Maui Insider

FALL 2014   Brought to you by the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau

IN THIS ISSUE

Gift That Keep On Giving (Back)

Wandering the Westside for a Day

Q & A About Visiting Maui

Chef’s Corner

My Favorite Maui Moment

Events Calendar

Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau
This Fall See Maui in a Whole New Way

This Fall See Maui in a Whole New Way.

As you'll learn in this issue, Maui Nui is home to a wonderful array of stores that specialize in creating unique items and gifts using recycled products. Maui also features many historic landmarks, trails and museums that bring the past to life. And let’s not forget all the delicious food and exciting events that celebrate traditional flavors and culture. Read on.

 

Gift That Keep On Giving (Back)

   


MauiGrown Coffee - Burlap Bags & PillowsReclaim it, reuse it and repurpose it — that’s the key to some very creative and meaningful gifts and products that are being made in the Islands. Let’s take a look at the latest recycled soft goods, being made on Maui, Lanai and Molokai:

Cory Labang Studio - Vintage Hawaii Flair
Cory Labang has had a love affair with creating beautiful things since her grandmother taught her how to sew at age five. She collects vintage Hawaiian fabrics and turns them into one-of-a-kind handcrafted bags. Cory’s designs include small zippered clutches, metal-framed coin purses, makeup bags and tasseled purses, all in a bold mix of color and texture. Cory Labang Studio is located in the heart of Lanai City, where she designs, makes and sells her bags with vintage Hawaii flair. For more information, visit corylabangstudio.com

MauiGrown Coffee - Burlap Bags & Pillows
Decades ago, burlap bags were all the rage in home decor. These days, designers repurpose them into great gift items, using 100 lb. green coffee bags. MauiGrown Coffee Company Store in Lahaina offers a selection of items made from its coffee bags with the distinctive green logo. Burlap is strong and flexible, making it perfect for shopping totes. The lining and straps on the tote bags are made from reclaimed material. The store also features zippered coin and makeup bags with a kukui nut handle on the zipper, and chunky throw pillows that come with soft velour on one side. Stop by the store on Lahainaluna Road under the Old Smokestack, or visit mauigrowncoffee.com

Coffees of Hawaii - Burlap Bags

Items made from recycled materials The Molokai Art from the Heart shop is a unique store in Kaunakakai that carries the work of 136 Molokai artists and crafters. They take turns working in the shop. You will find several items in the store made from many recycled materials including weathered driftwood, coconuts, and the burlap bags of the Molokai based Coffees of Hawaii company. The Coffees of Hawaii Burlap coffee bags have been made into attractive and durable shoulder bags created by local artist, PJ White. For details go to molokaigallery.com

Binky’s Art & Gift Store - Recycled Ivories
Roger VanBoxtel has been creating piano key art for the past ten years from reclaimed, repurposed and recycled antique ivory piano keys. He began his designs by using traditional scrimshaw techniques then started adding color to the keys, resulting in exquisite works of art, some of which have been exhibited internationally. Roger hand-builds frames for each mounted piece. Over 18,000 piano keys have been recycled by Roger and his partner, Robin Ritchie (aka Binky). Binky’s gift store recently opened in Honokowai and features crafts supplies and local crafters who use recycled items like sea glass in their artworks. Customers are invited to make their own simple, tropical-themed gift items in the shop located on Lower Honoapiilani Road. Call 808-276-7474 or check binkyshawaii.com

Sailbags Maui - Second Life for Kite Surf Sails
The idea for Sailbags Maui was born from an awareness that the bright kite surf sails dotting Maui’s North Shore beaches ultimately ended up in the Island’s landfills. The owners’ commitment to “travel lightly and live uniquely” is reflected in their hand-sewn handbags and totes made from colorful, durable sail silk. They’re roomy and perfect for beachgoers. If you’re a kite surfer or have unusable sails at home, send them to Sailbags Maui and they’ll give it a second life as your own sailbag. The company also donates a portion of the sales from each bag to the Surfrider Foundation, Maui Chapter. Sail on! Call 808-283-9126 or visit sailbagsmaui.com

