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Elopement Packages Maui

It’s decided! You’re looking for Elopement Packages Maui and you’re ready to begin planning!

Don’t fmaui elopingeel overwhelmed – we’re here to make that romantic wedding a dream come true while keeping the planning process effortless!

We offer 20/7 service via LiveChat, Text, Email or Phone and have experts in every area of your Maui celebration. Have children? Ask us about our Nanny services. Want a private venue? No problem. We are accepted by the most elite properties on Maui. Coming from another country? We have worked with clients from more than 10 different countries and are fully versed in apostles and foreign requirements.

Elopement Packages Maui

We offer many elopement packages Maui and the other islands, but our most popular is the Plumeria17.  With its combination of professional photography, full coordination services, personalized ceremony and Hawaiian traditions, you’re sure to have your personal dream wedding.

“The Plumeria17” Beach Wedding Packages on Maui, $895

elopement packages Maui
  • Coordination of your special Maui Wedding
  • Maui Wedding Concierge Services
  • State of Hawaii Licensed Minister
  • Personalized Hawaiian Ceremony
  • Conch Shell Blow
  • Unity Sand Sculpture Ceremony, Keepsake Vessel
  • Commemorative Wedding Certificate
  • 2 Fresh Tropical Wedding Leis
  • Celebratory Toast on the Beach
  • Beach Permit and State Mandated Liability Insurance
  • Assistance with Marriage License Appointment, Available Add-ons
  • Professional Photography up to 1 hour, ceremony candid coverage & posed portraits after ceremony
  • Full online gallery of all images (edited)
  • Photos Delivered: 20 high resolution digital images of clients’ choosing
  • Deposit required – $435

For a complete list of Packages, Click Here – or Customize your own!

maui vow renewal 2016Typically brides and grooms are seeking elopement packages Maui because you’ve either thought about doing it at home and felt the world begin to spin out of control (both in the number of guests and cost) or you really want an intimate ceremony with just the 2 of you or a few close friends and family.

Either way, Maui is a beautiful place for a new beginning.

Eloping in MauiOur packages can be customized to include whichever aspects will make your day perfect. Don’t hesitate to ask our LiveChat Operator questions – that’s an experienced professional on the other end. Right up to and throughout your holiday here on Maui, you’ll have access to staff that can make recommendations or help you locate the best and most convenient of whatever you seek.

elopement packages mauiYour ceremony will be designed based on your input – our experienced ministers offer nondenominational ceremonies, spiritual ceremonies or religious ceremonies – all celebrated in Hawaiian style. You will have final say on beach selection after we present you with the top beaches that meet your dream criteria. Allow our limo service to pick you up or take advantage of a chauffeured SUV. Need a white stallion? No problem. Want to be married under a waterfall? Done! Dream big because we love a good challenge.

From a recent Client’s perspective:

“I went online to look for a wedding planner in Maui. The variety of packages offered by Aloha Maui Dream Weddings is what first caught my attention. I called the phone number and talked to Darci on the phone. I knew immediately that I had found the right person to help us plan our sunset beach wedding. Darci made our wedding a fun and totally stress-free event. Penny Palmer took beautiful pictures of our wedding. Darci and Penny are a great team, and made our wedding a totally comfortable and fun event. And they also helped us with questions we had about things to do while we were in Maui. We plan to go back to celebrate anniversaries in the future, and we will call these gals when we are there. Darci and Penny are friends for life!
-Susan S, October 24, 2016

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elopement packages maui

We, at Aloha Maui Dream Weddings, focus on weddings every day.  That’s all we do.  Allow our expertise to help you have a have a hassle free planning experience. With our staff of professionals, you’re sure to rave about your wedding day back home.  We even have the Maui Imagineer on staff to help you coordinate romantic surprise gestures for your beloved. Enjoy incredible professional portraits, personalized ceremonies, customized music, tailored meals… However we can help, we will.

Chat with us today and begin being excited for your wedding day!

This entry was posted on November 3, 2016, in Maui Events.

What to do Maui August 2016

Marty DreadThere’s always so much going on that many ask us, “What to do Maui August?”

Here’s some highlights of what to do Maui August 2016 here on the island of Maui. After looking the month over –  what will YOU be doing on holiday this month?

