Maui Events October 2016

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Holy mother of aloha, it’s October! As the leaves begin to turn on the mainland, paradise remains its beautiful self on the Valley Isle. Whether you’re headed to Maui to celebrate Halloween in style, freshen up your fading summertime tan or explore all that nature has to offer, there’s a lot in store on Maui this month, including festivals, fairs, culinary events, concerts and more.

For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.

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Maui Events October 2016

Every Saturday Evening (October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th):

Maui Chef’s Table – Come experience the Maui Chef’s Table culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation! Enjoy 7 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.

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Every Third Tuesday (October 18th):

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 of a Maui mermaid on a surfboard this month, 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.

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October 1st

Family Class at Island Art Party: Celebrate the weekend with a family class at Kihei’s Island Art Party. Ages 8 and up are welcome to join in on a painting of ‘Palm Trees at Sunset.’ Kama’aina discount available with a local ID.

3rd Annual Maui Paddle for a Cure: In an effort to raise funds for Susan G. Komen, Hawaii Affiliate, participants of this fun, non-competitive event will kayak and canoe along the beautiful shoreline of Ka’anapali Beach. Prizes for the top fundraising individual and team!

Kokua 4 Kokonuts Walk for Breast Cancer: A fun walk through Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center that is appropriate for all ages, as well as entertainment, Zumba, keiki activities, a visit from Hello Kitty and much more. A minimum $35 registration fee is required.

34th Annual Kula Festival: Located at St. John’s Church in Upcountry, the annual Kula Festival features many things to delight and entertain children and adults of all ages, including live and silent auctions, a farmers market, kid games, crafters, baked goods, a quilt show, delicious festival food favorites, and live music entertainment.

Sly & Robbie and The Taxi Gang: Maui Theatre announces the first edition of its new Music Icon Series with “A Tribute to Legends of Reggae,” featuring world-renowned Sly & Robbie and The Taxi Gang, and special guest, Hawaii’s Reggae Ambassador, Marty Dread.

Boeing Boeing at Iao Theater: The winner of the 2008 Tony Award for ‘Best Revival of a Play,’ this 1960’s French farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees. *Also happening October 2nd, 7th, 8th, 9th and 14th.

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October 2nd

11th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival: Located at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, the public is invited to relax on the lawn of A&B Amphitheater to enjoy a long afternoon of island music, featuring highly-acclaimed ukulele musicians from 1 to 6pm. Free admission, and free ukulele workshop beforehand from 10am to 12pm.

Ukulele on the beach.

October 6th

94th Annual Maui Fair Kickoff Parade: The traditional Maui Fair parade proclaims the opening of the 94th Fair, set to begin at 4:30pm. The Parade will start from UH Maui College Campus, turn right onto Ka’ahumanu Avenue, and proceed to Kanaloa Avenue.

October 7th

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

94th Annual Maui Fair: Maui’s largest event, this year’s theme of ‘The Home Grown Fair’ returns for its 94th year, providing something for everyone with ono multi-cultural food, fun rides, education, top-notch local entertainment, photo and art exhibits, competitions, and quality time with family and friends.

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October 8th

8th Annual Paddle for Life: Over 175 cancer survivors and supporters will paddle six-person outrigger canoes across the ‘Au’au channel from Lahaina to Lana’i, a 34-mile round trip journey, to raise funds for the Pacific Cancer Foundation in their 8th Annual Paddle for Life fundraiser.

Taste of Upcountry: A new addition to the Maui culinary scene, the Montessori School of Maui is pleased to highlight the collaborations of our amazingly creative Maui chefs, local farmers and purveyors with this special Upcountry dining event, featuring special food tastings and drinks.

94th Annual Maui Fair: Maui’s largest event, this year’s theme of ‘The Home Grown Fair’ returns for its 94th year, providing something for everyone with ono multi-cultural food, fun rides, education, top-notch local entertainment, photo and art exhibits, competitions, and quality time with family and friends.

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October 9th

94th Annual Maui Fair: Maui’s largest event, this year’s theme of ‘The Home Grown Fair’ returns for its 94th year, providing something for everyone with ono multi-cultural food, fun rides, education, top-notch local entertainment, photo and art exhibits, competitions, and quality time with family and friends.

October 13th

Air Supply: Head to the MACC to see Air Supply, the soft-rock duo consisting of British-born singer/songwriter/guitarist, Graham Russell, and lead vocalist, Russell Hitchcock, formed in Australia in 1975. Singles include “Lost in Love” and “All Out of Love,” among others.

October 14th

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

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Located throughout Ka’anapali, enjoy 4 days of special events.

October 15th

Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival: To help celebrate Filipino American History Month, you’re invited to join the annual Maui Fil-Am Heritage Festival, commemorating the last sugar plantation in Hawaii. Located at the Maui Mall, this event is from 10am to 3pm.

