Maui Events April 2022

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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. 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.

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Maui Events April 2022

 

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.

 

April 1 

 

Steel Pulse: Reggae legends Steel Pulse are hitting the stage at the MACC for a long-awaited rescheduled performance. Founded in Birmingham, England in 1975, this roots reggae band was the first non-Jamaican act to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Gates open at 5:00 pm, show starts at 6:15 pm in the A&B Amphitheater.

 

April 2 

 

Devon Allman Project: Headed by Blues Music Award-winning Devon Allman, The Devon Allman Project is a six-piece world-class band that has previously toured almost 20 countries. They will be joined by Southern California icon Donavon Frankenreiter. The show begins at 7:30 pm in the MACC’s Castle Theater.

 

April 3

 

Sunday Jazz at Maui Kuia Chocolate Tasting: Jazz Maui presents an afternoon of chocolate and live jazz to kick off Jazz Maui’s celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. Sample nine different types of Maui-made chocolates and enjoy the smooth sounds of renowned trumpeter Paul January. Music starts at noon, chocolate tasting begins at 12:30.

 

Family Class at Island Art Party: Create a masterpiece out of thin air at Island Art Party! Round up the keiki and head to Maui’s most fun painting party for the family class. This week’s featured painting is a llama.

 

April 8 

 

Iration: Iration is a Hawaiian-bred, five-piece band that has become a household name in modern reggae. They will be joined on the MACC stage by Maui-born singer-songwriter Anuhea and alternative reggae band The Movement.

 

April 13 

 

6th Annual Wahine Comedy Festival: Join Female Comics of Hawai’i and Power Up Comedy at Da Playground Maui for the 6th Annual Wahine Comedy Festival. This year’s event features a collection of fantastic island comics, including headliner Brandi Morgan (Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner for “Best Comedy Album”).

 

Maui March Events Steel Pulse

 

April 15 

 

Smokey Robinson: Head to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center to enjoy a night with true music legend Smokey Robinson. The singer, songwriter, and producer will make his Maui debut after a rescheduled concert date in January. The renowned performer’s career spans over four decades of hits.

 

April 21

 

Kaina Kountry: Kaina Kountry is a five-man band compromised of Hawaii-born musicians who play and perform for the love of music. Their love of music is evident and other than having fun, their main goal is to make sure the audience has a great time and forgets the troubles and stress of the world at their show. If you love music, don’t miss Kaina Kountry at Da Playground.

 

April 22 

 

Jazz Appreciation Concert: As part of Jazz Maui’s Jazz Appreciation Month, this concert features two styles of Jazz: Latin and Fusion. Pianist and vocalist Sal Godinez led jazz band 21 Degrees North accompanied by fellow Mauians Danny B on bass, Estaire Godinez on percussion, and John Zangrando on woodwinds. This event takes place at The Altitude Deck in Kihei.

 

April 23 

Make Music Hawaii – Maui Nui Mele: Make Music Hawaii and Maui Ocean Center present the Maui Nui Mele. This family-friendly event will take place at the Maui Ocean Centers Harbor Plaza from 10 am to 3 pm. Enjoy a day full of jamming by award-winning musician John Cruz, and local artists Jordan Soon, the Kaulike Pescaia Trio, Waiolohia, Serene Gunnison, Lipoa, and Ron Kuala’au. Reserve your Maui Ocean Center tickets today!

 

Maui Ocean Center Maui Events

 

April 24

 

Maui Marathon and Half Marathon: The Maui Marathon is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawaii and is the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River. The full marathon and marathon relay both start in Kahului and end in Kaʻanapali with scenic views along most of the course. The half marathon, 10K, and 5K all start and end in Kaʻanapali with beautiful ocean views along the way.

 

April 27 

 

Ron Artist II and the Truth: Ron Artis II is a Hawaii-grown singer-songwriter with passion and soul, and is arguably one of the island’s best-kept secrets. Catch his immeasurable talent at Da Playground in Maʻalaea.

 

April 29 

 

Artist 2 Artist Hawaii Legends Edition: This installment of Artist 2 Artist with Henry Kapono will feature The Makaha Sons. The Mākaha Sons are considered to be one of Hawai‘i’s premier Hawaiian musical groups, having received multiple Nā Hōkū Hanohano awards. The Hawaii-based band was inducted into the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame. Don’t miss an intimate performance by these legendary musicians at the MACC.

 

April 30

 

Color Festival Hawaii: The Color Festival is returning to Maui to celebrate community, inclusiveness, and togetherness. This all-day event at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center will feature live music by renowned local artists, great food, and the highly anticipated color throw. Gates open at 12 pm and the color throw will take place at 5:30 pm.

 

Sensory-Friendly Saturday at Maui Ocean Center: In partnership with Maui Hope, the Maui Ocean Center is hosting a free sensory-friendly evening from 4:30 pm to 6 pm to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month. The event is open to all people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developmental disabilities. Up to five family members are invited to join free of charge. Explore the Maui Ocean Center without excessive stimuli- lights will be dimmed, music will be turned down, and the park will be open after hours. RSVP is required by April 27th, 2022.

 

Da Playground Maui

 

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.

 

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 2022! 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 2022”

  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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