Brought to you by the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau | Spring 2017
In This Issue
What's New on Maui's Restaurant Scene
Get Your Thrill on with These Activities
Q&A Spring 2017
Chef's Corner
My Favorite Maui Moment
Calendar of Events
Satisfy Your Appetite for Food and Fun on Maui.
Satisfy Your Appetite for Food and Fun on Maui.
It's no secret that Maui is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Travelers flock to this beautiful island for its pristine beaches and stunning sunsets, but Maui also offers some unique experiences for foodies and thrill-seekers. Keep reading and discover all the exciting things to do on your next visit there.
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What's new? Casual gastro-pubs and bistros with local flair!
Something Maui knows how to do well: new restaurants with culinary creativity, the freshest fare and local flair. Here's a peek at the gastro-pubs and casual eateries that opened in 2016.
Shearwater Tavern
Shearwater Tavern
The latest offering from acclaimed Chef-Restaurateur DK Kodama, Shearwater Tavern is named after Hawaii's revered seabird, uau kani (wedge-tailed shearwater) who returns to the same burrow on shore each year to raise one chick per pair. Similarly with this inviting gastro-pub, Chef DK welcomes patrons like family so that they return many times. The restaurant ambiance is modern industrial with warm woods and brewpub brick over the full-service bar.
But it's the outstanding food made with locally sourced, sustainable ingredients that will have you coming back for more. If you're in the mood for comfort food with craft beers and cocktails, you'll be impressed with the selection of starters: Crispy Whole Chicken Wings are dry-rubbed in herbs and fried then served with a sassy sriracha sauce. Oven Roasted Bone Marrow is a ragout made with short ribs and roasted tomatoes, served with crostini. A dish from the "more than just veggies" section will make your taste buds pop, like the Roasted Moroccan Spiced Baby Carrots and Beets with cumin-infused aioli, pine nuts and goat cheese.
Already a "must-have" favorite, Truffled Mac & Cheese is heavenly, featuring penne pasta in garlic cream and aged white cheddar with mushrooms and prosciutto. There are Maui style burgers, sandwiches and large plates, like Southern Fried Chicken & Chips, too. Open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m.; happy hours are from 5 to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Azeka Mauka Shopping Center, South Kihei Road in Kihei. 808-793-2324 or shearwatermaui.com
Shearwater Tavern - Truffled Mac and Cheese
Fork & Salad
Next-door to Shearwater Tavern in Kihei is another latest offering from three of Maui's most popular chefs, Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher and Travis Morrin of Three's Bar and Grill. They aim to expand the farm-to-table movement in Maui, boosting the economy and making healthy, local and convenient cuisine accessible to all. Their Fork & Salad eatery covers those criteria with ease. When you walk up to the expansive salad bar and open kitchen, you can't help noticing how fresh and healthy the food looks.
Fork and Salad Owners
From freshly harvested greens like kale, arugula and spinach in wood boxes to a colorful array of produce such as strawberries, spicy broccoli and kabocha squash, the choices to build-your-own-salad are nearly overwhelming. The chefs also offer their signature salads, which are creatively combined and can be placed in a wrap to go.
Mo Ono Hawaii
Sandwiches are hearty and served on locally made, organic sourdough focaccia with a small spring mix salad. Soups include Tomato Bisque and New England style Clam Chowder. There's a juice bar, too. Names of island farmers and suppliers are posted on the blackboard so you're sure of eating local and healthy. Open daily between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Azeka Mauka Shopping Center, Kihei. 808-879-3675 or forkandsaladmaui.com
Tin Roof Maui
Chef Sheldon Simeon left the spotlight of Top Chef TV and the restaurant kitchens of Star Noodle and Migrant Maui to open his very own “mom and pop” lunch place with his wife, Janet. With Tin Roof Maui they have come full circle and back home to their roots, working closely with local farmers, fishermen and ranchers to bring Hawaii’s favorite plantation style, Filipino inspired dishes to the community. From the day Tin Roof opened its doors, it has been packed with the happy faces of residents and visitors grinding Chef Sheldon’s fresh, local fare.