Let’s start your list… What to do Maui August…

What to do Maui August~~~~~
Surfing, Sunbathing, Turtle Watching,
Grazing, Shopping, Wind surfing, Castle Building,
Hula Dancing, Coconut Eating, Exploring, Hiking, Snorkeling…
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Always available entertainment:

ELVIS: Elvis is alive on the West Side and performing on Maui! He’s absolutely amazing in Burnin’ Love!  For tickets and more information click here

MAGIC: As if a Maui sunset and surfing dolphins and turtles weren’t magic enough, there’s a fun magic show here on Maui called Warren & Annabelle’s. Click here for more information and tickets

Snorkel Adventures: Trust your family to none other than Captain Don of the Seafire! His crew can answer any question and with a maximum number of guests at 20 someone will always be available to chat with you! Best rates on the entire island with the best safety rating too! Check them out here and tell them Aloha Maui Dream Weddings sent you!

what to do in maui AugustSome off the beaten track events:

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With so many things to do in Maui, we thought we would give you an assortment of activities

ranging from FREE to FEE.

Check out a few of our local favorites:

August 5th …The Sons of Manu Kaha ‘Iali‘i,

Time: 7:30 pm

Cost: TICKETS: $30, $45 (plus applicable fees)
Join Willie K and his brothers in this special, intimate evening sharing the music and stories of their father Manu and growing up on Maui.

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August 6-8th … Volunteer for 2 nights in Haleakala Crater
8:00am-4:00pm

Enthusiastic and fit hikers are sought for a service trip with the Friends of Haleakala National Park in Haleakala Crater August 6-8. Volunteers stay at Holua Cabin Saturday and Sunday nights, hiking out Monday.  The group will perform one of a number of tasks ranging from cabin maintenance to native planting to invasive species removal.There will be some time for enjoying the Crater wilderness.

Learn more and register at the Friends of Haleakala National Park’s website, www.fhnp.org , and then contact the trip leader listed on the website.

Haleakala National Park, PO Box 369, Makawao, HI USA 96768 : Website: www.nps.gov/hale/

Location Details:
Office hours: 8am-4pm HST

Stretching across east Maui, Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala Crater, an active, but not currently erupting volcano, and Maui’s highest peak. Rising over 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala’s graceful slopes can be seen from just about any point on the island. Haleakala means “House of the Sun” in Hawaiian, and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun itself from its summit to slow the sun’s journey across the skies.

Location Specifics: Switchback trailhead to Holua Cabin in Crater.

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August 6th… Ridge to Reef Rendezvous 2016
9:00-12:00

Join the Ridge to Reef Rendezvous on Saturday, August 6th, at Kahekili Beach Park (Old Airport Beach) in North Kāʻanapali. This fun family-friendly event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 9 am to noon. Arrive early to receive a free tshirt, plus other giveaways from conservation partners. This annual event marks the 7th year since the establishment of the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area (KHFMA), and through the years has expanded to focus more broadly on watershed-scale conservation themes, the things that any Maui resident can do to help our coral reefs and fisheries, from both land and the ocean, mauka to makai.

Where: Kahekili Beach Park (Old Airport Beach, Ka’anapali, 65 Kai Ala Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761), a site within the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area

What:
• Pono Fishing activities for keiki, with the Maui Nui Makai Network, NOAA Fisheries, and more…
Ocean-Friendly Business recognition ceremony and media event, featuring the properties and landscapers with West Maui Kumuwai’s Ocean-Friendly Landscaper & Property programs, Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean-Friendly Restaurants, and Hawai’i Ecotourism Association’s Sustainable Tour Operator certification program, emceed by West Maui County Council Member Elle Cochran…
• 15th Great Annual REEF Reef Environmental Education Foundation Fish Count with the Hawaii Fish Identification Network…
• Reef Tour of Kahekili Reef (guided and virtual tours both available!)…
• Scavenger Hunt, Finding Tory the Uhu (with great prizes!)…
• Ocean-Themed Culinary Contest…
• Sunscreen Sustainability Station: Is your sunscreen “in the Right Zone?” (and pick up a simple recipe to make your own sunscreen!)…
• Ridge to Reef Hui – info booths featuring Maui organizations and agencies (see below)…

Bycatch Beach and outreach with Expand PMNM
• Food! Prizes! Giveways!

