Congratulations, we made it through 2020! This year, we’re going to be finding our footing for a while after the whirlwind that was 2020. Here on Maui, things are still relatively slow, yet there are a handful of lively markets, virtual entertainment, and ultra-fun art parties to look forward to!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events January 2021
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 to 11 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 outer space scenes to baby honus and more, select the masterpiece you want to create and bring home your own artwork!
Ignace Jang and Jonathan Korth – Live-streamed from the MACC: Featuring two of Hawaii’s most accomplished musicians, violinist Ignace Jang and pianist Jonathan Korth come together for a special virtual show on the Castle Theater stage. The show will include works by Antonio Vivaldi, W.A. Mozart, Aram Khachaturian, Astor Piazzolla and Atilio Stampone. This is a free live-streamed event courtesy of Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Island Art Party 2021 Celebration Party: Ring in the New Year with Island Art Party’s 2021 celebration. Bid 2020 adieu and raise a glass of champagne as you paint ‘Cosmic Cove’. Class runs from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, registration is required.
Wailea Sunset Market: Every first Thursday of the month, the Wailea Sunset Market hosts a variety of vendors from around the island at Wailea Village. Explore a diverse spread of food, crafts, art, gifts, and enjoy live music. This pop-up event runs from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Gypsy Pacific – Live-streamed from the MACC: As part of Maui Art and Cultural Center’s ‘Live @ the MACC Series’, Gypsy Pacific will take to the stage at the Castle Theater. Gypsy Pacific is a vibrant jazz band based on Maui, featuring guitarists Tom Conway, Phil Benoit, violinist Willy Wainwright, and bassist Marcus Johnson. They have been performing and recording in Hawai‘i for nearly 20 years.
Film Premiere: Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Permanent Collection of Art and Craft: The Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Permanent Collection of Art and Craft will premier as part of the MACC’s special live stream events. This special film tells the story of the carefully designed architecture and art that makes up the MACC complex today.
Adaptations Dance Theater: Maui’s Adaptations Dance Theater takes to the Castle Theater stage for a virtual performance of their original work Ruin. Adaptations Dance Theater is a nonprofit professional dance theater organization that produces original works of art and creates professional performance opportunities for local dancers.
Jonathon Korth – Livestreamed from the MACC: Working as both a renowned pianist and professor, Jonathon Korth has been working with young musicians at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa since 2008. In normal times, he performs around the world, from Asia to Europe. For this installment of the MACC’s live stream series, Jonathan will perform works by J.S. Bach, George Gershwin, Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Annie Gosfeld on the Castle Theater stage.
Shoot us a message with any events that are still scheduled that you think will still be happening. We don’t know when the Coronavirus travel restrictions will end, so please let us know what you have planned. We’ll add it here! Also, get Hawaii Coronavirus Updates.
Mahalo for reading our list of Maui’s coolest events for this month! We hope you have a memorable experience exploring the beauty of the Aloha State, and be sure to let us know your favorite activities in the comments below. Aloha!