Maui Insider

FALL 2015   Brought to you by the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau

IN THIS ISSUE

Delicious Spicy and Savory Dishes

Maui Nui’s Spa Scene Redux

Q & A Fall 2015

Chef's Corner

My Favorite Maui Moment

Events Calendar

Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau
Maui Satisfies the Soul

Maui Satisfies the Soul

Maui is an island of indulgence. With picturesque beaches, beautiful waterfalls and lush landscapes, it's the perfect place to unwind and relax. Continue reading and you'll discover a variety of ways to delight in the spectacular comforts, culture and food on Maui.

 

Delicious Spicy and Savory Dishes

   

Latin FoodMaui’s newest restaurants celebrate fare inspired by the world’s Latino communities as well as America’s favorite comfort foods. When you’re visiting the Westside or South Maui, stop in one of these restaurants and ignite your passion.

Frida’s Mexican Beach House
Honoring the iconic artista Mexicana, Frida Kahlo, Frida’s Mexican Beach House is the third restaurant at Mala Wharf in Lahaina brought to you by Chef Mark Ellman. Although all three eateries are lined up in a row along the ocean at Mala, Frida’s setting is perhaps the most remarkable with a direct view of the historic pier and white-crested waves rolling into shore. The open-air lanai is framed by a green lawn, coconut palm and milo trees and enhanced by a colorful island backdrop. Chef Mark’s menu features traditional Mexican entrees with braised meats and farm-fresh produce, and Hawaiian island fish cooked in styles from Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta. Whether you dine for lunch or dinner, you’ll find a wide array of dishes to share as small plates or combine into a four-course meal. For starters, try one of the fresh seafood “coctels” like oysters with tomato, cucumber, cilantro and lime or shrimp and octopus ceviche. The next course offerings are adventurous: Ahi Albondigas Soup is made with meatballs of ahi, cream, fresh cheese, chipotle, tortilla strips, avocado and lime. The Fresca Salad is light, crunchy and refreshing with chunks of fruit in season, purple sweet potato, jicama, cucumber, pomegranate and fresh cheese crumbles. Menudo is served on Saturdays “only until we run out.” Frida’s favorite dishes include Tiger Prawn or Rib Eye Steak mojo de ajo, marinated in roasted garlic and lime juice; Poblano Chile Relleno with Oaxaca cheese and salsa ranchera, and Baja Fish Tacos made with grilled ono, jalapeno tartar and cabbage slaw. Save room for a traditional dessert like Tres Leches Cake ⎯ cool, sweet and creamy. Frida’s is open daily for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; happy hour from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (tequilas are a specialty) and dinner between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Call 808-661-1287 or visit fridasmaui.com

Cow Pig Bun - Burgers & Bourbon
When stellar chefs put their heads together they come up with some stellar dining concepts. Chef Roger Stettler, Chef Bev Gannon and partners opened two new restaurants this year. The first was Cow Pig Bun (affectionately known as CPB), located in a glass-wrapped building at the Maui Research & Technology Park in Kihei. The place is intimate and office-casual, yet the back windows and outdoor lanai afford a view of the ocean. CPB’s showpiece is its bourbon bar with an impressive selection of bourbon and rye from the Tennessee Trail across the globe. Flights of three bourbons, whiskeys or single-malt scotches are available in addition to some crafty cocktails. The most popular is called Cannibalistic and made with tequila, pho syrup, Thai basil, ginger and calamansi lime. They also feature Mule Mondays with Maui’s Pau Vodka. The CPB burger has already won awards for “best burger” on Maui. Choose from four mouth-watering renditions enhanced with gourmet cheeses, caramelized onions, peppers or bacon, of course. There’s also a vegan chickpea-mushroom patty, an octopus and goat cheese wrap, beef brisket or barbecue pork sandwich, and an Asian style with pork belly and pulled pork in namasu and foie gras butter. The modern comfort fare includes sides of mac-n-cheese with potato and bacon, seasoned red potato smash, Brussels sprouts in sweet soy, and CPB white bean chili with beef. Restaurant Chef Brian Murphy also offers nightly specials. CPB is open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday Brunch is served between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 808-875-8100 or cowpigbun.com