Wrappily - Happily Wrapped
Producing “chic gift wrap with an eco-friendly twist,” Wrappily was founded in 2013 by a young mother who realized that her “house was being overrun with gently used paper, ribbons and gift bags just waiting for their moment to shine again.” Knowing that wrapping paper and shopping bags account for about 4 million tons of trash annually in the U.S. and that a piece of newsprint can be recycled up to 7 times, Wrappily’s owner sought help from local newspaper presses that use soy-based ink. She takes reversible patterns created by independent designers and has them printed on 100% recyclable newsprint. The Lucky We Live Hawaii collection inspired by Island foods, flora and traditional textiles is perfect for souvenir gift giving. See it on wrappily.com

   

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Wandering the Westside for a Day

   


Wandering the Westside for a DayMaui’s iconic Westside meanders along the coastline of the West Maui volcano from Olowalu to Honolua. In old Hawaii this area encompassed two of the largest districts on the Island, Lahaina and Kaanapali. For centuries, West Maui has retained its bounty of natural resources and allure for visitors from around the world.

If you arrive by cruise ship or inter-island ferry, Lahaina is the gateway to the Westside. It offers hundreds of things to do even if you have only eight hours to spend doing them. Here are some ideas for day-trippers who want to discover and explore West Maui.

On Foot in Lahaina
Lahaina Harbor is in the heart of Lahaina Town and once you step foot off the pier you can’t help but notice landmarks. The distinctive Pioneer Inn has entertained travelers since 1901, but the most popular by far is the Lahaina Banyan Tree. Stroll around the park and take in the cool shade of this behemoth with its 16 major trunks and branches spreading a quarter-mile in circumference. Every weekend, Island artists and crafters sell their works under the tree accompanied by live music.

Walk back in time on a self-guided tour of Lahaina’s historic places — there are 65 sites. The Lahaina Historic Trail is a series of interpretive plaques mounted on posts or on buildings, telling the stories of this colorful town through the ages. You can pick up a foldout brochure of the trail and map at Lahaina Visitor Center in Old Lahaina Courthouse or at Baldwin Home Museum across Front Street. Choose from a 30-minute or one-hour trail walk and delve into Lahaina’s rich history. Many of the sites can be found along famous Front Street. If you prefer to have a guide, contact Maui Nei Native Expeditions. They’ll set you up with a Native Hawaiian kumu who will lead a two-hour taste of history tour complete with Hawaiian chants and storytelling.

Visit a museum and be immersed in an intriguing part of Maui’s history. Lahaina Restoration Foundation manages four museums within walking distance of Front Street. The newest is Lahaina Heritage Museum with the Always Lahaina exhibit that takes you through 500 years of history and culture. It’s located on the second floor of Old Lahaina Courthouse, but the entire building is filled with photographs, artifacts and displays. A nod to Lahaina’s celebrated whaling era can be seen at Hale Paahao/Lahaina Prison, outdoors on the corner of Prison and Wainee Streets. China’s modern history and the influence of Chinese on Maui can be viewed in the Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse on Front Street. Missionary-era Baldwin Home Museum and Masters’ Reading Room are located on the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets.

Lahaina has many art galleries, both modern and traditional, for you to explore. An international array of artists and photographers are represented in galleries dotting Front Street, Dickenson Street and Lahainaluna Road.

If boutique shopping sounds fun then you’ll be delighted to find the dozens of shops on the west side that offer resort apparel, handcrafted jewelry and musical instruments, souvenirs, made-on-Maui gifts, t-shirts and pareaus (Island style wraps). The newest shopping venue is The Outlets of Maui, which features designer brands as well as local favorites like Hilo Hattie’s. An express shuttle service is available from The Outlets of Maui to Lahaina Harbor and seven resorts in Kaanapali. The fee is $2 per person per ride; it is free for kids four years or younger.

By Bus or Taxi
Maui has a public bus transit system called “Maui Bus.” Routes operate seven days a week, from early morning to late night. West Maui has three routes: Lahaina Villager will take you from The Wharf Cinema Center in town to Lahaina Civic Center across from Wahikuli Beach Park with several stops along the way. You can take the Kaanapali Islander route from The Wharf to Lahaina Cannery Mall to Whalers Village in Kaanapali Beach Resort. On the upper Westside, Napili Islander will take you from Whalers Village to Napili Plaza with stops in Honokowai and Kahana. Ask for a Daily Pass from the bus driver, which is only $4. For a bus schedule, visit mauicounty.gov/bus

If you like the convenience of a private car or van, taxi companies are at your beck and call. West Maui cab and limo drivers regularly drive around Banyan Tree Park and Lahaina Harbor, and cruise by Whalers Village in Kaanapali. A taxi can be called from any resort hotel bell desk. Lahaina Visitor Center usually has a phone list of cab companies on hand.

