Summertime, and the livin’s easy(?!?) here on The Valley Isle. June is usually one of our favorite months on Maui, thanks to events like the Kapalua Food and Wine Festival (which spans several days this year!), as well as local concerts, Kamehameha Day celebrations, and plenty more. This month boasts the most events since the start of the pandemic! Enjoy!
What’s Happening on Maui for June 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.
The Made in Maui County Festival is also accepting product vendor applications for its 9th annual event in November!
Maui Events June 2022
Murder in the Nth Degree: What if Agatha Christie wrote Groundhog Day? This original, prize-winning comedy was written by local writer and musician James Nevius. Murder in the Nth Degree is playing at the Pro-Arts Playhouse until June 5th.
Nuff Sedd and Jordan T: Nuff Sedd is one of the Valley Isle’s most popular bands. The group has won multiple Hawaii Music Awards and their debut 2005 album was recognized at the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards. Nuff Sedd is best known for its smash-hit reggae singles like “Cherry Bomb” and “Life is Perfect”. They will be joined by island reggae superstar Jordan T.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation Presents Hawaii Music Appreciation: This special workshop event will showcase Hawaiian musical compositions from different eras of time – ancient chants to the 1800s to today. An instructor will demonstrate musical compositions using a variety of instruments. This is a free event held at Apuakehau Central Park from 10 am to 12 pm.
Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute: Rumours has compiled a detailed oriented show that perfectly encapsulates all eras of Fleetwood Mac. From costumes and characterizations to period-accurate equipment, you’ll instantly be transported back to Fleetwood Mac’s heyday in the 70s and 80s.
Obon Dance and Festival: Obon honors ancestors with dances and festivals held across the island throughout the summer. The celebration was brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants and has become a social and cultural event. This Obon Festival will take place at Lahaina Shingon Mission at 6:30 pm.
World Whale Film Festival: This year’s World Whale Film Festival will showcase films that promote environmental conservation and raise awareness about threats that impact nature and mankind, as well as the premiere of Ocean Guardians. This annual event will take place at Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery.
Felix Cavaliere’s RASCALS: Felix Cavaliere boasts an accomplished musical career spanning five decades. Felix rose to stardom as the singer and keyboardist for The Rascals, best known for iconic hits like It’s a Beautiful Morning and People Got To Be Free. Don’t miss this music legend live at the MACC!
Food & Wine Pairing Luncheon with Rod Berglund/Joseph Swan Wines: Enjoy a 5-course, curated lunch and wine pairings at Sansei Kapalua with renowned winemaker “The Rodfather” Rod Berglund of Joseph Swan Vineyards. This event will kick off the 2022 Kapalua Wine and Food Festival.
Hartford Court Wine Dinner at Montage Kapalua Bay: This Kapalua Wine and Food Festival event will take place at the Montage Kapalua Bay at 6:15 pm. Event guests will enjoy exceptional pairings from the winery’s best vintages. Dishes will be expertly prepared by Montage Executive Chef Eric Faivre. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Taste Like A Master: Master Sommelier Michael Jorden hosts a wine-tasting seminar at the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua, demonstrating the Deductive Tasting method. This event is part of the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival, be sure to purchase tickets in advance!
West Coast is the Best Coast: As part of the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival, Winemakers Lynn Penner-Ash of Penner-Ash, Greg Brewer from Brewer-Clifton, and Mikael Sigouin of Kaena Wines share selections from the West Coast’s famed wine regions.
Five Winemakers/Five Courses/Five Stars Winemaker Dinner: This exclusive dinner will feature the five winemakers from David Arthur Vineyards, Penner-Ash, Brewer-Clifton, Amuse Bouche, and Scherrer Vineyards in a once-in-a-lifetime evening. This event is set to take place at Ulana Terrace in the Ritz Carlton as part of the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival.
MAKANA: Legacies of Hawaii Concert: Makana is a singer, composer, and master of the Hawaiian Slack Key guitar. His music has been featured on several Grammy-nominated albums, and he was named one of the top three guitarists in America by Guitar Player Magazine. Join Makana at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center as he celebrates the release of his new album Pūlama: Legacies of Hawaiʻi.
Giacopuzzi Piano Duo: Jacopo Giacopuzzi returns to Maui with his sister Maddalena for an evening of 4-handed piano duets at the Pro Arts Playhouse.
Brotherhood of Eternal Pinot Noir: At this special wine tasting seminar, close friends and “Brothers” in Pinot – Jeff Stewart of Hartford Court Winery, Rod Berglund of Joseph Swan Vineyards, and Fred Scherrer of Scherrer Vineyards – share stories and selections from their best-loved Pinot Noirs.
