November 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, and we hope to see you living it up on Maui with us this month!
For more information or to see the best weekly, monthly and yearly celebrations, check out our calendar of Upcoming Maui Events.
Maui Events November 2019
Made In Maui County Festival – Exclusive Shopping Day: Get a head start on your shopping at Maui’s biggest product and vendor festival! Over 140 local vendors will be in attendance showcasing locally made food, jewelry, fashions, furniture, gifts, collectibles, and more. Exclusive shopping day runs from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Complimentary pupus served at 5:00 pm. Tickets are $35, children 12 and under enter free.
Wailuku First Friday: Enjoy live music, ono food, and browse a handful of local vendors on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.
Made In Maui County Festival – Big Shopping Day: Head to the MACC for the Made In Maui County Festival’s BIG shopping day! Gates open at 8:00 am and the first 2,000 attendants will receive a free festival tote. Browse over 140 local vendors and enjoy product demonstrations, a fashion show, and prize drawings throughout the day. Tickets are $5, children 12 and under enter free.
Arbor Day – 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway: Join Maui Nui Botanical Garden in celebration of Arbor Day as they give away 1,000 Hawaiian trees. Experts will be on-site to recommend the best tree for your area. Learn more about Hawaiian flora and fauna and Maui’s natural environment in a fun-filled morning for the whole family.
Carden Jamboree: Put your cowboy boots on and join Carden School for a night of fun at their Paniolo themed fundraiser. Indulge in BBQ goodies, browse their famous silent auction, and even enter a pie baking contest! Tickets required.
Family Class at Island Art Party: Pick up a paintbrush and get creative with the whole family at Island Art Party’s family class. Learn how to paint a seahorse and take home your own artwork! Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Lei Nahonoapi’ilani – Songs of West Maui: Maui’s best vocalists, musicians, kumu hula, and halau hula come together to celebrate the release of the songbook “Lei Nahonoapi’ilani: Songs of West Maui”. Delight in an evening full of storytelling, mele, and hula, and show your support for Hawaiian language restoration. All proceeds go to benefit Na Leo Kalele, West Maui’s youth Hawaiian immersion program.
Jazz at the Shops of Wailea: Join local artist Keoki Ruiz for an evening of jazz at the Shops of Wailea. Show begins at 5:30 pm on the Upper Level.
A Tribute To Maui’s Living Coral Reefs: Maui Nui Marine Resource Council presents a special evening bringing together both Hawaiian culture and science in celebration of Hawaii’s coral reefs at the historic ‘Iao theater. Several renowned coral experts will be giving presentations to promote a better understanding of these underwater organisms as well as emphasize the importance of corals in Hawaiian culture. Admission is $5, doors open at 6:00 pm.
Artist 2 Artist – Henry Kapono and Alx Kawakami: Get up close and personal with award-winning artists Henry Kapono and Alx Kawakami for a night full of storytelling, jokes, and jams at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Lahaina Second Friday: Take a stroll down Front Street and browse an array of locally made crafts, enjoy live music, ono food, and stop into one of Lahaina’s many art galleries.
4th Annual Lahainaluna Festival: Support Maui’s youth in a night full of fun, games, entertainment, food, and shopping at Lahainaluna High School’s 4th annual festival. Browse a selection of local vendors, game booths, food trucks, arts and crafts booths, a silent auction, and more! Admission is $10, festivities begin at 4:00 pm.
Black Flag: Formed in 1976 in Hermosa Beach, Black Flag is known as one of America’s first hardcore punk bands. After breaking up and reuniting several times, Black Flag is coming to Maui. Join them at Mulligan’s on the Blue for a night of punk rock. Doors open at 6:00 pm, 21+.
Family Class at Island Art Party: Pick up a paintbrush and get creative with the whole family at Island Art Party’s family class. Learn how to paint a toucan and take home your own artwork! Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Rosy Simas Danse – WEAVE: Explore unique stories represented through dance, moving image, and sound at “Weave”. Presented by Native American choreographer Rosy Simas, “Weave” is a distinctive look into the interwoven nature of the world, and traces the thread that weaves individual stories. Show begins at 7:30 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Chinese Heritage Festival: Celebrate Chinese heritage through food at the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina. Try a variety of different cultural dishes and learn about Chinese herbs. Enjoy live music, a handful of games to entertain the keiki, and take part in a lei ceremony at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen statue, a Chinese historical figure and long-time Maui resident.
