Brought to you by the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau | Fall 2016
In This Issue
Get Fresh at Local Farmers Markets
Maui's Latest Roadside Food Attraction
Q&A Fall 2016
Chef's Corner
My Favorite Maui Moment
Calendar of Events
Go Local and Get Fresh at Farmers Markets on Maui
Savor the Flavors of Maui this Fall
For a fresh take on family fun, visit Maui's always-fascinating farmers markets. And for another culinary adventure, seek out the hottest food trucks on the island to eat in true Maui style. Read on to find out more about the places to be and the flavors to experience this fall.
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One of the best ways to enjoy exotic tropical fruits, farm-fresh veggies and locally sourced food products is to visit a farmers market during your stay on Maui. Not only do you get to try the freshest, healthiest produce available, but you'll also often find seasonal events associated with these markets. It is a great chance to talk to the locals about their favorite recipes and food. In this issue, we've listed popular markets in Upcountry and South Maui.
Upcountry Farmers Market
Kulamalu Town Center, 55 Kiopaa Street (off Hwy. 37), Kula  |  Saturdays from 7 am to 11 am
Maui's oldest farmers market started more than 40 years ago in a church parking lot in Makawao. Since then, it has changed locations twice and evolved to include 40-50 local food growers, food purveyors, horticulturists and artisans.
You can choose from organic produce, tropical fruits, mushrooms, island fish, honey, eggs, macadamia nuts, teas, coffee, breads, cut flowers, potted plants, fruit trees and prepared foods. upcountryfarmersmarket.com
Upcountry Farmers Market
The Wednesday Market (formerly Makawao Farmers Market)
Waipuna Chapel, Omaopio Road and Kula Hwy., Kula  |  Wednesdays from 8 am to 1 pm
Known for its strictly organic, non-GMO produce from local farms, this long-running market has a large, loyal following. It features a vast array of tropical fruits, including coconut and papaya, citrus fruits, taro, sweet potatoes and other root vegetables, lettuce and mixed greens. Teas, juices, jams and baked goods made by local farmers are also available. facebook.com/wednesday-farmers-market
Maui Nui Farmers Market
151 Pulehunui Road (off Lower Kula Road), Kula  |  Thursday-Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm
Maui Nui Farmers Market
This 40-acre farm on the slopes of Haleakala is owned and managed by Nui and her son, Kit. They cultivate a wide variety of lettuces, chard, bok choy, zucchini, squash, broccoli, gold potatoes, avocados, strawberries, papayas and bananas. They also grow flowers such as tuberose, protea, heliconia, ginger, lotus and orchid in a zen-like garden setting.
Nui's Garden Kitchen lunch wagon serves up the family's signature Thai dishes daily. mauinuifarm.com
Laa Kea Farm Stand
639 Baldwin Avenue, Paia  |  Monday-Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Benefitting the Laa Kea Foundation, a residential farm community for youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this farm stand sells locally grown, organic vegetables, greens, tropical and other fruits from its 12-acre farm. The residents also feature their handmade gifts. laakea.org
Kula Country Farms Stand
375 Koheo Road (off Hwy. 37), Kula  |  Tuesday-Friday from 10 am to 5 pm & Saturday-Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm
A fourth-generation farm located on the slopes of Haleakala, Kula Country Farms has opened its picturesque produce stand to Maui residents and visitors alike. In addition to featuring their own farm-fresh produce, the owners invite other island farmers to sell theirs, too. There is always a large selection of cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, cabbages, lettuces, root vegetables, herbs, local fruits, and of course, strawberries. Fresh flowers, juice drinks, baked goods; preserves, dressings, marinades, sauce and salts made on the island are also featured. If you stop by in the fall, check out the pumpkin patch, or experience the strawberry u-pick in spring. kulacountryfarmsmaui.com
Yee's Orchard & Fruit Stand
1165 S. Kihei Road, Kihei  |  Tuesday-Thursday & Saturday-Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm
Yee's Orchard is renowned for its delicious mangoes, particularly the Golden Glow variety. The Yee Family's thatched-roof fruit stand has been a Kihei landmark for years. Mangoes, papayas, pickled mango, mango chutney, bananas and coconuts are available year-round. Exotic fruits like cherimoya, chico, rambutan and Jamaican passion fruit are offered in season. yelp.com/biz/yees-orchard-and-fruit-stand-kihei
Lipoa Street Farmers Market
95 E. Lipoa Street, Kihei  |  Saturdays from 8:30 am
Offering 100% Maui organic veggies and fruits from a long list of farms, this intimate farmers market sells out quickly.