SCHEDULE:
9:00 am: event check-in, culinary contest check-in, t-shirt giveaway
9:15 am: deadline to check in ocean-themed culinary contest* entries
9:30 am: REEF fish survey with Maui Fish Identification Network

9:45 am: Group Photo!

10:00 am: Bycatch Beach presentation
10:00 am: Reef Tour with R2R partners
10:45 am: Prizes awarded for Culinary Contest and Scavenger Hunt
11:00 am: Ocean-Friendly Business recognition and media ceremony

11:45 am: Lunch provided by CJ’s Deli & Diner, Sangrita Grill, and the Westin Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Villas

*Culinary contest details:
The culinary contest features any type of edible creation with an ocean theme. Entries must be checked in no later than 9:15 am. Judging by event-goers is based on appearance with prizes awarded based on scores. Following judging, culinary contest entries will be eaten, along with the generous donations of food for the event provided by CJ’s Deli & Diner, Sangrita Grill, and the Westin Kāʻanapali Ocean Resort Villas.
Mahalo to event sponsors:
Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Honua Kai West Maui Community Benefit Fund, and the Kā’anapali North Beach Masters Association.

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August 13th  … 
6th Annual TriLanai City Run

Website: www.trilanai.com
The event invovles a 5 km, 10 km, and 21 km distances, as well as a keiki run around Dole Park

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August 14th  …  Hawai‘i International Music Festival
McCoy Studio Theater : 7:30 pm

This festival event is the brainchild of award-winning violinist, Eric Silberger, and Metropolitan Opera soprano, Amy Shoremount-Obra. This special concert will combine the finest classical music with Hawaiian culture, featuring performances by Silberger and Shoremount-Obra, along with soprano Mikayla Sager, cellist Daniel Lelchuk, and pianist Kwan Yi. They’ll share undiscovered gems by Shostakovich, Piazzolla, Kodály, Rachmaninoff, Bachelet, Mozart, and more! 

Tickets:  $50, $35; Students $15 w/valid photo ID (plus applicable fees)

Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI USA 96732

Email: info@mauiarts.org : Website: www.mauiarts.org

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August 19th  …   MAUI CALLS: Celebrating Vintage Hawaiian Fashion
6:00-10:00pm Yokouchi Pavilion/A&B Amphitheater MACC’s signature fundraiser gala!

Enjoy delectable pūpū created by chefs from stellar Maui restaurants paired with premium wines served by vintners from boutique wineries around the world. This year the event theme is “Celebrating Vintage Hawaiian Fashion” … so have fun and dress to impress! The gala starts with a fresh flower lei greeting and Hawaiian music serenade while you mix, mingle and taste and features live music and dancing under the stars. Silent and live auctions offer the chance to bid on hundreds of items, from fabulous Hawaii staycations and fine wines to “Uniquely Maui” items such as special house parties, and “Uniquely MACC” items, like autographed music instruments & more! All attendees must be over age 21 with valid photo ID.

Individual tickets: $175, $195, $250, $500; Tables of 10: $1,950 – $10,000

Contact Kathy MacGlashan for more information or to book tables of 10: 808-243-4225 or kathy@mauiarts.org

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August 20th… MANAIAKALANI ~ MAUI FISH HOOK RACE AROUND MOLOKINI

Contact: Katy Smith

Phone: 808-633-1502

Email: katy@kiheicanoeclub.com

Website: www.kiheicanoeclub.com

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August 23rd… Starry Night Cinema – ZOOTOPIA
A&B Amphitheater; 7:30 pm/gates @ 6:30 pm – 10:30

Maui Arts & Cultural Center presents another Starry Night Cinema event! Bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of “ZOOTOPIA!” Come early and participate in an art activity for the kids, purchase food and drinks from local food trucks, and enter our prize giveaway! Join us for some FREE FAMILY FUN! If it’s rainy, the movie will be shown in the Castle Theater; seating is first come/first served. Sorry, no coolers or outside food/beverages allowed.