Joe's Nuevo Latino
Chef Bev Gannon, Chef Roger Stettler and Greg Shepherd’s newest restaurant is Joe’s Nuevo Latino at the Wailea Tennis Club on Wailea Ike Place. Although the restaurant that was formerly known as Joe’s looks the same and still has expansive views, it now offers a new culinary journey. The partners explain that it’s “a place that celebrates the flavors and ingredients found in all Latino communities” and features their “interpretation of classic dishes from around Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain.” Chef de Cuisine Gary Johnson is an up-and-coming culinary force who is passionate about new Latin cuisine. His menu reads like an around the world cruise. Pescado con Coco is ono ceviche with coconut milk and Caribbean ingredients like crispy plantains, mango and chile. From South America comes Codorniz con Mole Amarillo, roasted quail in yellow mole sauce served with chayote squash. ‘Ulu Causa is an island-inspired salad layered with breadfruit, potato, avocado, beets and olives. Shared plates include Cochinita Pibil, a citrus and achiote braised pork shank served with black beans and jicama slaw; Pollo Asado, a grilled half-chicken with recado negro (Mayan spice blend), saffron rice and roasted vegetables. There are many more creative dishes, from grilled beefsteak with chimichurri to seared octopus steak with black ink aioli. Latin pastries like Joe’s Churros with Kahula chocolate or Caramel Flan with macadamia nut brittle and lilikoi are sure to put the icing on a full-flavored meal. The bar offers signature craft cocktails with top-shelf spirits. Open nightly for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 808-875-7767 or visit their website at joesmaui.com.

   

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Maui Nui’s Spa Scene Redux

   

Maui Nui's Spa Scene ReduxWe circled Maui and crossed Lanai to learn what’s new and renewed in our full-service spa scene. You’ll find that most island resort spas pay tribute to the natural environment, Hawaiian cultural traditions and locally sourced ingredients in their treatments and spa products.

Lanai
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay
Kalaau Pai is a welcome ritual prior to all treatments and facials. It begins with a gentle exfoliation of the feet followed by stimulation of key reflexology points using kalaau (drumsticks made from guava wood) to pai (tap) the soles. Pair it with Macadamia Nut Sugar Polish, a body scrub of ground macadamia nuts from Hawai‘i blended with pure cane sugar. The experience concludes with a virgin coconut oil full-body massage. fourseasons.com/manelebay

East Maui
The Spa at Travaasa Hana
The Lokelani Rose Body Treatment (named for Maui’s sweet Lokelani rose) relaxes and rejuvenates with organic roses and decadent rose-scented oils. Skin is prepared with a gentle exfoliating milk scrub then pampered with a relaxing body massage and rejuvenating facial mask. travaasa.com/hana

South Maui
Awili Spa in Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Their specialty is handcrafted products using elements from the islands. In the Apothecary Lounge, spa consultants prepare a customized awili (blend) of ingredients and store the recipes for guests’ personalized body treatments and facials. Omakase Apothecary Experience is two or more treatments in a custom-designed package, such as body wrap and facial, or massage and manicure. maui.andaz.hyatt.com

Mandara Spa at Wailea Beach Marriott Resort
Mandara Spas originated on the island of Bali, which shares a reverence for the healing arts. The Thai Herbal Poultice Massage features rhythmic movements with heated herbal poultices that are applied to the body at pressure points to relax muscles and release tension. They are followed with a mix of Eastern and Western massage techniques, incorporating acupressure movements and essential oils. mandaraspa.com

Spa Grande at Grand Wailea Resort
Consistently voted as one of the Top 10 Spas in the United States by magazine readers, Spa Grande is celebrated for its Terme Hydrotherapy Circuit. This haven of water therapies where East meets West features five distinct Hawaiian sea salt baths, cascading waterfalls, water jet showers, Japanese furo baths with hot and cold plunges, a Roman whirlpool tub and European sauna. grandwailea.com