You can sample exotic fruits like dragon fruit, ulu (breadfruit) and mangoes. Go green with celery, cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage and broccoli. Get a rainbow of color with bananas, avocados, carrots, radishes and beets. There is always something different to try, including kambucha and honey, plus live music. facebook.com/lipoamarket
Lipoa Street Farmers Market
Farmers Market of Maui in Kihei
61 S. Kihei Road, Kihei  |  Monday-Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm & Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
Located across from the beach and Kihei Canoe Club outrigger canoes, this long-time produce stand specializes in Maui Gold pineapples, Maui onions, macadamia nuts, fresh juices, homemade salsas, dips and guacamole. There is also a nice selection of island-grown vegetables like yams, potatoes and carrots, as well as tropical fruits like coconuts, apple bananas, papayas and star fruit. yelp.com/biz/farmers-market-maui-kihei
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A few short years ago, the Aloha Plate Food Truck made its nationwide TV debut on Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race," winning Season 4. Since then, food truck culture has exploded across the islands. On Maui, these new roadside attractions have gained in popularity, evolving from hidden gems to some of the most visible eateries on social media sites. In this issue, we explore food trucks currently making their marks in West Maui.
Antojitos 808
Look for the bright red wagons with the blue trim on any given evening in Lahaina and you can satisfy your craving for authentic Mexican street food. Antojitos (literally, "little cravings") are hand-held meals traditionally prepared by street vendors and in market stalls. The delectable huaraches, quesadillas, sopes, gorditas and tortas are created with fillings such as chorizo sausage, nopales cactus, steak, chicken or pork. The fish tacos are savory, served with chipotle aioli sauce. Daily specials include pozole, a hearty soup. Bottled soft drinks from Mexico are also available. Open from 5:30 pm in the parking lot at 741 Wainee Street, Lahaina. facebook.com/808-ch-antojitos
Baya Bowls
Owner Ceone has become renowned for the breakfast acai bowls created from her cute wood hut with the large purple octopus painted across it. Whether you choose small or large, each freshly made bowl is filled with organic granola, bananas, strawberries, toasted coconut and Hawaiian honey. Add exotic toppings like Goji berries, lilikoi, kiwi and papaya. Peanut butter comes highly recommended, too. Her other specialties are smoothies blended with fresh fruits and organic ingredients in innovative combinations. Open daily from 8 am in the parking lot at 741 Wainee Street, Lahaina. facebook.com/bayabowls
Coconut Caboose
Coconut Caboose
What could be better than a wagon-trailer filled with fresh coconuts? One that you can visit on your way to the beach! This little green caboose is usually found parked in the Honolua Bay overlook lot on the upper Westside. The menu features locally grown, non-GMO, organic coconuts. These coconuts are cut up in front of you and then served with fresh lime.
Exotic treats include coconut shave ice with two flavor choices, raw coconut ice cream, a pineapple slushie with coconut water, handcrafted popsicles with fresh fruit (try the strawberry-coconut creamsicle) and coconut soda. Open Wednesday-Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. coconutcaboose.com
Kusina Ni JayBoy
The newest member of the Lahaina food truck lot is Filipino cuisine cooked by JayBoy. Try traditional Filipino dishes any time of day for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Breakfast meals include fried rice mocos, BBQ pork, longganisa sausage or beef tapa with two eggs. The lunch and dinner menus change daily and there are usually six selections, including pork squash and chicken papaya dishes. For dessert, try a fried lumpia roll filled with banana. Open six days a week between 9 am and 9 pm in the parking lot at 741 Wainee Street. yelp.com/biz/kusina-ni-jayboy-lahaina
Ono Tacos
With its motto of "Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times", Ono Tacos' truck has garnered a loyal following that come for its traditional Mexican fare. Whether you prefer tacos, burritos or quesadillas, you have multiple choices for the fillings, including steak, chicken, pork, ground beef, veggies, fresh fish or shrimp. There are a variety of salsas for toppings. You can also try a featured special plate like enchiladas smothered in red sauce and melted cheese, served with rice and refried beans - ono! Open daily from 11 am to 9 pm in the West Maui Center parking lot, 910 Honoapiilani Hwy., Lahaina. facebook.com/ono.tacos