ABOUT THE FILM: The brilliantly well-rounded “Zootopia” offers a thoughtful, inclusive message that’s as rich and timely as its sumptuously state-of-the-art animation, all while remaining fast and funny enough to keep younger viewers entertained. From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.
FREE ADMISSION

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Things to doThere’s always lots of things to do in Maui; whether you’re looking to relax by the pool or go out an explore some Hawaiian culture.  What to do Maui August 2016 offers lots of things for visitors and locals alike. Go out and enjoy – the weather’s perfect – what’s stopping you?

Aloha!

Aloha Maui Dream Weddings Team

Affordable destination weddings on Maui

There is such a concept as “affordable destination weddings” and Maui can be exactly what you are hoping for. Depending on the number of guests you invite and the decor you dream of, Maui can be the affordable destination for any budget.

Things to do in Maui 2016The Hawaiian Islands are each very unique.Understanding the differences between them might help you select which island is best for your affordable destination wedding. Lanai and Molokai are the smaller islands in the chain and are great for day trips while staying on one of the other, larger islands.

Oahu, being the most populated, draws tourists that seek lively night life, densely populated shopping malls and of course, Waikiki!

Kauai is the destination for hikers, explorers and tourists needing to “get away from it all” for a bit. Kauai offers dense jungles and lush rainforests.

The Big Island Hawaii is the only island with an active volcano. It offers lots of miles of expansive black lava fields and course-textured beaches. Population is lower so you will feel the calming space around you.

Then there is Maui. Maui offers miles of sandy beaches and ocean side estates and condos. With this abundance comes options for many things to do and adventures to be had. Maui was voted the #1 island in the world by TripAdviser for 2016.  Spend your days diving, snorkeling, hiking under waterfalls, para-sailing, shopping or exploring the amazing restaurants. Along with all these opportunities for adventure, Maui also offers the most affordable destination weddings out of all the Hawaiian islands.

Romance on beautiful sandy beaches...

Your romantic beach or ocean side wedding doesn’t have to be out of reach. You have many choices in the world for affordable destination weddings – Jamaica, Thailand, even Mexico. But Maui offers convenience, luxury and affordability all within the safety and security of the United States.

We have travel agents that specialize in getting you to and around Maui. They offer their services at no charge to you or your guests as part of our wedding packages.

Kahului Airport is an easily maneuverable airport with easy to find rental car counters and of course, 2 Starbucks! We can provide lei greetings, limo service or chauffeured car service to whisk you from Baggage Claim to the front door of your accommodations.

Affordable Destination Weddings Budget for Combined Wedding and Reception:

Affordable destination weddingsBudgets of $25,000 – $50,000 What you can expect:
Guest Count under 40 – luxurious options, ocean side or hilltop with views
Guest count under 75 – semi-private to private, elegant options
Guest count under 100 – Semi-private, elegant options
Guest count over 150 – unrealistic

 

Maui wedding receptionsBudgets of $15,000 – $20,000 What you can expect:
Guest Count under 20 – luxurious options, ocean side or hilltop with views
Guest count under 50 – semi-private, elegant options
Guest count at 100 – Semi-private, elegant options
Guest count over 100 – unrealistic

 

Affordable destination weddingsBudgets of $10,000- $15,000 What you can expect:
Guest Count under 25 – beach wedding and semi-private elegant reception
Guest Count under 50 – semi-private, elegant options
Guest count over 75 – unrealistic

 

 

Affordable destination weddings mauiBudgets of $5,000 – $10,000 What you can expect:
Guest count under 20 – beach wedding and semi-private elegant reception
Guest count under 40 – semi-private options, DIY brides
Guest count over 50 – unrealistic

 

Affordable Destination Weddings Budget for Wedding Only:

Makena Cove

Secret Cove

Maui offers beautiful beaches to hold your ceremonies on. We monitor their usage to be able to provide you with options for the most romantic and uncongested beaches. Recommendations one month might change the next month as tourism has its own highs and lows. Providing you with this information allows you to make educated decisions even if you have never been to Maui before.

Maui also offers amazing venues if you would like to have chairs for your guests and bamboo arches with flowing fabrics above your heads. Elegance is achievable even on a budget.

 

info@AlohaMauiDreamWeddings.com

phone or text to (808) 280-1551

Fun to do in Maui March 2016

There’s always so much going on that many ask us, “What are the things to do in Maui?”

