Aloha, everyone! We’re back again giving you the top events and happenings around the island, including some fall favorites and seasonal events, including special concerts, festivals, dining events, fundraisers and more. We look forward to sharing our slice of paradise (and pumpkin pie) with you this November, and hope you enjoy your time on Maui!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events November 2017
Saturday Evenings (November 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th):
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.
Every Third Tuesday (November 21st):
Brushstrokes & Brews – On the third Tuesday of each month, Island Art Party brings its fun painting classes to The Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei. Come create a beautiful painting, and enjoy happy hour pricing in the tasting room all night! Only $59 (kama’aina discount available with ID) and it sells out quick, so book early. Ages 16+ only.
Faustwork Mask Theatre – The Mask Messenger: Theatre founder Rob Faust creates characters based on explorations in the Art of the Mask, perfectly matched with precise body movements to create vignettes that delight audiences with a unique synthesis of theatre, physical comedy, music, dance, and poetry.
Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.
4th Annual Made in Maui County Festival – Exclusive Shopping Day: Get a head start from 1:30pm to 6pm at Maui County’s largest products show, featuring over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of locally made products, including food, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashions, furniture, gifts, collectibles and more.
Roselani Place 15th Anniversary Celebration: Roselani Place invites you to their Garden Party and Community Open House from 2pm-5pm. There will be live entertainment by Uluwehi Guerrero with Halau Hula Kauluokala & Glenn Foster, Bobbie Jo Curley and Howard Miyake.
Family Class at Island Art Party: From 2pm to 4:30pm, reserve a spot in Kihei’s family-friendly painting class. Painting ‘Sandwriting,’ this class is open for ages 8 and up.
Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway: In partnership with Maui Electric Company and the Kaulunani Program of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the USDA Forest Service, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will give away 1,000 Hawaiian trees for free, 1 tree per person, any age!
4th Annual Made in Maui County Festival – The Big Festival Day: Held at the MACC from 8am to 4:30pm, enjoy a full day of shopping along with product demonstrations, a fashion show, food trucks, prize drawings, just to name a few. The first 2,000 attendees will receive a free Festival tote bag!
Hula Ki’i – Performance & Discussion: Presented in collaboration with the Hula Preservation Society, this is a performance and discussion on an ancient hula form, hula ki’i – dance with an image, or as an image – shared by three lines that actively practice it today.
Holoholo Ka’a 2017: Holoholo Ka’a is a hands-on event for kids and kids at heart to climb aboard, pretend to drive, take photos in get close up and inside emergency vehicles, heavy machinery, various construction rigs, farm equipment, cool cars and more.
Lahaina Craft Fair: Due to the renovations at the Civic Center that will take over a year to complete, we are relocating the Maui Gift and Craft Fair to the Lahaina Gateway. Please come and visit the new location and all the wonderful art, jewelry, gifts and crafts.
Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street.
Sun Yat-sen Chinese Heritage Festival: Every November, we honor the life and achievements of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, known as The Father of Modern China, during the annual Sun Yat-sen Festival. This year on the 10th, we’ll also pay tribute to the town’s Chinese heritage at the Wo Hing Museum and Cookhouse on Front Street.
Sun Yat-sen Chinese Heritage Festival: Every November, we honor the life and achievements of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, known as The Father of Modern China, during the annual Sun Yat-sen Festival. Free admission all day, and you can watch a film tribute and view historical displays depicting the Sun family connection from Maui to China.
Day of Hope Run: Join the Annual Day of Hope 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk. Finishers are invited to celebrate their success with a continental breakfast on the gorgeous Ocean Front Lawn at the Four Seasons Resort. All proceeds from the event will benefit multiple cancer foundations, local hospitals and patients.
Dance Maui 2017: Adaptations Dance Theater proudly presents this outdoor performance festival to recognize the breadth and depth of Maui’s professional and experienced dancers, and to celebrate their contributions to the island’s vibrant arts community.
Alan Clements Uncensored – Spiritually Incorrect: According to Paul W. Morris, former managing editor of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Alan Clements’s shows are “a scorching comedic romp through the world of spiritual and political indoctrination and the commodification of mind states.”
10 Day Ancient Lomi Lomi Retreat – November 12-24th: This is a special opportunity to experience this rare & sacred wisdom from within, embraced by the mana, energy and spirit of Hawai’i. Located on a private farm in the remote area of Kipahulu, Maui.
Made with Aloha Craft & Exhibit Show: Located at the Grand Wailea, enjoy products from our local businesses on a larger platform, perfect for all the tourists and locals looking to support local businesses and stock up on holiday gifts.
Abe Lagrimas, Jr. Trio: Abe is a versatile multi-instrumentalist, well known as a drummer but equally as proficient on vibraphone and ‘ukulele, who has performed throughout the world on all three instruments with a variety of artists in a range of genres.
Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue.
Songbirds of Hawaii: Join Darlene Ahuna, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi, and Mihana Souza as they share their fun-filled stories and exquisite skills with the MACC at the cozy McCoy Studio Theater.
Maui Monopoly Tournament 2017: This Hasbro approved MONOPOLY Tournament will be held at The Shops of Wailea and promises to be a fun-filled day of friendly competition with all proceeds from the event benefiting the Maui Food Bank and Habitat For Humanity Maui.
Pacific Cancer Foundation Aloha Kalikimaka Benefit Gala: Each year guests enjoy a fabulous evening filled with live entertainment, festive holiday adornments, delicious cuisine, fine wine and cocktails, and amazing holiday auction shopping opportunities. The Gala is a local favorite and an esteemed evening of Maui’s community coming together to support an important cause.
Peter Rowan Trio – “My Aloha”: Rowan embarked on a well-received solo career in the late 70s, releasing critically acclaimed records and 2 extraordinary bluegrass albums. Rowan’s recent releases have further endeared him to audiences around the world.
Rita Coolidge with her Band: Rita’s credentials are the stuff of legend with one of the most enduring solo careers in all of music. Rita Coolidge’s impact is undiminished – her voice as pure, sweet, and powerful as ever, and her ability to get inside a song honed by experience and overview.
Honolulu Biennial 2017 “Middle of Now/Here” Island Hopping Maui: The Honolulu Biennial 2017, a multisite, contemporary visual arts festival, brings its newly launched, free neighbor island programming series, Island Hopping, to Maui.
Jo Koy: Jo Koy is now selling out clubs across the nation and has appeared on over 100 episodes of Chelsea Lately. His infectious, explosive energy on stage, insightful jokes, and family‐inspired humor cross all boundaries.
November 23rd – Happy Thanksgiving!
Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center.
Pint Night for the Birds: Maui Brewing Company in Kahana is hosting a benefit night for the birds. Half the pub profits from house beers sold will go towards protecting native birds on Maui. Enjoy local beers while helping endangered species from 6pm to 10pm.
Mulligans on the Blue 15th Annual Golf Tournament: For the benefit of Hale Kau Kau, guests are invited to register for the breakfast at the Old Wailea Blue Course and 7am shotgun start. Sponsorship opportunities available.
Thompson Square: Thompson Square is an American country music duo composed of husband and wife Keifer and Shawna Thompson. The duo has released two albums, which have produced a combined ten chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
Maui Choral Arts Association “Happy Holly-Jolly Days”: Maui Choral Arts Association invites you to join an exciting chorus of nearly 100 talented singers as they kick off the holiday season with their annual smash holiday concert.
Mahalo for reading our list of Maui’s top events in November 2017! We wish you a magical time exploring the many wonders of The Valley Isle, and don’t forget to share your photos with us on social media. Aloha.