Kaanapali Beach
Kaanapali Beach Resort’s three-mile crescent of golden sand invites you to play and explore. An eco-friendly boardwalk follows the beach from Hyatt Regency Maui at the south end to Sheraton Maui at Puu Kekaa and continues north from the Maui Eldorado to the Honua Kai Resort. It’s a beautiful walk at any time of day and perfect for gazing at the hotels’ landscaped grounds as well as the blue ocean and islands in the distance. You can rent beach gear and equipment like snorkel sets, body boards and sea kayaks from various beach activity kiosks and book tours for parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving or whale watching in season (Dec-May).

Whalers Village is a multi-level shopping center in the middle of the beach resort. It offers three ocean view restaurants with regional cuisine, a food court, designer and boutique stores, and entertainment on its center stage. It’s also home to the Whaling Museum.

Take a self-guided walk along Kaanapali Historical Trail, which has 10 interpretive signs about the area’s history and legends from ancient Hawaii to the plantation days. The Sugar Cane Train provides a look back at West Maui’s plantation era with a ride on narrow gauge rails between Kaanapali and Lahaina in an open-air coach. Skyline Eco-Adventures features zipline tours in the scenic mountains above Kaanapali Beach. Kahekili Park, or North Beach, is a great place to picnic.

Kaanapali Golf Courses showcase the resort from north to south with panoramic views from the Royal Kaanapali Course and Kaanapali Kai Course. The clubhouse, with Roy’s restaurant, is located at the entrance to Kaanapali Parkway.

Kapalua Resort

Kapalua ResortThe pristine natural beauty from West Maui’s mountains to the sea shines at Kapalua Resort. Tucked between two major nature preserves, Honolua-Mokuleia Bays and the Puu Kukui summit, Kapalua is a wonderful island coastal experience.

There are miles of hiking trails, all free and open to the public. Try a relaxing stroll across coastal sand dunes, walk along a path from the resort to a former mountain golf course, hike a mountain ridge trail or venture through an arboretum. Trail maps are available at the Ritz-Carlton. For more excitement, fly across mountain gulches on nearly two miles of parallel lines with Kapalua Ziplines.

Get your fill of greens at one of two championship golf courses in Kapalua, the famed Plantation Course or classic Bay Course. Each offers challenges with awe-inspiring views. Brush up on your technique by taking a lesson with a pro from the Kapalua Golf Academy.

Snorkeling is at its best in the sheltered cove of Kapalua Bay encircled by lava rock. Kayakers will enjoy the clear water and tropical scenes. D.T. Fleming Beach in front of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua has consistent waves for boogie boarding and surfing. There is a lifeguard station and plenty of picnic tables in the park.

Spa Luxury
From day spas in Lahaina to full-service spas overlooking golden beaches, tropical islands and the blue Pacific in Kaanapali and Kapalua, West Maui is home to nearly 20 spas. Choose from hundreds of treatments for a customized experience in luxury.

There are even more activities awaiting your arrival on the Westside; if you need more information call 1 800 525 MAUI (6284) or go to visitmaui.com

   

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Q&A Fall 2014

   

Dear Maui Insider,
We heard that one of Maui’s beaches is on Dr. Beach’s list for the 2014. Who is Dr. Beach and which of Maui beaches is on his list?
Best Regards, Lily and Roger

Aloha Lily and Roger,
Dr. Beach rates beaches on the United States every year basis based on the overall facilities available, the clarity of water and the natural beauty of the location. Several beaches on Maui have been honored by Dr. Beach in the past including Kaanapali and Kapalua. Once a beach has been selected by Dr. Beach for his top 10 lists it is not eligible to be on the list again for 10 years. The 2014 list has Hamoa Beach near Hana on Maui listed at number 5. We have provided the whole list below. Perhaps you are familiar with some of the other lovely beaches.

