Brought to you by the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau | Spring 2016
In This Issue
Summer Fun for Every Age
New Maui Farm-to-Table Goodness
Q&A Spring 2016
Chef's Corner
My Favorite Maui Moment
Calendar of Events
Summer Fun for Every Age on Maui
Summer Fun for Every Age on Maui
From family-friendly activities to new restaurants featuring the finest, freshest ingredients, Maui has much to offer. Read on to discover the latest and greatest things to do and places to be this summer.
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Summer Fun for Families of All Ages
Looking for fun things to do on Maui with your whole family? We rounded up a variety of summer programs for kids and teens, some of which are geared for families and others designed to entertain and educate your children. It's all about summer fun!
Grand Wailea Resort & Spa
A popular return visitor, Madeline the Mermaid, is back at Grand Wailea Resort for the summer to interact with her adoring fans and take advantage of photo opportunities.
Madeline appears from the depths of the Canyon Activity Pool, where she swims and talks about her life at sea. Children can play with the mermaid and swim along for fun, and are invited to greet her wearing their own mermaid tails. 808-875-1234 or grandwailea.com
Keiki activities - Maui Ocean Center
Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center
In cool Upcountry Maui, Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center on Baldwin Avenue (the Hui) is committed to providing artistic adventures that spark creativity, engagement and self-expression in youth. Camp Kaluanui offers one-week summer camps that are held between June 6 and August 5, with new sessions and themes beginning each week. Kids aged 5 to 11 years can paint, design, build and play their way through artistic activities from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday. Youth aged 12 years and up can explore a variety of art media, like printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry design and metalsmithing in the Hui's fully equipped studios. Family Friday Workshops encourage parents with children aged 3 to 12 years to explore mixed media arts together, such as collograph printmaking, decoupage on boxes and cyanotype on fabric. 808-572-6560 or huinoeau.com
Maui Ocean Center
Keiki activities at Maui Ocean Center
Voted one of the Top 25 Best Aquariums in the United States, the Maui Ocean Center in Ma'alaea caters to families with a variety of "distinctively Maui" summer programs. On any day between 9 am and 5 pm, a Keiki Passport Petroglyph Hunt is available to take kids and their parents on a treasure hunt to find ki'i pohaku (petroglyph) symbols located throughout the center.
Kids will learn Hawaiian words and record their findings in the passport, using a graphite-tracing tool. They'll also get a temporary tattoo of their favorite petroglyph. Na Mo'olelo Hawaiian Cultural Program features hands-on Hawaiian crafts, traditional skills, games and storytelling for families. The Fins & Flippers Tour goes behind the scenes with a marine naturalist to explore the aquarium's lab and participate in feeding marine life at Hammerhead Harbor & Turtle Lagoon. Offered four days a week at 11:30 am or 1:30 pm. Teens aged 15 years and up who are SCUBA certified can do Shark Dive Maui and come face to face with sharks, stingrays and colorful tropical fish in the Open Ocean tunnel and tank. The 40-minute dive program is offered Monday-Friday from 8 to 10 am. Round-trip shuttle transportation for $5 is available from West and South Maui locations. 808-270-7000 mauioceancenter.com
Maui Paintball
An exciting adventure in West Maui is Maui Paintball, a high-energy, fun and safe activity for families, groups and parties, ages 10 years and up. Year-round, it's open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, but during the summer months, you can go daily between 11 am and 5 pm. Located within 10 acres of dry land fields and kiawe trees at the foot of the West Maui mountains, the game course features tree forts, mock town buildings, old busses and drainage pipes. Two-week Summer Camp sessions for kids are available between June 8 and July 17, Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun. Participants receive an off-field curriculum that covers safety, equipment, communication and play tactics. Paintball games on the woods field and new speedball field are included, along with protective gear and equipment. 808-866-7034 or mauipaintball.com
Pacific Whale Foundation
Dedicated to environmental education and providing eco-adventures, Pacific Whale Foundation offers a dynamic mix of experiential learning about Maui's ocean and land ecosystems in its Summer Ocean Camps.
