Archive for "October, 2016"

Maui Friday Town Parties


Every Friday:
Maui Friday Town Parties.
 Enjoy food, live entertainment, shopping and art. Many retailers, galleries and boutiques operate extended hours and highlight special promotions. Crafters, artisans and culinary wizards add their creativity to the event.  6-9 p.m.  October 7 – Wailuku, on Market Street; October 14 – Lahaina, on Front Street; October 21 – Makawao, on Makawao and Baldwin Avenues; October 28 – on South Kihei Rd., Azeka Shopping Center.  For more information on Maui Town Parties, visit

The 94th Maui County Fair


Thursday –  Sunday, October 6 – 10: 
The 94th Maui County Fair
starts off with an old fashion parade starting at 4:30 p.m. along Ka`ahumanu Ave., turning on Kanaloa Ave. into the fairgrounds at the War Memorial Complex. The fair will feature carnival rides, entertainment, food and craft vendors, dancers, livestock exhibitions and more.  Admission – Adults $7, Keiki (5-11) $3, Children 4 and under free.  War Memorial Complex. 700 Halia Nakoa St., Wailuku.  For information call (808) 280-6889 or visit

Maui Humane Society’s Beach Buddies Volunteer Program


Every Wednesday and Thursday:
Maui Humane Society’s Beach Buddies Volunteer Program.
Do you miss having a dog to spend your day with? Visitors and residents can sign up to take a homeless dog out for the day from the Maui Humane Society animal shelter. The shelter is easy to find as it is conveniently located in Pu’unene (central Maui) on Mokulele Highway between Kihei/Wailea and Kahului. Program participants will pick “their dog” up at 10 a.m. and bring them back no later than 3 p.m. MHS provides all of the supplies, you just provide the fun! Advance registration is mandatory as space is often filled weeks in advance. Register online at

Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert


Every Wednesday:
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concert.
  Host and slack key guitar master George Kahumoku, Jr. is joined by various renowned slack key masters who are true ambassadors of their music, their culture and their land for an evening of traditional Hawaiian songs and authentic “talk-story”.  October 5 – Led Kaapana; October 12– 13th Anniversary Show: Jeff Peterson, Richard Ho`opi`i, Georgo Kahumoku Jr.; October 19 – Stephen Inglis; October 26 – Kimo West. Seating is limited. Dinner/Show packages are available. Located at the Sea House Restaurant at the Napili Kai Beach Resort, 5900 Lower Honoapi`ilani Hwy., Napili. Doors open 6:45 p.m., show begins 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call (888) 669-3858 or visit

“Lili`uokalani at Washington Place” One-Woman Show

Big Island

Tuesday, October 4: 
“Lili`uokalani at Washington Place” One-Woman Show.
  Jackie Pualani Johnson performs an amazing, one-woman show taken directly from the writings of Queen Lili’uokalani, the queen’s family, and other historical sources. Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. 7 p.m.  Free admission; park entrance fees apply. For information call (808) 985-6000.

Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends

Big Island

Every Tuesday: 
Kanikapila with Wes Awana and Friends.
  Kanikapila jam sessions are open to all musicians.  Bring your own instrument and enjoy ‘garage style’ jamming.  Volcano Art Center, Niaulani Campus, Great Room of the Admin Building Volcanoes National Park. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Park fees apply. For information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace

Big Island

Every Tuesday Morning:
BikeWorks Beach & Sport – Queens Marketplace.
Free fun road ride for cyclists of all levels at 8:30 a.m. Rental bikes available. Get updates on all the BikeWorks activities on the Emily T Gail Show at under the lineup or visit Queens Marketplace, Waikoloa Beach Rd. For information about other community rides and/or bike routes call BikeWorks at (808) 886-5000.

Niaulani Nature Walk

Big Island

Every Monday:
Niaulani Nature Walk.
  A free, guided rain forest tour in Volcano. This one-hour nature walk travels through a lush portion of an old-growth Hawaiian rain forest on an easy, 1/7-mile loop trail. The walk introduces visitors to the native plants and birds of Volcano. Guides focus on the biological, ecological, and geological features of the area, and the cultural usages of flora and fauna by native Hawaiians. Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano Village. 9:30 a.m. Free; donations welcome. For more information call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Slack Key Guitar Concerts


Sunday Afternoons: 
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.
  Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and `ukulele concerts.  October 2 – Honoring Raymond Kane; October 9 – `Ohana Slack Key; October 16 – Spirit of Slack Key; October 23 – Sweet Hawai`i Dreams; October 30 – Hanalei Slack Key.  Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar ad ukulele concerts featuring songs and stories telling its history.  Tickets $25 general admission, $20 Ages 13-19 & over 50, keiki under 5 free. Free gift drawing.  A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai `Ohana `O Hanalei.  Hanalei Family Community Center, 5-5299 Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei.  3 to 5 p.m.  For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit

Maui Ukulele Festival


Sunday, October 2:
Maui Ukulele Festival.
  Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn as acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians fill the air with island music. Fine ‘ukulele will be featured as door prizes, and the festival also features displays of made-in-Hawai`i arts and crafts and ‘ono-licious island foods available for purchase. An event for the whole family – visitors and residents alike. Maui Arts & Cultural Center, A&B Amphitheater, One Cameron Way, Kahului. 1 to 6 p.m.  Free admission.  For information call (808) 242-7469 or visit