Maui Real Estate Blog

Things to do Around Maui on the Weekend of May 3rd

It looks like it will be another beautiful weekend on Maui for the first weekend of May. Mostly sunny skies and light breezes are forecasted as an unusually late season cold front approaches from the North. There is a chance of showers on Saturday afternoon with showers more likely Sunday afternoon as the front passes through Maui County. The weather shouldn’t interfere too much with a few fun events that are planned this weekend.

  • For those looking to kick off their weekend on a high note, head over to Wailuku Town for First Friday. Wailuku First Friday is Maui’s longest running continuous Friday town party. There will be food, music and other entertainment. Market Street closes to vehicular traffic around 5:30 and the event officially runs from 6:00-9:00 PM. That being said, I see music scheduled for as early as 4:00PM at Wailuku Coffee Company if you want to get a head start on your Aloha Friday celebrations.
  • Saturday, head on over to Whaler’s Village in Ka’anapali for the 24th Annual Maui Onion Festival. This free event features recipe contests, games, live entertainment, onion eating contests, food booths, chef demonstrations and a competition for best Maui Onion recipe featuring some of the best chefs on Maui. The event starts at around 9:30 AM and runs until about 7:00 PM. Come enjoy this celebration of some of the sweetest onions of the world.
  • If you like to standup paddle, paddleboard or paddle OC-1s, you can do so and support a good cause at the Paddle Imua Race tomorrow on Maui’s North Shore. The race starts at Maliko Gulch and heads down the coastline to Kahului Harbor. The event benefits Imua Family Support Services annual Camp Imua which is held every summer. The camp provides an opportunity for students with “special abilities” a chance to try new activities and interact with others. You can still register for the event tomorrow morning in Maliko Gulch starting at 10:00 AM. The races start at approximately 1:00 PM.

We hope everyone enjoys a beautiful weekend on Maui. If you have real estate on the brain this weekend, Contact The Maui Real Estate Team to arrange a free consultation.

Pete Jalbert

Maui Real Estate Blog

Holiday First Friday Wailuku

Tonight is First Friday in Wailuku. This street party is a very popular event for local residents and even some visitors thanks to the good music, good food and good times on hand. This month, First Friday will have a little more holiday flair. Market Street is closed to vehicle traffic at 5:30 with events planned from 6:00Here are some of the events planned for tonight’s First Friday.

  • Christmas Parade, Santa with Maui Cheer Babes and Wailuku Council member Mike Victorino, Vineyard Street, 6:00 PM
  • Na Leo Lani O Maui, Maui Thing Stage 6:30 PM
  • Gene Argel and Ohana, Cafe O Lei 6:00 PM
  • Joel Katz Hawaiian Steel Guitar and Lily, Banyan Tree Park, 6:00 PM
  • Live Christmas Carolers from Victorian England, Iao Theater from 5:30-6:30
  • Visibly Shaken, Main Street Promenade, 6:30 PM
  • Andy Kaina & Old School, Live Music at Chris Hart & Partners Parking Lot, Vineyard St.
  • A Christmas Carol, Maui Onstage, Iao Theater 7:30 PM
  • Hawaiian Christmas Wreath Sale, Hawaiian Food & Fresh Kulolo & Poi, Victor Pellegrino Book Signing “Uncle Kawaiola’s Dream”, Native Intelligence
  • Beer Garden: Na Leo Kako’o, Benefiting Hawaiian Immersion Kula Kaiapuni
  • Keiki Activities at the Pono…Do What is Right Store?
  • Exhale! at Body Alive Yoga with a Christmas Card Art Show.

There will also be food specials and sales at assorted restaurants and merchants around town. If you can’t make First Friday, you can keep an eye on the proceedings via the Wailuku cam. Have a great First Friday!

Pete Jalbert