Maui Events: September 2015

Maui Events

September brings you Sinbad at the MACC, so you know its going to be an excellent month!  Pair that with a few canoe races, a couple of outdoor movies and tickets to the exclusive Chef’s Table and this may end up being the  best month of your life!

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

September 2015 Event List

September 4

 

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival– The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Set in the lush island paradise of Hawaii. The Festival features a roster of over 100 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers.

Chris D’Elia Comedy Show–  Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world.  His first cross-country standup tour, “Under No Influence,” had audiences laughing up a storm ─ as they continue to do in the Hollywood comedy clubs, were D’Elia still performs regularly. Don’t miss this rising star comedian!

Wailuku First Friday– Here’s a fun and community-minded way for visitors to mingle with residents. On the first Friday of each month on Market Street, the town of Wailuku hosts a party with live entertainment, artists, crafters and food specials at various restaurants.

Malama Wao Akua Exhibition– Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center is thrilled to collaborate with East Maui Watershed Partnership to raise awareness about the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe). The exhibition opens on September 4th from 5-8pm at the Hui and will feature hula performances, food, & more!

September 5

Festivals of Aloha– Festivals of Aloha, 14th Annual Richard Hoopii Leo Kiekie Falsetto Competition showcasing Maui’s finest amateur male falsetto performers. Grant Wailea Resoert & Spa. Featuring special guest performances, Admission advance $5 Festivals of Aloha Ribbon or $10 at the door., 6:00 pm doors open.

Heritage Film Festival: Project Kuleana– Project Kuleana is a movement to utilize music as a vehicle to educate our community and develop layers of understanding to strengthen our lahui Hawaii. The evening will include screenings of several short films, live performance, and a Q&A session.

September 6

Waikapu Country Town Hawaiian Music Festival– Inaugural Waikapu Country Town Hawaiian Music Festival, live entertainment, artisans, honoring kupuna; 12 pm to 10 pm, Maui Tropical Plantation

September 7

Labor Day Picnic– Republicans, Conservatives, Tea Party folks, Libertarians, and Independents. We will be meeting and eating at Kalama Park’s pavilion in Kihei, across the street from Foodland on South Kihei Road. Labor Day is Monday, September 7th. Join us from 10:30 to 2:30. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Hope to see you there! 

September 10

 

Ku Mai Ka Hula Competition– Featuring award-winning halau from Hawaii, the continental U.S. & Japan, competing in solo & group performances. Male & female dancers perform both kahiko (traditional) & auana (modern-day) hula stylings. Presented by MACC & Kauahea. Tickets: Thu:$15. Fri-Sat$25 each day. Half-price keiki 12 & under.

Brad Williams presented by the Maui Comedy Festival Summer Series– Brad Williams has become one of the funniest, most in demand comedians working today. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Legit, Deadbeat, Dave Attell’s Comedy Underground, Sam and Cat, Live at Gotham, the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mind Of Mencia, and Pitboss.

The life and music of John Kameaaloha Almeida– This is an event for hula enthusiasts as a deeper exploration into the mind of Hawaiian song composer, John Kameaaloha Almeida.

September 11

Lahaina Second Friday– Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street!

September 18

 

One Starry Night in Kula– Come enjoy bbq pups, Maui winery tasting, a live auction and live entertainment by special guest Halau Wehiwehi O Leilehua

Maui Chef’s Table– Come experience the “Maui Chef’s Table” culinary adventure here at the Mill House on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation. These special evenings are presented by Executive Chef, Jeff Scheer and Chef de Cuisine, Krista Garcia.

Makawao Third Friday– Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue!

September 19

 

Pailolo Challenge– The Pailolo Challenge – Interisland Canoe Race- DT Flemings Beach, Maui to Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai.

Observe and Play Family Day– This family program offers a guided walk-through of the exhibition and an opportunity to make a small piece of art to take home.

Maui County Kokua Fair–  There will dozens of non-profit booths in addition to food trucks, local entertainment, door prizes, as well as a historical walking tour of Wailuku town for everyone to enjoy.

Maui Chef’s Table– Come experience the “Maui Chef’s Table” culinary adventure here at the Mill House on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation. These special evenings are presented by Executive Chef, Jeff Scheer and Chef de Cuisine, Krista Garcia.

