On Friday June 3rd from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wailuku will be hosting First Friday! Market Street will close at 5:30 pm. Lots of free things happening on Friday! While supplies last, free cupcakes in honor of Wailuku Coffee Companies 6th anniversary, Free viewing of “Monty Python And The Holy Grail, free yoga class at 4:45 courtesy of Body Alive Yoga, and free parking available! Lots more will be going on in Wailuku, view more details of the event here.
This Saturday and Sunday June 4th and 5th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm the 36th Annual Maui Upcountry Fair will be taking place at the Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao. Entrance is free, however there is a $5 charge for parking. This annual event is one of the favorites for not only locals, but visitors as well! Come enjoy delicious food including a BBQ cook off and crafts by local artists. Keiki Zone will include pony rides, bounce castles, crafts, and the Cutest Cowboy and Cowgirl Contest. Live entertainment all weekend long! More information available via the Maui Upcountry Fair Facebook page here.
Come Support Tucker this weekend at the Maui Upcountry Fair! Photo via Maui Upcountry Fair Facebook Page
Docked in Kahului Boat Harbor is the impressive 2000 passenger Pride Of America ship. This is the only ship to sail around the Hawaiian Islands year round. Native ambassadors of the ship will be your guides and teachers first hand of Hawaiian culture. This massive ship has more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges on board. The spacious comfortable suites make the Pride Of America a great adventure for families! Enjoy a swim on board in the spacious pool, or spend the day being pampered at the Mandara Spa. There is plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy! You can learn more about the Pride Of America ship and see everything the ship has to offer here.
Happening now through Saturday May 28th Restaurant Week Wailea! Join in the celebration of Wailea’s finest cuisine! Participating restaurants offer pre-set three course menus, no passes needed! Restaurant Week Wailea benefits the Maui Food Bank by donating a portion of the proceeds from every ordered meal. The Wailea Resort Association page has more information on participating restaurants as well as menus available.
On Friday May 27th, the annual lei making “Blossoms For The Brave” in honor of veterans will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Maui County Building in Wailuku. Donations of blossoms are welcome and may be dropped off starting at 8:30 am on Friday. The lei’s will be placed on veterans’ graves on Memorial Day at Maui Veterans cemetery. The goal is to make 2,700 lei’s! For more on this event visit the Maui County website here.
On Saturday May 28th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Star Noodle in Lahaina will be hosting a rummage sale and craft fair. This event will benefit 10 local non-profit organizations. Limited addition items will be available for purchase. Jewelry, clothing, plants and artwork will all be available for purchase. No cost to attend. More information available via the Star Noodle Facebook page here.
Have a wonderful week and a safe Memorial Weekend!
Thursday May 19th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm the Monk Seal Count will be taking place at the Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary. Location is at 726 South Kihei Rd. Maui. No experience is necessary, however you must attend a pre-count meeting to learn what you will need to know. Your help and support are greatly appreciated.
Saturday May 21st from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm the Maui Horse Show Association will be sponsoring the Hunter Jump Show at Haku Baldwin Center. Refreshments will be available to purchase from the Gypsy Maui Food Truck. More information available via the Maui Horse Show facebook events page here.
From 9:30 am to 2:00 pm this Sunday May 22nd, enjoy brunch at the King Kamehameha Golf Club with Uncle Wille K & Friends. Some Hawaiian favorites will be available at the buffet including Kalua Pork Hash, Hawaiian sweet bread French Toast, loco moco station, and a Bloody Mary station crafted by Pau Vodka. Kieki welcome! The Kamehameha Golf Club website has more information on this event as well as upcoming events.
The appeal of the Islands just increased! According to Corelogic, Hawaii is the lowest paying property tax state at .31 percent.
The national average is reported at 1.31 percent. 16 states currently have a property tax rate below 1 percent, 28 states have a property tax rate between 1 and 2 percent, and 7 states have a property tax rate above 2 percent. Corelogic took into account all the unique factors each state has in levels of tax collection.
Higher rates are most noted in the northeastern states with Texas being an exception. Other then Illinois, the higher rate states have multiple levels of tax collection. The lower rate states have single level collection. Where does your state rank?
Courtesy of Corelogic States Ranked by Median Property Tax Rates
You can read this article in it’s entirety via Corelogic here.