TaquerEATa
In the silver bullet wagon with the turquoise trim, you'll find tacos galore for breakfast and lunch. Owner Gina makes four styles of salsa, pico de gallo and cilantro chimichurri toppings to go with her tacos. Outstanding combinations include the three-alarm taco with scrambled eggs, pickled jalapenos, potatoes, chipotle sauce, cheddar and jack cheeses. Migas taco has corn tortilla chips mixed in scrambled eggs with jalapenos, tomatoes and onions. You can build your own taco from a variety of ingredients like bacon, sausage, spam and black beans. Open Sunday-Friday from 8 am to 2 pm in the parking lot at 741 Wainee Street, Lahaina. yelp.com/biz/taquereata-lahaina
Yazi'z
This truck specializes in Greek and Mediterranean food with a local twist. Owners Yasnaya, Lance and Chef Nacho believe in using fresh products in diverse cuisine. The gyro is very popular, made with griddled beef and lamb on warm pita bread topped with tomatoes and onions. Their chicken-pesto pita is made with chicken breast in pesto sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. Both lunch sandwiches come with a Greek salad. Dinner specials include shrimp or mahi mahi dynamite, steak or garlic shrimp plates. The plates come with white rice, fresh greens and your choice of mac salad or sautéed veggies. Falafels are also available. They are open Tuesday-Friday from 10 am to 3 pm, and Friday-Saturday from 5:30 to 9 pm in the parking lot at 741 Wainee Street, Lahaina. facebook.com/yaziz
Hana Burger
Okay, so this new food truck is in East Maui. It just opened and makes a perfect lunch stop on the Road to Hana. Led by Chef Jon Watson, Hana Burger is a sister operation to Hana Ranch Provisions restaurant in Paia. His recent menu items include a hearty sandwich with locally caught fish, fresh-from-the-farm salads, and signature Hana Burger made from Hana Ranch grass-fed beef and served with house-made pickles and taro chips. Fresh fruit smoothies are also available, blended with ingredients harvested from the on-site farm.
All items are grab-and-go, or you can sit at picnic tables in a meadow and enjoy panoramic ocean views. After lunch, check out the farm stand, featuring seasonal organic produce, honey, jams, sauces and more. Open Monday–Friday from 11 am to 3 pm at 5670 Hana Hwy. hanaranch.com/farmstand or facebook.com/hanaranch
Hana Burger
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Aloha Maui Insider,
I am looking forward to visiting Maui with my family. However I have a question about visiting your famous dormant volcano Mount Haleakala. Can you give me some information about the best time to visit?
Best Regards, Peggy from Portland
Aloha Peggy,
Many people like to make the trip to glorious Haleakala for its beautiful sunrise; it is good to do this excursion on your first or second morning on the island when you are still on mainland time. If your body is still on mainland time then you are likely to wake up very early! So it will be easier to start the drive early in the morning at the beginning of your trip. Once you are in your vehicle go straight to the Haleakala summit parking lot, as it does fill up. Do not stop on the way. You should have water, snacks and warm clothes with you. After viewing the stupendous sunrise you can see the rest of the park and then have a leisurely trip down the mountain, stopping as much as you like.
 
Dear Maui Insider,
We have small children and we are wondering how long it will take us to drive the curvy road to Hana? We want to go to the pools so our children can take a dip.
Sincerely, Sandy and Glen
Aloha Sandy and Glen,
If you drive from the Kahului airport it takes from about two and half hours to get to Hana. The Pools at Oheo are about half hour from Hana, so a minimum of three hours depending on traffic. The insider tip for the winding road to Hana is to start early in the morning and go straight to the Park parking lot near the Pools of Oheo. Do not stop on the way out. You should have water and snacks in your vehicle. This way, hopefully you will get a parking spot and easy access to the pools. Then you can work your way back to your accommodations, stopping as much as you want on the way, as you will be going against the traffic. You should end up back where you are staying before it is dark.
 
Hello Maui Insider,
We heard that the ocean-going boats don’t provide towels, is that true?
Yours truly, Melissa and Ed
download our Official Travel Planner
Aloha Melissa and Ed,
For any island boat trip you will need a hat, sunglasses, eco-friendly sunscreen, a light jacket and beach towels, as the boats generally do not provide towels. Many boats also require you to remove your shoes before boarding, so wear shoes that are easy to remove.
