Special
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
(Makawao)
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.

   
   

MAUI ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE - NOVEMBER 2011
Resort Venues

 



SOUTH MAUI

FOUR SEASONS RESORT WAILEA
3900 Wailea Alanui, Wailea. 874-8000. Ferraro's Bar & Ristorante
: Italian instrumental music nightly 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Lobby Lounge: Hawaiian entertainment can be enjoyed nightly from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Live music featuring Maui's premier musicians is played from 8 to 10:30 p.m. (Sundays- Contemporary Hawaiian Music; Mondays and Thursdays - Contemporary; Tuesdays and Fridays - Classical Jazz and Brazilian Favorites; Wednesdays - Classic Rock and R&B; Saturday - Contemporary). A hula dancer performs in the lobby nightly 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with classic Hawaiian music. Maui Artist Program: Every day from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. eight invited artists display their work and are often seen working in the ground floor atrium. Sunset torch lighting ceremony nightly.

GRAND WAILEA RESORT HOTEL & SPA
3850 Wailea Alanui, Wailea. 875-1234.
Enjoy cocktails and pupus amidst the hotel's prized collection of sculpted art at the Botero Bar featuring live Hawaiian music from 5:00 - 9:30 p.m. daily. Humuhumunukunukuapua'a: Conch shell blowing & torch lighting ceremony starting at 5 p.m. Pau Hana Happy Hour: 50 % off - On the Rocks Well Drinks, House Wine by the Glass and Domestic Beers at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a and Botero Bar. Grand Dining Room Maui: Artists in Residence: Every Tuesday and Fridays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., browse through a display of sculptures, paintings and photographs from local artists. and photographs from local artists.

MAKENA BEACH AND GOLF RESORT
5400 Makena Alanui, Wailea. 874-1111.
Enjoy a Keiki Hula Show and Live Contemporary Hawaiian music at Maui's Best Sunday Brunch Buffet with complimentary sparkling wine and mimosas. Also visit with local crafters who display their work on the ground floor of the Atrium Garden.

THE FAIRMONT KEA LANI MAUI
4100 Wailea Alanui, Wailea. 875-4100.
Sunset torch lighting every evening. Lobby Bar: Enjoy music from the islands 7 - 9 p.m. nightly. Hotel guests and outside visitors may sign up for the free Hawaiian Cultural Canoe Experience, featuring chants, Hawaiian history and an hour long canoe paddling expedition. Offered Monday thru Friday mornings. Must be at least 10 years old. Space is limited; call the concierge desk to reserve.

WAILEA MARRIOTT RESORT
3700 Wailea Alanui, Wailea. 879- 1922.
Lu'au on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Call for reservations.


EAST MAUI

HOTEL HANA-MAUI
Hana. 248-8211.
Paniolo Lounge: Enjoy Hana's finest musicians singing the best in traditional and contemporary Hawaiian music Monday and Thursday nights from 6:30 - 8:30p.m.


WEST MAUI

HYATT REGENCY MAUI
200 Nohea Kai Drive, Ka'anapali. 661-1234. Drums of the Pacific lu'au
5 p.m. nightly, except Sundays, on Ka'anapali Beach. For reservations call (808) 667-4727.

KA'ANAPALI BEACH CLUB
104 Ka'anapali Shores, Lahaina. 661- 2000. Ohana Bar
: Live Hawaiian music Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Thursday from 4:00 - 6 p.m. Nightly sunset torch lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

KA'ANAPALI BEACH HOTEL
2525 Ka'anapali Parkway, Ka'anapali. 661-0011. Kupanaha
: Maui Magic for All Ages hosts a magic/dinner show with Jody and Kathleen Baran and daughters, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations absolutely required. (808) 667-0128. Kama'aina rates available. Hula show nightly 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with dance and music by various local bands. Champagne brunch on Sundays 9 a.m -1:00 p.m. Halau Friday, featuring local Maui Hula Halau performing on stage, 6-9 p.m. Free.

NAPILI KAI BEACH RESOR
5900 Honoapiilani Highway, Napili. 669-6271.
Napili Kai Foundation keiki hula show 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Complimentary water and punch. Flower leis and Hawaiian crafts are available. There is a tax deductible entry fee for the performance of $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 6-12, 5 & under free. Call 669-6271 for reservations. Tickets available at the front desk or at the door. Whale Watchers Bar: Hawaiian entertainment nightly from 7-9 p.m. Aloha Pavillion: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar concert series on Wednesdays. Tickets: $39.99; seating is limited. Shows at 7:30 p.m. For tickets call (888) 669- 3858. Each show is hosted by George Kahumoku, Jr., in true "talk-story" style. Refer to the Calendar of Events (pg. TV6) for each month's scheduled performances.

ROYAL LAHAINA RESORT
2780 Kekaa Drive, Ka'anapali. 661-3611.
The Royal Lahaina Lu'au is an unforgettable cultural celebration of the food, music, dance and traditional festivities of the Hawaiian and Polynesian people. Call for prices, dates and times. Sunset torch lighting ceremony and live Hawaiian music each evening in the Royal Ocean Terrace Lounge. Ask about free kids program.

SHERATON MAUI HOTEL
2605 Ka'anapali Parkway, Ka'anapali. 661-0031. Ka'anapali Sunset Luau at Black Rock
by Tihati Productions: Prepare to feast and be entertained by the best in Hawaiian and Polynesian song and dance including a spectacular fire knife dance. Enjoy Hawaiian arts and crafts and experience an authentic Hawaiian imu ceremony and pareo fashion show. The lu'au is offered Mondays and Wednesdays (Fridays during summer months) from 6 to 9 p.m. For reservations call 877-HULA. The Cliff Dive Bar: At 6:30 each evening enjoy watching the ancient Hawaiian tradition of a cliff diving ceremony at legendary Black Rock (Pu'u Keka'a), followed by relaxing Hawaiian and contemporary entertainment.