Maui Events September 2016

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The kids are back in school, the weather is getting cooler and the time for an impromptu vacation is upon us! Here’s what’s going on this month on the Valley Isle, including a fun assortment of concerts, plays, festivals, special dinners, family-friendly events and more. Welcome to paradise!

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 September 2016

Every Saturday Evening (September 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th):

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 (September 20th):

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.

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September 1st

Willie K Thursdays: Head to King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Ballroom for prime rib and seafood dinner buffet, followed by a live music performance by renowned musician, Willie K.

September 2nd

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

Bon Dancing: Held at Wailuku Hale Makua, come to watch bon dancing by a joint effort from Maui Minyo Kai, Maui Taiko, and Maui United BWA.

September 3rd

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 a painting of a Maui Sunset. Kama’aina discount available with a local ID.

Lahaina Arts Society Fine Arts Fair: Labor Day Weekend kicks off with a celebration featuring creations from local artists, including ceramics, original oils, water colors and acrylics, hand-made jewelry, photographs, baskets, glass sculpture, fine-art giclées and more.

3rd Annual Keokea Ho’olaule’a: Fun, family-friendly event in Kula featuring Upcountry produce, crafts, foods and daylong entertainment. Proceeds benefit the host, nonprofit organization Keokea Homestead Farm Lots Association.

Uluwehi Guerrero – Na Mele O Hawaii/The Golden Years: Celebrate the golden years of Hawaiian music and hula (1900-1975) in an evening not to be missed at the MACC’s Castle Theater.

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September 4th

Lahaina Arts Society Fine Arts Fair: Labor Day Weekend kicks off with a celebration featuring creations from local artists, including ceramics, original oils, water colors and acrylics, hand-made jewelry, photographs, baskets, glass sculpture, fine-art giclées and more.

8th Annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament: Hosted by Maui Electric Company at Ka’anapali Golf Course, this event is for youths 2 to 18 years old.

Pink Martini Featuring China Forbes: Located at the MACC’s Castle Theater, come see a live performance by the biggest little orchestra around, which draws inspiration from music all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop.

September 5th

Lahaina Arts Society Fine Arts Fair: Labor Day Weekend kicks off with a celebration featuring creations from local artists, including ceramics, original oils, water colors and acrylics, hand-made jewelry, photographs, baskets, glass sculpture, fine-art giclées and more.

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September 8th

Willie K Thursdays: Head to King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Ballroom for prime rib and seafood dinner buffet, followed by a live music performance by renowned musician, Willie K.

Demystifying the Kuahu: Kick off the 2016 Ku Mai Ka Hula competition weekend with this special event – an intimate conversation with Maui kumu hula about what the kuahu means to them personally and to their hālau hula. Located at the MACC.

September 9th

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

James Beard House Dinner: Held at the Andaz Maui Resort in Wailea, join as Executive Chef Isaac Bancaco and his team recreate their coveted dishes served at the world-renowned James Beard House in New York City, right here on Maui.

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September 10th

Ku Mai Ka Hula 2016: The 11th annual Kū Mai Ka Hula competition returns to the MACC, featuring award-winning hālau from Hawaii, the continental U.S. and Japan competing in solo and group performances.

45th Annual Hana Relay: An incredible 52 mile journey along 617 curves and over 56 bridges through the most breathtaking scenery in all of Maui. The course begins in the Kahului Airport area and will proceed along the Hana Highway to finish at the Hana Ball Park.

6th Annual Maui Jazz & Blues Festival: Held in beautiful Ka’anapali, the Royal Lahaina Resort hosts an evening of musicians under the stars, including blues guitar legend and Blues Hall of Famer Joe Louis Walker, jazz guitarists Larry Coryell and Benny Uyetake, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, Grammy-winners The Band Courtbouillon, saxophone masters Javon Jackson and Rock Hendricks, jazz trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, and more.

Hana Obon Festival: Head East to the Hana Buddhist Temple to witness a special Obon festival dance at 5pm.

Special Evening Under the Stars – A Benefit for Maui Farm: Featuring a special performance by Makana and a delicious dinner from renowned Chef Bev Gannon, this Haleakala Ranch event benefits Maui Farm.

