Monday, October 31
Halloween in Lahaina. Celebrated since 1990 as the “Mardi Gras of the Pacific,” this is more than just a night on the town in costume! The annual children’s costume parade down Front Street kicks-off the evening. Plus crafters, activities and food booths, live music and dancing. Restaurants and retail merchants offer costume contests throughout the evening. For more information and event times call (808) 667-9193.
Monday, October 31
Halloween at Lahaina Cannery Mall. A funfilled night for the keiki (children), mixed with trick-o-treating throughout the mall. Games, live entertainment, Haunted House, and many more fun activities for the entire family and a keiki costume contest. Starting at 3 p.m. For information call (808) 661-5304.
Sunday, October 30
TriKauai Costume Sprint Triathlon. Sporting Event in Poipu at Brennekes Beach Park and 10K TriKauai Sprint Triathlon at 7 and 7:30 a.m. includes a 1/4 mile swim, 14 mile bike ride and a 3.5 mile run. This event starts and ends at Brennekes Beach Park in Poipu. Entry fee for the triathlon is $60 or $30 for the run only and includes a shirt. Join in this fun and challenging event! For information call Brian Curll at (808) 635-6311 or v i s i t www.trikauai.com.
Friday, October 28
Whimsical gourd artist, Jennifer Throne, will have her free opening night reception in Paia. Join her from 6:30 to 9:00 at the Maui Crafts Guild at 69 Hana Highway, Maui’s only artist-owned and artistoperated cooperative gallery. Enjoy free refreshments and live music by Upcountry Celtic. Celebrate Fourth Friday in Paia with Halloween Flair!
Wednesday – Saturday, October 26 – 29
Na Lima Hana Kauai. Take part in handson demonstrations, entertainment, and learning sessions about Hawai’i's rich cultural traditions, crafts and health practices including Hawaiian entertainment and food. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, 1571 Poipu Rd., Koloa. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. For information visit www.nalimahana.net.
Tuesday, October 25
Art and Traditions of Hula at Kilauea. Kumu Maile Yamanaka presents a hands-on educational lesson in basic hula 10:30-11:30 a.m., lei making 12-1 p.m. and basic ukulele/Hawaiian music 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free; park entrance fees apply. Volcano Art Center Gallery, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. For information and to register call (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
October 24 – 31
Puna Chefs and Farms Culinary Arts Festival. Experience culinary delights at Puna dining spots, and, in handson classes, discovering secrets of creating wholesome, delicious Hawaiian-Pacific cuisine, including sustainable aqua & agriculture production and meal presentation. Fee. Check website for event times. Kalani Oceanside Retreat, 12-6860 Kapoho Kalapana Road, Pahoa. For information call (808) 965-0468 or visit www.kalani.com.
Sunday October 23
Xterra World Championship. The sport of XTERRA was born on Maui in 1996, and after 15 years on Maui’s south shore, the XTERRA World Championship is headed north to the Kapalua Resort, in Lahaina, which will serve as base camp for off-road triathlon’s greatest day. For information call (877) 751-8880 or visit www.xterraplanet.com/maui/index.html.
Saturday, October 22
The Art & Traditions of Hula at Kilauea. VAC presents a hula kahiko performance featuring Kahula `o Nawahine Noho Pu’ukapu with kumu hula Ana Nawahine Kahoopi i . Thi s outdoor presentation takes place rain or shine at the hula platform located near VAC Gallery in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Audience are encouraged to bring sitting mat and sun/rain gear. On the same day, there are hands-on cultural demonstrations from 9:30Am to 1:30PM on the gallery porch. All events are free (donations welcome); park entrance fees apply.
Saturday, October 22
Slack Key Anniversary Show. Celebration of the Eighth Anniversary of this 4-time Grammy Award winning show featuring Hawaii’s “Man of Steel,” Bobby Ingano, falsetto legend, Richard Ho’opi’i, and Slack Key master, Kevin Brown. Hosted by George Kahumoku and Maui sensation, Da Ukulele Boyz. Expect a celebration cake and photo opportunity with lots of Grammies! 7:30 p.m. Maui Arts & Cultural Center. For tickets and information call (808) 242-7469 or v i s i t www.mauiarts.org.