Tin Roof - Chicken Bowl
The main section of the menu is known as Kau Kau Tins. These were aluminum pots divided into sections, stacked and covered for carrying plantation worker meals into the field. In the restaurant, these are bowls filled with white or brown rice and a main dish, such as the popular Mochiko Chicken with its crispy crust, savory Chop Steak and Garlic Scrimps (large prawns). You can request kale salad or Asian noodles as the base instead of rice. Add a “dime bag” on top for some crunchy seasoning or try a side of ulu (breadfruit) mac salad.
Vegetarian Beet box
Vegetarians will enjoy the beautifully presented beets and kale in a box. Mum Mums (sweets) include Bibingka (chocolate cake with colored sprinkles) and Pono Pies (made from breadfruit). Open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 360 Papa Place in the shopping center off Dairy Road, Kahului. 808-868-0753 or tinroofmaui.com
Paia Fish Market Front Street
Paia Fish Market Front Street
Lahaina's newest go-to place for casual dining is Paia Fish Market on Front Street across from the landmark Banyan Tree. Owners Moonstar Greene and Yuri Soledade built their reputation for "fresh local fish delivered and served daily with aloha" in the plantation town of Paia. Island fish selections like mahi mahi, 'ono, ahi, snapper and opah are also available daily at the Front Street restaurant.
Get your favorite fish as a charbroiled burger served with crunchy coleslaw and house made tartar sauce, or in a fresh catch plate either grilled, sautéed, Cajun spiced or blackened. The fish soft tacos made with a Maui corn tortilla are delicious and come with home fries. Other plates include quesadillas, fajitas, fish and chips, shrimp or calamari and chips.
Seafood Pasta features fish, scallops and shrimp sautéed with garlic, wine and cream. Salads made with organic greens or romaine in a garden or Caesar style is also available. Place your order at the counter then find a seat at the family-style tables inside or out on the lanai. There's beer and wine, too. Open daily between 10 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. 632 Front Street, Lahaina. 808-662-3456 or paiafishmarket.com
Paia Fish Market Front Street - fish tacos
Beach Bums BBQ & Island Grill
Blues and BBQ — you can't go wrong with that combination. As you enter this sleek, stylish Napili restaurant, you first notice the mouthwatering smell of barbecue in a smoker and the rhythmic sounds of blues music from a state-of-the-art sound system. Beach Bums made a name for itself as Maui's premier barbecue restaurant in Maalaea. Its new West Maui location features an all-wood smoker built in Mesquite, Texas.
Beach Bums BBQ and Grill
Meats are covered with house made sauces or secret dry rubs and smoked slowly until they melt in the mouth. Choose from racks of baby backs or spare ribs, brisket, pulled pork, herb-roasted drunken chicken and smoked turkey. They're served with two sides in your choice of baked beans, brown rice, coleslaw, cornbread, fries or mac salad. Hand-cut sweet potato fries are a house favorite and served with a choice of dipping sauces.
Beach Bums BBQ - briskit
Sandwiches like the Smoked French Dip with melted Swiss cheese on sourdough; Smokehouse Chicken breast with pepper jack cheese, onion strings and jalapenos or Mahi Mango Wrap with grilled mahi mahi, fresh pesto, carrots and spring mix in a tortilla are a few of the delectable lunch offerings. Half-pound burgers and wood-fired pizzas are also available. A full bar, multiple flat screen TVs and open-air seating complete a traditionally American experience. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; happy hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. Napili Plaza, Napilihau Street, Lahaina. 808-868-0494 or beachbumsnapili.com
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With its varied geography and a multitude of microclimates, Maui is a great place to experience thrilling adventure activities. Get ready to engage your senses to the fullest on these land, air and water adventures.