Dr. Beach’s list of the Top 10 Beaches in the US for 2014

  1. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
  2. Barefoot Beach Bonita Springs, Florida
  3. St. George Island State Park, Florida Panhandle
  4. Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, Oahu, Hawaii
  5. Hamoa Beach, Maui, Hawaii
  6. Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks of North Carolina
  7. Cape Florida State Park, Key Biscayne, Florida
  8. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  9. Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
  10. Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples, Florida

Dear Maui Insider,
What is a tisane? We are trying to cut down our caffeine consumption and we understand there are some delicious and refreshing beverages made from coffee and herbs that are thirst quenching but lower in caffeine than regular coffee. We think that these beverages might be made in Molokai?
Sincerely, Katy and Bob

Aloha Katy and Bob,
Tisane - Molokai Style is a fruit infusion made with a base of dried coffee cherries then blended with a touch of flowers or local fruits, such as lavender, lemongrass, mamaki ginger, jasmine blossom or papaya leaf vanilla bean. Coffee cherry is considered a super fruit that tests higher in antioxidants than acai or blueberry, and it has only trace amounts of caffeine. The infusions made from this super fruit are healthy, thirst quenching and refreshing whether you drink them hot or iced. Teas of Hawaii produces tisane with coffee cherries from Coffees of Hawaii beans grown on Molokai. You can find the tisanes in gift shops, coffee shops and restaurants in Hawaii or order them directly at 808-281-5337 or through teasofhawaii.com

Aloha Maui Insider,
We heard that a private golf course on Maui is available for play. Can you tell us where and when we can play on a private course on Maui?
Yours Truly, John and Lara

Aloha John and Lara,
You can actually play on two private courses on Maui. On Mondays only you can play the Par 36, nine-hole layout at the Maui Country club in Paia. Find the course details and cost at mauicountryclub.org

On any day, when a tee time is available, you can become a Guest for a day at the King Kamehameha Golf Club, Maui's only 18-hole private golf course in Wailuku. You can find the course details and cost at kamehamehagolf.com

   

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Chef's Corner

   

One Forty is one of Lanai’s newest restaurants

Executive Chef Kevin ErvingIts name was inspired by the island's 140 square mile radius - not to mention that a medium steak is grilled to perfection at 140 degrees. One Forty is located Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay. At One Forty Executive Chef Kevin Erving provides an array of dining options, offering dishes from the classic to the daring, always using the freshest quality local and imported ingredients.

The ocean-view restaurant offers breakfast and an extensive American steak and Hawaiian seafood dinner menu. One Forty showcases Wagyu Beef and local Hawaiian fish, prepared to perfection. A sampling of dishes: Keahole Lobster with miso citrus buerre blanc, accompanied by Hamakua mushrooms; and Sesame Seared Ahi, with Maui tomatoes, Molokai sweet potato and lilikoi vinaigrette.

Broccoli Soup with Herbed Goat Cheese Crouton (Serves 2)

  • 1 large broccoli crown, cut into medium sized flowerets
  • 1 shallot, roughly chopped into medium sized pieces
  • 10 oz. hot vegetable stock
  • 1 oz. unsalted Plugra (European Butter or use regular butter) at room temperature
  • Baguette (or crusty bread), sliced
  • 2 oz. Goat cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh Dill
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chives
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

Prepare
Blanch broccoli in boiling salted water until about 85 percent cooked, and then chill it down rapidly in ice water. It should still have a little bite to it. Drain off water; place it on a paper towel in bottom of bowl and reserve.

Mix goat cheese with chopped herbs and a pinch of salt and pepper; save some chives to use as a garnish. You can substitute other soft herbs such as chervil, tarragon or black truffles in place of herbs for a different flavor profile.

Bringing it all together
Toast or griddle the baguette crouton with a little butter or oil on both sides until it is lightly browned. Spread goat cheese on crouton and set aside.

Heat a small sauté pan on medium high flame; add a squirt of olive oil and then shallots, sauté until they have some roasted color on them.

Add 6 broccoli flowerets and sauté for about 10 seconds, and then add vegetable stock and a good pinch of salt and black pepper.

Quickly toss broccoli in pan just to get it hot.

Pour into blender (or Vita prep) and add the butter. Cover blender tightly and blend on low speed for 10 seconds, then turn it up to high speed for about 20-30 seconds. Serve immediately in warm bowl, place goat cheese crouton in middle of bowl, garnish with chopped chives.

**The trick to this soup is serving it hot immediately out of the blender. Season to taste before blending, to minimize air exposure and retain the beautiful green color.