Keiki activities at Pacific Whale Foundation
Taking place between June 13 and July 29, these weekly sessions contain themes that focus on exploring Maui's natural resources and fascinating sea animals like turtles, dolphins and other marine wildlife. The camps' weekly field trips typically include surfing and windsurfing lessons, a snorkel cruise to Molokini, beach visits, boogie boarding, tide pool explorations and hiking. Enrollment is available on a weekly basis as well as multiple and individual days, which allows parents to enroll their children for specific days that suit their interests and vacation schedule. While kids are having fun and making friends, they can develop an appreciation for science, nature and discovery. 808-249-8811 or pacificwhale.org
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Ambassadors of the Environment
Keiki activities at Maui Ocean Center
Jean-Michel Cousteau developed the educational program, Ambassadors of the Environment, 15 years ago to engage people of all ages in their natural and cultural environment wherever they may go. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua provides an environmental-cultural education center where families can learn together or individually with outdoor excursions led by naturalists.
Jean-Michel Cousteau developed the educational program, Ambassadors of the Environment, 15 years ago to engage people of all ages in their natural and cultural environment wherever they may go. The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua provides an environmental-cultural education center where families can learn together or individually with outdoor excursions led by naturalists. Kids aged 5 to 15 years are welcome to explore a variety of classes, such as The Fires of Pele hike to a dormant lava flow with sand sculpting and Hawaiian storytelling; Cities under the Sea, underwater digital photography while snorkeling; CSI Water Investigation, water-testing for pollution and analyzing samples; Life at the Edge of the Sea, exploring tide pools for marine life; Shark Discovery and Turtle Tracks. Families may want to get together for Maunalei Magic, an arboretum hike with a Hawaiian cultural specialist. 808-665-7292 or ritzcarlton.com/kapalua
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Partnering with the Maui Ocean Center, Sheraton Maui Resort has built a Hawaiian Marine Life Hale (hut) at the edge of Ka'anapali Beach, where families and children can learn about the colorful array of marine life found along Maui's shores.
A marine naturalist from the aquarium is on-site daily from 9 am to 12 pm to answer questions and share stories, facts and trivia while educating the public about the natural underwater "amusement park" nearby, known as Pu'u Keka'a (Black Rock). Visitors also have an opportunity to view videos and interact with a touch pool of small live animals like sea stars, hermit crabs and brine shrimp. The program is free. 808-661-0031 or sheraton-maui.com
Keiki activities - Keiki Petroglyph Hunt
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Trending on the island now are restaurants that adhere to the philosophy of using locally farm-sourced ingredients and making them the stars of the show. Three chefs who remain loyal to this concept have recently opened restaurants on Maui, and are bringing ingredients to the forefront with creative dishes featuring farm-to-table goodness.
Hana Ranch Provisions
HanaRanch Provisions pickled veggies
With access to one ranch in a closed-loop system, Chef Gary Johnson of Hana Ranch Provisions considers himself fortunate to work directly with a full-scale farming and ranching operation that cares about what goes into its produce and meats. Hana Ranch has dedicated 12 acres for certified organic produce, manages 1,200 head of grass-finished cattle for beef, raises egg-laying hens and honey bees, and collaborates with an eco-system monitoring company.
The fruits of all this labor are showcased at Hana Ranch Provisions on Baldwin Avenue in Paia. Chef Gary lets these natural ingredients shine in his dishes without over-manipulating them, yet adds his signature style to the flavor profiles. Although fresh produce, fish and meats drive his dishes, the chef's Mediterranean and Latin sensibilities come through. In a playful twist, some dishes feature an island style, mixed-plate cuisine theme. The appetizer selection is a good example of his diversity: Tuna Tartine features oil-poached ahi belly mixed with Italian herb and egg sauce gribiche and garnished with radish salad on house-baked, grilled bread. Korean Soondae grilled sausage is sliced over a whipped turnip cream and accented by spicy kimchee.