Here’s some highlights of what’s happening in March 2016. After looking the month over –  what will YOU be doing on holiday this month?

Let’s start your list… Things to do in Maui…

Things to do in Maui 2016Surfing, Sunbathing, Whale Watching,
Grazing, Shopping, Wind surfing, Castle Building,
Hula Dancing, Coconut Eating, Exploring, Hiking, Snorkeling…

Always available entertainment:

ELVIS: Elvis is alive on the West Side and performing on Maui! He’s absolutely amazing in Burnin’ Love!  For tickets and more information click here

MAGIC: As if a Maui sunset and surfing dolphins and turtles weren’t magic enough, there’s a fun magic show here on Maui called Warren & Annabelle’s. Click here for more information and tickets

Snorkel Adventures & Whale Watching: Trust your family to none other than Captain Don of the Seafire! His crew can answer any question and with a maximum number of guests at 20 someone will always be available to chat with you! Best rates on the entire island with the best safety rating too! Check them out here and tell them Aloha Maui Dream Weddings sent you!

Things to do in MauiSome off the beaten track events:

With so many things to do in Maui, we thought we would give you an assortment of activities ranging from FREE to FEE. Check out a few of our local favorites:

 

 

March 3rd … 5th Annual Upcountry Music Festival,  6:30-8:30, King Kekaulike High School

Featuring: Na Ali’i Big Band, KSM Jazz Rock Ensemble, S. E. Kalama Intermediate Concert Band, Kamehameha Schools Maui Concert Band, Seabury Hall Concert Band, King Kekaulike High School Wind Ensemble

March 5th … Sunset Cuisine Cruise: Kai Kanani + Chef Chris Kulis, 4:00-5:30, $115.16 (Internet Special)

Award-winning Chef Christopher Kulis will be hosting an exclusive Saturday sunset cruise, inspired by Maui flavors and prepared with locally farmed ingredients.  Enjoy wine pairings, open bar, special live musical guest, and the beautiful Maui sunset aboard Kai Kanani. Five Course Tasting:

Family Style– Salads, Cheese, Meats, Ahi, Coconut, Kaffir, Hawaiian Chilis, Olive Oil Poach Island Fish, Pohole Fern & Cherry Tomato Softito, Caramelized Kula Onion, Slow-Cooked Malama Farms Pork Shank, Kula Corn & Taro Purée, Lemongrass Gremolata, Chocolate Mason Jar Dessert

March 6th LEE BRICE & TYLER FARR at the MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER, With Special Guest Lily Meola, Gates 5:00 pm • Showtime 6:00 pm, A&B Amphitheater/Yokouchi Pavilion

March 13th  … Na Hula Kupuna O Kaunoa Luau, 5:00-9:00pm, Wailuku Community Center, Cost: ADULTS: $25 in advance; $30 at the door CHILDREN: $12 for 6-12 year olds; Keiki 5 & younger: FREE. … Contact: Alyka Nakoa-Clark, Phone: 808-760-8068

March 19th  … 29th Annual Hoʻomau Hawaiian Music Concert, 9:00am-6:00pm (sunset)  at Maui Nui Botanical Garden
presented by Na Leo Pulama ʻo Maui, A benefit concert for Pūnana Leo o Maui – Hawaiian Language Immersion Preschool
$10 presale, $15 at the gate, 10 years & under free
Hawaiian music, crafters, demonstrations, live & silent auction, keiki zone, food, ʻawa bar
A drug, alcohol. and tobacco free event

March 20th  … 5th Annual Maui 5K 7:00am – 9:00am at Ma’alaea Harbor Shops

A 5K run & 1 Mile run/walk for all ages! $25/person, $10/stroller

“The Maui 5K seeks to promote health and fitness for Maui County’s children by giving our schools the ability to increase participation in youth sports and recreation programs by providing additional funds to maintain or purchase new equipment for their physical fitness, play and athletic programs. We want to help our schools to be able to keep our children healthy through an active lifestyle. We also seek to promote fitness within our communities through participation by friends and families of our children.”

