From your first step off the plane into the fresh island breeze, to the soft grain of the sandy beach and view of the ocean and up to the coconut trees, the island of Maui is the perfect place to create memories. While the beautiful settings of Maui provide a natural picturesque vacation, what makes Maui an even more amazing place to visit is its people, and the culture that they bring to the experiences they offer.
Fall is one of the best seasons to visit Hawai’i. After the rush of summer vacation has subsided, the islands exude a laid-back vibe and continue to offer a wealth of opportunities to visitors with fun events and unique festivals. Whether you enjoy immersing yourself in the arts and crafts, running in the fresh air of Hawai’i, or tasting the island cuisines, Maui has all of the Fall activities and events below to enjoy.
Stay at one of our beautiful resorts in Maui this fall and enjoy all the island has to offer.
OCTOBER 1 – November 5, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center in collaboration with East Maui Watershed Partnership (EMWP) brings you Malama Wao Akua (Caring for the Realm of the Gods) – a juried art exhibition celebrating the native species of Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe). We invite Maui artists to explore our watersheds and use their creative talents to raise awareness about the importance of protecting native species.
Selected artwork should be successful in sharing knowledge of the watersheds and native species with others in a meaningful way.
This exhibition is sure to provide powerful visuals that celebrate Maui’s native plant and animal life. A jurying team with expertise in both art and conservation will select from among the pool of entries. Works in any medium are welcome!
OCCURS BETWEEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021, 4:00PM – 5:00PM
The Maui Sunday Market is held each Sunday from 4 pm to 8 pm in the Kahului Shopping Center parking lot. This popular event features live entertainment, food trucks, island vendors, Family Bingo, and activities showcasing the local community and Hawaii’s cultural traditions. Public admission and parking is free.
The Maui Sunday Market is presented by the Maui Food Technology Center, and is supported by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, Hawaii Tourism Authority, and A&B Properties.
For event information, please visit www.MauiSundayMarket.com or email [email protected]. Also follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available.
Maui Food Technology Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was established to encourage, educate and create opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking to earn a living through value-added products, agriculture, cultural practices, environmental sustainability, technology and economic diversification.
OCCURS BETWEEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2021, 9:00AM – 4:00PM
A definite must-do. Discover the art of the Hawaiian hula while having a good time with this complimentary dance workshop. Lessons include an overview of the accompanying music and instruments, the costume and accessories, the dance movements and their meaning. Fun for all ages, Papa Hula is a celebration of the Hawaiian way of life. The Shops at Wailea is Maui’s premier shopping and dining destination with more than 70 distinct boutiques, shops, restaurants and galleries. For more information, visit our website at https://www.theshopsatwailea.com or call us at (808) 891-6770.
OCCURS BETWEEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2021, 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Every Sunday is Funday at The Maui Gift & Craft Fair. Held each Sunday from 9am to 2pm at our Center, with over 50 vendors, free admission and plenty of free parking, you’ll find a variety of offerings from local Maui artists and vendors. Featuring photography, jewelry, fine art, crafts, gifts and more, this weekly event offers a one-stop-shop for all your gift-giving needs. And with things to do for the kids and food & refreshments as well – why not make Sunday a Funday, at the Maui Gift & Craft Fair. This is free and open to the public of all ages.
OCCURS BETWEEN: MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021, 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Learn how to weave a basic Ti leaf lei using flowers and ferns which can be worn on the head or around your neck. Learn how the lei expresses love and was gifted on very special occasions by the Hawaiian Alii (royalty). Lei making is open to both keiki (children) and adults. The Shops at Wailea is Maui’s premier shopping and dining destination with more than 70 distinct boutiques, shops, restaurants and galleries.
OCCURS ON: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021, 5:00PM – 9:30PM
The dynamic duo behind Oahu favorites, Miro Kaimuki and Papa Kurt’s—James Beard Semifinalist Chris Kajioka and Michelin-starred Mourad Lahlou— team up with Top Chef Shota Nakajima to bring you an evening of pure perfection. Join them for a five-course dinner and a taste of the world’s most vibrant culinary destinations presented on plates almost too pretty to eat … almost. Renowned for their elegantly modern reinventions of traditional dishes, these chefs expand your mind (and tastebuds) pairing the imaginative fusion flavors of Morocco, Japan and Kaanapali with visually stunning dishes sure to please all of your senses.
OCCURS ON: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021
Take me back, take me back … back to da kine! There’s nothing quite like a local Hawaii boy … except maybe one that can cook. Don’t miss the reunion as some of the Islands’ most beloved homegrown chefs return to their roots, the simple joys of ohana and a homecoming feast like never before. Born in Hawaii and cutting their teeth at esteemed eateries around the U.S., chefs Chung Chow, Graham Elliot, Troy Guard and the Sheraton’s own Mark Majewski bring you a five-course affair featuring the freshest produce and top local ingredients Hawaii has to offer. Set against the stunning Kaanapali coast, this event will have you convinced that local boys are the one for you.