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
This elegant spa’s signature treatment is Lomi Mohala, which can be enjoyed in a spa treatment room or an oceanside thatched hale (open-air hut). Using a traditional Hawaiian lomi technique with forearm strokes and an exclusive herbal oil blend, the therapist melts away tension with a massage that encourages an expansive feeling of mohala (opening up). fourseasons.com/maui

Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Kea Lani Resort
Personalized spa experiences combined with Maui-sourced products, Hawaiian cultural traditions and their latest spa technology are the their specialty here. The Awa Remedy honors Hawaii’s peaceful Makahiki Season when warriors would relieve bodily tension with various herbs like the awa root. It begins with Hawaiian alaea salt scrub followed by an awa aloe body mask then a pressure-point foot and scalp massage. After rinsing the body, a tension-relief massage restores. willowstreamspamaui.com

West Maui
Heavenly Spa at The Westin Maui Resort
New HydraFacial technology has been introduced into facial treatments, offering the only non-surgical procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection. Vortex-Fusion™ infuses hydrating skin solutions and potent antioxidants into the skin. It reduces sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles and hyper pigmentation. Hualani products were designed for the Heavenly Spas in Hawai‘i and are used in signature treatments, leaving a subtle fragrance of locally grown pineapples and passion fruit. westinmaui.com

Spa Helani at The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
Also a Heavenly Spa, Helani seeks to uplift guests physically, mentally and spiritually by engaging and stimulating the five senses. The Polynesian Ritual is a sensual journey through the sacred islands of Polynesia. It begins with a coconut shell, white sand, sea salt and a Tahitian vanilla scrub from Tahaa. Next stop at Bora Bora for a soothing, relaxing massage with sand pouches. Finish in Raiatea with the application of golden Monoi oil. westinkaanapali.com

Hoola Spa at Honua Kai Resort
For a one-of-a-kind experience, try Himalayan Salt Room therapy, which generates therapeutic, bacteria-free air, releasing negative ions vitally important for a healthy body and mind. The signature salt room is built with Halotherapy Salt Generator panels, using 250 million-year-old salt with over 80 pure minerals. This soothing, color-changing room helps heal respiratory and skin conditions and promotes detoxification. hoolaspamaui.com

Kamahao Marilyn Monroe Spa at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort
With its brand new Glamour Room salon, Kamahao (marvelous) Spa is inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s playful nature and glamorous looks. The package “My Day with Marilyn” includes a signature massage, classic facial, makeup application, hair blowout, signature manicure and pedicure for a well-rounded day of pampering. maui.hyatt.com

Spa at Black Rock in Sheraton Maui Resort
Experience the healing power of Puu Kekaa, where it is said that one’s soul departs to the afterlife, in The Spa at Black Rock. Enjoy a slice of heaven on earth with a Puu Kekaa Hot Stone Massage as the soothing energy of warm, smooth stones help remove tension patterns held in the body. blackrockspa.com

Spa Montage Kapalua Bay
Honoring the wellness traditions of Hawaiian culture with a view from the mountains to the sea, this beautiful spa offers a variety of treatment spaces and a hydrotherapy circuit of water rituals. The restorative Awa and Cacao Hawaiian cocoon polishes the body with a blend of warm awa root and cacao. Once cocooned in soothing blankets, a scalp, neck and foot massage ensues. Therapy concludes with a hydrating pikake (jasmine) scented spritz and lotion rubdown. montagehotels.com/kapaluabay

Waihua Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
Waihua is the name Hawaiians gave to water that is pure in every sense. This luxurious spa features native Hawaiian healing traditions with the potent plants, fruits and herbs found in Hawaii. For an ultimate treatment, the Signature Waihua Facial delivers a combination of two popular facials: a customized Eminence Organic deep cleanse with extractions followed by a revolutionary Intraceuticals Oxygen Treatment for the skin. ritzcarlton.com/kapalua