Proceeds from the event will be distributed to the schools based on each individual school’s participation which will be used to help enhance or improve their physical fitness, play and athletic programs.

for more information: Email: info@maui5k.org

March 26th  …  Don’t miss Imua Family Services’ Fantasia on the Rock at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
Gracing the stage of Fantasia Ball 2016, the amazing Megan Hilty
Website: maui.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/, Event information: Phone: 808-244-7467, Website: www.imuafamillyservices.org

March 31st  …  Check out the HAWAIIAN MUSIC SERIES CONCERT IN LAHAINA, 6:00-7:30

Relax under the shade trees of the Baldwin Home Museum lawn at the corner of Front and Dickenson Streets in Lahaina for a FREE Hawaiian music concert each month! Every last Thursday, between 6 and 7:30 pm, enjoy the sweet island sounds of up-and-coming musicians who sing traditional and popular tunes, play ukulele, slack key and contemporary guitar. Limited seating is provided; mats, blankets or low beach chairs are welcome.

The combination of Hawaiian music in an outdoor venue, award-winning restaurants and vibrant shops creates a memorable setting for an evening out on the town in historic Lahaina.

Things to doThere’s always lots of things to do in Maui; whether you’re looking to relax by the pool or go out an explore some Hawaiian culture.  March 2016 offers lots of things to do in Maui for visitors and locals alike. Go out and enjoy – the weather’s perfect – what’s stopping you?

Aloha!

Aloha Maui Dream Weddings Team

Kihei Fourth Friday

Looking for something to do while on your Maui Vacation? Check out a Kihei Fourth Friday Town Party! Not sure what I’m talking about? Well, it’s simple… on the 4th Friday of every month, the town of Kihei puts on an amazing ALL FREE Maui Town Party!

Steven Tyler on Maui

(yes, that’s us on either side of Steven Tyler!)

Volunteers from all over the island gather to coordinate and assist with this grand event. More than 3,000 attendees can be seen dancing, visiting and shopping… Imagine – 3,000 happy people in one place!

 

3 stages for entertainment
free activities for the keiki (youth)
62 craft and retail vendors
25+ places to eat

 

We just celebrated our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Check out the video montage from the last 12 events by Family, Events and Wedding Photographer, Penny Palmer Photography!

Highlights of Maui this week from your Destination Wedding Planners

destination weddingIf you’ve chosen Maui as your destination wedding, then you’re most likely having your honeymoon here as well. Maybe you’d like to send your family and friends off to do something fun so you can snuggle on a beautiful beach with your new spouse. If you’re not here for your destination wedding but instead you’re living the aloha, check out one of these events. There’s lots going on this month on Maui so stay tuned for more!

 

September 7

Looking for something off-the-wall to do with your kids on a Saturday night? Why not go to the Stock Car Racing at the Speedway! Fun starts at 6:30pm – Visit their website for more information.  www.paradisespeedwaymaui.com

Stock Cars too loud for your littlest ones? How about an outdoor movie under the stars at the MACC’s Starry Night Cinema?

September 7

Starting at 7:30, showing – “Wreck-It Ralph”(John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades ofdoing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty. But it’s the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.   Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

September 20

Makawao 3rd Friday! Fun lasts from 5-8pm! Neola Caveny lives on an entirely solar powered tropical flower farm on Maui.   She trained and worked as a gemologist and jeweler for many years until she discovered a passion for working with gourds while she was learning to make ipu instrument as a student of hula.  All of the patterns and subjects she uses on her beautiful pieces have a traditional Hawaiian background and she uses the wood burning  techniques she first learned to do on kukui nuts.  In ancient Hawaii, gourds were used for cooking, musical instruments and headdresses and were often highly decorated using the same time consuming techniques as are still used to this day.

September 24

Tony Bennet visit Maui! Bring your parents and ohana 7:30-10:00!

A premier interpreter of popular song, Tony Bennett is an artist who engages his audience, heart and soul. He’s been in the business more than 60 years, but that doesn’t stop him from gaining new fans each year and adding more Grammy Awards:16 so far, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.

If Frank Sinatra can say “Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business,” you might just have to agree! Join us for a memorable evening with this brightly-shining star (who just loves the acoustics in the Castle Theater, by the way!) Special surprise: daughter Antonia Bennett will join him for this concert! Contact the MACC for ticket pricing and more information!

 

What’s Happening in Maui this week?

