As the lazy days of summer come around, there is still plenty to do on Maui! From a film festival under the stars to the smoldering “Thunder from Down Under,” you’ll find plenty of ways to keep yourself entertained after hours!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events June 2016
Select Friday and Saturday nights in June:
Maui Chef’s Table– Come experience the “Maui Chef’s Table” culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation on select Friday and Saturday nights. Please check their calendar for dates and tickets.
Every Third Tuesday night in June:
Brushstrokes and Brews– On the third Tuesday of each month, Island Art Party brings its awesome art parties to The Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei. Come paint a beautiful painting and enjoy happy hour pricing in the tasting room all night! Only $59.00 (kama’aina discount available) and it sells out quick, so book early!
Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street!
Anders Osborne & Luther Dickinson: This is a concert by two masters of their craft, both firmly ensconced in the upper echelon of music, that promises to be a rambunctious ride through the many great faces of American song – folk, rock and funk intermixed with blues
Alexander Academy presents “Alice Adventures in Wonderland”: The ballet ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ had its world premiere at The Royal Ballet in London in 2011. Having been created for the stage relatively recently, this ballet depends on special effects as much as imaginative choreography to tell the story of Alice’s encounters.
Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival: Join us to celebrate the hard work of our Huliau filmmaking students and help raise funds to keep this program going next year! Short environmental films made by students ages 12-18 will be shown as Maui Huliau Foundation celebrates the 6th year of our Huliau Enviromental Filmmaking Club program.
Zenshin Daiko’s 17th Annual Taiko Festival: Zenshin Daiko’s 17th annual taiko festival concert will start off with the Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, playing some old-time Japanese favorites in a Big Band style! The Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra is directed by Casey Nagata and is composed of an interesting mix of Maui musicians who love playing music together.
Mana: What is Sacred?: A group of community experts come together to share a broad conversation about mana, sacredness, and kapu.
Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily’s D+Evolution:GRAMMY® award-winning singer-composer-bassist, Esperanza (Emily) Spalding, has announced her newest project, Emily’s D+Evolution. Rekindling her childhood interest in theater, poetry, and movement, this new project delves into a broader concept of performance.
Thunder from Down Under: The PERFECT Girl’s Night Outback! Australia’s HOTTEST Export – Thunder from Down Under – hits an intimate Vegas stage every night of the week, showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor, and boy-next-door charm that you won’t be able to resist!
35th Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival: This celebration of epicurean excellence will convene the finest in food and wine and embrace all things Hawaiian – notably – the fabulous culinary bounty on Maui and here at the world-renowned Kapalua Resort.
Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street!
2016 Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant: The 2016 Miss Maui Filipina Scholarship Pageant is more than a competition showcasing varied talents and the many nuances of beauty that adorn the heart and soul of a beautiful person.
ArT=Mixx: Modern Heroes: ArT=Mixx: Modern Heroes will feature performing & visual art and interactive art activities that relate to the gallery exhibit, The Rat & the Octopus.
Maui Film Festival: The 17th annual cinematic cornucopia of many of this year’s best narrative and documentary features and shorts from the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival, and many additional Hawai’i premieres too.
Hawai’i Farmers Union United community potluck: The locavore potluck is a celebration of local, organic food and community! Enjoy original recipes and powerful discussions on local topics: farming, legislation, environment, community networking, and much more! Bring a dish to share and the potluck is free!
Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue!
Moku’ula by Moonlight in Lahaina: Hawaiian music and storytelling mix when popular musicians share the stage with local elders who tell their stories about Lahaina. Entertainers include Ukulele and Slack Key musicians and recording artists in a kanikapila style jam. Special guest speakers talk about current Native Hawaiian issues.
Acoustic Alchemy: Acoustic Alchemy features the genre-bending guitar stylings of front-men, Greg Carmichael and Miles Gilderdale. By embracing the full spectrum of musical styles, including jazz, folk, rock, world music, and beyond, they have entertained worldwide audiences for nearly 30 years.
Xavier Rudd: Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose songs incorporate socially conscious themes, such as spirituality, humanity, environmentalism, and the rights of Aboriginal people. Since the very beginning, Xavier Rudd’s ability to connect with people has been his most powerful gift.
Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center!
Reggae Summit Concert: Few things shout summer like a concert under the sun. Throw in a backdrop of lush tropical mountains, a vast blue sky, a slice of the Pacific in the distance, and several of the leading reggae acts in the world, and you’ve got yourself Reggae Summit Hawaii—one of the most anticipated and electrifying events in the islands.
The Merwin Conservancy presents Michael Ondaatje in the Green Room: The Merwin Conservancy presents an evening with Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient and renowned poet and novelist from Canada.
MAMo at the MACC: This year’s wearable art event showcases creations by Maile Andrade, Elisha Clemons, Koa Johnson, Anna Kahalekulu, Kēhaulani Kekua, Keoua Nelsen, Marques Marzan, and Wahine Toa. This fashion event grows in popularity each year, so don’t miss this one-of-a-kind experience!
25th Annual Ki Hoalu Guitar Festival: Join us for one of Maui’s favorite family events! Some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players will perform a full afternoon of melodious Hawaiian music.
An Evening with Jimmy Webb: With 50 years of hit songs, Hall of Fame songwriter, Jimmy Webb, has plenty of songs to choose from for his current tour, as he pulls from the iconic music made famous by such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, Donna Summer, Glen Campbell, and Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge.
Hawaiian Music Series Concert in Lahaina: Relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert!
Wayne Brady: Music and comedy is at the center of Wayne Brady’s wildly successful and diverse career. Wayne has been entertaining audiences with his singing, acting, and unmatched improvisational skills for well over a decade.