Beginning with the Made in Maui County Festival and concluding with a festive Thanksgiving, November on Maui offers an array of activities and events for visitors to Sands of Kahana. Situated on Maui’s gorgeous west coast, Sands of Kahana Resort is renowned for its spacious, condo-style accommodations and breathtaking ocean views in select units. If you are planning a visit to the island during the penultimate month of the year, Sands of Kahana recommends the following activities and events for your consideration.  You’ll have a lot to enjoy!

Made in Maui County Festival
Nov. 1-2

The island’s largest product show and one of Maui’s most popular annual events, the Made in Maui County Festival features local fashion, food and gift vendors, a fashion show and product demonstrations.

1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway
Nov. 2

Take home your very own Hawaiian tree during this Arbor Day event! Experts will consider your region’s specific climate and recommend a suitable tree.

A Tribute to Maui’s Living Coral Reefs
Nov. 6

Learn the importance of coral reefs in Hawaiian culture during this enlightening and informative presentation.

Sun Yat-Sen Festival
Nov. 10

Celebrate the father of modern China through exhibits, films and displays. You will also have the opportunity to watch calligraphy demonstrations, learn martial arts and sample delicious cuisine.

Nov. 14

Native American choreographer Rosy Simas explores the interwoven nature of the world through dance, images and sound.

Hawaii International Film Festival
Nov. 21

The documentaries, film shorts and digital works presented during the Asia-Pacific region’s premier cinema festival reflect Hawaii’s numerous cultures.

Kula Harvest Festival
Nov. 23

The 32nd annual Upcountry festival features live entertainment, games, hayrides, lei making, delicious food, a petting zoo and a selection of locally made goods and crafts.

Maui Jim Invitational 2019
Nov. 25

College basketball comes to Lahaina for this annual hoops classic.

Turkey Trot
Nov. 28

Forget the time-honored tradition of determining a race winner by who crosses the finish line first. For this one, it’s anyone’s guess. Winners are determined by who comes closest to guessing their time in the 16- and 8-mile races.

Nov. 28

If you’re staying at Sands of Kahana on Maui’s stunning west coast over the Thanksgiving weekend and looking for a great way to spend your turkey day, Maui has numerous dining options to suit your taste.


From local independents to large resorts, almost every Maui restaurant has a Thanksgiving Day special. On the west side, near your Sands of Kahana home resort, the Ritz-Carlton, Kaanapali Beach Hotel, the Sheraton and the Westin Kaanapali all have Thanksgiving day specials with options for intimate dining as well.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Cruise

If you’d like to spend the holiday on the water, Pacific Whale Foundation has a Thanksgiving day dinner cruise out of Maalea harbor with live music and whale watching. In years past the Pride of Maui and the Quicksilver boats have also offered Thanksgiving Day cruises, so be sure to check them out as well.

Thanksgiving Day Luaus

Any day is a good day for a luau, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Many Maui luaus add turkey to the menu, including the Thanksgiving luau at the Honua’ula in the Grand Wailea Resort, the Wailele Polynesian Luau at the Westin and the Old Lahaina Luau. Be sure to check with your concierge to learn the locations of all Thanksgiving luaus near your location.

Thanksgiving to Go

If you’d prefer to feel the sand between your toes while you eat, many grocery stores, some resorts and most restaurants will package up a full turkey dinner you can take to many of the beach parks around the island.

We hope to see you here at Sands of Kahana, West Maui’s gleaming jewel!