Mohala Mai: Celebrating 20 Years of Na Lei Love: Located at the MACC’s Yokouchi Pavilion, Napua Greig-Nakasone, Halau Na Lei Kaumaka celebrates its 20th year of cultural perpetuation through hula, oli, language, and song. The halau will highlight the very best of their past 20 years together and share the vision of where they are headed in the years ahead.

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Located throughout Ka’anapali, enjoy 4 days of special events.

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October 16th

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Located throughout Ka’anapali, enjoy 4 days of special events.

October 17th

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival: Featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers, the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Located throughout Ka’anapali, enjoy 4 days of special events.

October 21st

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

Society of Seven: Performing at the MACC’s Castle Theater, Society of Seven, one of Hawaii’s favorite groups, returns to Maui to showcase Broadway showstoppers, outrageous impressions, hilarious antics, and spectacular vocals.

Robert Angelo as Clarence Darrow: In this one-man show at the MACC, Robert Angelo portrays the famous attorney, Clarence Darrow, reminiscing over his renowned career and touching on many of his famous trials, including the “Monkey” trial and the sensational Leopold-Loeb case. *Also happening October 22nd. 

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October 22nd

Noble Chef: Located at the Fairmont Kea Lani, reserve a ticket as Maui Culinary Academy celebrates 20 years of culinary arts education on Maui. This “Roaring 20’s” themed event features students and chefs celebrating the evolution of classic American cuisine with a reception, craft cocktails, fine wine, live auction, and after party speakeasy.

October 23rd

Fall Harvest Festival: Held at the Haku Baldwin Center in Makawao from 9am to 3pm, the annual Fall Harvest Festival features a craft fair, farmers market, pony rides, petting zoo,  face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, arts & crafts, silent auction, bake sale, shave ice, food trucks and more.

Paka’a Lanakila: Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet and master storyteller, B.K. Cabigon, are coming to the MACC to share the exciting mo’olelo (story) of Pakaʻa, in a special presentation which includes an interactive demonstration in which students learn about the musical instruments and the story. English subtitles will be provided.

Leaders Who Smile 2016: Located at the Andaz Maui Resort, this 3 day retreat blends executive coaching, mindfulness and self reflection by providing you with the re-set and re-charge you have been craving. Includes yoga, walks on the beach, beautiful food, guided discovery and new tools for integrating mindfulness into your everyday life.

October 24th

Leaders Who Smile 2016: Located at the Andaz Maui Resort, this 3 day retreat blends executive coaching, mindfulness and self reflection by providing you with the re-set and re-charge you have been craving. Includes yoga, walks on the beach, beautiful food, guided discovery and new tools for integrating mindfulness into your everyday life.

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October 25th

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Playing at the MACC’s Castle Theater, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music is a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture.

Leaders Who Smile 2016: Located at the Andaz Maui Resort, this 3 day retreat blends executive coaching, mindfulness and self reflection by providing you with the re-set and re-charge you have been craving. Includes yoga, walks on the beach, beautiful food, guided discovery and new tools for integrating mindfulness into your everyday life.

October 26th

Leaders Who Smile 2016: Located at the Andaz Maui Resort, this 3 day retreat blends executive coaching, mindfulness and self reflection by providing you with the re-set and re-charge you have been craving. Includes yoga, walks on the beach, beautiful food, guided discovery and new tools for integrating mindfulness into your everyday life.

October 27th

Martha Redbone – “Bone Hill: The Concert”: Presented as a dramatic musical work with a cast of 12 actors/musicians, “Bone Hill: The Concert” is a devised, interdisciplinary theater work inspired by Redbone’s family lineage in the Appalachian Mountains. It’s an epic story of one woman’s return to her homeland on Black Mountain and the coal mines of Harlan County, KY.

October 28th

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

Haunted Hawaiian Nights – Storyteller Lopaka Kapanui: Come hear ghostly tales and spine-tingling accounts of our Hawaiian brothers and sisters whose haunting experiences in far-off lands are overcome by their own cultural traditions. Located at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.

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October 29th

Hall & Oates: Live Nation and Maui Arts & Cultural Center present the #1 selling duo in music history! From their first hit in 1974 and straight on through the pop-filled 80’s, Hall & Oates’ signature mix of soul, pop, and rock has earned them a tremendous following.

October 30th

Mike Epps: Generating an extraordinary amount of buzz for being not only one of the funniest comic actors in town, but also for his burgeoning dramatic talent, comedian Mike Epps performs at the MACC’s Castle Theater.

October 31st – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Lahaina Halloween Celebration: Dubbed the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific,” Maui’s largest Halloween celebration returns to Lahaina’s famed Front Street for an evening of family-friendly parades, costume contests, live music entertainment and more. Parade begins at 4:30pm, and transportation shuttles are available from War Memorial Parking Lot and Kihei Aquatic Center Parking Lot. Have fun, and be sure to share your photos on the Lahaina Halloween Facebook page!

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We hope you have an adventure of a lifetime on Maui this October, and check back for more upcoming events next month. Mahalo for reading, and happy travels!