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Events

Events & Things to Do in Maui

While staying in our Maui beachfront condo rentals, fill your vacation with relaxing days on our private Kahana Bay beach, or venture out and enjoy all kinds of different Maui events and activities—several of which are located very close to Kahana Sunset in Lahaina! Whatever way you choose to spend your days, our Lahaina condo rentals are the perfect home base for your Hawaiian getaway.

2015 Maui O-bon Festival

June 6-August 29, 2015
Mantokuji Soto Mission of Paia

O-bon is a Buddhist tradition that's been held for centuries. It's both a time to pay respects to the deceased and celebrate the return of ancestors to our world with dancing and lantern ceremonies. O-bon events are held at various missions across Lahaina and Maui from June through August.

Talk Story on the Land

July 11, 2015
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Take a free guided tour of Maui's Costal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge in Waihee.

Na Hoku Hou! Award-Winners Concert

July 11, 2015
Yokouchi Pavilion, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents a concert with the winners of this year's Na Hoku Hanohano Awards at the gorgeous Yokouchi Pavilion. The award itself was presented by the Hawaii Association of Recording Arts at the end of May.

23rd Annual Arthur T. Ueoka Golf Tournament

July 18, 2015
King Kamehameha Golf Club, Wailuku

Proceeds from this tournament at Maui's only private 18-hole course support law students with connections to Maui.

Iao Valley 10K

July 18, 2015
Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot, Vineyard Street

The course of this 10K run crosses into the scenic Iao Valley State Park before following a long, downhill route into Wailuku.

MayJah RayJay 2015 Music Festival

July 24-25, 2015
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

Common Kings from California and Tarrus Riley of Jamaica are headlining this year's MayJah RayJah festival, one of Hawaii's most popular music events. Enjoy "sweet island reggae" from over ten bands in two days!

2015 CASI Hawaii State Chili Championship

August 2, 2015
Ulupalauka Ranch, Kula

Find your favorite Maui chili and see if the judges agree at the 3rd Hawaii State Chili Championship. The top three winners will go on to compete at the Terlingua International Chili Championship!

Maui Comedy Festival presents Patton Oswalt

August 6th, 2015
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

The Maui Comedy Festival's "Summer Series of Comedy in the Summer" presents a night with the Grammy-nominated Patton Oswalt, making his debut appearance in Maui.

Maui Open Golf Tournament

August 8-9, 2015
The Dunes at Maui Lani, Kahului

Amateurs and pros alike will face off over 36 holes in the Maui Open, a golf tournament at The Dunes at Maui Lanai. The Dunes course well known for terrain and designs reminiscent of the original Scottish links where the game first originated. Up to 126 players with a max handicap of 15.4 can enter.

XTERRA Adventure Fest

August 22, 2015
Fleming Beach, Lahaina

This triathlon practically starts in our backyard and features a half-mile swim, 10 miles of mountain biking and a 5k run. Runners can also sign up for an individual 2, 5 or 10k runs beforehand. Top finishers receive qualifying spots for the XTERRA World Championship Race!

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival

September 4-6, 2015
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali

This collection of food-themed events surpasses the ordinary festival format with curated caviar and champagne pairings, a golf tournament featuring celebrity chef players on a course laden with gourmet servings and a six-course tribute to Shep Gordon, subject of the recent documentary Supermensch.

Richard Hoopii Leo Kiekie Falsetto Competition

September 5, 2015
Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, Kihei

The best falsetto voices from Maui and beyond perform and compete in this traditional Hawaiian art form.

Ku Mai Ka Hula

September 10-12, 2015
Castle Theater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

Hula teams and solo performers from Japan, Hawaii and elsewhere in the U.S. will perform at the 10th annual iteration of this hula competition. A presentation on "The Life and Music of John Kamealoha Almeida" to enrich understanding will be given a day before the main event begins.

The BMW Ultimate Golf Challenge

September 10-12, 2015
Ka'anapali Golf Courses

PGA professionals and other hopefuls will be at one of the best golf courses in Maui this weekend to compete for a shot at the BMW U.S. Finals. Evening functions will also be held before and after the tournament on Thursday and Saturday evening!

45th Annual Maui Marathon

September 20, 2015
Queen Ka'ahumanu Center

Maui's longest-running marathon begins in Kahului and passes through Lahaina on the way to a finish in Kaanapali--more than halfway around all of West Maui! The challenge of this 26.2 mile race is matched by the beautiful scenery its participants can enjoy while traveling along the coast. A half-marathon, 5k, 10k and other running challenges will also be held in conjunction with this event!

Maui Comedy Festival presents Sinbad

September 24th, 2015
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

The Maui Comedy Festival's "Summer Series of Comedy in the Summer" presents a night with Sinbad, who has been ranked one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time by Comedy Central.

