Maui Events November 2021

Oct 21, 20210 comments

November usually brings all kinds of exciting celebrations to The Valley Isle and beyond. From annual festivals to Thanksgiving and Black Friday, November is one of our favorite times of year on Maui. Keep an eye out for the arrival of our resident humpback whale population!

Unfortunately, Hawaii was in the midst of an unprecedented covid-19 surge, and both Governor Ige and Maui Mayor Victorino has asked visitors to postpone until November 1st. Restaurant patrons must show a vaccine card or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours to access indoor seating areas. New capacity and gathering restrictions are in place as well. If you do find yourself on the islands in November, we encourage you to only attend events with small groups (10 max indoor and 25 max outdoor), masks, and social distancing. Mahalo for keeping our island safe, and we hope to see you all as the situation improves!

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What’s happening on Maui for November 2021?

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.

 

2021 Arbor Day Garden Expo and Native Plant Giveaway

NOVEMBER 2-6

In celebration of Arbor Day, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, Hawaiian Electric Company, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, and the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals will host a local nursery open house, tree and plant care lectures and webinars, and giveaway over 1,000 native trees! Visit https://www.arbordayexpo.com/ to learn more.

 

Hawaii International Film Festival

ONLINE NOVEMBER 4-28

MAUI IN-PERSON EVENTS NOVEMBER 18-21

Hawaii International Film Festival is an annual cinema event that attracts over 50,000 film enthusiasts from around the world. In 2020, Hawaii International Film Festival screened over 200 films from 45 countries. In 2021, Hawaii Film Festival will continue to operate as a hybrid festival, with virtual screenings and panels, as well as socially distanced in-person screening events. For more information and a full film schedule, visit https://hiff.org/.

 

Maui Film Festival

ONLINE NOVEMBER 17-DECEMBER 8

NOVEMBER 17-21

After an 18 month hiatus, Maui Film Festival is back! This year’s festival will showcase 12 premiers over five nights in November at a location that has still yet to be announced, so stay tuned. The 2021 Maui Film Festival is also hosting the 2nd annual Speed-of-Light Virtual Cinema with 70+ films streamed over 22 days. Be sure to check https://www.mauifilmfestival.com/ for the latest updates.

 

Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival

Friday and Saturday, NOVEMBER 5-6
8 AM – 5 PM
The 8th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Made In Maui County Festival will be held at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center as well as online! This year’s event boasts over 75 local vendors selling locally made products such as jewelry, art, fashion, home goods, food, and so much more. This is a fantastic event to browse Maui County-made products and stimulate the local economy. Please help support local businesses by sharing this with your friends and family across the world. Visit www.MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com

 

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November 9th

 

Daryll Hall and John Oates: The Maui Arts and Cultural Center is happy to welcome the #1 selling duo in music history, Daryll Hall and John Oates. The ’80’s yielded five top ten singles, following an impressive role of six #1 singles and six #1 albums. Gates open at 5:30 pm, the show begins at 7:00 pm.

 

November 25th –HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 

Turkey Trot: Calling all cross country runners: each year Valley Isle Road Runners hosts the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. The winner of this unique race is not determined by who crosses the finish line first, but who can accurately guess their time in the 8-mile run.

 

 

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Weekly Events

 

Mondays

 

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.

 

Tuesdays

 

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.

 

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.

 

Wednesdays 

 

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.

 

Thursdays

 

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, the Shops of Wailea will be hosting a demonstration 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.

 

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.

 

Fridays

 

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.

 

Saturdays

 

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.

 

Sundays

 

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 mermaid to sunset scenes and more, select the masterpiece you want to create and bring home your own artwork!

 

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Are you having an event or know of an event worth adding to this list?  Let us know!

 

 

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For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly, and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.

Mahalo for reading our list of the top local Maui events of November 2021! We are thrilled to welcome the holiday season, and can’t wait for all of our visitors and residents to celebrate in style. Aloha!

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