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Highlights of Maui this week from your Destination Wedding Planner

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 to see in Hawaii?

There’s always so much going on that many ask us, “What to see in Hawaii?”

Here’s some highlights of what’s happening in the next few days… Of course you all know it’s Easter this Sunday, right? What will YOU be doing?

Some off the beaten track events:

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Tonight, March 30 starting at 7pm (FREE) at the MACC – Art=MIXX Forest – a free artistic event with food, music, fun and laughs! Come join us! More information here.

Saturday, April 6th is not only Buddha Day, but out at the Maui Country Club you can come join in the fun for the Jim Sanders Realty Maui Women’s Golf Championship! Entry fees are only $60! More information here.

Sunday April 7th from 7-9am is the 2nd Annual Maui 5K! This is a 5K run and 1 mile keiki run/walk starting at the Ma’alaea Triangle.  Part of the proceeds from this event will be given back to the schools participating in the event.  The 5k event is chip timed and the 1mile run/walk is a fun, untimed event. More information through the Pacific Whale Foundation.

Monday, April 8th, 6pm – want to try something different? Come check out the FREE Oscar-nominated documentary screening of “5 Broken Cameras” at the Maui College. The film is a first-hand account of struggle and resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village affected by the Israeli West Bank barrier that cut off the villagers from their farmlands and is co-sponsored by Maui Peace Action, the Hawaiian Studies Department and UH Maui College Peace Club. Maui College in Ka Lama 103 at 6:00 pm

April 10th will be The Return of RIKAH feat. DJ Del Sol at Ambrosia’s in Kihei. Fun starts at 9 – come out and support our buddy, The Wedding DJ!

What to do in Maui?

Once again we’re getting calls from visitors with the main question. “What to do in Maui?”

What to do in Maui

OK – so the obvious favorites – beach, sun, snorkeling with turtles, whale watching and people watching. But what to do beyond that?


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How about checking out a new little restaurant hidden in Kihei called Chez Meme? It’s out of the way, charming and has extremely good service. It’s one of those hidden treasures that will surely grow in popularity as folks find it – be one of the first to check it out.


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Take a sailboat tour or a private whale watching tour. Get out and enjoy the sun without 100 of your newest friends lurking around you. There are less expensive ways to enjoy the privacy out on the water than these large cruise lines.  Email us for recommendations.

Have you wanted to try to surf, paddleboard or kayak? Why not try it now? There’s nothing like being out in the ocean, peacefully floating, watching marine life watch you! You can see all the way down to the ocean floor – turtles, fish, whales, dolphins… you’re in their home now and they welcome you with beautiful water ballet. Breathtaking!


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Another favorite is going up to Kula and Haleakala… Kula has produce no ka oi and is definitely worth going up there to shop… Lavender Farms, fresh fruits and veggies… yum! Go a little further up and enjoy breathtaking views of the island from atop the clouds! Play king and queen for a day amongst the beautiful cloud covered land – enjoy that picnic you picked up in Kula and watch the sun go down. As the sun passes below the cloud cover, you realize just how small you are amongst the millions of stars that brighten the sky.


So again, you ask What to do in Maui?


Events in Hawaii – Maui This Week!

There are some wonderful events in Hawaii happening in the next week -check these Maui events out!

Maui Whale DayIf you haven’t heard already – tomorrow, Saturday February 16th,  is MAUI WHALE DAY! The kickoff parade will begin at 9am on South Kihei Rd near Kamaole 2 Park and will run North.  Grab your bicycles or tennis shoes and go green to the event! The main party will be held at Kalama Park starting at 10am. Parking will be a zoo so the more that can carpool or come by alternate means, the better. There will be rows and rows of vendors and hours of entertainment including Erin Smith and the Throwdowns on the mainstage. Bring a chair and enjoy people watching – there’ll be thousands to choose from!

This Sunday, NOAA will be hosting a number of activities and events this weekend including the movie “Undersea Discoveries” from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Whaler’s Village. This is an excellent opportunity to share the underwater adventure with your children – as a local or visitor! A great way to explore the deep without ever getting wet (ok, unless it rains… )

Tuesday, February 19th is free movie night at the Kihei Public Library. This week they’re showing MOONSTRUCK from 6-7:45. Bring the family and enjoy this free event!

February 22 – Friday – mark your calendars – Kihei Fourth Friday is where you want to be! Performances by GOMEGA and Bad Kitty with a special performance of the Lion Dance to celebrate the Chinese New Year! There will be a costume contest for the kids in the Keiki Zone so dress them up cute! With more than 25 food vendors, 60 merchandise and services booths and a huge Keiki Zone, you won’t be bored! New vendors rotate in frequently to keep everyone entertained! Come check it out – 6-9 pm!

Upcoming AWT Maui Makani Classic 2012

One of the things I love most about living in Maui is the sport competitions. Windsurfing races, surf competitions, paddling,  kite boarding… it’s all here on Maui.

Kite boarding on Maui

Kite boarding on Maui

One of the harder things about Maui is finding out ahead of time about these events. There are so many things to do in Maui that it’s impossible to find one place with a list of all these events.

I’ve found a few sites that probably pick up about 90% collectively but it would be a full time job to monitor for everything. With that said, I’d like my readers to at least see a few of the cool things to do on Maui without the fuss.


That brings me to the upcoming AWT Makani Classic 2012. This is going to be an awesome event! Riders from all over coming together for this great Paia event! There’s categories for everyone – Pro, Amateur, Women, Youth, Masters and even Grand Masters! If you’re on island, you’ve got to check this out…

Here’s more info about the event: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d1a4e4eef8cd7953c762687fc&id=c3323e643b

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