Maui Events April 2023

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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. There are a handful of local markets to explore this month, as well as live music events, and the Lahaina Banyan Tree’s 150th birthday party!

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 April 2023

 

Live music is still happening around the island, with local musicians jamming almost every night at some of the island’s best restaurants. Check out Mana’o Radio’s Music2Nite site for a full lineup of Live Music on Maui.

 

What’s Happening on Maui April 2023?

Dates TBD

Maui Taro Festival: Usually held in April, the Maui Taro Festival last took place in 2019 prior to the pandemic. However, we’ve heard rumors that the event is set to return (nothing is confirmed yet, so sit tight while we wait for an official announcement). The Taro Festival is the biggest event of the year in Hana, and pays homage to all things taro. Guests can enjoy live music, a variety of taro-based dishes, informative agricultural booths, and more. There’s even a taro contest, where plants are judged on their weight, size, and quality. 

Maui Events Taro Festival

 

Earth Day Festival: Maui usually hosts an extravagant festival every Earth Day, with tons of food, activities, artisans, yoga, talks, and live music on multiple stages. The time and location has yet to be announced, so stay tuned!

 

Haiku Ho’olaule’a: The Haiku Ho’olaule’a is typically held near the end of April. This epic community event spreads out over several acres on the Haiku Elementary School campus and features dozens of vendors, live music, fun keiki activities, a silent auction, and so much more. At this time it is unclear if the festival will take place due to lack of volunteer availability. Stay tuned for updates. 

Maui Events Haiku Hoolaulea

April 8 

 

Artist2Artist with Henry Kapono – Hawaiian Legends Hana Hou: Grammy nominated artist Henry Kapono is back to share the stage with The Makaha Sons— a celebrated Hawaiian music group that once included Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.  Henry will “jam” and “talk story” one-on-one with each artist, giving the audience insight to the spirit and aspirations of the people behind the music. MACC, 7:30 p.m.

 

April 14 

 

America: America was propelled to stardom following the release of their debut single, “A Horse With No Name” in 1971. The following year, their subsequent album earned the group a Grammy award for Best New Artist. Over fifty years later, frontmen Dewey Bunnel and Gerry Beckley are ready to share their lyrical jazz-pop sounds at the MACC. 7:30 p.m.

 

April 22 

 

National Park Week: Heads up! National Park entrance fees will be waived nationwide on April 22 to celebrate the start of National Park Week. There’s never been a better time to visit Halekala’s otherworldly sands or the wild jungle on the Pipiwai Trail.

 

Lahaina Banyan Tree Birthday Party: Join Lahaina Restoration Foundation in celebrating the Lahaina Banyan Tree’s 150th birthday! Planted on April 24, 1873, the tree has grown to be the largest banyan in the United States and an iconic Lahaina landmark. Stop by Banyan Tree Park and Old Lahaina Courthouse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for keiki activities and historical exhibits. Birthday cake will be served at 1 p.m.

Haleakala Summit

 

April 23 

 

Maui Marathon: Hundreds of runners are set to take to Maui’s roads on April 23 for the aui Marathon. One of the most widely-known races in Hawaii, the marathon route takes runners from Pu‘unene to Ka‘anapali. This Boston Qualifier event is now in its 53rd year, making it the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River. The event also includes a half marathon, marathon relay, 10k, and 5k. 

 

April 28


Andy Bumatai: In Denial Tour 2023: Three Hawaii comedic geniuses band together for a night of island-style laughs. Andy Bumatai, Frank DeLima, and Augie T are the heart and soul of Hawaii comedy. Don’t miss this uproarious trio at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. 7:00 p.m.

 

 

Weekly Events

 

Mondays

 

Lei Po’o Making: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to learn how to weave ti leaf leis using ferns and flowers. Lei Po’o can be worn on the head and was typically used as a gift on special occasions by Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty). This event is open to both keiki and adults and runs from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

Lei Po'o Making

 

Tuesdays

 

Tuesday Trivia at Mahalo Aleworks: Head to Upcountry’s only brewery to test your trivia skills. Be sure to make it by 5:45 pm to register, trivia kicks off at 6 pm. Teams can be no larger than four. The winning team is awarded a $50 brewery gift card!

 

Polynesian Show at The Shops: This weekly show will highlight Hawaiian hula as well as other dances of Polynesia. The performance will take place at the Shops of Wailea from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

 

Coconut Husking at The Shops: From 2:30 to 3:30 pm weekly, the Shops of Wailea will be hosting demonstrations of the traditional and modern methods of husking a coconut. Learn how the Hawaiians would use every part of the coconut from food to crafting eating utensils, jewelry as well as furniture.

 

Wednesdays 

 

Lei Po’o Making: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to learn how to weave ti leaf leis using ferns and flowers. Lei Po’o can be worn on the head and was typically used as a gift on special occasions by Ali’i (Hawaiian Royalty). This event is open to both keiki and adults and runs from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

 

Slack Key Guitar Show: The Masters of Hawaiian Music Slack Key Show is open for live shows once again. The Slack Key Show ohana will perform each week at 6:30 pm at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Tickets are required for entry, this show is also streamed online.

 

Thursdays

 

Polynesian Show at the Shops: This weekly show will highlight Hawaiian hula as well as other dances of Polynesia. The performance will take place at the Shops of Wailea from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

 

Coconut Frond Weaving at the Shops: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to try their hand at the highly developed Hawaiian skill of weaving. Coconut frond weaving was used to make baskets, mats, and even toys. This event runs weekly from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Fridays

 

Papa Hula at the Shops: Hosted at the Shops of Wailea, Papa Hula is a celebration of the Hawaiian way of life. Enjoy a complimentary dance lesson, complete with costumes and accessories, and the dance movements and their meanings. This interactive performance runs from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

 

Saturdays

 

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.

 

Sundays

 

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.

 

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 to sunset scenes and more, select the masterpiece you want to create and bring home your own artwork!

 

Island Art Party Maui Events

 

Mahalo for reading our list of activities on Maui in April 2023! 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!


1 thought on “Maui Events April 2023”

  1. Aloha. Even though we cannot travel at this time to our most favourite spot in the world, it is so nice to read of recovery and all the events being supported. When we are there we go to the local markets for all our fresh produce and to meet with the friendly and warm people of Maui
    Mahalo

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