HanaRanch arugula greens
If you stop for lunch, be sure to try the succulent Hana beef burger on breadfruit brioche dressed with horseradish aioli and topped with caramelized onions and cheddar cheese. A delightful accompaniment is the bowl of pickled veggies with sweet and tart flavors, or an arugula and mustard green salad with pickled chayote gourd and Parmesan croutons tossed in preserved lemon vinaigrette. Chef Gary's culinary prowess reveals layers of texture and flavor combinations that create a sensory experience in each dish. The full bar features a global array of wine, local craft beers and garden-to-glass cocktails. With superb service and a welcoming, plantation style ambiance, Hana Ranch Provisions is not to be missed. Open daily for lunch from 11 am to 2 pm; dinner from 5 to 9 pm; the counter serves coffees and pastries between 7 am and 1:30 pm. 808-868-3688 or hanaranchprovisions.com
Oceanside Maui
Oceanside Maui
Completely farm-sourced within the Hawaiian Islands is the philosophy behind the new Oceanside Restaurant in the Maalaea Harbor Shops. Chef/owner Gary King hails from New York City, where farmers' markets can be found in nearly every neighborhood. He says that this is the way he cooks; everything he uses is fresh, from fish to chickens and produce. He works closely with at least a dozen herb, produce, hog and dairy farms on Maui as well as specialty farms on the other islands. He creates simple, delicious dishes with these ingredients, letting them shine.
Oceanside makes as much as possible in-house; they don't even need a freezer. As fishing boats cruise into the harbor, Chef Gary has his pick of the fresh catch, so his menu changes daily. This is one of the few restaurants featuring a varied raw menu: Ahi Poke is rubbed with Meyer lemon, Calabrian chili oil and chives; Kampachi Ceviche is made with ginger, lime and macadamia nuts. One of the most popular starters is the chef's Kale Caesar, featuring deconstructed kale marinated in garlic and anchovy, dressed in lemon and topped with shaved Parmigianino cheese. Beet Salad combines shaved baby carrots and pistachio nuts in crème fraiche. Chef Gary is also known for his pasta dishes, which incorporate Italian specialty products. Kaua'i Shrimp Spaghetti is mixed with pepperoncini, garlic, tomatoes and lemon. Gnocchi is made with Malama Farms pork, fresh island herbs, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. With its whitewash and navy blue nautical theme, indoor-outdoor seating, and picturesque setting perched at the edge of Maalaea Harbor, Oceanside is a great place to kick off your Maui experience. There's a full bar, too. Open Tuesday-Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm for lunch and 5 to 9 pm for dinner. 808-868-3481 or oceansidemaui.us
The Mill House
The Mill House
Fearless creativity aptly describes Chef Jeff Scheer's culinary style, while his devotion to high quality ingredients from local farmers and food providers is well known. When Maui Tropical Plantation purchased his Maui Executive Catering business last year, Jeff was contracted as Executive Chef of the new Mill House Restaurant located on the plantation in Waikapu. He not only directs the culinary team of The Mill House, but has also brought his wildly popular Maui Chef's Table events to the plantation so there are now two ways to experience his cuisine. Every day, the chef selects a wide array of produce from Kumu Farms on-site, and brings it to his kitchen using a drone (really).
He creates menus daily, using these farm ingredients and locally raised animals. The idea behind Jeff's rustic yet refined cuisine is, "If I don't know where something came from, I don't really like to use it." He has access to 16 acres in one of the most fertile, scenic locations below the West Maui Mountains and makes everything in-house. From the field, you can enjoy an Heirloom Tomato Salad in cultured cream with eggplant, granola and cheese curd, or a Farm Salad with shaved root vegetables and greens in carrot puree and fennel curd. You may want to sample a selection of tapas: Kalbi Beef slices are served with papaya in smoked macadamia nut butter; Pizzetta is topped with kabocha squash, egg, Anaheim peppers and greens. A popular main dish for lunch is the Cubano Pork sandwich on sourdough with jack cheese, carrot slices and house pickles. For dinner, you may choose fresh-caught Ono served with corn puree and eggplant in curry oil. Sweet dishes are creative, too, like Olive Oil Cake with vanilla pate and raspberry or Frozen Lilikoi Curd with Chantilly cream and almond shortbread. Outdoor bistro seating around the lush gardens, fountains and pond offers a view of the farm so you feel ultimately connected to the land. The bar is a work of art in a tribute to plantation millworks, serving handcrafted cocktails, micro-brews and wines. Stop by for lunch between 11 am and 3 pm daily or happy hour from 3 to 5 pm. Dinner is served at the restaurant from 5 to 9 pm Monday-Saturday and a bar menu is served from 5 to 8 pm on Sunday. 808-270-0333 or millhousemaui.com
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Aloha Maui Insider,
I am looking forward to visiting Maui with my family. However, I'd like to know more about the ferry that goes from the Lahaina Harbor in Maui to the Molokai harbor. Can you give me some information?
