Maui Events October 2022

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Aloha and hello, future and current travelers! October on Maui is usually one of the most fun times on the island, with Halloween celebrations in Lahaina Town, festivals, foodie events, concerts, and more.

Maui Events October 2022

What’s happening in October 2022?

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.

October 1st

Kula Pumpkin Patch Opens: The day you’ve been waiting for all summer— Kula Country Farms Pumpkin Patch opening day! Come pick out the perfect pumpkin, browse the farm stand, and enjoy the Upcountry views. The pumpkin patch will be open daily from 9 am to 4 pm until October 31st. 

Maui Plantation Days Festival: Head to the Maui Sugar Museum to celebrate the bygone plantation days and the immigrants who shared their culture and food with Hawaii. The festival runs 9 am to 4 pm. 

October 8th

Paddle For Life: To benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation, cancer survivors and supporters will paddle six-man outrigger canoes 22-miles from North Kihei to Molokini and back. Captain a team, join a crew, or donate. 

Maui Outrigger Canoe Aerial View

October 14th

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s music blends American jazz, swing, and Dixieland to create a rollicking genre of their own. The nine-piece band will be joined onstage by Maui’s own Gypsy Pacific. Bring your dancing shoes— there will be a dance floor for patrons with orchestra level tickets. MACC, Castle Theater, 7:30 pm. 

October 15th 

2022 Maui Steel Guitar Festival: Stop by the Shops of Wailea to enjoy the sweet sounds of Maui’s top steel guitar artists. This event features five hours of music, including appearances from up-and-coming keiki steel guitar artists. The festivities will continue the following day at Queen Kaahumanu Center. 11 am to 4 pm. 

Festivals of Aloha – Hana Parade and Ho’olaulea: The Hana portion of the Festivals of Aloha kicks off with a parade featuring Hana’s royal court, floral floats, vintage cars, a marching band, and more. A Hoolaulea at Hana Ball Park will follow, with local food vendors, live entertainment, lei contest, and silent auction. Parade starts at 11 am. 

Hana Town Aerial Shot

October 22nd 

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival – Big, Bold, & Beautiful: This event pays homage to big, bold, and beautiful wines from around the world. Rub elbows with master winemakers, and  enjoy perfect pairings with bites prepared by a lineup of top chefs. Sheraton Maui Resort, 6 pm to 9 pm. Advance tickets required. 

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes: Who Do I Think I Am? Tour: Anjelah Reyes-Johnson is bringing her uproarious comedy to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center stage. Anjela Johnson-Reyes is best known for her MADtv character Bon Qui Qui and her viral video “Nail Salon”. Don’t miss her at the Castle Theater at 7 pm. 

October 23rd 

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival – Stars, Beards, and Diamonds: Enjoy a star-studded night at the Royal Lahaina Resort as you enjoy an innovative five-course meal with wine pairings and mingle with celebrity chefs. The four acclaimed chefs in attendance boast a combined total of 18 James Beard Award nominations, six James Beard Award semifinalist nods, five James Beard Award wins, 12 Michelin Stars, and both a AAA Four Diamond and Five Diamond recognition. 6 pm to 9 pm. Advance tickets required. 

October 27th 

Dmytro Choni: Ukrainian-born pianist Dmytro Choni is lauded for his musicality and stage presence. His extensive resume boasts a bronze medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, making Choni only the second Ukrainian to take home a medal from the prestigious contest. Don’t miss this virtuoso at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Castle Theater, 7 pm. 

October 28th 

Festivals of Aloha – Four Seasons Resort Maui Opening Ceremony: The Festivals of Aloha kicks off in Wailea with Hawaiian exhibits, live music, and an artisan marketplace. The event runs until October 30th at the Four Seasons Resort. 

October 30th 

Festivals of Aloha – “Sounds of the Sea”: Enjoy an afternoon of Hawaiian music and celebration on the oceanfront lawn at the Four Seasons Resort Wailea. 3 pm to 5 pm. 

October 31st 

Halloween in Lahaina: Halloween on Front Street is BACK! The celebration is so big, it earns the title of the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific.” The evening kicks off with a keiki costume parade then becomes a boisterous street party as thousands of costumer-clad people flood Front Street. 

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.

Pukalani Farmers Market

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.

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!

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

your maui event

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

Some photos from past Halloweens in Lahaina.

maui halloween celebration 2018

Mahalo for checking out the top activities on Maui in October! Remember to celebrate responsibly on Halloween, and we look forward to sharing some of our favorite photos from around the island.

4 thoughts on “Maui Events October 2022”

  1. Hi Kelsey! I’ve been reading your articles about Maui and they are excellent! I had some questions that I hoped you’d be able to answer and I don’t know where to turn for the answers.

    My girlfriend and I have done a nomadic style of living. Traveling across the 48 and working here there and yonder. We lived in a camper in random spots for a long time. Now we are living in our vehicles. We still hold down jobs and have everything we need. We wanted to continue to do this, except in Hawaii, Maui specifically. I’ve read a lot about how it’s illegal to sleep in cars, whereas here, no one really cares. Is it possible to be able to move to Maui and continue to live this nomadic lifestyle? Where we can find jobs to pay our vehicle payments, but avoid paying rent or having to settle down in any one location? We want to explore all over the place and work enough to get by as we have been doing, while having the time to still go anywhere! Is that possible, or would going there be a mistake that results in nothing but citations and pretty much being forced off the island and back to the 48? I’d love to hear your thoughts on car living in Maui and the possibility of it! I’d be happy to talk through the forum here, or if you had time, it’d be more convenient to email back and forth. Would love if you could educate me a little. We’ve been gearing up to move over there and are getting close to being able to, we just want to know it won’t be a mistake and that our lifestyle is possible over there! Thank you so much for your time Kelsey!

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  2. Hello, We will be joining the festivities on front street Halloween , my wife is dressing as Gwen Staffani from no-doubt , would I be able to reach out to the house band to preform “spiderwebs”off the tragic kingdom cd?
    She looks and sings very close to Gwen.
    Thank you,
    Geoff Freeland

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