It’s official! The first whale was spotted off the shores of Maui. It is always exciting to know the beginning of the season has started. Maui Whale Watching has information on tours available and a history of these beautiful creatures. Happy Watching!
Happening Now! The 95th Maui Fair! The fair takes place at the War Memorial Complex in Kahului. The theme for this years Fair is “Celebrating the Greatest Things In Life”. $10 admission fee for adults, kids aged 5-11 $5 admission fee. 4 and under are free. On Sunday the admission fee lowers to $7 and $3 respectively.
This year the fair will be having its first street party starting at 5:30 pm. Be on the lookout tonight for a possible flashmob! On Sunday the street party will have some Aloha Characters. Sunday at 3:00 at the main stage is the 12th annual Chili Cookoff sponsored by the Maui Fire Department. All proceeds of the Chili Cookoff will benefit the Shriners Hospital on behalf of the Maui County Fire Fighters Relief Association.
The Joy Zone has a new ride this year! Come by and ride the “Seven Seas”! Other rides include Magic Maze, Umbrella Squad, Zipper, and the Wave Swinger! Credits per ride vary. You can see more information regarding rides and credit cost here.
Events taking place at the fair this year include exhibits, a pie contest, baby of the year contest, and World Of Jam dance competition! These are just a sampling of the events that will be happening all throughout the weekend. To see a complete list of activities and entertainment, visit the Maui Fair website.
Enjoy your weekend!
Friday Town Party this Friday September 29th from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in Lanai. Roundtrip ferry rides between Lahaina Harbor and Manele Harbor will be available. Live music, food, drinks, prizes and more! There is expected to be over 30 vendors, and food booths will be set up along Dole Park. The Maui Fridays website has information for Lanai Fifth Friday.
Happening now through September 30th, the Chinese Moon Festival is taking place along Front Street. This week long event is free! A box of 4 moon cakes is $25.00. Flavors include red bean, white lotus, taro, and 5 nuts with egg yolk. Cultural activities like calligraphy and knot tying along with tea and traditional music that the whole family can enjoy. You can view the schedule of events here.
Also on Saturday September 30th, Damian Marley & J Boog will be performing at the A&B Amphitheater with gates opening at 5:00 pm. Show is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm. Food will be available for purchase as well as drinks including beer and wine. General pricing and VIP ticket pricing available. Parking will be available in the MACC lot and the UHMC lot. The Maui Arts website has all the information on this event.
Enjoy the remainder of your week and weekend!
This Friday September 22nd, come eat, play, shop, and dance at the Kihei Town Party and celebrate the first day of fall. This free event will take place from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Azeka Mauka. Over 20 food trucks and food booths, and over 50 arts and crafts vendors will be bringing fun for the entire family! The Maui Fridays website has all the information on this event.
The Maui Okinawan Festival will be taking place this Saturday, September 23rd at the Maui Mall in Kahului from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a free community event. Live Okinawan music, Okinawan food, dancing, a craft fair, and games for keiki. Lots of cultural displays and professional photo sessions on hand. More information available here.
Also taking place on Saturday, September 23rd the 35th Annual Kula Festival! This event will take place from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free parking available across the street at Keokea Park. Festival admission is $1 per person or a can of food which will be donated to the Maui Food Bank. Food, games, and a farmers market will be happening throughout the day. The St. Johns of Maui website has all the information for this event.
Enjoy the remainder of your week and weekend!
Friday September 15th is 3rd Friday in Makawao! This free community event will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Live music and entertainment will be taking place throughout the night. Food can be found in one of many Makawao Restaurants, or check out the pop up food court that will be set up along Baldwin Avenue. The Maui Fridays website has information on this event including musical guests and parking locations!
On Saturday September 16th the Pailolo Challenge race will be taking place starting at DT Fleming Beach and concluding at Kaunakakai, Moloka’i. This 26 mile race draws paddlers from not only Hawaii, but Canada and Australia as well. Opening ceremonies for this event will start at 7:30 am. Multiple competitive classes will be participating in this event. Come out and cheer on your favorite canoe. You can view more information via the Paiolo website here.
Also taking place on Saturday September 16th, ocean lovers will gather at Po’olenalena Beach Park for International Coast Clean Up. All supplies including gloves and buckets will be provided. The first 50 volunteers will receive a free lunch. Please bring your own water in a reusable water container. The cleanup will take place from 8:30 am to 11:00 am. The Hawaii Paddle Sports website has instructions for all those looking to volunteer.
Enjoy the remainder of you week and have a great weekend!