From a beer fest to a succulent kokedama workshop, May is the perfect month to explore the best parts of Maui!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events May 2016
Every Saturday night in May:
Maui Chef’s Table- Saturday Nights– Come experience the “Maui Chef’s Table” culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation on Saturday nights. Please check their calendar for dates and tickets.
Every Third Tuesday night in May:
Brushstrokes and Brews– On the third Tuesday of each month, Island Art Party brings its awesome art parties to The Maui Brewing Co. in Kihei. Come paint a beautiful painting and enjoy happy hour pricing in the tasting room all night! Only $59.00 (kama’aina discount available) and it sells out quick, so book early!
Mana: Contemporary Topics: A group of community experts come together to share and discuss how what is sacred is impacted in our communities today.
Cazimero Lei Day Concert: Enjoy the smooth showmanship, talent, and graciousness of Robert Cazimero and his guests, with contemporary Hawaiian music and hula.
Exhibit: Young Creatives: Neighborhood Places: Under the direction of their classroom teachers, students from kindergarten to high school in both private and public schools are asked to explore this year’s given theme of “neighborhood” to observe, identify, and create artwork that reflects their unique ideas and sense of place. From May 2nd to May 19th.
Maui Waena Intermediate School Band: This concert allow 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 young performing artists.
Twain Meets Tita: The Sesquicentennial Sandwich Isles Tour: Enjoy the wit and wisdom of premier Twain impressionist, McAvoy Layne, and local actress, Kathy Collins, as Twain Meets Tita.
Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street!
Kawehi: Hawaii-born independent artist, Kawehi (kuh-veh-hee), is known across the nation for her live shows as a “one-woman band,” creating intricate loops via beatboxing, a guitar, a midi keyboard and Ableton Live. She is known for her opinionated songwriting, centering her messages around social issues and injustices.
Seabury Hall Craft Fair: This juried Craft Fair features more than 100 local artisans, live entertainment, great food, silent auction, activities for kids, rummage and plant sales and more. All benefitting the Seabird Scholarship Fund. Cost: $5, children 12 and under are free.
Paddle Imua 2016: A stand up paddle and OC-1 race benefit for Maui County’s children with special needs who attend Camp Imua.
MAPA’s Spring Extravaganza: The weekend opens with MAPA’s annual dance recital on Saturday afternoon featuring dancers of all ages strutting their stuff in hip hop, jazz, tap, and Glee Club. On Saturday evening, MAPA’s most experienced dancers present extraordinary original choreography in the ‘MOVES’ concert, featuring a guest appearance by Maui’s professional dance company, Ampersand. On Sunday, two ballet recitals feature 200 MAPA ballerinas in ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ the enchanting story of Princess Aurora, with music by Tchaikovsky. From May 7th to May 8th.
Maui Classical Music Festival: This event is sure to be a superb musical evening. Join us for a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Maui Classical Music Festival.
Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street!
8th Annual Maui Brewers Festival: The MACC’s annual fundraising event—the Maui Brewers Festival—is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever! Every ticket includes beer tastings from 40 local and national craft breweries, complimentary island-style pūpū from 26 local restaurants and caterers, live music, door prizes, a home-brew competition, and lots of fun!
Succulent Kokedama Workshop: This event is a succulent kokedama workshop with instructions from Leimomi Kenison, owner of Maui Succulent Designs. It will be coupled with a sample tasting and tour from Haili’imaile Distillery featuring award-winning spirits.
Tower of Power: Long considered one of the greatest horn sections ever, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music since 1968. The band delivers their unique brand of music to their fans year after year, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world.
Iao School Band: This concert allow 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 young performing artists.
Emmanuel Lutheran School Band: Join us in the Castle Theater for our annual School Band Concert Series on Wednesday, May 18, featuring the Emmanuel Lutheran School Band!
Hawai’i Farmers Union United community potluck: The locavore potluck is a celebration of local, organic food and community! Enjoy original recipes and powerful discussions on local topics: farming, legislation, environment, community networking, and much more! Bring a dish to share and the potluck is free!
Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue!
Hawaiian Music Series Concert in Lahaina: Relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert each month!
Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center!
Maui Yoga Festival: Join us for the first annual Maui Yoga Festival, which takes place on the magical north shore of Maui on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9am until 7pm.