Some also have what is called "wet entry" from the beach; in this case you might get wet getting on the boat so wearing a bathing suit or shorts could be the most comfortable for boarding. If you might be prone to sea sickness, there are over-the-counter drugs that you can purchase but keep in mind that most of them need to be taken at least an hour before you board. Also, sea bands and ginger candy can be helpful to take along if you think you might get queasy. If you want more information for your Maui Nui vacation, you can view and/or download our Official Travel Planner at planner.gohawaii.com
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Cane & Canoe
Chef's Corner
"Our pitaya bowl was created after a recent trip to Southern California. Throughout Beverly Hills, San Diego and Orange County, multiple eateries are boasting this dragon fruit-based dish. It’s healthy, filling and delicious. With its tropical nuance, I thought it would be a perfect fit for Maui." - David Viviano, Executive Chef at Montage Kapalua Bay
Montage Kapalua Bay’s signature restaurant, Cane & Canoe, is reminiscent of a traditional Hawaiian canoe house. Featuring a new Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary bar from 7am to 1pm, Cane & Canoe overlooks beautiful Kapalua Bay, and is located at One Bay Drive, Lahaina, HI 96761. Cane & Canoe serves breakfast from 7 am to 11 am and dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm. There is live entertainment from 6 pm to 9 pm nightly. For more information, please go to caneandcanoe.com or call (808)662–6681.
Pitaya Bowl
(Dairy-Free/Vegan):
Ingredients:
• 3½ oz. Frozen dragon fruit puree (or frozen acai berry puree)
• ½ Apple banana
• 6 Frozen Kula strawberries
• ¼ Molokai papaya
• 6 oz. Coconut water
• 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
For Topping:
• ½ C Fresh granola
• ¼ C Small-diced Molokai papaya
• 1 T Toasted coconut
• 1 T Agave
Mint to garnish
Add the dragon fruit puree, apple banana, strawberry, papaya, coconut water and lime juice in a blender. Mix on high until smooth. Pour into presentation bowl. Top with granola, papaya and coconut. Drizzle agave. Garnish with mint.
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Maui Moment
The Kapalua Wine and Food Festival (KWFF) features a Friday night wine tasting, a Sunday Seafood buffet, seminars on wine tasting and cooking demonstrations by talented chefs from around the world. The 2016 Festival featured renowned Italian Chef Michele Mazza from Naples on Saturday, June 11.
Chef's Corner
After a celebrated career in esteemed restaurants around the world, Chef Mazza joined the award-winning Il Mulino New York team in 2003. As Executive Chef, he elevated the group’s dining experience to new heights across the brand’s 16 distinguished global outposts.
Chef Mazza, owner and executive chef of Il Mulino and Trattoria Il Mulino impressed the KWFF attendees with his traditional, authentic Italian dishes influenced by his roots in Naples. The demonstration was hosted by Master Sommelier Michael Jordan and paired with exquisite Italian wines. All the courses were delicious but the "Seafood Lasagna, Deconstructed" was my favorite; it featured a fresh tomato sauce with succulent seafood loosely stuffed between two large lasagna noodles. Chef told us the secret to this dish is to cook the seafood and sauce separately, only combining them at the end. After the demo, Chef Mazza graciously posed for photos, including one with me and Rachelle Cihonski, the Managing Editor of Diablo magazine.
