HUI NOEAU VISUAL ARTS CENTER
2841 Baldwin Avenue
Makawao (Upcountry) Good Day Trip!
Nice setting on an historic upcountry estate with art exhibits, a gift shop and art classes for adults and children. We enjoy visitng the pottery artists out side the rear of the building. Fun to watch them at work!
808-572-6560 or visit their website.
KIDS: SURFING GOAT DIARY & FARM (UPCOUNTRY)
3651 Omaopio Road
Kula, Hawaii 96790 (Lower Kula) Good Day Trip!
Best to get there around 3PM as they bring in the Goats to milk them- although anytime is fine! Nice cheese- see it made and feed the Goats. Kids love it and I did as well! Tie it in to your UpCountry day-trip!
808-878-2870 or visit their website www.surfinggoatdiary.com.
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
Take Ranger/Naturalist guided walks, hikes, as well as programs on geology and natural and cultural history and 15 to 20 minute presentations. Go to Summit area. Also special evening star watching programs are conducted periodically. Occasionally special all day, half day hikes, 3 day trips, or full moon hikes are offered. This year they will start limiting visitor access via their own cars.
Horseback: Contact Haleakala On Horseback and reserve your guided tour. Very limited so make reservations early. 888-349-7888
ASTRONOMY TOUR OF THE STARS
Nightly at 8,9 and 10 PM at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Kaanapali (West Maui)
Fascinating Cosmic one-hour tour of the stars on the rooftop. About $25 bucks-limit 10 persons.
Every evening at sunset Sheraton Maui, Kaanapali (West Maui) Watch it from our condo lanai or while having a Pina Colada at the Hula Grill or LeiLani’s. It is also nice to walk down to Sheraton early and watch the entire celebration as they tell the story of the Tiki torch lighting ceremony.
Sheraton Maui rests atop the famed black rock, Puu Kekaa, site of many Hawaiian legends.
WHALERS VILLAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Kaanapali Resort (West Maui) Next store to The Whaler
Whalers Village shopping complex features live entertainment most nights on its center stage. The Whalers Village Museum, on the mezzanine level, interactively brings to life LaHaina's golden era of whaling; open daily.
FRIDAY NIGHT IS ART NIGHT
Every Friday Evening, Year-round from 7-10 PM
LaHaina Town (West Maui)
Stroll through dozens of art galleries in Old LaHaina Town for special exhibitions, featured artists in person, refreshments and all free!
888-310-1117 or 808-667-9194.
KIPAHULU OHANA CULTURAL TOURS
First Tuesday of each month
Haleakala National Park - Kipahulu Section (East Maui)
National Park Service, Kipahulu Ohana offers one-hour tours of taro patches with light hikes into neighboring forest. Tour restored loi (taro fields) with close-up look into Hawaiian life. Meet outside the Pools at the Park's Oheo Visitors Center at 1 PM. Group tours by arrangement.
HE UI CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL
1st & 3rd Weekends of Every Month 9 AM-5 PM. Sat/ Sun
Old LaHaina Town (under the Banyan Tree)
Hawaiian artists and crafters display, sell, and demonstrate cultural arts and crafts. Live Hawaiian music and community members give talks on their culture.
888-310-1117 or 808-667-9194.
HULA - ARTS AND CRAFTS
LaHaina Cannery Mall, Lahaina
Keiki (children) hula: 1 PM Sat/Sun.
Polynesian dancers: 7 PM Tues/Thurs
PACIFIC WHALE FOUNDATION EVENTS & TOURS
Maui's oldest and largest marine conservation organization, the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving whales, dolphins, coral reefs and our planet's oceans. See their Calendar of Events. They also have the best whale watching cruises! Plus off whale season snotkel trips to Lanai are the best! Usually yousee Turtles and Spinner Dolphins (do the 8AM-1PM trip)
THE MAUI PANIOLO DANCE ASSOCIATION
Weekly at Tavares (Pukalani) Community Center (Upcountry Maui)
The Maui Paniolo Dance Association is dedicated to country dancing on Maui. They meet once a week, offering free lesson(s) at the beginning hour. Open dance is from 8-10 PM. $3 donation. Clean, family, atmosphere. No partner required. 808-572-0494 or visit their site. http://www.mauipaniolodance.com/
HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR CONCERT SERIES
Every Wednesday – 7:30 PM Don't Miss this show! George has now won 3 Grammy's in a row!
Place: Napili Kai resort near Kapalua (West Maui)
Experience Hawaii’s unique cultural legacy with some of the best Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Artists.
888-669-3858 or visit their site. http://www.slackkey.com
MAUI ONION FESTIVAL & HULA SHOW AT WHALERS VILLAGE
Date: August (check date) 11 AM- 5 PM Saturday and Sunday
Whaler's Village, Kaanapali Resort (West Maui)
Annual celebration of the Maui Onion (sweetie) with booths, entertainment, fun, food, and Maui cooking. Watch Island chefs demo special recipes or join the onion-eating contest (adult & kids). Also you can watch, participate or maybe even judge amateur and professional cooking competitions. Free admission.
Take in the sights of Maui
‘Lahaina's Famous Banyon Tree
The Banyan Tree (ficus benghalensis) has been a Lahaina landmark for more than 12 decades. The tree has spread over the area via aerial roots which; when they reach the ground, grow into thick trunks. The Lahaina Banyan Tree is the largest in the United States. It's hard to believe that this tree was planted only a little over a hundred years ago, and is so large now that it has to be supported in various places. The tree is a good landmark in Lahaina, being located directly across from the Wharf Cinema Center and right next to the Pioneer Inn near the harbor on Front Street.
Lahaina harbor itself is a beautiful area, just across from Front Street and right next to the LaHaina Beach. Here, one can get access to a variety of water sports, from parasailing to surfing lessons. It is also a very pleasant place to simply take some lunch and a walk, while you explore the surrounding historical landmarks of LaHaina.