There’s never a bad time to visit Maui. Our little island in the Pacific offers warm temperatures and Aloha spirit year-round! However, for the ultimate summer vacation, we suggest visiting in June. The kids are out of school, the weather is mild, and the island boasts a full social calendar of popular festivals and events. So if you’re wondering what to do on Maui in June, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite activities.
What to Do on Maui in June
The arrival of summertime on Maui brings less forceful currents, making swimming conditions better for younger beach bums. One of our favorite places to swim is Ka’anapali Beach. Just a 35-minute drive from our inn, this stretch of shoreline boasts pristine white sand and crystal-clear waves. It’s also a popular spot for cliff jumping and snorkeling. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Volkswagen, a giant Hawaiian sea turtle that frequents the area and swims right up to visitors.
Local Tip: The drive to Ka’anapali along Maui’s coast is spectacular. We highly recommending bringing your camera and stopping at Papawai Scenic Lookout along the way!
Dine at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
Held each year in June, the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival is the longest-running food and wine event in the USA. This magical weekend celebrates Maui’s culinary bounty with wine tasting seminars, cooking demos, and a fabulous Grand Tasting. It takes place on the shores of West Maui and tickets are available for adults ages 21+. Visit the festival website for details.
Experience Kamehameha Day
June 11th is Kamehameha Day, a Hawaii state holiday honoring King Kamehameha who united the islands in 1890. The annual Kamehameha Day celebration includes a colorful parade, live music, hula, and food and craft booths at Banyan Tree Park in Lahaina. It’s fun for visitors of all ages!
Attend the Maui Film Festival
The Maui Film Festival is one of the island’s most anticipated summer events. Typically held at the end of June, this star-studded festival features culinary events, gala parties, and film screenings at “Celestial Cinema” – a 50-foot outdoor movie screen set on Wailea Gold golf course. Be sure to tell Brad Pitt we sent you!
Relax at the Hawaiian Slack Key Festival
Who doesn’t love live music? The Kī Hō`alu Guitar Festival is a free outdoor concert that features some of Hawaii’s top slack key guitar musicians. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, or lauhala mats and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere. This is a family-friendly event, and all generations can enjoy the slack key guitar tradition! Check it out at the Maui Arts and Culture Center in Wailuku.
Stay at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono
Now that you know about the best things to do in June, it’s time to book your stay on Maui! Our bed and breakfast in Wailuku is the perfect place to unwind this summer. We can accommodate everyone from traveling couples to families with kids! Each guest room is named after a flower from our garden and has a unique theme and decor. Relax in your room after a day of exploring, then join us for a delicious breakfast in the morning. We can’t wait to hear about your adventures!
Still wondering what to do on Maui in June?
Read our blog about the best kids activities!
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