Maui Events August 2022


Summer isn’t over yet! This month, there’s plenty to look forward to on the Valley Isle! Legendary pianists and comedians are making their way to our shores, while events like hula festivals and farmers’ markets are back in full force. Read on for the hottest Maui events in August 2022.

Island Art Party

What’s happening on Maui for August 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.

Weekly Events

Maui Events August 2022

August 4th 

Rise of the Wahine: The William S. Richardson School of Law will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Rise of the Wahine: Champions of Title IX at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center’s McCoy Studio Theater. The documentary follows the story of educators, politicians, and athletes in 1970s Hawaii following the passage of Title IX and the civil rights movement.

Wine Glass Painting Party: There are a few things that make drinking more fun: friends, painting, and a wine glass you decorated yourself. Join Island Art Party for an extra fun Wine Glass Painting Party. Paint, sip, and decorate a wine glass to take home— or bring with you next time!

August 5th 

Jim Jefferies: The Moist Tour: Sydney native Jim Jefferies is one of the most well-known and respected comedians on the planet. He is best known for projects like The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central, Intolerant on Netflix, and his edgy, thought-provoking comedy. Catch him on the Castle Theater stage at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Bo Napoleon: Bo Napoleon is lauded for his songwriting talent. Before releasing his first single “Born and Raised” in 2011, he penned hits like “Alcoholic” and “Wade in Your Water” for the Common Kings. Support Hawaiian talent and join Bo at Da Playground. Doors open at 8 pm.

August 12th

Leilani Wolfgramm: Leilani Wolfgramm’s raw music spans genres, from reggae to pop to electronic. More than a singer/songwriter, her storytelling ability has enamored audiences worldwide. The Florida-born artist explores topics like drug addiction, mental illness, loss, and other human topics. Don’t miss her fiery performance at Da Playground.

“White Hawaiian”: Eric Gilliom’s One Man Show: “White Hawaiian” has been praised by the Maui News as a “knockout performance”, and the show’s three sell-out runs speak for themselves. Now, Gilliom’s one-man show is back for three performances in August at the Pro Arts Playhouse. “White Hawaiian” covers Gilliom’s upbringing as a Caucasian with Hawaiian roots and the hilarious stories gained during his TV, film, and Broadway roles. Booking tickets well in advance is recommended. Show runs 8/12-14


August 13th 

An Evening of Aloha: Join Keola & Moana Beamer, Jeff Peterson, and special guest Tom Lunneberg in concert at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater, followed by a screening of Oscar-nominated film LUNANA: a Yak In The Classroom. This event is a fundraiser to benefit the Moahala Hou Foundation, which helps teach children in Bhutan how to play the ‘ukulele.

Paula Fuga – A Tribute to Aretha Franklin: Subaru Hawaii presents Paula Fuga’s Tribute to Aretha Franklin. In this special performance, one of Hawaii’s favorite artists honors the Queen of Soul. Fuga will be accompanied by a 10-piece band featuring some of Hawaii’s greatest musical talents. Do not miss this incredible night at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center!

August 15th 

Small Town Big Art Applications Close: On August 15, 2022, the application for Maui’s Small Town Big Art will close. Upon panel selection, artists will be invited to create a collaborative work of public art. This year, the collective is seeking artists to bring a collection of pre-recorded Maui stories to life through a work of public art. Learn more about the application here.

August 26th 

Peter Kater in Concert: Legendary pianist Peter Kater is coming to the MACC stage for an epic night of music. Kater has released over 70 albums, received 14 Grammy nominations and two wins, and scored music for over 100 TV, film, and Broadway productions. Piano-lovers, be sure to buy tickets in advance.

August 27th 

Emma Farden Sharpe Hula Festival: Join the Farden Ohana, Lahaina Town Action Committee, and the Lahaina Hawaiian Civic Club for a day honoring Hawaiian hula under the Lahaina Banyan Tree. Browse works by Maui artists and artisans, free keiki events, and participate in a hula workshop.

August 31st

Kauluhiwaolele Maui Fiber Arts Conference: The Kauluhiwaolele Maui Fiber Arts Conference is a four-day event where 150 students will learn traditional Hawaiian weaving techniques from over 20 master practitioners. The event also includes live Hawaiian music and silent and live auctions. Learn more about the events and registration here.

Weekly Events


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.


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 in 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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!

Time will tell what happens this month!

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

Mahalo for reading our list of Maui’s top August events! We hope you have a glorious time exploring our favorite island, and a hui hou…

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