Next year you can join the fun at the 2017 KWFF June 8-11. For more information on next year’s event, please go to kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com
 
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Calendar of Events
August
 
August 6-21 • Youth Art Exhibition • Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao
This unique exhibition showcases the work of youth participating in the Hui's summer arts program. Featuring art by nearly 200 youth on Maui. For more information, go to huinoeau.com
August 19 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
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
August 19 • Maui Calls • Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
The MACC's signature annual fundraiser gala is from 6 - 10pm. The gala starts with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade, followed by a concert featuring a surprise musical guest, and ending with dancing under the stars. Silent and live auctions offer the chance to bid on hundreds of items. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org
August 20 • Hana Cultural Center's Annual Hoolaulea • Hasegawa Fairgrounds, Hana Town
Come and enjoy this event in Hana with Hawaiian music, hula, food, crafts and historic displays. For more information, please go to hanaculturalcenter.org
August 25 • Hawaiian Music Series • Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
Relax under the stars and enjoy a 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
August 26 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great grinds (food), live entertainment, arts and crafts, and shopping specials. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei
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September
 
September 2 • Wailuku First Friday • Market Street, Wailuku
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
September 3 • Maui Channel Swim • Lanai to Maui
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
September 3 • Uluwehi Guerrero-Na Mele O Hawaii/The Golden Years • Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
Kaulupono Music presents, Na Mele O Hawaii-The Golden Years with kumu hula and multi-Na Hoku Hanohano Award recipient, Uluwehi Guerrero. For more information, go to mauiarts.org
September 3-5 • Annual Kapalua Open Tennis Tournament • Kapalua Tennis Garden, Kapalua
This annual Labor Day championship hosts the best in men's and women's singles, doubles tennis play in 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and Open division play at Kapalua's award-winning Tennis Garden. For more information, go to golfatkapalua.com
September 8-10 • Ku Mai Ka Hula • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
This international hula competition features group and solo dancers. The groups compete in adult men's and women's categories in kahiko (traditional) and auana (modern) hula. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org
September 9 • Lahaina Second Friday • Front Street, Lahaina Town
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
September 10 • Hana Relay • Kahului Airport to Hana Ball Park
This relay is an incredible 52-mile race along 617 curves and over 56 bridges through some of Maui's most breathtaking scenery. The relay will begin at 5:30 am. For more information, please go to hanarelayhawaii.com or virr.com
September 12 • Cultural Enrichment Workshops • Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
Featuring Chinese families of Wailuku. This is a free community workshop. For more information, go mauimuseum.org
September 12 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Monday at 6:30 pm, 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
September 15 • Mokuula by Moonlight • Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park, Lahaina
Experience the Akua moon (first phase of full moon) and enjoy the premier of Mokuula by Moonlight. Friends of Mokuula, caretakers of Hawaii's cultural heritage site in Lahaina, present storytelling with a Hawaiian cultural specialist and live music at the Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park on Front Street. For more information, mokuula.com
September 16 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
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
September 16 • Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style • Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, Kahului
The Festivals of Aloha will feature Hawaiian cultural practitioners sharing their art with music and hula at center stage from 7 pm to 9 pm. For more information, go to visitmaui.com
September 16 & 17 • Chinese Moon Festival • Wo Hing Temple Museum, Front Street, Lahaina
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
September 17 • Pailolo Challenge • D.T. Fleming Beach, Kapalua to Kaunakakai, Molokai
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
September 17 • Slappy Cakes Maui 10K • Whalers Village, Kaanapali Resort
The annual Slappy Cakes Maui 10K will start at 6:30 am near Whalers Village, in the Kaanapali Resort area. For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com
September 17 • Maui Taco's 5K Run/Walk • Whalers Village, Kaanapali Resort
The Maui Taco 5K will start near Whaler's Village within the Kaanapali Resort area. The race will start at 8 am sharp! For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com
September 17 • Bubba Gump Front Street Mile • Front Street, Lahaina
This is the Annual Bubba Gump sponsored one-mile run. The course is a one-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
September 17-18 • Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style • Banyan Tree, Lahaina
The Festivals of Aloha will feature a hoolaulea under the banyans at the historic Lahaina Banyan Tree Park. There will be live entertainment and crafters. For more information, please go to festivalsofaloha.com
September 18 • Maui Marathon • Kahului to Kaanapali
This year is Maui's 46th 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 on Hookele St., right off Hana Highway. The start time is 5 am. For more information, go to mauimarathonhawaii.com
September 18 • Half Marathon • Whaler's Village, Kaanapali Resort
The Maui Half Marathon will start near and finish at Kaanapali Beach Hotel. The start time is 5 am. For more information, go mauimarathonhawaii.com
September 23 • Festivals of Aloha, Maui Nui Style – Richard Hoopii Leo Kiekie Falsetto Contest • King Kamehameha Club House, Wailuku