Kahoma Ranch ATV Tours
High in the West Maui Mountains is a pristine, narrow valley known as Kahoma. It's filled with lush vegetation, a freshwater stream and reservoir. It's also crisscrossed by red dirt roads with cattle grazing in fields that offer a panoramic view of the blue Pacific and island of Lanai. This is a good place for an ATV adventure and Kahoma Ranch guides will get you there.
Kahoma Ranch ATV Tours
Climb in a two-person Polaris Ranger all terrain vehicle and drive the rugged dirt roads up and down hills and around hairpin turns. You may even see a steer or wild pig crossing your path, but no matter what, the views are spectacular. At the end of the ride, take a refreshing dip in the stream-fed reservoir or just kick back on the wooden dock.
Kahoma Ranch ATV Tours
The mid-morning and afternoon tours can be combined with a stop on the wet-and-wild waterslides and swimming in the pond. Ask if the slides have reopened. Tours are available daily from 7:30 a.m. Meet at Kahoma Ranch Tours store in Lahaina Gateway Center, 305 Keawe Street, Lahaina. 808-667-1978 or kahomaranch.com
Proflyght Paragliding
Proflyght Paragliding - sky
Soar above the clouds that grace the high mountain slopes of Haleakala. Paragliding (sky gliding with a modified parachute) is at once serene and stimulating and makes you feel like you are connected to the sky. Proflyght Paragliding is Maui's only certified tandem flight activity. You fly with an instructor in a tandem harness with a running takeoff from the Waipoli Flight Park.
Air currents lift the parachute as your feet leave the ground. Soon, you're flying with birds up to 3,000 feet, gliding across Haleakala's slopes of forest and pastures. The views from this perspective are nothing short of awe-inspiring, reaching across the channel to picturesque West Maui.
You'll be amazed at the lack of noise and the ease with which your instructor maneuvers through the air. Touching down is as simple as the takeoff. Tandem flights are offered every morning. Lessons for solo flights are also available. Waipoli Flight Park, 1598 Waipoli Road, Kula. 808-874-5433 or paraglidemaui.com
Proflyght Paragliding - rainbow
Rappel Maui
Canyoneering and all that it entails, including hiking, scrambling, climbing, rappelling and finally, swimming, is Rappel Maui's specialty. Imagine walking through a scenic botanical garden in the rainforest and hiking to the top of a jungle cliff. You'll start your rappelling adventure down the rock wall of a 60-foot cliff where you can find your inner canyoneer.
Rappel Maui - decent
Next you will scramble among boulders, rainforest trees and shrubs to reach a natural waterfall known as Puohokamoa Falls. Rappel down the 50-foot cascade into a large freshwater pool and go for a restful swim. Continue your descent to a 30-foot waterfall for the final splash. The climb back to the trail is under a cool jungle canopy of native plants, ferns and trees.
Rappel Maui - decent waterfall
If you're a true thrill-seeker, try the zip-rappel version that takes the tour to the level of 110-foot drops and includes a guided rappel over 80 feet of free space across the canyon, splashing down into a deep pool. Rappel waterfall tours are offered daily from 7 a.m.; zip-rappel tours are available daily at 9:30 a.m. Garden of Eden Arboretum, 10600 Hana Highway, Haiku. 808-445-6407 or rappelmaui.com
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
Before booking these activities please review with the vendor’s special requirements. In general, you must be in good health, and have no neck or back issues. You are assuming the responsibility for your party by booking these activities so be sure you understand what is involved. Activities subject to change by the vendor.
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Aloha Maui Insider,
I am looking forward to my Maui visit this winter but I heard there is a new reservation system for viewing the sunrise at Haleakala?
Best Regards, Patty from Portland
Aloha Patty,
If you would like to view sunrise at Haleakalā National Park, you will need to make a sunrise viewing reservation ahead of time at recreation.gov. The online reservation system will help to provide a quality experience at the summit during sunrise hours (3a.m. to 7a.m.). The cost is $1.50 per car. The one-day sunrise reservation will not be sold at the park but is available online, up to 60 days ahead of the date of your sunrise visit. For more information about Haleakalā and the new sunrise reservation system, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/hale or call 808 572-4400.
