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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?


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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!

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?


What to do on Maui – second half of December 2012

With the holidays upon us, many locals have gone to the Mainland for the holidays while many Mainlanders have come to Maui. This shift in people causes quite a stir here on the island. Regularly scheduled events tend to get postponed until January and in their places are holiday themed events.

But once again  this year, it’s not only a time to celebrate, but also a time to remember.  If you can make the time, visit Wailuku tomorrow morning for a Walk in Remembrance – “Walk 27” is set to honor and remember the 27 victims of last Friday’s shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.  Participants are asked to meet at War Memorial Stadium at 4:15 a.m. We will begin walking around the track promptly at 4:30AM and continue for 27 minutes. Participants are encouraged to wear Green & White – the school colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School. In lieu of a balloon release, we encourage individuals & families to bring bubbles to remind us of the innocent lives lost in this tragedy. For more information, call Brian Nagami at 264-0464.

How about trying your body at yoga?  Ashtanga Yoga Maui Mysore Style (overlooking  Paia) offers free yoga classes each Wednesday from 4:30-5:30. This might be a great opportunity to see if you like it, especially since it’s FREE… find out more information here and please send pictures if you are trying it for the first time! :)

If you’re looking for culture this Christmas, why not check out the Hawaiian Music Series featuring the Na Hoku Hanohano nominated music group, “Kulewa”,  happening on December 27th at the Baldwin Home Museum? This FREE Concert is made possible by The Lahaina Restoration Foundation… bring your low-back chairs & blankets and sit under the stars and relax this holiday season!  Get more information here.

If you’re free on December 28th, why not check out the Kwanzaa Celebration On Maui? There are so many holidays to celebrate, why not check out them all? More information here. This is a FREE Community Event sponsored by the African American on Maui Assoc.

And on a final note before we look at events in the new year – how about a New Year’s Eve Party to benefit the Maui Hospice, “Maui’s Countdown to 2013!”? Party will be held at the King Kamehameha Golf Club, Waikapu Ballroom from 6:30 – 12:30 December 31. Tickets are only $60! For tickets or for more information, call Donna at 344-2477, Jan at 297-1674 or Mitchell at 385-6006.

2012 has been a great year and I look forward to 2013! Remember, Play hard and Play Safe and have a great December! Aloha!

What to do in Maui this first part of December?

Here it is… December already.  The whales have shown up in Kihei and so have all our wonderful tourists. So now everyone is asking, “What to do in Maui now?”

Here’s our top picks:

If you’re reading this today, December 1st,  it’s not too late to spend a fantastic evening at Gannon’s celebrating the Wolrd AIDS Day with a Remembrance Tree, Ti Leaf Circle, and performances by Merika Hunter and Jessica Rabbitt & Kanoa. Fun lasts from 5-8pm and everyone of all ages are welcome. There will be complimentary pupus and a no-host bar. Come out and join us tonight at Gannon’s and show that we are all united for this fantastic event!

Want to experience something you can’t on the Mainland? Tomorrow, head out to Uluplakaua Ranch and Maui’s Winery and check out the Ulupalakua Sparkles Event. From 11:00 – 3:30, enjoy ancient art, entertainment and good food at the Uluplakaua Ranch.

If driving Up Country isn’t for you tomorrow and you’re in the holiday mood – drive over to the MACC in Kahalui tomorrow afternoon for a holiday Pops Concert! Here’s what they’re saying about it… “Maui Pops Orchestra and guest performers will share holiday favorites in a festive atmosphere during the annual Holiday Pops concert. Guest artist violinist Ignace “Iggy” Jang, concertmaster of the newly formed Hawai‘i Symphony, will perform movements of The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. Some of Maui’s finest musicians and vocalists will present holiday songs to cheer your heart and put you in the spirit of the season: Jerry Eiting, Jimmy Mac, Alexis and Steven Dascoulias, Erin Smith, Felicity Raugust, Jamie Lawrence and Lily Meola. A portion of the ticket sales will buy gifts for clients of the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center. (Patrons who purchase tickets to all three of the Maui Pops concerts will receive a 10% discount off $25, $35 and $45 ticket prices.)” More information can be found here.

And our final selection for this week falls over the course of a few days,  December 6th-9th – who can resist a foodie event? Head over to the Wailea Wine and Food Festival where Master sommeliers Fred Dame and Geoff Kruth will host their entourage of sommelier and winemaker pals in a high end party at various hotels. Check out the Wailea Resort Association’s website for more information!
As always, have a safe and exciting week here on Maui! Aloha!


What to do in Maui November 16-30

While we’re all excited to be celebrating Thanksgiving and the beginning of yet another fantastic winter season on Maui, don’t forget to check out a couple of these special events happening this week and next:

Beginning Sunday, November 18th, be sure to catch one of the 40 films being shown at the FirstLight Screenings at the Castle Theater in Kahului. Academy Award Worthy Films will be shown from 3:00-9:00. Contact the MACC Box Office for show tickets.

The Makahiki at the Fairmont kea Loni celebration begins tonight but don’t overlook Monday, November 19th’s activities on Polo Lawn with poi pounding, hula lessons, bracelet weaving and traditional Makahiki games! Fun starts at 11am on Monday: check here for more information.

Next Saturday, November 24th, don’t miss out on the 11th Annual E Ho’oulu Aloha brought to you by the Maui Historical Society. Bring your chairs and enjoy Hawaiian music and hula dancing, Hawaiian arts & crafts and food booths. Come join the fun at the Bailey House Museum in Wailuku! More information here.

What to do in Maui – November 1-15

There’s so many choices for what to do in Maui that I’m going to tell you about a couple of our favorite topics – golf and food – and you can experience both of them in the next week!


Links to events for what to do in MauiDon’t miss the Lahaina 2nd Friday Festival! Sure to be a blast is the monthly street festival in Lahaina on November 9th from 6pm-9pm. Taste and explore different treats from local vendors. More information here.


For those foodies out there, check out the Hui No’eau 6th Annual Wailea Food and Wine Celebration in support of community arts and education. More information here.


The following Saturday, November 10th, check out the Maui Aloha Golf Classic at the Wailea Blue and Waiehu Courses with an awards ceremony to be held at the Maui Tropical Plantation. More information here.


If you’re not tired after the Maui golf tournament, why not check out the Starlight Cinema to benefit the Maui United Way? That’ll be held on November 10th at 5:30pm on Kihei Road. Here’s more information.


That takes you through the first part of November.  Come back in a week for more exciting ideas of what to do in Maui!