The Festivals of Aloha, 15th Annual Richard Hoopii Leo Kiekie Falsetto Competition will showcase Maui's amateur male falsetto performers. For more information, please go to festivalsofaloha.com
September 23 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great grinds (food), live entertainment, arts and crafts, and shopping specials. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei
September 23 • Kulaia Molokai Canoe Festival • Kaunakakai, Molokai
The Kulaia Molokai Canoe Festival is a celebration of the historic tradition of Hawaiian outrigger canoe racing. Enjoy Hawaiian music and entertainment, local food vendors, Made-on-Molokai arts and crafts, and cultural practitioners. For more information, please go to molokaievents.com
September 25 • Chinese Autumn Moon Festival • Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
The Maui Historical Society and the Maui Chinese Cultural Club is hosting this year's Mid-Autumn Chinese Moon Festival Celebration. The festival will include cultural presentations, activities, demonstrations, exhibits, entertainment and a behind-the-scenes look at the Kung Fu moves associated with the Lion Dance by the Maui Chinese Martial Arts Academy. For more information, go to mauimuseum.org
September 25 • Na Wahine O Ke Kai • Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai
Hawaiian Airlines is the proud sponsor of the 38th 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
September 29 • Hawaiian Music Series • Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
Relax under the stars and enjoy a 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
September 30 – October 16 • Maui Onstage: Boeing Boeing • Iao Theater, Wailuku
Maui Onstage presents Boeing Boeing, a 1960s French farce adapted for the English stage. For more information, go to mauionstage.com
September 30 • Lanai Fifth Friday • Dole Park, Lanai
The Lanai Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to our Fifth Friday from 5:30 to 8 pm. 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
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October
 
October 1 • Maui Paddle for a Cure • Hanakaoo Beach Park, Kaanapali
This is a fun non-competitive event for stand-up paddlers, kayak and canoe paddlers to raise funds for Susan G. Komen Hawaii. For more information, please go to betheeffect.com
October 1 • Maui Ukulele Workshop • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
This workshop is for all ages, conducted by Roy and Kathy Sakuma. Attendees will participate in Sunday's Ukulele Festival with a song learned in the workshop. For more information, go to mauiarts.org or ukulelefestivalhawaii.org
October 2 • Maui Ukulele Festival • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
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
October 6-9 • Maui County Fair • War Memorial Complex, Kahului
The 94th annual Maui County Fair opens with a traditional parade on Thursday. The fair will feature arts and 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
October 7 • Wailuku First Friday • Market Street, Wailuku
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
October 7-8 • Festivals of Aloha • Kaunakakai, Molokai
Molokai celebrates with two days of festivities at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center. Friday, October 7, the Royal Court investiture, poke contest, aloha attire contest and youth night. Saturday, October 8, a colorful parade featuring pau riders on horseback through Kaunakakai Town followed by a day-long hoolaulea. For a day-by-day schedule of activities, please go to festivalsofaloha.com
October 8-15 • Festivals of Aloha • Hana, Maui
Hana's festivities kick off with a parade featuring the Royal Court, hoolaulea with makahiki games, food and crafts at the Hana Ball Park. For a day-by-day schedule of activities, go to festivalsofaloha.com
October 9 • Molokai Hoe Canoe Race • Hale O Lono Harbor, Molokai
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 will compete. For more information, please go to ohcra.com
October 10 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Monday at 6:30 pm, 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
October 13 • Air Supply • Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
This captivating soft rock duo formed in 1975 and features singer, songwriter and guitarist Graham Russell and lead vocalist Russell Hitchcock. For tickets and more information, go to mauiarts.org
October 14 • Lahaina Second Friday • Front Street, Lahaina Town
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
October 14-16 • Hawaii Food & Wine Festival • Kaanapali Resort
The Festival will have a golf event at the Kaanapali Golf Course with celebrity chefs, winemakers and golf pros on October 14. Enjoy reserved seating and savor a culinary feast produced by internationally renowned chefs that highlights Maui-grown products with A Chef's Paradise, the perfect getaway for an evening of gourmet delights at the Sheraton Resort Maui on October 15. Hawaiian Airlines presents Soaring Palates at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa the evening of October 16. For more information or to purchase tickets, please go to hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com
October 15 • Festivals of Aloha • Old Dole Administration Building, Lanai
Lanai celebrates with a town parade followed by a hoolaulea with live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, artisans and good food. For more information, please go to festivalsofaloha.com
October 15 • Moonlight Mele Concert • Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
This concert will feature George Kahumoku, Jr. and Friends. The museum will also have a night tour and arts and crafts. For more information, go to mauimuseum.org
October 21 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
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
October 22 • XTERRA Maui – Hula Grill 5K Trail Run • Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The Hula Grill XTERRA 5K Trail Run is a race for everyone (the 5K is open for walkers too!). Start time is 9 am. For more information, please go to xterraplanet.com/maui
October 22 • XTERRA Maui – Duke's Beach House 10K • Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
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, please go to xterraplanet.com/maui
October 22 • XTERRA Maui - Kimo's Keiki K • Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