 
Dear Maui Insider,
Is there a new Italian restaurant open on the west side of Maui?
Sincerely, David and Lara
Aloha David and Lara,
Sale Pepe in Lahaina has opened a new dining room next door to their original restaurant called A Fianco Hawaii. They are serving lunch Monday-Friday from 11a.m. to 2p.m. The lunch menu features fresh, seasonal ingredients in such items as salads, pasta, Panini and pizza. The two restaurants are located at 878 Front St, Units 7 & 8 in Lahaina. For more information call 808 667-7667 or visit salepepemaui.com.
 
Dear Maui Insider,
We are planning on going to the Maui Ocean Center. Is there a new tour there?
Yours truly, Roger and Tony
Aloha Roger and Tony,
The new tour at the Ocean Center is called the "Behind the scenes" tour. If you take the tour you will go behind-the-scenes to the curatorial lab. You will see juvenile turtles and discover how the Ocean Center cares for the marine life at the Aquarium. You will also help a marine naturalist feed turtles at the Turtle Lagoon and sharks at the Hammerhead Harbor. To find out more and/or make your reservations, visit mauioceancenter.com.
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"Hawaiian Moonshine" from the Relish Oceanside
Chef's Corner - Okole Wow Cocktail
Enjoy the revival of "Hawaiian Moonshine" Okolehao at Relish Oceanside on Kaanapali Beach. Located oceanfront at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, the restaurant bar has recently re-introduced OKOLE WOW cocktail as a signature favorite. Designed by the resort's award-winning bartender mixologist Freddie Sconfienza, the distinctive flavors feature Hawaii's ti root liqueur with hibiscus syrup, pineapple and lime. The delicious recipe is below if you want to try to make it yourself.
Legend has it that around 1790, an escaped convict from Australia taught the Hawaiians how to distill a mash of fermented ti roots in the iron try-pots used by whalers to boil blubber. The rounded pots and the resulting beverage both took the same name: Okolehao — or "iron bottom."
Chef's Corner - the Chef Cocktail
As well as the Okolehao cocktail the Relish Oceanside restaurant features fresh island fish, delicious steak and contemporary cuisine with island flavors scrumptiously prepared and served amid tropical oceanfront setting, along with waterfalls and flickering tiki torches.
Relish is open for dinner daily from 5 to 10 p.m. with a Happy Hour daily from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information call 808-667-2525 or email relish.reservations@westin.com or visit www.westinmaui.com/dining/relish-oceanside
Cocktail Name: Okole Wow
Recipe:
• 1 ¼ oz. Okolehao Liqueur
• 1 Chunk Muddled Maui Gold Pineapple
• ¾ oz. Hibiscus Syrup
• 1 Fresh Squeezed Lime
Garnish:
• Lime Wedges
• Hibiscus Flower
Method
1. Muddle pineapple with Okolehao, then shake all ingredients together.
2. Pour into rocks glass with ice.
3. Top with soda.
4. Garnish and serve.
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Maui Nui Moment
I recently had a chance to visit the stunning Manele Golf Course on Lanai at sunset. The 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Manele Golf Course is now open for Golf Day Guests.
Maui Moment
The rate is $425 per guest and includes transportation from the Lanai harbor to the golf course and back, a continental breakfast, an exclusive bag tag, and other amenities. The Course has a beautiful new golf logo shop and the Clubhouse restaurant, VIEWS, is open daily from 11:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. for lunch and then from 3:00p.m. till 6:00p.m. for cocktails. For more details, please visit www.fourseasons.com/lanai/.
