Dive into the Best of Maui
Maui offers a plethora of exciting events that cater to diverse interests and passions. From vibrant cultural festivals celebrating the island’s rich heritage to thrilling sports competitions that showcase the athleticism of participants, there is something for everyone. Looking ahead to late 2023 and beyond, the lineup of fantastic events promises to leave you captivated and eager to explore all that Maui has to offer.
Maui Civil Air Patrol 4th Annual Fundraiser, Banquet & Awards Ceremony
Come celebrate the Maui Civil Air Patrol on Friday, December 1 from 5:30 – 11 p.m. at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center, located on Onehee Avenue in Kahului, HI, USA. It’s time for the much-anticipated Maui Civil Air Patrol’s 4th Annual Fundraiser, Banquet & Awards Ceremony! This exciting event is packed full of enjoyment, delectable food, and lively entertainment.
The Maui Civil Air Patrol will be honoring the remarkable achievements of their dedicated members while also raising funds to support their ongoing mission. The evening promises thrills and excitement with an extensive silent auction that culminates in an exhilarating Live Auction! This is your chance to show your support for the Maui Civil Air Patrol and join in the fun.
Pukalani Christmas Fair and Electric Light Golf Cart Parade: A Festive Extravaganza
Save the date! Get ready to usher in the festive season on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The Pukalani Country Club will be transformed into a festive wonderland for the 5th annual Pukalani Community Association’s Christmas Fair and Electric Light Golf Cart Parade.
Get ready for an evening filled with holiday cheer! This enchanting event is perfect for the whole family and admission is free. The fair kicks off at 4:00 PM, offering a wide array of food booths serving delectable dishes and specialty holiday drinks at the Pukalani Club House.
While the fair is in full swing, participants will be busy adorning their golf carts with twinkling lights and festive decorations for the parade, which starts at 6:00 PM. This unique spectacle promises to illuminate the evening with a dazzling parade of brightly lit golf carts. To keep the atmosphere lively and upbeat, there will be keiki entertainment and music by DJ Zeke Kalua.
And of course, Santa Claus himself will make his grand entrance at 4:30 PM, bringing joy to all the young attendees. The festivities wind down at 7:00 PM, but not before creating unforgettable memories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chair for your comfort, and a sweater to stay warm during the cool evening.
Come, and experience the magic of the holiday season at the Pukalani Christmas Fair and Electric Light Golf Cart Parade.
The Kingston Trio: Folk Music Legends at MACC
Relish an evening of timeless music with The Kingston Trio on Friday, December 8th, 2023, from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM. In honor of their 60-plus years in music, The Kingston Trio performs their most cherished songs as part of the ‘Keep The Music Playing’ national tour. Current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton, and Don Marovich, each bear unique connections to the original group, upholding its rich heritage.
The Kingston Trio, pioneers of the pop-folk boom in 1958 with their debut album and its hit recording “Tom Dooley,” continue to enchant audiences with their lasting melodies. This event provides an opportunity for fans to revisit the timeless music of these legendary folk figures. The event takes place at the McCoy Studio Theater in the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (MACC).
Alongside this musical event, MACC is hosting a donation drive for the Maui Food Bank. Attendees are invited to bring items needed by those affected by the wildfires. Priority items include diapers (both baby and adult), and personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner. Donation bins are conveniently positioned near the main entry gates of MACC.
The night promises an unforgettable blend of classic folk music and community solidarity. Every participant’s contribution can make a significant difference.
Kihei 4th Friday – Revel in the Town Party Excitement
Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Kihei 4th Friday Town Party, happening on Friday, January 26th, 2024. This highly anticipated monthly event transforms Azeka Shopping Center, Mauka in Kihei, every fourth Friday into a bustling hub of activity. With an impressive lineup of local retail vendors showcasing a diverse array of products, the spotlight shines on Kihei’s thriving local businesses.
Indulge your taste buds at the local food tents and trucks that offer a mouthwatering selection of culinary delights. The party also comes alive with free live music, featuring performances that will keep the energy high and the crowd entertained. The air will be filled with melodies and rhythms spanning various genres, creating a lively and dynamic backdrop for the event.