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September 11th

Spyro Gyra: Located at the MACC’s Castle Theater, Spyro Gyra are contemporary jazz icons and recipients of multiple Grammy and Lifetime Achievement awards, returning to Hawaii in support of their newest album, “The Best of the Heads Up Years.”

September 14th

Desert Migration: You are invited to this free screening of Desert Migration and learn about local resources and opportunities for LGBTQ members of the community. Located at the MACC, registration is required to attend.

September 15th

Willie K Thursdays: Head to King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Ballroom for prime rib and seafood dinner buffet, followed by a live music performance by renowned musician, Willie K.

Moku’ula by Moonlight: 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.

Sergio Mendes: Head to the MACC to watch Sergio Mendes, one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time. Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a 3 time Grammy Award winner.

September 16th

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

Sublime with Rome at the MACC: Ray Jr. and Tantriq Entertainment present legendary ska punk reggae band, Sublime with Rome, for its biggest Hawaii show to date. Known for classic alternative hits like “What I Got,” “Santeria,” “Wherever You Go,” and more, the trio is ready to rock Maui.

Chinese Moon Festival: Located at Lahaina’s Wo Hing Museum, this 2 day moon festival celebrates the island’s harvest of locally grown produce as well as honored traditions from China. Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, moon festivals in China originated more than 2,000 years ago.

September 17th

Festivals of Aloha: One of Maui’s most enjoyable annual events, head to the Lahaina Banyan Tree for a weekend filled with hula, mele Hawaii (Hawaiian music), ‘ono (delicious) local eats, Maui Made crafters and free keiki activities.

Chinese Moon Festival: Located at Lahaina’s Wo Hing Museum, this 2 day moon festival celebrates the island’s harvest of locally grown produce as well as honored traditions from China. Also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, moon festivals in China originated more than 2,000 years ago.

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September 18th

Festivals of Aloha: One of Maui’s most enjoyable annual events, head to the Lahaina Banyan Tree for a weekend filled with hula, mele Hawai’i (Hawaiian music), ‘ono (delicious) local eats, Maui Made crafters and free keiki activities.

September 22nd

Willie K Thursdays: Head to King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Ballroom for prime rib and seafood dinner buffet, followed by a live music performance by renowned musician, Willie K.

September 23rd

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

Molokai Canoe Festivals Presents Kulaia: A hoolaulea featuring local entertainment, free lomilomi, Molokai crafts and merchandise vendors, cultural practitioners, lots of ono food booths, and Na Wahine O Ke Kai Logo merchandise.

September 24th

Fur Ball: The 2016 “Paws Vegas” – themed Fur Ball is the premier gala event of the year! This event will be held in the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the King Kamehameha Golf Club and include a Prime Rib Buffet dinner, no-host bar, music, dancing, auction and of course, play time in our “Paws Vegas” casino.

Maui Okinawan Festival: Free, family-friendly fundraiser and cultural activity at the Maui Mall.

Hope Fest 2016: Hosted by the American Cancer Society, Hope Fest Neon Ball will take place on the beautiful grounds of the Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort. Proceeds will fund groundbreaking research, which has helped save 1.5 million lives across the nation in the past two decades.

3rd Annual World’s Best Ocean Cocktail Showdown: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa and Ocean Organic Vodka have partnered to find the World’s Best Ocean Cocktail. Six finalists have been selected from Ocean Vodka’s nationwide recipe contest, and the finalists will go head to head in the World’s Best Ocean Cocktail Showdown.

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September 25th

Park Perspectives: Join us in the McCoy Studio Theater for a discussion on stewardship, conservation, and the history of our wonderful parks by a panel of National Park employees and partners.

Chick Corea Trio Featuring Eddie Gomez & Brian Blade: At this special concert, Corea will share the stage with legendary bassist and two-time Grammy Award winner, Eddie Gomez, as well as Brian Blade, a multitalented young veteran who is already widely respected in the jazz world.

September 29th

Willie K Thursdays: Head to King Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Ballroom for prime rib and seafood dinner buffet, followed by a live music performance by renowned musician, Willie K.

September 30th

Lanai 5th Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment in Lana’i City’s Dole Park.

Boeing Boeing: Located at Iao Theater, this 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancees. He keeps “one up, one down and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard’s apartment at the same time.

 

Wishing you a wonderful time on Maui this September, and check back for more upcoming events next month. Mahalo for reading!