Maui Real Estate Blog

Full Slate of Events this Weekend on Maui

This weekend is shaping up to be chock full of events and celebrations on all corners of the island. Here is a rundown of what Maui visitors and residents will be able to find around the island.

  • If you are on the North Shore, the annual Haiku Ho’olaulea and Flower Festival kicks off on Saturday. After struggling with showery conditions when the event was scheduled earlier in the year, the festival has been bumped back to an April date. This community event is located at the Haiku Community Center just off of Hana Highway. Proceeds from the event benefit the Haiku Community Association, Boys and Girls Club of Maui and Haiku School. The event has been spread over two days this year instead of the usual one. Day one starts at 9:00 AM on Saturday and includes local restaurant booths, a keiki zone, floral displays and live music. The Sunday event is more Hawaiian themed with a traditional luau, Hawaiian Music, Historical discussions and talk story sessions. You can find additional details at the Haiku Ho’olaulea website.
  • The East Maui Taro Festival is also set to happen this weekend. Saturday’s festivities occur at the Hana Ball Park with food booths, arts and crafts, hula, music and more. The fun also starts at 9:00 AM and runs until 4:00 PM. The festivities continue on Sunday with the traditional Taro pancake breakfast running from 7:30-10:30 AM at Hana Bay. That is followed by Farm and Garden tours throughout East Maui. For more details, check out the East Maui Taro Festival website.
  • Over in West Maui, the Maui Steel Guitar Festival is being held at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. This event runs through Sunday and features musical performances by some of Hawaii’s most talented musicians. There are opportunities for the public to play with the masters as well. Check out the Maui Steel Guitar Festival website for a full program and ticket information.
  • Last but not least, the town of Lahaina is celebrating the 140th birthday of its famous Banyan Tree. This is another two day festival off of Front Street with food, music and more all around the base of this island landmark. More details and a schedule of performances are available on the event via The Lahaina Banyan Tree Birthday Celebration Facebook Event Page.

There is fun to be had on all over Maui. The hardest choices will be which of these great events you want to attend. We hope everyone has a fun filled Maui weekend!

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Weekend Events on Maui-Earth Day Edition

This weekend is shaping up to be a busy one on Maui with lots of events planned throughout the island from the Upcountry to East Maui. Celebrations of the natural environment are a big theme with Earth Day events scheduled on both Saturday and Sunday. Here is a list of some of the fun in store around Maui.

  • The fun kicks off tonight in Makawao for their monthly town party. This month’s town party has a spring fashion theme. Expect fashion shows, musical performances, slam poets, pony rides, store specials and lots of great food vendors around town. You can check out the Makawao Town Party Facebook page for more details and parking information.
  • Hana will be hosting the East Maui Taro Festival this weekend. On Saturday, the events will be hosting at the Hana Ball Fields between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Scheduled activities include a Farmer’s Market, Poi Pounding, Food Booths, Arts and Crafts, Music and Hula. On Sunday, there are three separate events scheduled. A Taro Pancake Breakfast is scheduled from 7:30AM to 10:30 AM at Hana Bay on Sunday Morning. At 11:00 AM, there will be garden tours at the National Tropical Botanical Garden and Hale O Pi’ilani Heiau. The festivities move down the coast at the Kapahu Living Farm which will be hosting a Lo’i Excursion.
  • For those that are looking to help the local environment, head over to Kahului Harbor on Saturday Morning. The Surfrider Foundation, +H20 and Community Work Day is coordinating a coastline cleanup around Kahului Harbor. Registration starts at 8:30 AM and the clean up begins at 9:00. Participants are asked to bring their own buckets, reusable bags, gloves and water bottles. The clean up will provide food and water with lunch provided by Flatbread. Check out the +H20 Facebook page for the event for additional details.
  • The Maui Earth Day Festival is scheduled for Sunday in Ke’Opualani Park in Kahului on Sunday from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. This event will feature two musical stages, speakers, non-profit organizations, vendors, food and keiki activities. In keeping with the “Live Consciously, Consume Sustainably” theme, attendees are encouraged to bring their own non-breakable plates, cups, water bottles, & utensils. Please carpool.

No matter what you have on the agenda for the weekend, it looks like there will be plenty of Maui sunshine. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.

Pete Jalbert