 
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Calendar of Events
March
 
March 3-19 • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels • Iao Theater, Wailuku
Nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards. Come and enjoy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels performance on stage Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 3 p.m. For more information, please visit mauionstage.com
March 13 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
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
March 17 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
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
March 17-21 • Ukulele Ohana Molokai • Puu O Hoku Ranch, Molokai
Come experience this five-day ukulele workshop on Molokai. For more information, go to ukeohana.com
March 18 • Kuana Torres Kahele • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, McCoy Studio Theater, Kahului
Enjoy an evening with Kuana Torres Kahele, musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer and dancer. He is one of the most popular Hawaiian entertainers in Hawaii and Japan. For more information, go to mauiarts.org
March 18-19 • The Wolf: Villain or Victim? Trial of the Big Bad Wolf • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m., presented by Maui OnStage Youth Theater. The Wolf: villain or victim? The Three Pigs: innocent or at fault? For more information, go to mauionstage.com
March 19 • Maui Pops Orchestra - Spring Pops • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
This year's Spring Pops concert features guest artists, HAPA. Known for their beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org
March 23-25 • Uncle Willie K's BBQ Blues Fest • Lahaina
Uncle Willie K brings his bluesfest to Lahaina. Enjoy a variety amazing musicians. For more information, please go to williekbluesfest.com
March 24 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei
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
March 25 • Hoomau Concert • Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Wailuku
This is a Hawaiian Educational Hoolaulea (Festival) to benefit Punana Leo O Maui. The festival is free to the public and includes Hawaiian music, crafts, plant sale, food booths and keiki games. For more information, go to mnbg.org
March 30 • Hawaiian Music Series • Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
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
March 31 • Lanai Fifth Friday • Dole Park, Lanai
The Lanai Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to our Fifth Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 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
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April
 
April 1 • Maui County Agricultural Festival • Maui Tropical Plantation, Wailuku
The annual Maui County Agricultural Festival is an event designed to raise awareness about Maui's agricultural and its vital role in the economy, environment and lifestyle of Maui. Experience Maui's wonderful local produce, fruit, flowers, coffee and more. For a schedule of the events, please go to mauicountyfarmbureau.org
April 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
April 10 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
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
April 14 • Lahaina Second Friday • Front Street, Lahaina
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
April 14-15 • Wo Hing Museum's Chinese Kite Festival • Front Street, Lahaina
Celebrate this traditional festival of kites at the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina. Enjoy an exhibit of handmade kites and a presentation of the significance and history of kites in China as well as music and entertainment. Participate in a hands-on workshop to make your own kite or purchase one of the many kites that will be for sale. For more information, go to lahainarestoration.org
April 14-16 • Celebration of the Arts Festival • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
The annual Celebration of the Arts will feature hands-on art projects, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music and dance that will allow both visitors and residents the opportunity to interact with each other and enjoy the Hawaiian culture. For the event schedule, please go to celebrationofthearts.org
April 21 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
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
April 21 • The Molokai Earth Day Celebration • Mitchell Pauole Center, Kaunakakai, Molokai
Since 1995 the Nature Conservancy has sponsored the Annual Earth Day celebration on Molokai. Enjoy entertainment, demonstrations, food and Hawaiian games from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, go to facebook.com/MolokaiVisitorsAssociation/events
April 21-22 • Molokai Heritage Rodeo • Maunaloa, Molokai
Molokai Ranch is hosting its second annual Molokai Ranch Heritage Rodeo at the Duvauchelle Arena on the Ranch's property located on the West end of Molokai. This event will include contestants from all over the State and will feature events of mixed roping to keiki barrels to bull riding. For more information, go to facebook.com/MolokaiVisitorsAssociation/events
April 22 • Haiku Hoolaulea & Flower Festival • Haiku Elementary School, Haiku
The annual Haiku Hoolaulea and Flower Festival will highlight local agriculture, arts, crafts, historical displays, silent auction, activities for the kids and the Haiku School will set up a huge bake sale and sweet shop. For more information, please go to haikuhoolaulea.org
April 22-23 • Banyan Tree Birthday Party • Front Street, Lahaina
This special celebration honors the 144th birthday of Lahaina's famous landmark, The Banyan Tree. It was planted on April 24, 1873. For more information, go to lahainarestoration.org