Maui Fair

September 24-27, 2015
War Memorial Complex, Wailuku

Now in its 92nd year, Maui Fair brings a collection of family-friendly activities and events together in a safe alcohol and smoke-free environment. From traditional fair rides and games to a run around the War Memorial Stadium to special Hawaiian arts and crafts, the Maui Fair has something for everyone in your group.

Chinese Moon Festival

September 25-26, 2015
Wo Hing Museum, Lahaina

Enjoy tea and moon cakes while hearing an erhu performance and watching—or taking part in—fan and community lantern dances. With different craft activities and a talk on the significance of moon festivals in China, this fun and educational event is perfect for the whole family.

Emma Farden-Sharp Hula Festival

September 27, 2015
Lahaina Banyan Tree

The legacy of Sharpe's influence on hula music and dance is felt and celebrated at this collection of exhibits, workshops and performances held under the Banyan Tree. Tap into the Hawaiian spirit, soak up the culture on display and even participate in traditional art-making activities you can take home!

Paddle for Life - Voyage to Lanai

October 10-11, 2015
Lahaina

Courage, strength, perseverance--these are the traits the Pacific Cancer Foundation calls upon, both in their work and their annual Paddle for Life. Join or gather a crew to make the voyage from Lahaina to Lanai in the 7th year of this fundraiser, which ends with a beach barbeque and other Hawaiian cultural offerings!

10th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival

October 11, 2015
A&B Amphitheater, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

Dive into the sounds of the ukulele at a a festival dedicated solely to this classic Hawaiian instrument, M.C.'d by the teacher Roy Sakuma. Delicious island foods and displays of Hawaiian arts and crafts will also be on display and available to purchase!

Lahaina Plantation Days

October 16-17, 2015
Lahaina Restoration Foundation

Revisit Lahaina's plantation era through food, music, historical exhibits and talks with members of the old generation. This year's theme will put a spotlight on multi-cultural foods: some of Maui's best restaurants and chefs will be participating alongside displays of antique cooking items.

Halloween in Lahaina

October 31, 2015
Front Street, Lahaina

Join a parade of ghosts and ghouls at Lahaina's annual Halloween party, always a fun and family-friendly event worth attending. Live music and other activities make the occasion even more special!

Made in Maui County Festival

November 7, 2015
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului

Sample hundreds of vendors based exclusively in Maui at the Made in Maui County Festival, which will feature everything from food to art, fashion, gifts and more! Cooking demonstrations, prize drawings and a fashion show will also be taking place. The first 2,000 attendees receive a complimentary tote bag.

Sun Yat-Sen Festival

November 13-14, 2015

This Festival honors the memory of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the “Father of Modern China”, with a lei ceremony, martial arts demonstrations and displays about his life. It all takes place at the Wo Hing Museum with a lecture in the Cookhouse Theater—admission is free.

Wailea Wines

November 14, 2015
Wailea Resort, Kihei

A variety of wines meet their ideal food pairings for a delicious evening near the shores of Wailea Beach. Proceeds from tickets and a silent auction help support community arts education!

7th Annual Hana Limu Festival

November 21, 2015
Hana Bay

"Limu" means Hawaiian seaweed, an important ingredient to the island's culture and ecology that is celebrated each year at the Hana Limu Festival! Children's activities, food, live music a silent auction and plenty of limu complete the occasion! This will be taking place from 10am to 4pm at Hana Bay, on the other side of Maui.

Maui Jim Maui Invitational

November 23-25, 2015
Lahaina Civic Center

Catch the final rounds of the nation's top early-season basketball tournament at the Lahaina Civic Center. Inspiration for the tournament first occurred when a Hawaiian team beat one from Virginia, the nation's best-ranked, in 1982. The Invitational was founded two years later. Since then, the number of competing teams has risen from four to twelve, promising an even better-matched championship game to finish!

Pint Night for the Birds

November 27, 2015
Maui Brewing Company, Lahaina

On November 27, half of the profits from locally-brewed house beers sold between 6 and 10pm go to support the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. It's a night out and a good cause all in one, and it takes place at the Maui Brewing Company right here in Lahaina!

Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree

December 6-7, 2015
Banyan Tree Park

Join in Lahaina's favorite Christmas tradition and deliver your wishes to Santa Claus at the Banyan Tree holiday lighting ceremony. Music, art and other entertainments make this an event your whole family can enjoy!

Art Affair 2016

February 27, 2016
Hui No`eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

With their annual Art Affair, one of Maui's top art centers holds a party featuring a gourmet dinner, open bar and silent auction, plus live music and dancing! It's an excellent chance to make new connections with art and people.

Maui 5K

March 20, 2016
Ma'alea Harbor Shops, Wailuku

Take on a healthy challenge during your next Maui vacation and benefit a local cause at this timed Maui 5K (about 3.1 miles). An untimed, mile-long run/walk will also take place!

28th Annual Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament

April 9, 2016
The Dunes at Maui Lanai, Kahului

The Dunes at Maui Lani host this year's Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament, which also doubles as a fundraiser for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.

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