Maui Events September 2018

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The kids are back in school, the temperatures are cooling down, and fall is officially on its way. This month on Maui, we celebrate with musicians, farm-to-table dining events, relays, a special Breadfruit Day celebration, Starry Night Cinema, the beloved Kula Festival and more! Mark your calendars with fun local activities, and enjoy a month of relative calmness before the holiday season begins.

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

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Maui Events September 2018

Select Saturday Evenings (September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th):

Maui Chef’s Table – Come experience the Maui Chef’s Table culinary adventure on the grounds of Maui Tropical Plantation! Enjoy 7 courses of unique, farm-fresh cuisine and craft cocktails, all prepared in a gorgeous island setting. Please check their calendar for dates and tickets. $150 per person, including tax and gratuity.

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September 1st

Family Class at Island Art Party: From 2pm to 4:30pm, reserve a spot in Kihei’s family-friendly painting class. Painting ‘Sunkissed Shores,’ this class is open for ages 8 and up.

Introduction to Modular Origami Polyhedra: This workshop is facilitated by Dr. Robert J. Lang, origami artist, author, and lecturer. He will introduce participants to modular origami and folding polyhedra to learn a little bit of 3D geometry.

MAPA LIVE Presents Into the Woods: Whether you’re a musical theatre virgin or a die-hard Sondheim fan, you won’t want to miss the theatrical event of the summer, featuring an A-list of Maui’s most talented performers. 7:30pm at the MACC.

September 2nd

MAPA LIVE Presents Into the Woods: Whether you’re a musical theatre virgin or a die-hard Sondheim fan, you won’t want to miss the theatrical event of the summer, featuring an A-list of Maui’s most talented performers. 7:30pm at the MACC.

September 5th

Trevor Gordon Hall: Blues Bear Hawaii is proud to present guitar virtuoso, Trevor Gordon Hall, a powerful emerging voice, albeit without words to his music. He shows that honest heart-felt composition combined with technical virtuosity do not sideline an artist in today’s world, but can provide them with a wider reach than ever before.

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September 6th

Lahui Sexuality Panel Discussion: Head to the MACC for an intimate evening with panelists including Mehanaokala Hind, Manaiakalani Kalua, and Keali’i Reichel, to discuss the primal, the carnal, and the essential elements of Hawaiian sexuality.

September 8th

Breadfruit Day: This free community event at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will include food booths, breadfruit cooking demonstrations, Pacific ‘ulu varieties for sale, a multi-grower Hawaiian plant sale, free cultural activities, Hawaiian music and hula.

Japan Karate Association Hawaii 2018 Fall Tournament: Sign up for joint training, kyu testing and a fellowship dinner at the Maui Filipino Community Center.

Ku Mai Ka Hula 2018: Ku Mai Ka Hula features award-winning halau competing in solo and group performances. Male and female dancers perform both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings.

Relay for Life of West Maui: At our Relay For Life of West Maui, teams of people set up team tents and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. The West Maui relay runs from 5pm to midnight.

September 7th

Wailuku First Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family fun entertainment on Wailuku’s historic Market Street.

Festivals of Aloha: Live entertainment featuring Hawaiian musicians, crafts, food booths. Market Street, Wailuku, 6pm – 9pm, Maui Thing Stage.

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September 8th

Festivals of Aloha: 17th Annual Richard Ho’opi’i Leo Ki’eki’e Falsetto competition showcasing Maui’s finest amateur male falsetto performers. Contestants belt their most exquisite high-register voices, an art form dating back to a time when Hawaiian women were forbidden to sing publicly. Special surprise guests to perform as well.

September 14th

Lahaina Second Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Lahaina’s famous Front Street.

September 15th

14th Annual Lahaina Town Clean Up:  “Get the Drift and Bag It!” is an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to join in a global effort to remove litter and debris from our coastal environment. Event lasts from 9am to 1pm.

Festivals of Aloha: Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho’olaule’a – live entertainment, crafters artisans. Historic Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina, 9am – 5pm.

September 16th

Festivals of Aloha: Lahaina Banyan Tree Ho’olaule’a – live entertainment, crafters artisans. Historic Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina, 9am – 5pm.

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September 21st

Makawao Third Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment on Makawao’s Baldwin Avenue.

Festivals of Aloha: Aloha Friday at Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center with Hawaiian cultural practitioners sharing their art with music and hula, 6pm to 8pm.

September 22nd

Kula Festival 2018Be sure to check out the 36th annual Kula Festival at St. John’s Church in Upcountry Maui from 9am to 4pm. Dancing, crafts, local food and beautiful views!

2nd Annual Cancer Wellness Retreat: For newly diagnosed patients to those 1 year out from treatment, join this wellness retreat at the Napili Kai Beach Resort in west Maui.

September 23rd

2nd Annual Cancer Wellness Retreat: For newly diagnosed patients to those 1 year out from treatment, join this wellness retreat at the Napili Kai Beach Resort in west Maui.

September 27th

3rd Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress: The 3rd Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress returns to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Thursday, September 27th through Sunday, September 30th for an unforgettable Salsa Bachata Congress event on the beautiful island of Maui.

September 28th

Starry Night Cinema – Early Man: Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of this animated film. Come at 5:30pm and enjoy live pre-show musical entertainment and a free art activity for the kids prior to the film. Free admission.

Kihei Fourth Friday: Live music, ono grinds, shopping and family-fun entertainment at Kihei’s Azeka Shopping Center.

3rd Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress: The 3rd Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress returns to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Thursday, September 27th through Sunday, September 30th for an unforgettable Salsa Bachata Congress event on the beautiful island of Maui.

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September 29th

Ukulele Workshop: This fun workshop is conducted by Roy Sakuma and is geared for all ages, child to adult, beginning to intermediate players. Students must be able hold C, F, G7 chords and bring their own ‘ukulele, notepaper, and pencil.

3rd Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress: The 3rd Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress returns to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Thursday, September 27th through Sunday, September 30th for an unforgettable Salsa Bachata Congress event on the beautiful island of Maui.

Maui Humane Society Fur Ball: Gel up that mohawk and mark your calendars – GIMME SHELTER: A Rock & Roll Fur Ball – is happening at the Four Seasons Resort in Wailea. Last year’s epic event sold out well in advance, so grab your tickets before it’s too late.

Taste of Upcountry: In celebration of the bounty of Upcountry Maui, and in time for the fall harvests, Montessori School of Maui is pleased to announce their third annual Taste of Upcountry event from 6-10pm.

September 30th

Maui Ukulele Festival: Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed iukulele musicians fill the air with island music! Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, will serve as emcees to help us celebrate Hawaii’s beloved instrument.

3rd Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress: The 3rd Annual Maui Salsa Bachata Congress returns to the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa on Thursday, September 27th through Sunday, September 30th for an unforgettable Salsa Bachata Congress event on the beautiful island of Maui.

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Mahalo for reading our latest September events listings for The Valley Isle! Have something to share with us? Get in touch or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we look forward to running into you this month on Maui.

2 Comments

  • For so many events listed, you do not say WHERE they are held! Please always indicate where, so folks don’t have to “wonder” and miss events. Mahalo!

    • Every event has a link to the official event page which will have more information. If we put much more info, it’ll be a massive post.

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