   

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Q&A Fall 2015

   

Aloha Maui Insider,
We are thinking of making use of the Maui bus system while we are vacation, and we would like to know a few things. What are the routes and fees for the Maui bus? Can you tell us if suitcases allowed on the bus?
Best Regards, Lynn

Aloha Lynn,

One medium-sized suitcase, duffle bag, or carry-on bag is allowed per passenger. It may be no larger than 22”H x 14”W x 9”L, and it must fit and be placed under the passenger’s seat or on the passenger’s lap so that it does not protrude on to another seat. Metal-framed child carriers, collapsible baby strollers, band instruments, skateboards, and small coolers are allowed on the bus as well but limited to one per person. Complete information about the Maui routes and fees is available online at: co.maui.hi.us/Index.aspx?NID=1310.

Aloha Maui Insider,
We heard there is a new flight route that goes directly from the main Maui airport to the Lanai airport. Is this correct?
Sincerely, Barbara

Aloha Barbara,

Yes, that is correct. Island Air now offers flights directly from Maui to Lanai. The service is twice a day; it is available in the afternoon and in the early evening. The flights leave from the main Maui airport in Kahului. The service is provided aboard ATR 72 Turboprops, which have 64 seats. For more information about the Maui-Lanai routes and the fares, go to IslandAir.com.

Dear Maui Insider,
Is a new carrier flying the route that goes directly from San Francisco to the main Maui airport? Can you provide any more information?
Sincerely, Stanley

Aloha Stanley,
Virgin America is planning to offer flights directly from San Francisco (SFO) to Maui (OGG) starting in December. The service is once a day from SFO. The flights will land at the main Maui airport in Kahului. Either an Airbus 320 or Airbus 319 will provide the flight service. Both of these planes have approximately 150 seats. For more information about the SFO-OGG routes and the fares, go to virginamerica.com/cms/travel-deals/ogg-maui-hi.

   

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Chef's Corner

   

Beer-Battered Brie with Pineapple Cream SauceIn 2005, the Maui Brewing Co. began its quest to brew handcrafted ales and lagers using the finest ingredients. The brewpub in Kahana Gateway Center sources as many local products as possible to ensure the freshness; even the ketchup and mustard is house made!

Maui Brewing Co. has a strong commitment to the local economy, and deep concern for the environment. The beer is packaged in the most eco-friendly (and beer friendly) material, the can. The spent grain is given to local farmers for feed and compost, contributing to local sustainability.

The new Kihei brewery is done, and the tasting room is pouring the great beers being made right there! Food trucks are providing lunch, dinner, and sometimes dessert! More information for both sites is available at: mauibrewingco.com

If you can’t visit the Kahana or Kihei sites today then you can make and enjoy this special beer-based recipe from the Maui Brewing Co. team.

Beer-Battered Brie with Pineapple Cream Sauce

Pineapple Cream Sauce

  • ½ cup diced pineapple
  • 4 ounces butter (¼ pound by weight)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 oz (by volume) triple sec
  • 1 oz (by weight) cornstarch
  • ⅛ cup water

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add diced pineapple and cook until golden brown. Add triple sec and cook for one minute. Add milk, honey, and cream and bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water together and add to boiling cream mixture. Once thickening has occurred, remove from heat.

Bikini Blonde Beer Batter

  • 1 12oz can of Bikini Blonde Lager
  • 4 ounces soda water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • Wedges of Brie or Camembert

Mix beer and soda in measuring cup. Slowly add to bowl of flour and seasoning while stirring with a whisk until you reach a pancake-like batter consistency. Heat 2-3 inches of vegetable oil in a thick-bottomed pan or wok until it reaches 370 degrees. Carefully dip Brie wedges in beer batter and fry until golden brown. Remove from oil, let cool slightly, and pat excess oil dry with paper towels. Serve with some toasted baguette and a cup of pineapple cream sauce.

