Maui Events April 2018

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Aloha from your favorite island! And if it’s not currently your favorite, it soon shall be. With whale season in its last month and plenty of other festivals, concerts, foodie events, Friday town parties and more to keep you entertained, this is the perfect month to see what all the hype is about. Aloha, and happy travels to all of our residents and visitors!

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Maui Events April 2018

Saturday Evenings (April 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th):

Maui Chef’s Table – Come experience the Maui Chef’s Table culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation! Enjoy 9 courses of unique, farm-fresh cuisine and craft cocktails, all prepared in a gorgeous island setting. Please check their calendar for dates and tickets. $150 per person, including tax and gratuity; 6pm – 9:30pm.

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April 1st

Color Festival Hawaii: In the spirit of inclusion, celebrating the beauty of diversity and the uniqueness of each and every child, the spectacular and colorful explosion of the Color Festival Hawaii event will feature energetic, nonstop, live music for dancing from DJ Boomshot, the Eric Gilliom Band, Shea Butter & The Cream, and the Yum Yum Beasts.

Kuhio Day Celebration: The event opens with 7am sunrise services, followed by 7:30 cultural protocol; then an 8:30 Easter egg hunt and 9am – 5pm festival. The latter festivities offer daylong entertainment; food; crafts; Makahiki games; a farmers market; four jumping castles and an art contest for the keiki, and community-information booths. Located at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

April 3rd

Maui High School Spring Band: Head to the MACC’s Castle Theater for an annual School Band Concert Series presenting the Maui High School Band. Free admission.

April 6th

Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.

Brother Noland – His Songs, His Stories, His Style: Brother Noland has deeply influenced contemporary Hawaiian music and is widely considered as the “Father of Jawaiian Music.” Fluid in both slack key and standard guitar tunings, Brother Noland goes wherever the music carries him. See him at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.

Starry Night Cinema – The LEGO Batman Movie: Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of The LEGO Batman Movie at the MACC. Gates open at 6pm; movie at 7:30pm. Free admission.

Chinese Kite Festival: Celebrate the wide world of kites and national kite month in Lahaina during this annual family fun event! On Friday at Wo Hing Museum & Cookhouse on Front Street, check out displays of ancient and modern kites from around the world; kites are available for purchase. Enjoy presentations on Ancient Chinese Kites and Sport Kites, then join a community kite making project. There are hands-on craft activities for kids, and Chinese food available for sale.

April 7th

11th Annual Maui County Ag Festival: Admission $5 at door or included with other ticket sales. The 11th Annual Maui County Agricultural Festival, Maui’s prime event to raise awareness about Maui ag while invigorating Maui ag, will take place on Sat., April 7th. The entire industry, its allies, and supporters come together on the lū‘au grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū to share what each group does for the collective good of agriculture in the County, and to showcase ag’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui.

Family Class at Island Art Party: From 2pm to 4:30pm, reserve a spot in Kihei’s family-friendly painting class. Painting ‘Sunny Pineapple,’ this class is open for ages 8 and up.

30th Annual Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament: Join the 30th annual Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the MACC’s many arts and education programs that impact the Maui community.

Chinese Kite Festival: Celebrate the wide world of kites and national kite month in Lahaina during this annual family fun event! Go fly a kite on Saturday at an open space park on Honoapi‘ilani Hwy. Kids and teens can make free-form kite structures. At 11am, the community’s Chinese serpent kite will take to the air in a kite flying demo. Colorful kites in all shapes will be flying high. Bring your own kite to fly and get tips from the pros until 2pm.

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April 8th

Jackson Browne: Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents Grammy-nominated, Jackson Browne, in concert with his band. He has sold well over 18 million albums and he has written and recorded such popular favorites as “These Days,” “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty,” “Lawyers in Love,” “Doctor My Eyes,” “Take It Easy,” “For a Rocker,” and “Somebody’s Baby.”

April 10th

King Kekaulike High School Band: Head to the MACC’s Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series presenting the King Kekaulike High School Band. Free admission.