Unique Gifts Gallery: Browse a selection of vintage collectibles, local art, yummy treats, and more at this equal parts exhibit and boutique at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Take home unique, quality crafted, affordable, local art and goodies and get some of your holiday shopping done! Exhibit runs until December 20th.
Family Class at Island Art Party: Pick up a paintbrush and get creative with the whole family at Island Art Party’s family class. Learn how to paint an underwater mermaid and take home your own artwork! Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Hae Hawaii Film and Discussion: Set during the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the days leading up to annexation, Hae Hawaii is the story of a young thief who is recruited to protect the Kingdom of Hawaii’s flag. After the film, there will be a discussion with director Ty Sanga on the significance of Hae Hawaii and what it means today. Show begins at 3:00 pm at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Salty Crew – Sink or Swim Movie Premier: Head to Rock and Brews in Paia for Salty Crew’s premiere of Sink or Swim featuring Maui surfer Matt Meola. In this short surf flick, the Salty Crew team travels to Fiji to score epic waves and indulge in some of the world’s best fishing when the waves are flat. 6:00 pm, 21+.
Hawaii International Film Festival: The Hawaii International Film Festival kicks off on November 21st at the MACC’s McCoy Studio Theater and runs until November 23rd. Serving as the crown jewel of cinema festivals in the Asia-Pacific region, the Hawaii International Film Festival includes documentaries, film shorts, digital works, and reflects the many different cultures in Hawaii. Visit the MACC’s website for a full list of showtimes and films.
Kihei Fourth Friday: Stop into the Azeka Center for a night of fun, food, crafts, and more. Bring the keiki along for face painting and games, and enjoy food from some of Maui’s best food trucks.
Kula Harvest Festival: Head to beautiful Upcountry for a day full of fun for the whole family at the 32nd annual Kula Harvest Festival. Enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, games, hayrides, a silent auction, lei making, a petting zoo, a selection of locally made goods, crafts and much more! Admission and parking are free, located at 5000 Kula Highway.
Family Class at Island Art Party: Pick up a paintbrush and get creative with the whole family at Island Art Party’s family class. Learn how to paint a sunset wave and take home your own artwork! Ages 8 and up welcome, class runs from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
“The Spheres” by Australia’s Strange Fruit: Melbourne’s Strange Fruit is a troupe that delivers a show fused with theater, dance, and circus. Strange Fruit’s unique performance takes place while poised on 14-foot flexible poles. Enjoy the spectacular work of Strange Fruit in this free community event at the MACC.
Maui Jim Invitational 2019: Watch your favorite college basketball teams battle it out at the Lahaina Civic Center. This year’s Maui Jim Invitational features teams from BYU, Chaminade, Dayton, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, and Virginia Tech. Tickets required.
World Surf League Hawaii Pro: The World Surf League women’s tour makes its final stop of the season at Honolua Bay to crown a world champion. The holding period for competition runs from November 25th to December 6th. Get in on the action and watch as the best women surfers in the world take on the powerful Honolua Bay.
SUP Film Festival – World Tour: Enjoy a selection of short films at the SUP Film Festival at the MACC. This year’s festival showcases films that highlight climate change, plastic pollution, circumnavigation, and paddling for cystic fibrosis- all from the perspective of a paddleboard.
November 28th – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Turkey Trot: Work up a sweat before your turkey dinner and take part in Valley Isle Road Runner’s most unique annual race. The winners of the Turkey Trot are determined by the runners who best guess their time in the 16 and 8-mile races, not who crosses the finish line first. No timing devices allowed! Valley Isle Road Runners encourages participants to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Maui Food Bank.
Eric Gilliom – White Hawaiian: Best known for their collaboration in the Maui produced film “Get A Job”, actor/musician Eric Gilliom stars in an one-man theatrical show co-created by writer and director Brian Kohne. Join Eric as he explores identity through family, Hawaiian history, and culture.
Lanai Fifth Friday: Hop on the ferry and cross the channel over to Lanai for Maui County’s most unique Friday Town Party. Enjoy live music, hula, browse local vendors, sample ono food, and support Lanai businesses in this fun-filled party in Lanai City!
Mahalo for reading our list of the top local Maui events of November 2019! We are thrilled to welcome the holiday season, and can’t wait for all of our visitors and residents to celebrate in style. Aloha!