   

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My Favorite Maui Moment

   

Keiki Halloween Costume Parade

Halloween KeikiHalloween is creatively celebrated in Lahaina, Maui by all ages. The keiki (children’s) festivities usually start on Halloween day with a keiki parade in the late afternoon. The annual Keiki Halloween Costume Parade lasts about an hour and usually starts at the north end of Front Street between 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. In previous years the West Maui Soroptimists, Lahaina Rotary Clubs, and the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaiʻi have sponsored the parade.

The keiki are invited to come in costume and walk down Front Street in the parade to Banyan Tree Park, where there will be entertainment such as the Lahainaluna High School Marching Band.

Halloween KeikiAs you can see by the pictures we have posted, the keiki and sometimes their parents come in all kinds of cute and creative costumes.

Halloween KeikiBe prepared for traffic and to pay for parking as there are usually 20,000 residents and visitors who come to Lahaina for Halloween night. Front Street, which runs along the ocean, is where most of the festivities take place.

Events subject to change. For more information, please go to:
visitlahaina.com/event/halloween-lahaina/?instance_id=47

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

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
August 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

Family Day at Hui Noeau
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
August 8
This family-friendly event marks the opening of the Hui’s annual youth art exhibition, featuring artwork created by 250 Maui youth. This event is from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. The day consists of a scavenger hunt, live glass blowing, bake sales, hands on artist workshops, face painting, food trucks and so much more. For more information, please go to huinoeau.com

Moonlight Mele Concert
Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
August 8
This concert will feature George Kahumoku, Jr. & Friends. The museum will also have a night tour and arts & crafts. For more information, go to mauimuseum.org

Maui On Stage's ONO Series
Iao Theater, Wailuku
August 10
On Monday at 6:30 p.m., One Night Only Series presents a free evening consisting of a play reading, concert, comedy night or poetry slam. Come and enjoy theatre every second Monday of each month. For more information, go to mauionstage.com

Maui Calls
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
August 14
The MACC’s signature annual fundraiser gala is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy a delectable pupus created by chefs from stellar Maui restaurants, paired with premium wines served by vintners from boutique wineries. Highlights include fabulous selections in the live and silent auctions, music, and dancing in the Pavilion. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
August 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

Revitalizing Ulu (Breadfruit) Workshop
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Kahului
August 15
Enjoy learning the cultural history of ulu, planting, harvesting, preparing and eating. This workshop will include a delicious ulu tasting menu. For more information, please go to mnbg.org/events

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
August 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

“Evita” by MAPA
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
August 21-23 & 28-30
MAPA live presents “Evita,” starring Amy Hanaialii Gilliom as Eva Peron, Francis Taua as Juan Peron, Kepa Cabanilla-Aricayos as Che, Joey Schumacher as Magaldi and Danielle Delaunay as Peron’s Mistress. For more information, go to mauiarts.org or mauiacademy.org

Uala (Sweet Potato) Workshop
Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
August 22
Come and enjoy this event with the rest of the Hana community with Hawaiian music, hula, food, crafts and historic displays. For more information, please go to mnbg.org/events

Hana Cultural Center’s Annual Hoolaulea
Hasegawa Fairgrounds, Hana
August 22
This 26-mile outrigger canoe race is for OC-1/OC-2/SS/SUP participants, and you must have open ocean experience. For more information, go to hanaculturalcenter.org

TriLanai - City Run & Walk
Dole Park, Lanai City, Lanai
August 22
The Sixth Annual TriLanai City 21K, 10K and 5K Run & Walk will be held on the secluded island of Lanai. The course starts and ends in Dole Park in Lanai City and offers nearly traffic-free running. For more information, please visit trilanai.com

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
August 27
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
August 28
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

September

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
September 4
Historic Wailuku will kick off the 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

Chris D’Elia - Comedy
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
September 4
Chris is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. He’s appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and on Comedy Central. He can be currently seen starring as Danny on NBC’s comedy series “Undateable.” For more information, please call 808-242-7469 or visit mauiarts.org

