Maui County's array of ongoing activities and special events offers
clients an opportunity to enjoy the best of the islands regardless
of what time of year they visit.
The following is a rundown of suggested things to do and
Free hula shows are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at
the Whalers Village in Kaanapali, from 7 to 8 p.m.; at the Lahaina
Cannery Mall on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m.; at the Kapalua Shops on
Thursdays at 10 a.m., and at the Wailea Shopping Village on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. In addition, many
hotels offer hula demonstrations, and often schedule hula
performances during their weekly Hawaiian luaus.
Outdoor markets lure shoppers hunting for bargains of every
description. Among the best are the Maui Swap Meet in Kahului (next
to the post office on Pu'unene Avenue), held on Sundays from 7 a.m.
to 1 p.m.; the Farmer's Market at the Maalaea Community Garden,
daily from 8 a.m. to noon; the Honokawai Market on Mondays and
Thursdays from 7 to 11 a.m.; at Suda Store in Hihei on Tuesdays and
Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., and the Kahului Shopping Center on
Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
Cultural events take center stage during the Lanai Visiting
Artist Program at the Lodge at Koele and the Manele Bay hotels on
Lanai, when celebrated authors, chefs, musicians, artists and
film-makers demonstrate their specialties and visit with guests
(contact Lanai Resorts for this year's schedule).
The arts are also spotlighted during the Artists-in-Residence
Program held the last Wednesday-through-Sunday of every month at
the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, when guests have an opportunity to create
arts and crafts with Hawaii's leading artists (two artists per
month); at the Art in the Village programs, scheduled daily from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. at Whaler's Village in Kaanapali, featuring handmade
crafts, and on Friday evenings Art Night Celebrations from 7 to 10
p.m. in Lahaina, when local galleries and artisans display and sell
Gourmet cuisine is on the menu during the Grand Chefs on Tour
program (scheduled dates from February through November) at the Kea
Lani Hotel, Suites & Villas, when culinary experts serve up
dinners with wines and tastings, and during the What's Cookin' food
demonstrations in the Queen's Market Food Court of the Kaahumanu
Center, held the last Friday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
Traditional Hawaiian entertainment is offered regularly at many
hotels and at the distinguished Maui Arts & Cultural Center
during its monthly (scheduled dates) Hoonanea Hawaiian series; at
the Kaahumanu Center in Kahului, the first and last Monday evening
of every month, when local musicians, singers and dancers perform,
and during the Live on the Beach performances of contemporary
Hawaiian music, presented by Whalers Village, Kaanapali, the last
Sunday of every month.