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 am. For more information, go to xterraplanet.com/maui
October 22 • The Noble Chef • The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, Wailea
The 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
October 23 • XTERRA World Championship Triathlon • Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The XTERRA Championship off-road triathlon promises to be an all-time classic as athletes and crew prepare to celebrate XTERRA's 21st year on Maui. The XTERRA World Championship starts at 9 am. For more information, please go to xterraplanet.com/maui
October 27 • Hawaiian Music Series • Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
Relax under the stars and enjoy a 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
October 28 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great grinds (food), live entertainment, arts and crafts, and shopping specials. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei
October 29 • TriLanai Triathlon • Hulopoe Beach Park, Lanai
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 a three-mile ocean view run on the Manele Bay Golf Course. For more information, go to trilanai.com
October 29 • Taste of Portugal • Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
The Maui Historical Society and the Maui Portuguese Cultural Club are hosting The Taste of Portugal. This event will highlight Maui Portuguese culture and some of the best Portuguese cuisine on Maui. To purchase tickets and for more information, go to mauimuseum.org
October 29 • Daryl Hall and John Oates • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
Daryl Hall and John Oates are an American musical duo from Philadelphia. They have made their own kind of soul by blending different genres of rock and roll and rhythm and blues. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org
October 31 • Halloween in Lahaina • Front Street, Lahaina
Halloween festivities will begin on Front Street with annual Keiki (child) Costume Parade at 4:30 pm. For more information, please go to visitlahaina.com
October 31 – November 13 • American Windsurfing Tour Aloha Classic • Hookipa Beach
The American Windsurfing Tour will host the Aloha Classic, the 8th and final stop of the American Windsurfing Tour (AWT). For more information, go to americanwindsurfingtour.com
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November
 
November 4 & 5 • Made In Maui County Festival • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
The 3rd 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
November 4 • Wailuku First Friday • Market Street, Wailuku
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
November 11 • Lahaina Second Friday • Front Street, Lahaina Town
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
November 11-12 • Sun Yat-Sen Festival • Wo Hing Museum, Front Street, Lahaina
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 of 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
November 11-13 • Hula O Na Keiki Festival • Kaanapali Beach Hotel
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 kbhmaui.com/hawaii-culture/hula-o-na-keiki
November 14 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Monday at 6:30 pm, 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
November 17 • Hawaiian Music Series • Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
Relax under the stars and enjoy a 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
November 18 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
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
November 21-23 • 2016 Maui Jim Maui Invitational • Collegiate Basketball Tournament, Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina
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 Connecticut, Georgetown, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Tennessee, Wisconsin and host Chaminade. For complete Tournament information, please visit mauiinvitational.com
November 24 • Turkey Trot • Rice Park, Kula
This race is a 16.2-mile two-loop race that starts at 7:00 am and 8.6-mile race that starts at 8 am. For more information, please go to virr.com
November 25 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great grinds (food), live entertainment, arts and crafts, and shopping specials. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei
November 26 • Bailey House Museum Annual Fundraiser Bazaar • Bailey House Museum, Wailuku
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, and free museum tours to support the Maui Historical Society's mission to preserve and share Maui's unique heritage. For more information, please go to mauimuseum.org
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December
 
December 2 • Wailuku First Friday • Market Street, Wailuku
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
December 9 • Lahaina Second Friday • Front Street, Lahaina Town
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
December 12 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Monday at 6:30 pm, 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
December 13 • Mokuula by Moonlight • Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park, Lahaina
Experience the Akua moon (first phase of full moon) and enjoy the premier of Mokuula by Moonlight. Friends of Mokuula, caretakers of Hawaii's cultural heritage site in Lahaina, present storytelling with Hawaiian cultural specialist and live music at the Hale Halawai in Kamehameha Iki Park on Front Street. For more information, go to mokuula.com
December 16 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
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
December 18 • Christmas 5K Run & Half Mile Santa's Keiki Dash • Kaunoa Senior Center, Paia
This race starts at 8 am at the Kaunoa Senior Center parking lot. For more information, please go to virr.com
December 23 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great grinds (food), live entertainment, arts and crafts, and shopping specials. For up-to-date details, please visit mauifridays.com/kihei
December 30 • Lanai Fifth Friday • Dole Park, Lanai
The Lanai Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to our Fifth Friday from 5:30 to 8 pm 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
The special events listed are subject to change at any time and at the sole discretion of the provider.
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