Maui, Hawaii, is a tropical paradise that hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Block parties, farmers markets, and film festivals attract both locals and visitors alike. Spend an afternoon with a loved one at the Kapalua Wine & Food Fest, or bring the family to Festivals of Aloha. Whatever you choose, attending any one of these Maui events will leave you with lasting memories. Check out our favorites below and use our free Vacation Guide to plan the rest of your trip!
Add These Maui Events to Your Calendar
*Some event dates may have been changed or temporarily closed due to Covid-19
Featured Event: World Whale Day (February)
World Whale Day in Kihei honors Maui’s incredible North Pacific Humpback Whale population. This free, day-long celebration begins with a parade followed by an opening ceremony, live entertainment, food trucks, an artisan fair, and a silent auction. You can even go whale watching before the event!
- Banyan Tree Lighting in Lahaina (December)
- PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions (January)
- Chinese New Year Festival (February)
Featured Event: Maui Onion Festival (May)
Have you ever had an onion so sweet, you could eat it like an apple? At the Maui Onion Festival, you may be tempted to do just that! This free event showcases the delicious Kula onion, which has been described as “glorious” and “legendary”. Try a Kula onion sandwich, enjoy recipe contests, and participate in onion-themed games at Whaler’s Village.
- Celebration of the Arts (April)
- East Maui Taro Festival (April)
- Maui Classical Music Festival (May)
- Lei Day Events (May)
Featured Event: Kapalua Wine & Food Fest (June)
The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, established in 1981, is the longest-running food and wine event in the United States. Attendees are treated to a whole slew of events, including wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, and exclusive food tastings. Picturesque ocean views from Kapalua Resort are just a bonus!
- Maui Film Festival (June)
- Hawaiian Canoe Festival (June)
- Kamehameha Day Parade and Events (June)
- Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival (June)
- Cycle to the Sun (June)
- Maui AgFest (June)
- Summer Concerts at the MACC (June – August)
- Makawao Rodeo (July)
- 4th of July Fireworks (July)
- Seed to Cup Coffee Festival (August)
Featured Event: Festivals of Aloha (September/October)
If you want to experience authentic Hawaiian culture, be sure to check out Festivals of Aloha. These family-friendly events take place all across Maui and feature parades, fishing tournaments, cooking contests, Hawaiian performances, and so much more.
- Maui Marathon (September)
- Lahaina Halloween Party (October)
- Maui County Fair (October)
- Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (October)
- Made in Maui Festival (November)
Featured Event: Maui Fridays
Maui Fridays take place every week in one of the island’s historic small towns. Whether it’s an art show in Lahaina or a paniolo party in Makawao, each town creates an authentic atmosphere complete with great food, music, and local vendors. View the block party schedule online and start making your plans to attend the next one!
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If you’re planning to attend one of these fantastic Maui events, be sure to book your stay with us! The Old Wailuku Inn was named No. 5 on Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 U.S. Bed and Breakfasts list. We provide a superior alternative to conventional hotels, with guests leaving relaxed and restored.
Our historic property is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and gives visitors a true taste of the island. Take advantage of your own private lanai in one of our Garden Rooms, or stay in the renovated Vagabond’s House. For additional lodging options, view our rooms page. We look forward to having you!