   

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My Favorite Maui Moment

   

Are you wondering how to stay cool this September in Lahaina?

Banyan TreatsAre you wondering how to stay cool this September in Lahaina? While the temperature falls on the mainland, the daytime temperature is high in Lahaina, where it could be as high as 89 degrees in September. One of the newest ways to cool off in Lahaina is located at the Pioneer Square at Banyan Treats. Their special new frozen treat is actually a tasty round ice cream cookie sandwich. The staff bakes these heavenly handmade cookies daily. The fresh cookie selection includes such yummy flavors as Hula Delight: coconut, mango, pineapple and macadamia nuts, Kona coffee chocolate chip, and honey papaya oatmeal. These cool treats will inspire your creativity as you choose your own cookie and ice cream flavor combinations like chocolate chip macadamia nut cookies with Kona coffee ice cream. Of course, the staff can suggest some of their favorites such as coconut chocolate cookies with coconut pudding ice cream. Check them out at banyantreats.com


Kimo's Hula PieYou can also walk down to the waterfront and enjoy one of Lahaina’s most traditional ways to cool off at Kimo’s, where you will find their famous frozen Hula Pie. Kimo’s has been serving this wonderful wedge of chocolate, macadamia nut ice cream, with a crushed cookie crust treat for quite awhile. As was recently mentioned in TravelAge West, Kimo’s is a classic on Maui and has been providing delicious fresh food and delightful desserts for many years. You might be interested in how much this incredible ice cream and cookie treat cost when it was first served at Kimo’s. We got a peek at one of their old menus recently and the price in the 1970s was $1.25! It costs a bit more now but it’s every bit as good as it ever was and it is sure to cool you off if you are feeling a bit warm in Lahaina. For more information, visit kimosmaui.com

Share your favorite Maui moment or memory with Maui Insider E-newsletter readers. Please email us with your written description and photo (optional) to lynn@mauivb.com and include your name, address and phone number. (Only your initials will be printed, not your full name, in order to protect your privacy). If we reprint your story, you'll receive a gift of thanks from the Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

   

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Calendar of Events

   

August

Kaanapali Fresh
Kaanapali Resort, Lahaina
August 29-30
Experience Maui grown products resort wide. During the two-day festival the special events will include a farmers market at Whalers Village, mixology class, farm tours, and farm to fork dinners. For more information, please visit kaanapalifresh.com

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali
August 31
The Festival will have an event at the Hyatt Regency Maui. Enjoy reserved seating and savor a culinary feast produced by internationally renowned chefs that highlights Maui grown products. To purchase tickets and for more information, please go to hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com

September

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
September 5
Historic Wailuku town will kick off Festivals of Aloha week. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic-free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/wailuku

Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style
Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hana Town
September 5 - October 25
The Festivals of Aloha will hold cultural events on Maui, Molokai, Lanai and Hana Town to share Hawaiian culture and community with residents and visitors. For festival details, please go to visitmaui.com

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
September 12
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For a complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to mauifridays.com/lahaina

Ku Mai Ka Hula, 9th Annual International Hula Competition
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
September 12-13
This year’s two-day event of hula competition features a solo competition on Friday night and group competition on Saturday. Performances will be halau winners from Japan’s competition and hula halau from Hawaii. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org

Chinese Moon Festival
Wo Hing Temple Museum, Front Street, Lahaina
September 12-13
The Chinese Moon Festival is celebrated at the Temple. Enjoy lion dances, children’s crafts and demonstrations of calligraphy, Chinese food booths, live traditional Chinese music and a ribbon dance performance. Moon cakes will be available for purchase. For more information, go to lahainarestoration.org

Pailolo Challenge
D.T. Fleming Beach, Kapalua to Kaunakakai, Molokai
September 13
The Pailolo Challenge is a 25-mile outrigger canoe race from D.T. Fleming Beach in Kapalua, Maui to the Kaunakakai Pier in Molokai. For more information, please go to pailolo.com

Festivals of Aloha
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai
September 12-14
The Festivals of Aloha on Lanai is a celebration of Hawaii’s music, dance and history that honor its unique island traditions. For more information, go to visitmaui.com

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
September 19
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/makawao

