Welcome to The Valley Isle! Whether you’re a local, traveler, or just passing through, there are plenty of exciting activities this March to celebrate the beginning of spring, whale season, and well… just the fact that we live in Hawaii, I suppose. We wish you a beautiful and safe adventure on Maui, and hope you get the chance to experience the beauty of life in the Aloha State.
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events March 2018
Saturday Evenings (March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st):
Maui Chef’s Table – Come experience the Maui Chef’s Table culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation! Enjoy 9 courses of unique, farm-fresh cuisine and craft cocktails, all prepared in a gorgeous island setting. Please check their calendar for dates and tickets. $150 per person, including tax and gratuity; 6pm – 9:30pm.
Quick Draw Night: A creative studio experience for adults (21 and over) to learn how to make portraits, taught by professional artists. Includes art materials, snacks, and no-host beverages.
Edgar Winter Group & The Rick Derringer Band: Edgar Winter, best known for his million-selling hit singles, “Frankenstein” and “Free Ride” will perform with fellow rock legend, Rick Derringer of the McCoys, famous for his #1 hit, “Hang On Sloopy,” at the MACC.
Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.
Family Class at Island Art Party: From 2pm to 4:30pm, reserve a spot in Kihei’s family-friendly painting class. Painting ‘Sandcastle,’ this class is open for ages 8 and up.
Brian Regan: A regular on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Brian Regan is the unique comedian whose material is relatable to generations of fans and revered by comedians as the best in the business.
Masters of the Currents: Calling upon the shared histories of refugees in Hawai’i, Masters of the Currents serves as a creative bridge between new and old immigrant communities. See it at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater.
Maui 5K For Kids: The Maui 5K seeks to promote health and fitness for Hawaii’s children by giving our schools the ability to increase participation in youth sports and recreation programs. There will be a timed 5K run and an untimed 1 Mile run/walk on at the Ma’alaea Triangle.
Maui’s 16th Art of Aloha: Taking place at Lahaina Galleries in the heart of Front Street from 11am to 3pm, you’re invited to join us in welcoming nine captivating artists from around the world. This event is free and refreshments & light pupus will be served.
Women’s Surf Camp: Maui Surfer Girls’ women’s surf camp is a wellness retreat for beginner and intermediate surfers ages 18 and up. The surf camps are all-inclusive, with oceanfront accommodations, surf coaching, 3 healthy meals a day, tropical adventures, and an assortment of activities throughout the week to leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. *Lasts until March 10th.
Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street.
Marian Freeman People’s Choice Award Reception: Based on the popular votes of the visitors to the exhibition, one artist will receive this $5,000 award. Free admission.
Ma Poina – The Annexation Debates: In 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States in a most unorthodox and deeply controversial manner. This production is a reenactment of the enlivening debate, as ripped from the pages of Hawaii’s recent past. A discussion with Hawaiian scholars follows the performance.
Baldwin High School Band: This concert allows the next generation of musicians to experience the same world-class stage setting that the superstars enjoy. The public is invited to attend and support Maui’s hard-working young performing artists at this free concert.
Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue.
Queen Ka’ahumanu’s 250th Royal Birthday Celebration: The ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu Chapter IV Wailuku hosts the annual ceremonies. Keiki essay/coloring contests and the inaugural Ka’ahumanu Awards for aloha-spirited community service honor the Queen’s legacy and passion for education.
Jake Shimabukuro: Renowned for his super-fast and complex finger work, ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro has redefined the meaning of music that comes from that instrument. There is no doubt that Jake embodies the heart and soul of ukulele music, as no one else can wring the emotion, beauty, meaning and thrills out of four strings like he can.
SeaLOVEbration – Maui Ocean Center Commemorates 20 Years: Join us for a very special day as Maui Ocean Center celebrates 20 years of fostering understanding, wonder, and respect for Hawaii’s marine life. Guests will be treated to birthday cake, door prizes, special dive presentations, an explore and craft station and more. Kama’aina receive a 50% discount off of general admission and kids ages 3-12 are free.
Mana’o Radio Sweet 16 Birthday Party: Head to VFW Hall in Kihei to help Mana’o Radio be around for another sixteen years. The event will offer live music by several of Maui’s top bands, food trucks, a silent auction, face painters, and magicians. Bring your beach chairs, family and friends and come eat, drink and be merry. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
Spring Pops: A unique collaboration between Maui Pops Orchestra and Maui Choral Arts Association has music director, James Durham, conducting the first half, featuring returning pianist Hyperion Knight performing George Gershwin’s “Concerto in F,” located at the MACC.
Maui Celebrity Series Presents Tom Arnold: From Roseanne to True Lies to McHales Navy and Soul Plane (and about 70 other movies) comes the legendary Tom Arnold, live in concert in his first ever performance on the south side of Maui at the Lava Rock Bar.
STAR DUST – A Ballet Tribute to David Bowie: Complexions will perform an exhilarating program set to the music of J.S. Bach and David Bowie. Since its founding in 1994 by former Alvin Ailey dancers, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet has dazzled audiences around the world with its fiercely kinetic movement and impassioned, almost superhuman dancers.
Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center.
An Evening of Mindfulness with Steven Snyder: Mental Health Kokua presents an evening of mindfulness featuring Steven Snyder, one of the world’s foremost experts on accelerated learning and personal development. Steven will be presenting “Mindful Happiness.”
31st Ho’omau Hawaiian Music Concert: Tickets are $15 Presale, $20 at gate and Keiki 10 and under are free. Attractions include Hawaiian music, crafts, cultural demonstrations, live and silent auctions, local food, and musical performances.
Lahainaluna High School Music Department: Join us in the Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series, featuring the Lahainaluna High School Band and Choir. Free admission.
Kenny Broberg, Piano: The Silver Medal winner in the 2017 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Kenny Broberg has been playing since the age of six, and training like an athlete to compete for the prize in the most prestigious classical music contest in the world (held only every four years).
Kuana Torres Kahele: Enjoy an evening with Kuana Torres Kahele, musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and more, known for his poetry-laden lyrics. He is one of the most popular entertainers performing in Hawaii and Japan.
Mahalo for reading our list of activities on Maui in March 2018! 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. Aloha!