Best Regards, Sue from Seattle
Aloha Sue,
The ferry's current daily schedule for round trip service is Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The average voyage time is 105 minutes, depending on the vessel and the weather conditions. You can call Sea Link of Hawaii at 808-667-5553 for details and to book or you can book online at molokaiferry.com
 
Dear Maui Insider,
Are there new flights from Maui to Lanai on Hawaiian Airlines? Can you tell us how often they are offered?
Sincerely, Patty and Lee
Aloha Patty and Lee,
Hawaiian Airlines offers Neighbor Island flights to Lanai under their Ohana by Hawaiian service. You can fly Ohana by Hawaiian from Maui to Lanai via Honolulu. Multiple flights are available daily. Go to hawaiianairlines.com for more information, availability and pricing.
 
Hello Maui Insider,
We heard there is a new Italian restaurant in Kapalua. If so, where is it?
Yours truly, Kathy and Brian
Aloha Kathy and Brian,
Just as we were going to press, the Tarvena in Kapalua was opening. They are open for lunch and dinner, and their menu features a wide variety of Italian favorites with savory dishes such as pizza and pasta, plus sweets like Tiramisu. They are located in the Kapalua Adventure Center, and the Kapalua Logo Shop is there, too! You can visit tavernamaui.com to book a table online or to find out more information.
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Maui Sugar Shop Bakery
Chef's Corner
The bakery uses organic and local ingredients for their gourmet-baked treats, such as cupcakes, muffins and breads. Bakery products feature 40 different flours and none contain wheat, barley, rye or any other gluten-containing flours or ingredients. These wonderful baked items will show you that gluten-free and organic products can taste amazing. If you can't get to Lahaina right away, you can try a yummy gluten-free cookie recipe, below, from cake artist and owner Cynthia Monteleone.
Maui Sugar Shop Bakery is located at 878 Front Street, A10, Lahaina, in the Old Lahaina Shopping Center. They are open from 8 am-7: 30 pm Monday to Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am-3 pm. For more information, call 808-662-0033 or email them at info@mauisugarshop.com
Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies
(Gluten-Free/Grainfree/Dairy-Free):
Ingredients:
• 2 cups organic peanut butter
• 1 ½ cups organic sugar
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 organic eggs
Optional: 1 cup organic fair trade 70 percent dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients. Roll into one-tablespoon balls, flatten with fork and place two inches apart. Bake 12-15 minutes. Cool at least 15 minutes to prevent crumbling. To make larger cookies, roll larger balls. Enjoy!
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Maui Moment
Maui Nei Native Expeditions has a wonderful new walking tour of Lahaina that includes three interesting interactive cultural activities. A kumu (guide) takes you to all three stops and provides historical and culture information along the way.
Maui Moment - Kapa
Maui Moment - Poi Pounding
Maui Moment - Hano
First you will learn about making traditional kapa (cloth) and get the chance to use natural dyes and printing implements to stamp cloth. Next, pound some Kalo (taro tubers) into a delicious, freshly made poi. And last but not least, make a Hawaiian style bamboo nose flute! The guided tour, called Discover Old Hawaii, lasts 3.5 hours and includes a stop at the sacred site of Mokuula, a tote bag and bottled water. The tour is offered three days a week at 9 am. For more information, email mauinei@mokuula.com or go to MauiNei.com
 
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Calendar of Events
May
 
May 20 • 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
May 20-July 28 • Voyaging: A Themed Exhibition • Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao
This year's annual themed exhibition will focus on "Voyaging." Two artists will explore the concept of a long journey of the spirit. For more information, please visit huinoeau.com
May 26 • 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 27 • 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
May 27-31 • Ukulele Ohana Molokai • Puu O Koku Ranch & Halawa Valley, Molokai
Come experience this five-day ukulele workshop on Molokai. For more information, go to ukeohana.com
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June
 
June 2-4 • 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 MolokaiVisitorsAssociation/events
June 3-5 • Maui Jim OceanFest • Kaanapali Beach fronting the Kaanapali Beach Hotel
The Maui Jim OceanFest is a two-day ocean festival comprising 10 individual sprint races in multi-disciplined events. For more information, go to mauijimoceanfest.com
June 3 • 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 6 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Monday at 6:30 pm, One Night Only Series presents a free evening featuring a play reading, concert, comedy night or poetry slam. Come and enjoy theater every second Monday of the month. For more information, go to kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com
June 9-12 • Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
This year is the 35th 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 10 • 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