Hard Rock Cafe 10K
Whalers Village, Kaanapali Resort
September 20
The Hard Rock Cafe 10K has been added to the 42 Annual Maui Marathon weekend. This event will feature a Rock & Roll Costume Contest. It will also be part of the Ulalena Warrior Challenge. The race begins at Whalers Village at the Kaanapali Beach Parkway at 6:30am. For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com

Maui Tacos 5K Run/Walk
Whalers Village, Kaanapali Resort
September 20
The course heads south along Kaanapali Drive to Honoapiilani Hwy where you do a u-turn and come back past the start line. The race will start at 8am sharp! For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com

Run Forrest Run
Front Street, Lahaina
September 20
This is the 13th Annual Run Forrest Run that Bubba Gump’s has sponsored. The course is mile race down Front Street in Lahaina (half mile down and a half mile back). The start time is 3pm in front of Bubba Gump’s restaurant. For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com

Maui Marathon and Half Marathon
Kahului to Kaanapali
September 21
This year is Maui’s 44th Anniversary of the Maui Marathon and Half Marathon. The Maui Marathon is recognized as one of the most scenic courses in the world with its point-to-point route starting in Kahului at the Queen Kaahumanu Center and finishes near Whaler’s Village within the Kaanapali Resort area. The start time is 5am this year. For more information, please go to mauimarathonhawaii.com

Na Wahine O Ke Kai
Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai
September 21
This is the finale of the 9-month outrigger canoe-racing season for women around the world. The 40-mile race to Oahu is celebrating 36 years of Na Wahine O Ke Kai. It begins at Hale O Lono Harbor in Molokai and ends at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on Oahu. For more information, go to nawahineokekai.com

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
September 25
Relax under the stars and enjoy the free concert with great live Hawaiian music. This concert is part of the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program. For more information, go to lahainarestoration.org

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
September 26
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great grinds (food), live entertainment, arts & crafts and shopping specials. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei

October

Maui County Fair
War Memorial Complex, Kahului
October 2-5
92nd annual Maui County Fair opens with a traditional parade on Thursday. The fair will feature arts & crafts, hobbies, concerts and entertainment, ethnic food, amusement rides, animal-related events and a grand orchid exhibition. For more information, please go to mauifair.com

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
October 3
Historic Wailuku is the county seat and site of fun the first Friday of each month. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic-free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/wailuku

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
October 10
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to mauifridays.com/lahaina

Maui Ukulele Festival
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
October 12
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of island music, food and crafts on the lawn. Student and senior ukulele bands will entertain on the outdoor stage. For more information, go to mauiarts.org

Molokai Hoe Canoe Race
Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai
October 12
OHCRA is the organizer of the Molokai Hoe – the Men’s Molokai to Oahu canoe race, which is regarded as one of the outstanding outrigger canoe events in the world. Canoe paddlers from around the globe are going to be competing in it. For more information, please go to ohcra.com

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
October 17
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/makawao

Festivals of Aloha
Hana Baseball Park, Hana
October 18-25
On Maui, the Festivals of Aloha in Hana is a week festivities. It opens with a community parade and Hoolaulea (festival). It also includes fishing tournament, Ulu and Poke contests and more. For more information, go to visitmaui.com

6th Annual Plantation Days
Pioneer Mill Smokestack in Lahaina
October 24-25
Enjoy West Maui’s rich plantation heritage with historical displays, exhibits, cultural areas, restaurant food booths, beer tent, kid zone and entertainment by some of Hawaii’s most popular entertainers. For more information, go to lahainarestoration.org

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
October 24
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great grinds (food), live entertainment, arts & crafts and shopping specials. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei

XTERRA Maui 5K Trail Run
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
October 25
The Hula Grill XTERRA 5K Trail Run is a race for everyone (the 5K is open for walkers too!). Start time is 9am. For more information, go to xterraplanet.com/maui

XTERRA Maui 10K Trail Run
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
October 25
The Duke’s Beach House XTERRA 10K Trail Run is open to one-and-all. Competitors will experience the famed XTERRA World Championship trail run course. Start time is 9:20am. For more information, go to xterraplanet.com/maui

XTERRA Maui Keiki K Run
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
October 25
The Kimo’s XTERRA Kapalua Keiki K Run is free for kids 12 and under. Parents are welcome to run with their children. Start time is 11am. For more information, go to xterraplanet.com/maui