What’s happening in Maui this week? Here’s a few selections for you to choose from!

things to do in MauiFriday-Sunday, June 7-9th – Kapalua Wine & Food Fesitval – visit their website for more details.

Saturday/Sunday,  June 8th & 9th  – Don’t miss the Upcountry Fair! at the Oskie Rice Arena, Olinda Rd in Makawao!

Saturday, June 8th – if you’ve got kids, bring them to the free Art Program at the Kihei Public Library – “What’s Growing in Your Garden” 10:30-11:30.

Sunday June 9th – Free Ocean Discovery Cruises in celebration of World Oceans Day by the Pacific Whale Foundation for all Hawaii residents and PWF members. Pacific Whale Foundation’s free Ocean Discovery Cruises depart from Ma’alaea Harbor at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm and from Lahaina Harbor at 11:30 am and 1 pm. The cruises are each one hour and take place on modern, double-deck power catamarans with many eco-friendly features. Each cruise features  narration about Maui’s ocean environment by Pacific Whale Foundation’s Certified Marine Naturalists, plus a free Jr. Naturalist program for kids.  Reservations are required; please call Pacific Whale Foundation at (808) 249-8811 ext. 1. between 6 am to 8 pm daily.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 to Sunday, June 16th, 2013 – Maui Film Festival. Check out their website!

 

 

 

Highlights of the week from your Maui Wedding Planners!

Events in HawaiiThis week there’s some hidden gems happening around Maui… Your Maui Wedding Planners want to make sure that you don’t miss a beat while you’re on island!

 

Aloha Maui Dream Weddings appreciates you and would like to be more than just your Maui Wedding Planners. We keep our ears to the ground and collect information on upcoming events. If you’d like your event listed here, please feel free to send us the information.  Often we’ll attend these events and capture them in photographs to blog about later. We appreciate the fantastic community that we’re a part of here on Maui.

Aloha kakou!

 

May 3rd – Stella Blues Cafe will be featuring the Brown Chicken Brown Cow Group – now who can say THAT won’t be a hoot? This is part of their late night series so take your naps early and go check out Stella Blues!

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May 4th is the 24th annual Maui Onion Festival. If you’re a foodie, you’re going to love this! This year the featured chefs are Chris Kulis, James McDonald, JoJo Vasquez, Kevin Hanney, Nick Mastrascusa, and Sheldon Simeon. There’s going to be so many flavors to try that it’ll be hard to chose so bring an appetite!

• Free admission
• Recipe contests
• Games & prizes
• Beer garden
• Maui Onion Pairing Dinner, May 3
• Chef demonstrations • Free parking
• Live entertainment
• Food booths
• Special retailer offers, April 29 – May 4
• Maui Onion Challenge
• Facebook Photo Contest

How can you go wrong? Check out more information on their website.

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May 5th – don’t miss Glenn Frey at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center – show starts at 7:00, tickets are $55, $79, $89 and a limited number of $129 premium seats. Do you remember Mr. Frey? Legendary Eagles singer-songwriter and co-founder… Come listen in as “The Heat is On”!!

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May 9th – Want to try something totally different than the normal concerts and golf? How about The New Moon Ceremony at the Temple of Peace in Haiku, Maui?
they’re located at 575 Haiku Road in Haiku, Maui. Contact them at 310-415-8821 for more information.

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May 10th – Here’s a special “our treat to you” recommendation…  Valley Isle Day Spa is having a very special Spa Party – you must reserve your space ahead of time! Plan your fun Friday night, May 10th from 6-9pm around this crazy-fun event! Try massages, aromatherapy or exfoliation for free! Pupu’s and beverages will put you in the mood! Call 808-298-9246 and tell them “Penny Palmer Photography” recommended you go to get a reservation!

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May 11thDarci’s Birthday… the most important event on this calendar!

May 11th – So, if you’re not going to be with me celebrating my birthday, then I recommend you check out HAPA who’ll be performinig at Stella Blue’s Cafe.  They’re having the famous “Supper Club” where $60 gets you a four course meal and a show… nice way to wind out the day.

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This brings us to Mother’s Day and that day I’ll be celebrating with my own Mom who’ll be visiting from California. :)

May 15th – The incredibly awesome, always amazing Soul Kitchen will be playing at Fleetwood’s in Lahaina. We’ll be there cheering them on! Come over and check them out and help them sing me a Happy Birthday! LOL

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Have a great week!   E pili mau na pomaika`i ia `oe!