OCCURS BETWEEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2021 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2021, 9:00AM – 11:45PM
Celebrate the spooky season with Kihei Kalama Village! Send a picture of your pet’s awesome Halloween costume to our Virtual Pet Costume Contest. Whether your fur baby is a cat, dog, or lizard (scale baby?), we want to see a photo of it! Share your pet’s outfit this year in a friendly contest for everyone to enjoy! Use the hashtag #KKVhalloween2021 with your costume submission on social media for a chance to win $50 in KKV Gift Cards. You can use the $50 at any participating store or restaurant within Kihei Kalama Village. The contest will run between October 10th – 31st and winners will be chosen shortly afterwards. Make sure your social media account privacy is set to public in order to enter. Users who have their profiles set to private can send their post via private or direct message. Support your community and check out other people’s costumes by searching the hashtag #KKVhalloween2021. Aloha and have fun from Kihei Kalama Village Maui!
OCCURS ON: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021, 12:00AM – 11:45PM
THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS, with open access 24 hours a day, at your own pace and access from 10/1/21 – 12/29/21 Please call to register for this class at 572.6560 x21. Learn and practice the art of lauhala weaving with Kumu Pueo Pata in this pre-recorded online video workshop with Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center. Kumu Pueo Pata tells us a moolelo (story), demonstrates and then guides you step-by-step in making a star and a bookmark in lau hala. Tis class is designed for adults, but older children may enjoy the class with adult supervision and assistance. You’ll have access to the program for three months. Passwords will change regularly, so please complete the program within that time. Cody Kapueolaakeanui Pata is the classically-graduated (uniki) kumu hula of Halau Hula o Ka Malama Mahilani, based in Kahului, Maui, with branches in Maunalua, Oahu, and Japan. 21W-ACLS-0016 Friday, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM ( Oct 15, 2021) Instructor: Kumu Cody Pueo Pata Members: $ 25.00; Non-Members $ 31.00 Location: None
OCCURS ON: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2021, 7:00PM – 10:00PM
The MACC welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and the #1 SELLING DUO in music history: Daryl Hall and John Oates — with special guest, Henry Kapono. Starting out as devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall and John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), “Maneater,” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums: ’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ‘82’s H2O, ‘83’s Rock N Soul, Part I, and ‘84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional five Top 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So,” and “Method of Modern Love.” Daryl also wrote the H&O single “Everytime You Go Away,” which singer Paul Young covered and which subsequently scored a #1 hit in 1985. That same year, Daryl and John participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia. By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the #1 SELLING DUO in music history — a record they still hold today.
OCCURS ON: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2021, 7:00AM – 11:30AM
Every Thanksgiving VIRR hosts a run up in Kula at Rice park called the Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot is a unique race where the winners are the runners who are closest to guessing their time in the 8 mile run, not who crosses the finish line first. No timing devices are allowed.. no cheating … Start: 8 Mile Starts at 7:00 am, 5K Starts at 7:30 am. Course: Starts and finishes at Rice Park in the parking area off of Lower Kula Rd. We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Maui Food Bank.
OCCURS BETWEEN: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2021 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2021
Kauluhiwaolele Maui Fiber Arts Conference recognizes the multiple ways we utilize Hawaiian plant material. Leaves, bark, sedges and roots are just some of the fibers used to weave, twill, twine and knot into precious creations. Kauluhiwaolele speaks to the esteemed groves from which we gather the fibers to fashion our traditional crafts and the increasing practice of these precious arts in Lahaina. The conference will consist of four days of intense instruction in these weaving crafts by 20 of our kumu (master practitioners) from throughout Hawaiʻi. 150 students are invited to the opening and closing ceremonies of the conference to learn the associated protocols of gathering and utilizing weaving materials. Local favorites will be served at the culminating celebration, and students are encouraged to wear or display items they created throughout the conference. Live Hawaiian musicians entertain between the silent and live auctions hosted that evening. The proceeds are used to bring more kumu to the conference and provide scholarships for conference attendees. The dinner, Hawaiian craft fair and workshops in the lobby are open to participants and the general public. Please visit www.kauluhiwaolele.com to download event registration form.
OCCURS ON: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2021, 7:30AM – 10:00AM
Join us for the Christmas 5K, 1 Mile Walk, or Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash! We will also be collecting donations for the Maui Food Bank. Santa’s Half Mile Keiki Dash: A special race for keiki 8 years and under – starts at 7:30am. There are no bib numbers or run times for the Keiki Dash. 5K Run: More like a 5.5K, the extra .5k means extra fun! Starts at 7:35am. Note: This race will not be timed but there will be a clock set up. This is a free fun run for VIRR members. 1 Mile Walk: Starting immediately after the 5K runners leave the start line, the 1 Mile Walk starts from the parking lot and along the bike path and back. There are no bib numbers or run times. There will be a race clock for those who want their times. Non-VIRR members are welcome!