American Cancer Society’s Hope Fest Maui 2-day Music Festival– A music festival at Maui Brewing Co. to benefit Hope Lodge Hawaii. Featuring Maui’s own Soul Kitchen. Open to the Public. $25 in advance $35 at the door. All proceeds support Hope Lodge Hawaii.  Children 13 and under enter free.

September 20

Maui Marathon– One of the most scenic marathons in the U.S., this point-to-point race begins in Kahului and ends in Kaanapali. Along the way, participants are treated to ocean views from seaside highways. Visitors can also sign up for a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile run through Lahaina town.

Kihei Canoe Club Na Opio World Sprints Fundraiser at Nalu’s South Shore Grill– Soul Kitchen is proud to participate in this fundraiser at Nalu’s South Shore Grill benefiting the Kihei Canoe Club Na Opio 2016 World Sprints, Australia travel fund.  This evening of live music and great food includes Nalu’s Restaurant, a live auction, Na Opio O Kihei Canoe Club at 5:30, Soul Kitchen at 6:15, Dat Guyz at 7:45. Admission is $10.

September 24

 

93rd Maui Fair– Maui’s largest event will return for its 93rd year providing something for everyone with four days of FUN, FOOD, FRIENDS & FAMILY at the 93rd MAUI FAIR – A Fair With a Local Flair.

The Fair will open with the traditional parade, which is also Maui’s largest, on Thursday, September 24, and will continue with rides, food, first-rate entertainment and more through the evening of Sunday, September 27, 2015.

The Maui Fair is the symbol of Timeless Tradition. It attracts locals and visitors alike to enjoy an alcohol-free, smoke-free and drug-free family-oriented educational event that features an array of local food, first-rate entertainment, E.K. Fernandez Joy Zone, plus horticulture, bonsai, livestock, homemaking, photo and art exhibits and competitions. Find unique and innovative products and services in the “Maui Fair Products & Services” Tent and visit the Events Arena where our exceptionally talented community groups, clubs and organizations perform and share their knowledge and skill, plus the popular and most anticipated Chili Cook Off managed by our Fire Fighters. Look forward to the FUN RUN returns as a “MUST DO” event in 2015!

Thursday, Sept. 24 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25 – 5 p.m. to midnight

Saturday, Sept 26 – 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday

Sept 27 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Hawaiian Music Series Concerts in Lahaina– Relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at corner of Front & Dickenson Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert each month! Between 6 and 7:30 pm, enjoy the sweet island sounds of up-and-coming musicians who perform traditional and popular tunes.

Sinbad presented by the Maui Comedy Festival– Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad is enjoying something of a renaissance these days with a style and charisma that continues to pack clubs and auditoriums alike.

September 25

 

Chinese Moon Festival in Lahaina– Lahaina celebrates the island’s agricultural harvest during a traditional Chinese Moon Festival on the Wo Hing Museum lawn with a farmers’ market, traditional music and dances, craft activities, planting workshop, Chinese tea and moon cakes.

Maui Chef’s Table– Come experience the “Maui Chef’s Table” culinary adventure here at the Mill House on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation. These special evenings are presented by Executive Chef, Jeff Scheer and Chef de Cuisine, Krista Garcia.

Kihei Forth Friday– Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center!

September 26

2nd Maui Fair Fun Run– It will be an energizing experience at the Fair – Saturday evening as participants gather in the Football Stadium during Fair hours and have a good ole fashion Local Flair Fun Time. Whether you walk, run, skip, stroll or hop – you may just want to sit and that’s fine too. As the clock ticks down from :30 minutes, each lap you take you’ll receive a GIFT.

Maui Chef’s Table– Come experience the “Maui Chef’s Table” culinary adventure here at the Mill House on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation. These special evenings are presented by Executive Chef, Jeff Scheer and Chef de Cuisine, Krista Garcia.

September 27

Bob Saget with special guest Brian Evans– Legendary comedian BOB SAGET performs on Maui as the debut performer of the returning Maui Celebrity Series, presented by Original New York Seltzer. The “Full House,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and motion picture star will perform at The Sheraton Maui in Lahaina, special guest Brian Evans.

So many fun things, so little time!  We’ll see you around the island!

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