What to in Hawaii for April 2013?

What to In Hawaii, focusing on Maui the rest of this month?

Monday, April 15th, 5:00pm

What to in HawaiiJoin us at the Maui Mixer! This month it will be hosted at Three’s Bar and Grill in Kihei. Tickets cost $20 and include 2 drink coupons and free pupus. Meet a hundred of your local business owners and hear what’s happening on our beautiful island in the Pacific. Great event with Raffle prizes and Networking!

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 19, 8:30-1:30pm

Celebrate Reading Maui at the MACC!  It is a wonderful FREE opportunity for readers to connect with authors and other avid readers and creative writers.  Homeschoolers and the public are very welcome to attend.

April 20th has a few things going on you may have trouble deciding which to do. Here’s the “what to in Hawaii” options for Maui…

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Haiku Ho`olaulea & Flower FestivalHaiku Ho`olaulea & Flower Festival, Celebrating their 20th Anniversary

taking place at the Haiku Community Center & Grounds, and Haiku Elementary School Grounds

We’ll be out there photographing the beautiful flowers and exciting event. I understand there will be live performances by local artists and plenty of pupu choices.

Check out their website for more information here.

 

Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 ALL DAY

Special olympics HawaiiThe Special Olympics will be hosting its Local Event here on the island of Maui – event will include swimming and soccer. Adrienne Laurion, Regional Director,  will be happy to give you all the details if you email her at Kainalu2@aol.com.

They are in need of event volunteers so if you can spare a couple hours, please go to their website and sign up here!

Saturday, April 20, 9:00pm

321 KaraokeThe Maui Pride will be hosting their 321 Karaoke that night at Moose McGillycuddy’s in South Kihei. Come sing along or join in for the laughs. $1 buys you a song, $2 buys a song from someone else and $3 buys your way out of a song! Or if you just want to laugh and cheer everyone else on, buy a $20 “Safety Lei” and skate through the night unhampered by song requests! All funds go to Maui Pride and the Maui Pride Scholarship Fund!

 

Sunday, April 21 7:00-9:30pm

Don’t miss the Starry Night Cinema hosted at the MACC – they’ll be showing The Lorax with casual dining and Earth Day activities, FREE for the entire family.

Wednesdays, April 17 and April 2411:00-2:30pm

Visit the MAUI HANDS GALLERY AT 84 HANA HWY in PAIA to check out mixed medium artist, CECILIA BAHENA.

“Wood forms and panels are the stage for her expressive collage techniques which incorporate hand painted paper, images and text. Her wood forms challenge the viewer to identify sources of materials used yet offer the viewer quotes that hint at the meaning of each piece. Cecilia’s intuitive collage on canvas offers a more complex scenario by using color, texture, form and composition to tell a story usually about human emotions and situations. Levels of complex meanings reveal themselves through the titles of each work while common found objects create uncommon beauty.    ”

 

Friday, April 26, 6:00-9:00pm

Kihei Fourth FridaysDon’t miss an event close to our hearts – Kihei Fourth Friday! This month will be extra special with one of our favorite artists on the main stage – Marty Dread will be performing wit Rare Vibrations as his opening band. Don’t miss all his greatest hits as Marty charms you with his personality and genuine stage presence. A must see so get off your couches, grab a bite to eat from the food court and shop for Mother’s Day – all at the Kihei Fourth Friday event!

Maui Special Events this April

A couple of our favorite Maui Special Events to mark on your calendar for this April –

 

Stella Blues Cafe* Don’t miss Kimie’s CD Release Party at Stella Blues Cafe – April 22, 2 shows!

10:00 show $15 presale and $20 at the door, or enjoy Stella’s Supper Club Show at 6:00 for $60 with a 4 course meal

Check out their website for more information here.

 

 

 

Haiku Ho`olaulea & Flower Festival* Another don’t miss event – Saturday, April 20, 2013, 9:00am – 4:30pm

Haiku Ho`olaulea & Flower Festival, Celebrating their 20th Anniversary

taking place at the Haiku Community Center & Grounds, and Haiku Elementary School Grounds

Check out their website for more information here.