Maui Events October 2021

Sep 14, 20213 comments

Aloha and hello, future and current travelers. October on Maui is usually one of the most fun times on the island, with the Maui Fair coming to town, Halloween celebrations in Lahaina Town, as well as concerts, garden parties, and more.

Unfortunately, Hawaii is in the midst of an unprecedented covid-19 surge, and both Governor Ige and Maui Mayor Victorino has asked visitors to postpone. As of September 15th, restaurant patrons must show a vaccine card to access indoor seating areas. New capacity and gathering restrictions are in place as well. If you do find yourself in the islands in October, we encourage you to only attend events with small groups, masks, and social distancing. Mahalo for keeping our island safe, and we hope to see you all when the situation improves!

 

 

Maui Events October 2021

 

What’s happening this October 2021? With restrictions coming and going, the situation is fluid, but there are still some fun events happening this fall!

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 Opening: One of October’s most anticipated events is right around the corner! The Kula Pumpkin Patch opens on October 1st. The patch will be open every day from 9am to 4 pm. Come pick your own pumpkin, explore the grounds, and enjoy the Upcountry views.

 

Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery Now Open: The Curtis Wilson Cost Gallery at the Kula Lodge is now open to visitors. Cost’s paintings of Hawaii are some of the most sought-after in the world. He continues to paint multiple works a year and the Cost Gallery is the longest-running one-man gallery in the state. Appointments are required.

 

October 3

 

Walk 2&4 Napili Beach: The Napili Bay and Beach Foundation is hosting their “Walk 2&4 Napili Bay” virtually. Wherever you are in the world, the Napili Bay and Beach Foundation encourage you to walk, bike, run, paddle, kayak, or swim 5k, then post your location and mileage on Instagram or Facebook. Participants are invited to make a donation to the Napili Bay and Beach Foundation to support their ongoing Napili Bay restoration project.

 

October 7th 

 

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival – Perfection on a Plate: Presented by Hawaiian Airlines, James Beard Semifinalist Chris Kajioka, and Michelin-starred Mourad Lahlou team up with Top Chef Shota Nakajima to bring you a night of culinary excellence. Join them at Waicoco at the Westin for a five-course meal infused with the flavors of Japan, Morocco, and Ka’anapali.

 

October 9th

 

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival – Local Boys are No Ka Oi: Born and raised in Hawaii, chefs Chung Chow, Graham Elliot, Troy Guard, and the Sheraton’s own Mark Majewski have made a name for themselves at some of the United States top restaurants. Join them at the Coral Reef Restaurant in the Sheraton for a five-course meal made with fresh local ingredients.

 

October 15th

 

Art with Aloha: Online Lau Hala Workshop: Join Kumu Pueo Pata for a lesson in the Hawaiian art of lauhala weaving. Presented by the Hui Noeau, Kumu Pueo Pata will go over a step-by-step process to creating a star and bookmark in lauhala. Call Hui Noeau to register.

 

October 31st

 

Happy Halloween!: Halloween in Lahaina usually hosts the island’s largest, most wild party. At this point in time, it’s looking unlikely that we will see Halloween happening at the caliber it usually does. Induvial restaurants and bars might be hosting their own Halloween parties, but we will try to update listings as we go.

 

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!

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

 

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.

3 Comments

  1. David Baker Jr.

    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. Geoff Freeland

    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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    • Kelsey Love

      Hi Geoff, you will need to contact the band directly to make any requests. Mahalo, and have a great Halloween!

      Reply

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