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
Kaanapali Resort
September 4-6
The Festival will have a golf event at the Kaanapali Golf Course on Sept. 4 and at the Sheraton Resort Maui on Sept. 5 and concludes on Sept. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa. 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

Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style – Richard Hoopii Leo Kiekie Falsetto Contest
Grand Wailea Resort, Wailea
September 5
The Festivals of Aloha, 14th Annual Richard Hoopii Leo Kiekie Falsetto Competition will showcase Maui’s amateur male falsetto performers. For more information, please go to festivalsofaloha.com

Kapalua Open tennis Tournament
Kapalua Tennis Garden, Kapalua
September 5-7
This annual USTA Sanctioned Event Labor Day championship courts the best in men’s and women’s singles and doubles tennis play and Open Division play at the Kapalua’s award-winning Tennis Garden. For more information, please go to golfatkapalua.com

Maui Channel Swim
Lanai to Maui
September 6
This relay race is timed and there are six swimmers per team. Swimmers compete in seven categories for multiple prizes and one grand prize, followed by an awards banquet in Kaanapali. For more information, please go to mauichannelswim.com

Ku Mai Ka Hula
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
September 10-12
This international hula competition features group and solo dancers. The groups compete in adult men and women’s categories in kahiko (traditional) and auana (modern) hula. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
September 11
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

Hana Relay
Kahului Airport to Hana Ball Park
September 12
This relay is an incredible 52-mile race along 617 curves and over 56 bridges through some of Maui’s most breathtaking scenery in all of Maui. The relay will begin at 5:30 a.m. For more information, please go to hanarelayhawaii.com

Festivals of Aloha
Old Dole Administration Building, Lanai
September 12
Lanai celebrates with a town parade and Hoolaulea followed by a hoolaulea with live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, artisans and good food. For more information, please go to festivalsofaloha.com

Moonlight Mele Concert
Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
September 12
This concert will feature George Kahumoku, Jr. & Friends. The museum will also have a night tour and arts & crafts. For more information, go to mauimuseum.org

Maui On Stage’s ONO Series
Iao Theater, Wailuku
September 14
On Monday at 6:30 p.m., One Night Only Series presents a free evening consisting of a play reading, concert, comedy night or poetry slam. Come and enjoy theatre every second Monday of each month. For more information, go to mauionstage.com

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
September 18
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, Maui Nui Style
Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, Kahului
September 18
The Festivals of Aloha will feature a hoolaulea with Hawaiian cultural practitioners sharing music, dance and crafters at center stage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, go to festivalsofaloha.com

Slappy Cakes Maui 10K
Whalers Village, Kaanapali Resort
September 19
The annual Slappy Cakes Maui 10K will start at 6:30 a.m. across from Whalers Village, in the marathon finish grounds. It will also be apart of the Warrior Challenge. For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com

Maui Taco’s 5K Run/Walk
Whalers Village, Kaanapali Resort
September 19
The Maui Taco 5K will start at the Maui Marathon finish grounds across from Whalers Village. The race will start at 8am sharp! For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com

Pailolo Challenge
D.T. Fleming Beach, Kapalua to Kaunakakai, Molokai
September 19
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, Maui Nui Style
Banyan Tree, Lahaina
September 19
The Festivals of Aloha will feature a hoolaulea under the historic Lahaina Banyan Tree Park. There will be entertainment with Falsetto winners from the Richard Hoopii Falsetto Contest, hula, crafters and lots of Aloha. For more information, please go to visitlahaina.com

Bubba Gump Front Street Mile
Front Street, Lahaina
September 19
This is the Annual Bubba Gump sponsored mile run. The course is a 1-mile race down Front Street in Lahaina (half-mile down and a half mile back). The start time is 3pm in front of the Bubba Gump restaurant. For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com