June 13 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Monday at 6:30 pm, One Night Only Series presents a free evening featuring a play reading, concert, comedy night or poetry slam. Come and enjoy theater every second Monday of the month. For more information, go to mauionstage.com
June 15-19 • 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 17 • 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
June 24 • 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
June 25 • Mamo on Maui: Wearable Art Show • Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavilion, Kahului
This is a runway 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 26 • Ki Hoalu Guitar Festival • Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Amphitheater & Pavilion, Kahului
Enjoy free Hawaiian slack key music at the 25th annual festival featuring an all-star line up of Hawaii's best slack key guitar musicians and recording artists. For more information, please go to mauiarts.org
June 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
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July
 
July 1 • 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
July 2 • Lanai Annual Pineapple Festival • Dole Park, Lanai City, Lanai
The Pineapple Festival celebrates and commemorates Lanai's pineapple plantation and ranch history. Everyone will enjoy local food, hula, local crafters and prize giveaways throughout the day. For more information, go to lanaipineapplefestival.com
July 8 • 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
July 8-31 • Maui Onstage: Monty Python's SPAMALOT • Iao Theater, Wailuku
Maui Onstage presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT, retelling the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. For more information, go to mauionstage.com
July 11 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Monday at 6:30 pm, One Night Only Series presents a free evening featuring a play reading, concert, comedy night or poetry slam. Come and enjoy theater every second Monday of the month. For more information, go to mauionstage.com
July 15 • 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
June 15-24 • The Little Mermaid • MAPA at Seabury Hall, Makawao
Enjoy singing and dancing to Disney's Little Mermaid presented by MAPA. For more information and details, go to mauiacademy.org
July 18 • Iao Valley 10K Run • Iao Valley State Park, Wailuku
The course starts at the Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot off of Vineyard Street up to Main Street and into scenic Iao Valley State Park and downhill back to Wailuku. For more information, please visit virr.com
July 22 • 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
July 23 • Maui Jim Maui 2 Molokai Challenge • Fleming Beach to Kaunakakai Harbor, on Molokai
This is a 26-mile crossing of the Pailolo Channel race is for OC-1/OC-2/SS/SUP participants; must have open ocean experience. For more information, go supmolokai.com
July 24 • M4Molokai • Kamalo Harbor to Hotel Molokai
This is an 8.5 downwind paddle from Kamalo Harbor to Hotel Molokai. This race is designed for both the experience paddlers outside the reef and the recreational paddlers inside the reef. For more information, go to supmolokai.com
July 28 • 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
July 29 • 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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August
 
August 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
August 5-14 • Jekyll & Hyde • Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
Enjoy this musical based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn & double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse. For more information, go to mauiacademy.org
August 6 • Family Day Celebration • Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao
This family-friendly event marks the opening of the Hui's annual youth art exhibition, featuring artwork created by 200 Maui youth. The celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, go to huinoeau.com
August 6-21 • Youth Art Exhibition • Iao Theater, Wailuku
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 8 • Maui On Stage's ONO Series • Iao Theater, Wailuku
On Monday at 6:30 pm, One Night Only Series presents a free evening featuring a play reading, concert, comedy night or poetry slam. Come and enjoy theater every second Monday of the month. For more information, go to mauionstage.com
August 12 • Lahaina Second Friday • Front Street, Lahaina Town
TThe 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
August 13 • TriLanai – City Run & Walk • Dole Park, Lanai City, Lanai
TriLanai City offers half-marathoners, 10k, 5k runners and walkers and even keiki a great way to experience charming Lanai City. The course starts and ends in Dole Park and offers nearly traffic-free running regardless of the distance. For more information, please visit trilanai.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 – A & B Amphitheater
The MACC's signature annual fundraiser gala is from 6-10 pm. The gala starts with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade, follows through with a concert by a surprise musical guest, and ends 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 with the rest of the Hana community 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 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
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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