April 27 • Hawaiian Music Series • Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
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
April 28 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei
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
April 28-30 • Olukai Hoolaulea • Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului
The annual Olukai Hoolaulea Ocean Festival is a celebration of the ocean and the culture that surrounds it. The event blends elite competition with family-friendly cultural activities and gathers some of the world's best SUP, OC1 and OC2 paddlers to race the legendary 8-mile Maliko gulch downwind run to Kanaha Beach Park. For more information, go to olukai.com/hoolaulea.html
April 28 - May 14 • Maui Onstage: A Few Good Men • Iao Theater, Wailuku
This Broadway hit is about the trail of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay. For more information, go to mauionstage.com
April 29-30 • East Maui Taro Festival • Hana Baseball Park, Hana
Celebrate Hawaiian culture with taro as the staple and symbol, at this year's 25th annual cultural event. Saturday features an all-day celebration at Hana Ballpark with hula, cultural demonstrations, Hawaiian music, arts and crafts, a farmers market and food booths with taro dishes. On Sunday, enjoy a taro pancake breakfast and field trips only. For more information, go to tarofestival.org
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May
 
May 5 • 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
May 8 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
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
May 12 • Lahaina Second Friday • Front Street, Lahaina
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
May 13 • Seabury Hall Craft Fair • Seabury Hall Campus, Makawao
The annual Seabury Hall craft fair will feature more than 100 local artisans. Enjoy delicious food, island entertainment, fresh produce, cut flowers, children's game, a huge rummage sale and special items at the silent auction table. Fore more information, go to seaburyhall.org
May 13 • Maui Brewers Festival • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
This year's annual tribute to craft brews from Hawaii and beyond. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon of craft tasting and island-style sampling appetizers from Maui's favorite restaurants and caterers all accompanied by live music and door prizes. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org
May 19 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
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
May 20 & 21 • Maui Chamber Orchestra-West Side Story in Concert • Iao Theater, Wailuku
West Side Story presented by the Maui Chamber Orchestra is an experience you don't want to miss! The score by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim widely regarded as one of the best ever written. For more information, go to mauichamberorchestra.org
May 25 • Hawaiian Music Series • Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
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
May 26 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei
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
May 26-30 • Ukulele Ohana Molokai • Puu O Hoku Ranch, Molokai
Come experience this five-day ukulele workshop on Molokai. For more information, go to ukeohana.com or facebook.com/MolokaiVisitorsAssociation/events
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June
 
June 1-3 • Ka Hula Piko Hula Festival Celebration of Hula • Lanikeha Community Center, Hoolehua, Molokai
A celebration of the birth of hula, this cultural festival offers a variety of traditional dances and musical entertainment, lectures, Hawaiian food and hand-made crafts by the people of Molokai. For more information, go to kahulapiko.com
June 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
June 8-11 • Kapalua Wine & Food Festival • Kapalua Resort, Kapalua
This year is the 36th annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival. Events include the Grand Tasting, cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs and a Seafood Festival with live entertainment. For more information, go to kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com
June 9 • Lahaina Second Friday • Front Street, Lahaina
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
June 12 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
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
June 16 • Makawao Third Friday • Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
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
June 17 • Mamo on Maui: Wearable Art Show • Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavilion, Kahului
This is a runway show featuring unique work by Native Hawaiian artists and designers. See haute couture and contemporary fashions and accessories, modeled by local halau and residents. For more information, go to mauiarts.org
June 21-25 • Maui Film Festival • Wailea Resort, Wailea & Kahului
Hawaiian culture meets the big screen at this annual film industry event in Wailea Resort. Film premiers are set up outdoors in Wailea and indoors at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. For more information, go to mauifilmfestival.com
June 26 • Kihei Fourth Friday • Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei
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
June 29 • Hawaiian Music Series • Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
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
June 30 • Lanai Fifth Friday • Dole Park, Lanai
The Lanai Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to our Fifth Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 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
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