Maui Marathon and Half Marathon
Kahului to Kaanapali
September 20
This year is Maui’s 45th Annual 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 finishing near Whaler’s Village within the Kaanapali Resort area. The start time is 5 a.m. For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com

Maui County Fair
War Memorial Complex, Kahului
September 24-27
The 93rd 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

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
September 24
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
September 25
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

Kulaia Molokai Canoe Festival
Kaunakakai, Molokai
September 25
The Kulaia festival is a celebration of the historic tradition of Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing. Enjoy Hawaiian music & entertainment, local food vendors, Made-on-Molokai arts and crafts, and cultural practitioners. For more information, please go to molokaievents.com

Chinese Moon Festival
Wo Hing Temple Museum, Front Street, Lahaina
September 25 & 26
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

Na Wahine O Ke Kai
Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai
September 27
Hawaiian Airlines is the proud sponsor of the 37th Annual Na Wahine o Ke Kai race. This race is the finale of the 9-month outrigger canoe-racing season for women around the world. The 40-mile race to Oahu will begin at Hale O Lono Harbor in Molokai and ends at Duke Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki on Oahu. For more information, go to nawahineokekai.com

Emma Farden-Sharpe Hula Festival
Banyan Tree Park, Front Street, Lahaina
September 27
This festival is all about honoring Emma Farden-Sharpe, the renowned Lahaina kumu hula. The celebrations will be reflected in new (auana) and old (kahiko) traditions of hula. The opening ceremonies will begin at 9 a.m. followed by hula performances in honor of “Aunty Emma” who made the preservation of Hawaiian culture and hula her life’s work. Under the Banyan Tree there will be lei making, keiki activities, made-in-Maui crafts. For more information, please go to visitlahaina.com

October

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
October 2
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

Festivals of Aloha
Hana, Maui
October 3-10
On Maui, “Heavenly Hana” celebrates weeklong festivities kicking off with a parade through Hana, presentation of the Hana Royal Court and all day hoolaulea at the Hana Ball Park. For a daily schedule of activities, go to festivalsofaloha.com

Festivals of Aloha
Kaunakakai, Molokai
October 8-10
Molokai celebrates with three days of festivities at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center. The celebration will include a poke contest, aloha attire contest, Ulu-Uala-Kalo contest, Youth Night and town parade through Kaunakakai Town followed by a day long hoolaulea. For more information, please go to molokaievents.com

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
October 9
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

Moonlight Mele Concert
Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
October 10
This concert will feature George Kahumoku, Jr. & Friends. The museum will also have a night tour and arts & crafts. For more information, go to mauimuseum.org

Molokai Hoe Canoe Race
Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai
October 11
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

Maui Ukulele Festival
Maui Arts and Cultural Center
October 11
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 or ukulelefestivalhawaii.org

Maui On Stage’s ONO Series
Iao Theater, Wailuku
October 12
On Monday at 6:30 p.m., One Night Only Series presents a free evening consisting of a play reading, concert, comedy night or poetry slam. Come and enjoy theatre every second Monday of each month. For more information, go to mauionstage.com

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
October 16
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

The Noble Chef
The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, Wailea
October 17
The 18th Annual Noble Chef has supported the Maui Culinary Academy’s (MCA) largest annual fundraiser and features a mentorship program that pairs together many of Maui’s celebrity chefs and MCA students. For more information, please go to noblechef.maui.hawaii.edu

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei
October 23
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

Lahaina 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 popular entertainers. For more information, please go to lahainarestoration.org

American Windsurfing Tour Aloha Classic
Hookipa Beach
October 28 – November 10
The American Windsurfing Tour will host the Aloha Classic, the seventh and final stop of the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT). For more information, go to americanwindsurfingtour.com

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
October 29
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

Lanai Fifth Friday
Dole Park, Lanai
October 30
The Lanai Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to our Fifth Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This community event will take place in the heart of Lanai City around Dole Park and feature live music, food, and drinks, free drawing prizes and more. For more information, go to fifthfridaylanai.com

