With spring in full force and whale season sticking around until next month, it’s normally one of the best times of the year for a trip to The Valley Isle. As we start to get back into the swing of normal life, there are a handful of local markets to explore this month, as well as live and virtual music events, and family-friendly painting parties!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Upcountry Farmers Market: Shop some of the best local souvenirs on the island, indulge in delicious food and support local farmers at one of Maui’s biggest weekly events. Don’t forget to set your morning alarm, as this market favors the early shopper. The Upcountry Farmers Market runs from 7:00 to 11:00 am every Saturday at the Kulamalu Town Center in Pukalani.
Maui Gift and Craft Fair: Stop by the Lahaina Gateway Center and browse West Maui’s largest gift and craft fair. This weekly event hosts over 50 vendors, showcasing jewelry, photography, art, crafts, keiki activities, and more. Maui Gift and Craft Fair runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every Sunday.
Maui Sunday Market: Featuring some of Maui’s most renowned food trucks, local vendors, and quality entertainment, the Maui Sunday Market is one of the island’s most popular weekly events. Centrally located at the Kahului Shopping Center, the Maui Sunday Market draws locals and visitors from all corners of the island. The event runs every Sunday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Sunday Night Trivia at Down the Hatch: Put your knowledge of science, art, music, and history to the test at Down the Hatch’s weekly trivia night, featuring lots of amazing prizes! Sign-ups start at 8:00 pm.
Family Class at Island Art Party: That’s right, Island Art Party is back in action! Maui’s most fun, family-friendly art class is once again accepting bookings. Sundays are reserved for Family Class, where ages 8 and up are welcome. From mermaid tos sunset scenes and more, select the masterpiece you want to create and bring home your own artwork!
Kaleo Phillips featuring Pakalana Phillips and Wailau Ryder: Maui’s own singe songwriter, Kaleo Phillips, takes to the MACC stage in a concert accompanied by lead guitarist Wailau Ryder and features the hula artistry by Kaleo’s wife, Palakana. This is a free virtual event as part of the Maui Art and Cultural Center’s “Live @ the MACC” series.
The Art of Trash Virtual Exhibition: Malama Maui Nui brings the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to life. This annual art and “Trashion” show encourages Maui artists to use previously used materials, like plastic water bottles, ghost nets, and other debris as their medium. This virtual show debuts on April 3 and runs until April 30.
Jeff Peterson: Recognized as one of Hawaii’s most versatile musicians, Jeff Peterson makes an appearance on the MACC stage for an ‘around the world’ musical journey. With an emphasis on slack key guitar, jazz, and classical music, Jeff has become a renowned solo artist is also known for contributing to two Grammy-winning recordings. This virtual event is part of the “Live @ the MACC” series.
Mahalo for reading our list of activities on Maui in April 2021! Have an event you’d like to add? Let us know in the comments or contact us about getting featured in our monthly calendar and blog post. Mahalo!