday

Whalers Village, Kaanapali
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7pm-8pm

Lahaina Cannery Mall, Lahaina
Tues. and Thurs. evenings at 7pm. Sat. and Sun. afternoon at 1:00 pm

Kapalua Shops - Thursday at 10am-11am

Lahaina Center - Every Wed. & Fri. at 2pm. Also every Friday at 6pm


Maui Raceway -
Valley Isle Timing Association. 1 weekend each month.

From world-class marathon to fun runs for all ages
Valley Isle Road Runners

Na Kupuna O Maui He U‘i Cultural Arts Festivals
Banyan Tree, Lahaina (808) 667-9194 - 1st and 3rd weekend of every month.  Hawaiian artists sell and share cultural arts and crafts under the Banyan Tree in Lahaina.
Banyan Tree Craft Fair
Banyan Tree, Lahaina (808) 661-0111
2nd and 4th weekend of every month. Lahaina Art Society Artists Exhibit and sale; oils, sculptures, jewelry, carvings and more under the Banyan Tree.
Sand Sculptures with Billy Lee - Whalers Village, Kaanapali. Daily.
Kea Lani Food & Wine Masters
Kea Lani Hotel, Suites & Villas, Wailea (800) 659-4100
Renowned Chef demonstrations, signature dinners and wine pairings and tastings.
Tour Maui Arts & Cultural Center
(808) 242-2787 Ext. 228 - Reservations required.
Maui Film Festival - Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Every Wednesday  4:30 pm & 7:30 pm. Outstanding contemporary films.
Sea Talk - Maui Ocean Center, Maala'ea
Lectures which focus on Hawaii s fascinating marine life.  Presented by Maui Ocean Center staff members, as well as marine experts in the community . Last Wednesday of the month, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Maui Ocean Center.

Maui Swap Meet
Kahului, MCC campus on Beach Road
Every Saturday, 7 am - 1 pm
Kaahumanu Shopping Center - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Kahului Shopping Center - Wednesday, 7 am - noon
Honokowai - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 7 am - 11 am