XTERRA Maui – Hula Grill 5K Trail Run
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
October 31
The Hula Grill XTERRA 5K Trail Run is a race for everyone (the 5K is open for walkers too!) Start time is 9 a.m. For more information, please go to xterraplanet.com/maui

XTERRA Maui – Duke’s Beach House 10K
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
October 31
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 9:20 a.m. For more information, please go to xterraplanet.com/maui

XTERRA Maui - Kimo’s Keiki K
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
October 31
The Kimo’s XTERRA Kapalua Keiki K is free for kids 12 and under. Parents are welcome to run with their children. Start time is 11 a.m. For more information, go to xterraplanet.com/maui

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

November

XTERRA World Championship Triathlon
Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
November 1
The XTERRA Championship off-road triathlon promises to be an all-time classic as athletes and crew prepare to celebrate XTERRA’s 20th year in Maui. The XTERRA World Championship starts at 9 a.m. For more information, please go to xterraplanet.com/maui

Wailuku First Friday
Market Street, Wailuku
November 6
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 and Cultural Center, Kahului
November 7
The 2nd Annual Made In Maui County Festival will showcase a wide variety of Hawaii valued-added products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashions, gifts, collectibles, food trucks and more. General admission is $5.00; children 12 and under are free. For more information, go to MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com

TriLanai Triathlon
Hulopoe Beach Park, Lanai
November 7
Participants can enter as an individual or relay team. This is an amazing course that starts 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 finishes with 3-mile ocean view run on The Manele Bay Golf Course. For more information, go to trilanai.com

Moonlight Mele Concert
Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
November 7
This concert will feature George Kahumoku, Jr. & Friends. The museum will also have a night tour and arts & crafts. For more information, go to mauimuseum.org

Margaret Cho – The psyCHO Tour
Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
November 7
Margaret is never one to shy away from a difficult, or even ‘taboo’ topic. There is no subject off limits. Her socially aware brand of comedy has made her both a thought leader as well as a teacher to those with open minds and open hearts. For more information, please call 808-242-7469 or visit mauiarts.org

Maui On Stage’s ONO Series
Iao Theater, Wailuku
November 9
On Monday at 6:30 p.m., One Night Only Series presents a free evening consisting of a play reading, concert, comedy night or poetry slam. Come and enjoy theatre every second Monday of each month. For more information, go to mauionstage.com

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
November 13
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

Sun Yat-Sen Festival
Wo Hing Museum, Front Street, Lahaina
November 13-14
Lahaina pays tribute to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, known as The Father of Modern China. The festival will include martial arts demos, learning the art on Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese tea and music, an exciting lion dance and a traditional fan dance, Cantonese foods, displays and presentations. For more information, please go to lahainarestoration.org

Hula O Na Keiki Festival
Kaanapali Beach Hotel
November 13-15
The Hula O Na Keiki, is a children’s hula competition, whose purpose is to educate our children in 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 19
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
November 20
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

Hana Limu Festival
Hana Bay, Hana
November 21
The 7th Annual Hana Limu Festival is organized by the non-profit group, Na Mamo O Muolea, to provide a deeper understanding of native limu (seaweed) and to become mindful of the roles the public plays in ensuring ocean resources are available for future generations. The festival will include hands-on educational activities for youth, a silent auction, food, entertainment and crafts. For more information, please go to calendarmaui.com

2015 Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Collegiate Basketball Tournament, Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina
November 23-25
The Maui Jim Maui Invitational is the premier early season college basketball tournament held annually Thanksgiving week at the Lahaina Civic Center. This year’s tournament features Kansas State, Indiana, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and host Chaminade. For complete tournament information, please visit mauiinvitational.com

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei
November 27
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

Bailey House Museum Bazaar
Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
November 28
The Bailey House Museum Bazaar features live music and live entertainment from some of Maui’s favorite Hawaiian musicians. There will be food, delicious treats, Christmas craft fair and shopping, demonstrations, special exhibitions, presentations and a keiki zone. For more information, please go to mauimuseum.org

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