XTERRA World Championship Triathlon
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
October 26
The XTERRA Championship off-road triathlon will be held in Kapalua on Sunday, October 26th, and the finish line will be at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. Start time is 9am. For more information, go to xterraplanet.com/maui

American Windsurfing Tour Maui Aloha Classic
Hookipa Beach Park, Paia
October 29 – November 11
The American Windsurfing Tour will host the Maui Aloha Classic, the 5th and final stop on the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT). For more information, go to americanwindsurfingtour.com/maui-aloha-classic-2014

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
October 30
Relax under the stars and enjoy the free concert with great live Hawaiian music. This concert is part of The Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program. For more information, go to lahainarestoration.org

Halloween in Lahaina
Front Street, Lahaina
October 31
Halloween festivities will begin on Front Street with annual Keiki (child) Costume Parade at 4:30pm. For more information, please go to visitlahaina.com

November

TriLanai Triathlon
Hulopoe Beach Park, Lanai
November 1
Participants can enter as an individual or relay team. The race begins at 9:30am with a half-mile open-water swim in Hulopoe Bay, followed by a 10-mile mountain bike, which passes the La Ola Solar Farm, and 3-mile run completes the course. For more information, go to trilanai.com

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
November 7
Historic Wailuku is the county seat and site of fun the first Friday of each month. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/wailuku

Made In Maui County Festival
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
November 7-8
Friday, November 7th is a wholesale buyers and distributors event for invited guest only. On Saturday, November 8th the festival will be open to the public from 8a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be approximately 100 vendors offering made in Maui products, local produce, food demonstrations, food trucks, arts & crafts and more. General admission is $3.00; children 12 and under are free. For more information, go to madeinmauicountyfestival.com

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
November 14
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For a complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to mauifridays.com/lahaina

Hula O Na Keiki Festival
Kaanapali Beach Hotel
November 14-16
The Hula O Na Keiki is a children’s hula competition, which educates our children about the ways of the Hawaiian ancestors so the culture can be carried forward. Children from ages 5 years old to 17 years old will perform kahiko (traditional) and auana (modern) style hula. For more information, please go to hawaiiculture.com

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
November 20
Relax under the stars and enjoy the free concert with great live Hawaiian music. This concert is part of The Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program. For more information, go to lahainarestoration.org

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
November 21
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/makawao

EA Sports Maui Invitational
Collegiate Basketball Tournament, Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina
November 24-26
The EA Sports Maui Invitational is the premier early season college basketball tournament held annually Thanksgiving week at the Lahaina Civic Center. This year’s Tournament features Arizona, BYU, Kansas State, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Purdue, San Diego State and host Chaminade. For complete Tournament information, please visit mauiinvitational.com

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
November 28
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great food choices for everyone. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei

December

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
December 5
Historic Wailuku is the county seat and site of fun the first Friday of each month. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/wailuku

Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree
Lahaina Town, Front Street
December 6-7
Come celebrate the lighting of Lahaina’s historic Banyan Tree. On Saturday, the Banyan tree will be lit up with thousands of Christmas lights for the entire holiday season. Santa makes an appearance, island-style, and community choirs sing Christmas carols. Enjoy a holiday arts and crafts fair along with Hawaiian musical entertainment. Free admission. For more information, please go to visitlahaina.com

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
December 12
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to mauifridays.com/lahaina

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
December 18
Relax under the stars and enjoy the free concert with great live Hawaiian music. This concert is part of The Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program. For more information, go to lahainarestoration.org

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
December 19
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/makawao

January

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
January 2, 2015
Historic Wailuku is the county seat and site of fun the first Friday of each month. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/wailuku

Hyundai Tournament Champions
The Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort
January 8-12, 2015
The 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, scheduled for January 8-12, features an elite field of champions from the prior PGA TOUR season vying for their share of the $5.7 million purse on the famed Plantation Course in Kapalua, Maui. The unique Pro-Am takes place on Thursday, January 8 followed by the professional competition Friday – Monday. For more information and tickets visit pgatour.com/Hyundai

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
January 9, 2015
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For a complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to mauifridays.com/lahaina

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
January 16, 2015
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/makawao

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
January 23, 2015
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great grinds (food), live entertainment, arts & crafts and shopping specials. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei

The special events listed are subject to change at any time and at the sole discretion of the provider.

   

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