For the young ones, the Keiki Zone provides a space filled with a multitude of fun activities and entertainment options, ensuring that the party is a truly family-friendly event with something for everyone to enjoy. The Kihei 4th Friday Town Party serves as a wonderful celebration of community spirit and local culture. Your presence and participation will contribute to making this event a truly memorable experience.
Mark your calendars and be a part of this dynamic and captivating town party!
Disney and Beyond: A Musical Journey through Alan Menken’s Magic
Experience the enchantment of Disney’s musical classics on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 3:00 PM at the Castle Theater. Alan Menken, an eight-time Oscar-winning composer, has gifted us with timeless melodies that have defined our childhoods. The Maui Pops Orchestra proudly presents The Music of Alan Menken, a performance that promises to transport you to the magical realms of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Hercules.
Now, you can relive these moments as the enchanting tunes are performed by the original stars, Susan Egan and Adam Jacobs. Directed by Michael Kosarin, Menken’s long-time conductor and arranger, the Maui Pops Orchestra will bring these beloved songs to life. This delightful program is a treat for the whole family!
Join this performance that will have you humming along and reminiscing about your favorite Disney tales. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in the magical world of Disney, brought to life through the power of music. Can’t wait to see you there!
Broadway Pops: An Electrifying Afternoon with Maui Pops Orchestra
Get ready to be enthralled by the annual sell-out Broadway Pops concert presented by the renowned Maui Pops Orchestra. Experience an extraordinary musical extravaganza like no other on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 3:00 PM at the magnificent Castle Theater. Prepare to be mesmerized as this year’s stellar lineup features the incredibly talented vocalists Morgan James and LaKisha Jones.
Get ready for a concert featuring timeless classics from iconic divas like Judy Garland and electrifying hits from modern legends like Tina Turner. This breathtaking showcase promises extraordinary performances that will leave you in awe. Experience a captivating journey through the enchanting world of Broadway and Hollywood, along with unforgettable renditions of powerful pop favorites.
But the Broadway Pops concert is more than just a show – it’s a truly unforgettable experience. It brings together the sheer power of music and the exceptional talent of these remarkable performers to entertain, uplift, and inspire all who attend. This energy-filled afternoon is guaranteed to create cherished memories that will last a lifetime.
Don’t miss out on this spectacular event that will transport you to a world of pure musical magic!
Stride for Education: Maui 5K Run Benefiting Local Schools
Come and be part of the community on Sunday, March 3rd, 2024, from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Maui Ocean Center for an extraordinary event. The Maui 5K Run is more than just a race; it’s a chance to contribute to the future of education in Maui County, creating opportunities for growth and development. Join us for this special occasion that celebrates unity and supports a brighter tomorrow.
This event includes a 5K run and a 1 Mile run/walk, ensuring that everyone can participate, regardless of fitness level. Every penny of the proceeds from the event will go directly to the school selected during online registration. Even more importantly, this event gives back to the community in a big way.
Participants have the freedom to choose a specific school or they can opt for the option of “All West Maui schools affected by the fires”. In this case, the entry fee will be equally divided among four schools impacted by recent wildfires. These schools include Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, Princess Nahienaena Elementary School, and King Kamehameha III Elementary School.
By joining the Maui 5K Run, participants not only embrace a healthy lifestyle but also contribute to the betterment of education in Maui. This event provides an opportunity to make a positive impact and support the affected schools. So, tie up those running shoes and get ready to run for a cause that matters!
Your participation can make a difference in the lives of students and help rebuild the educational infrastructure in the community. Let’s come together and show our support!
Join the Fun!
These events are not merely a source of entertainment; they offer an exceptional and immersive opportunity to dive deep into the vibrant culture of Maui right from your doorstep. Engage with its warm-hearted community, partake in its traditions, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime – all from the comfort of your own home. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary chance to truly be a part of the remarkable Maui lifestyle and experience the true essence of this beautiful island!
So, why wait any longer? Mark these dates on your calendar, prepare to step out of your front door, and get ready to be captivated by the breathtaking landscapes, the pulsating beat of the island’s culture, and the genuine Aloha spirit that awaits you. Anticipate an unforgettable living experience that will keep you yearning for more.