Napa Valley Originals: Winemakers from historic Napa Valley take guests on a delicious journey through this magical region during this exclusive wine tasting seminar at the Ritz Carlton.
Walkabout Tasting Gala: Enjoy a spectacular sunset, island-inspired fares, signature wine from select wineries, and entertainment from local band Nuff Sedd at the Plantation House Restaurant during this special Kapalua Wine and Food Festival evening.
Zenshin Daiko: Zenshin Daiko’s 23rd Annual Taiko Festival Concert will be held at the MACC, joined by Maui’s own Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to teaching taiko to children and has grown from a small, local taiko group to one that has achieved national and international recognition.
Aloha Brunch: Enjoy a champagne and rose toast to send off the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival at Taverna Restaurant. Taverna’s brunch menu will be complemented by Beam Suntory craft cocktails and Kona Brews.
“Wine Down”: To wrap up the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival the Montage will be hosting an “A Hui Hou” event with tasting stations, cocktails by Beam Suntory, hor d’oeuvres, and passed appetizers. There will be two seatings for this event.
Fast Freddy’s Blues Showcase featuring Larry Dupio: Fast Freddy and the Blue Lava Blues Band is returning to Maui for an epic performance at the Pro Arts Playhouse in Kihei. They will be joined by Na Hoku Hanohano Award-winning blues guitarist Larry Dupio.
Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute: Who’s Bad is the longest-running and most renowned Michael Jackson tribute band, having sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom. Join them at Da Playground for an awesome night of music celebrating the king of pop.
The Boys in the Band: The Boys in the Band is an award-winning play by Mart Crowley, first premiering in 1968. The play was renowned for its groundbreaking portrayal of gay life and will be performed at the Pro Arts Playhouse as a staged reading to celebrate pride month.
MAOLI at the MACC: Maoli is lauded as one of Hawaii’s #1 commercial recording artists. The group is headed by Glenn Awong, who serves as the band’s lead singer and songwriter. Don’t miss this Na Hoku Hanohano awarding winning band at the MACC!
Kaina Kountry: Come out and jam with this island country band, Kaina Kountry. This Maui favorite will be making their Pro Arts Playhouse debut.
NUE – (Na Ukulele Ekolu): NUE is comprised of Kama Hopkins on bass ukulele, Halehaku Seabury on baritone ukulele, and Bryan Tolentino on the tenor ukulele. The Na Hoku Hanohano trio will be showcasing their harmonies and ukulele artistry on the McCoy Studio Theater stage at the MACC.
Na Kamehameha Commemorative Paʻu Parade and Hoʻolauleʻa: The action-packed day commemorates Kamehameha I and his ohana. The Hoʻolauleʻa runs from 9 am to 5 pm under the Lahaina Banyan Tree, featuring food, music, hula, keiki activities, exhibits, and Maui-made goods. The Paʻu Parade begins at 9 am and runs the length of Front Street.
Champagne Hale at Cliff House: Champagne Hale is a pop-up champagne tasting event at one of Maui’s finest venues. A variety of champagnes will be paired with a creative tasting menu. This event will also take place on June 20.
Joachim Cooder: Joachim Cooder is a solo artist best described as an ‘acoustic roots’ percussionist. Cooder accompanies himself on the electric mbira, transforming the Appalachian and blues genre for which he is best known. Don’t miss this dynamic performance at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party: GREAT news! The Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party is resuming after a two-year hiatus! Stop by the Azeka Shopping Center from 6-9 pm for live music, ono food, keiki activities, and great shopping. Kihei Fourth Friday is the first town party to resume after covid and we’re so excited for other towns to resume theirs as well. Stay tuned!
Richard Marx – A Solo Acoustic Concert Event: Richard Marx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. This solo artist boasts accolades like four top-five singles, Grammy nominations, and quadruple-platinum albums. He will be performing at the Castle Theater at the MACC.
Lei Po’o Making: The Shops of Wailea invites guests to learn how to weave ti leaf leis using ferns and flowers. Lei Poʻo can be worn on the head and was typically used as a gift on special occasions by Aliʻi (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.
John Cruz Acoustic Soul Anniversary Concerts: Legendary local performer John Cruz will be taking to the Pro Arts Maui stage every Wednesday in June as part of his Acoustic Soul 25th Anniversary Concerts. Kamaaina rates are available.
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!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly, and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Is something going on in June that we don’t know about? Let us know in the comments below! Mahalo for reading our list of June events on Maui, and we hope you all have a fabulous start to your 2022 summer. A hui hou…