April 12th

Vieux Farka Touré: Often called the Jimmy Hendrix of the Sahara, singer/guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is the son of Grammy-winning Malian musician, Ali Farka Touré, who has gained fame and acclaim of his own. See him and dance the night away at the MACC.

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April 13th

Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street.

Three Maui Divas: Napua Greig, Raiatea Helm, and Amy Hanaialiʻi take the stage for one divine evening of song and music. Each is a multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winner in her own right and each has a voice and stage presence that carries star-power wattage.  Together, with all that talent, they will present a memorable concert event.

Maui Steel Guitar FestivalCelebrate the 10th anniversary of Maui’s Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on Friday & Saturday at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel and Sunday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Festivities in Ka‘anapali include open stage performances, ho‘olaule‘a pageants, kanikapila jam sessions for the public hosted by master steel guitar players each night, steel guitar workshops on Saturday, cultural activities, a silent auction and vintage steel guitar exhibit courtesy of Geri Valdriz.

April 14th

Maui Steel Guitar FestivalCelebrate the 10th anniversary of Maui’s Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on Friday & Saturday at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel and Sunday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Festivities in Ka‘anapali include open stage performances, ho‘olaule‘a pageants, kanikapila jam sessions for the public hosted by master steel guitar players each night, steel guitar workshops on Saturday, cultural activities, a silent auction and vintage steel guitar exhibit courtesy of Geri Valdriz.

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April 15th

Maui Steel Guitar FestivalCelebrate the 10th anniversary of Maui’s Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival on Friday & Saturday at Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel and Sunday at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Festivities in Ka‘anapali include open stage performances, ho‘olaule‘a pageants, kanikapila jam sessions for the public hosted by master steel guitar players each night, steel guitar workshops on Saturday, cultural activities, a silent auction and vintage steel guitar exhibit courtesy of Geri Valdriz.

April 17th

St. Anthony High School Band: The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s hard-working young performing artists at this free concert at the MACC.

April 18th

The Merwin Conservancy Presents Bill McKibben in the Green Room: The Merwin Conservancy presents an intimate evening with Bill McKibben as part of their Green Room series, an environmental and literary salon that fosters a reverence for language, nature, and imagination. Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize in 2014, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’

April 19th

Artist to Artist – Henry Kapono & Jerry Santos: In this new MACC concert series, two artists talk-story, play music, and have fun! Each concert will feature Henry Kapono and a different guest artist in an intimate format that offers the audience a rare opportunity to get up-close and personal.

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April 20th

Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue.

Primus: Taking inspiration from a wide range of sources is part of what made Primus one of the most distinctive, innovative bands of the 1990s. The trio’s alt/punk, avant-garde, psychedelic style, along with vocalist Les Claypool’s surreal, fever-dream lyrics, resulted in some of rock’s unlikeliest hits, including “Tommy the Cat,” “Jerry Was A Race Car Driver,” and “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver.”

April 21st

Mahalo Willie K Benefit Concert: Maui Tribe Productions and the ‘Ohana and Friends of Willie K are presenting benefit concerts on three islands to help compensate for the lost income and mounting health care expenses resulting from Willie K’s recent diagnosis of lung cancer.

April 24th

Kalama Intermediate School Band: The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s hard-working young performing artists at this free concert at the MACC.

April 27th

Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center.

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April 28th

Cazimero Lei Day Concert: The MACC’s Ho’onanea Series continues with the annual tradition of a Maui Lei Day Concert with Robert Cazimero that is always a celebratory event! Kumu Hula Robert Uluwehi Cazimero will perform in this perennially popular Lei Day event, along with the musicians and dancers from his award-winning Hālau Nā Kamalei – big winners at the 2015 Merrie Monarch Festival.

 

Mahalo for reading our list of activities on Maui in April 2018! Have an event you’d like us to feature? Let us know in the comment section below or contact us directly about getting featured in our monthly calendar and blog post. Aloha!

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