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, film festivals, and plenty more. Enjoy!
What’s Happening on Maui for June 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.
Maui Events June 2023
Art Mixx: After a long hiatus, Art Mixx at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center is back! The theme for this year’s event is Instinct – aligning with the Schaefer Gallery’s Anima: The Doors of Perception exhibit. Costume up, and enjoy a night of live DJs and interactive art exhibits. The event is free, but you must be 21+ to enter.
Maui Ag Fest: Maui Ag Fest is a day full of fun, food, and agriculture! Connect with local farmers, browse an extensive farmers market, and bring the keiki along for a ton of fun activities. Be sure to get your tickets in advance for the Grand Taste event, where Maui chefs face off and create dishes from local ingredients — which participants sample then vote on their favorites. This is one of the best under-the-radar culinary events on Maui. War Memorial Stadium. 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner: Settle into the Montage Kapalua Bay’s elegant Sunset Room for an exclusive dining (and wine-ing) experience. Enjoy five delectable courses paired with wines from Napa’s illustrious Freemark Abbey Winery – a night that is sure to awaken and inspire your inner sommelier. Reservations available via EventBrite.
Kapalua Wine and Food Festival: Hawaii’s longest running epicurean festival is back at the stunning Kapalua Resort! Enjoy four days of winemaker dinners, wine and food pairings, tasting seminars, and gala events. A la carte tickets and weekend passes are available. Get your tickets before they’re gone!
World Whale Film Festival: The 7th Annual World Whale Film Festival hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation showcases films by powerful storytellers from around the world. The films span themes of marine wildlife conservation, environmental stewardship, and solutions for the ocean and humankind. The festival takes place on the beautiful grounds of OCEAN Organic Farm & Distillery. Get your tickets today!
MORISSETTE with Special Guest Jay R: Philippines-born Morissette is an award-winning recording artist, known for competing on The Voice of the Philippines. She was also selected to sing “A Whole New World” for the Asia release of Disney’s live-action Aladdin. Morissette will be joined on the MACC stage by Jay R, a Filipino-American singer-songwriter. 6:30 pm.
Wa’a Kiakahi Canoe Festival: This one-of-a-kind Kaanapali event was created to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian canoe sailing and skills related to sailing outrigger canoes. Enjoy three days of festivities, including canoe races, demonstrations, and sailing canoe rides.
The Spinners: Known as one of America’s most iconic R&B groups, The Spinners are credited with the creation of Philadelphia Soul, and came to define the genre’s smooth sound. It’s been nearly 50 years since the band’s inception, but they’re still touring and selling out shows around America. Joining the group will be hometown heroes John Cruz and Benny Uyetake. 7:30 pm.
Kamehameha Day Parade: June 11 is Kamehameha Day — a state holiday honoring King Kamehameha who united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810, becoming Hawaii’s first king. The annual Kamehameha Day celebration in Lahaina includes a colorful parade and weekend festival with food, craft booths, live music, and hula. The parade starts at 9:45 am on Front Street.
10th Annual Awalau Enchanted Farm Tour: Attention parents and lovers of all things whimsical! Awalau Farm is hosting their 10th annual Enchanted Farm Tour, where the public is invited to seek out mermaids, fairies, and cryptids of all sorts. Walk the winding labyrinth, pet unicorns, and meet ancient dragons at this magical event. Tickets are available for purchase online, and keiki under three go free. 12 pm to 4 pm.
Zenshin Daiko 24th Annual Taiko Festival: Zenshin Daiko is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching taiko to children – and for those who have been lucky enough to see Zenshin Daiko live, you know how talented these keiki drummers are! Their 24th Annual Taiko Festival performance will take place at the MACC Castle Theater at 7:00 pm.
Kevin Nealon: Emmy and SAG-nominated actor is making his Maui comedic debut at da Playground in Maalaea. Nealon is best known for his time on Saturday Night Live as one of the longest running cast members as well as his role on the hit series Weeds. 21+, 8:00 pm.
Ali Wong: Live: Ali Wong is truly a Jill of all trades. The comedian, writer, actress, and director is known for her comedy specials Baby Cobra, Hard Knock Wife, and Emmy-nominated Don Wong. She also authored the New York Times bestseller Dear Girls. Don’t miss her hilarious comedy on the MACC stage on June 19 and 20. 7:00 pm.
Oskie Rice Arena Country Concert: Head up to Oskie Rice Arena in Makawao for a day of western tunes and good vibes. Bring your tents, chairs, and beach mats and set up for a country concert on the lawn. 11 am to 7 pm.
Maui Film Festival: The annual Maui Film Festival kicks off on June 28 and runs until July 2. Celebrate MFF’s 23rd year of Cinema Under the Stars at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center with five nights of double features. Festivities also include live music, hula performances, award presentations, and filmmaker Q&A’s. Ticket details to be announced soon.
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.
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 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 2023 summer. A hui hou…