Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Maui, Molokai and Lanai Planner 2018-2019
800-525-MAUI (6284) 59 For a complete directory of Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i’s products and services, see pages 62-68 . JUNE Maui Jim OceanFest Athletes test their skills in a multitude of races in the waters of Kā‘anapali Beach. The event will crown an overall Waterman and Waterwoman in all divisions after the final race. mauijimoceanfest.com Ka Hula Piko Festival This celebration of the birth of hula showcases Hawai‘i’s traditions in dance, chant and lectures based on the annual cultural theme. Experience Hawaiian entertainment, food and handmade crafts by the people of Moloka‘i. molokaievents.com Maui Film Festival at Wailea Hawaiian culture meets the Big Screen at this annual film festival on Maui. Film premieres are set up outdoors at the Wailea Celestial Cinema and indoors at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. mauifilmfestival.com Kapalua Wine & Food Festival World-renowned winemakers and Hawai‘i’s hottest chefs are showcased throughout the Kapalua Resort at wine tastings, seminars and gourmet dinners. kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com Ki Ho‘alu Slack Key Guitar Festival Relax and enjoy an all-star lineup of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar musicians. The festival features food by Maui restaurants and caterers on the lawn of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. slackkeyfestival.com JULY Lāna‘i Pineapple Festival Lāna‘i honors the island’s pineapple plantation days with an all-day celebration. Enjoy live entertainment, local food and Hawaiian craft booths, pineapple eating and cooking contests and keiki (children’s) activities all at Dole Park in Lāna‘i City. lanaipineapplefestival.com Moloka‘i 2 O‘ahu Paddleboard World Championships Check out prone and stand-up paddleboarders from around the world compete in solo and team races across the Ka‘iwi Channel. molokai2oahu.com SEPTEMBER Annual Hāna Relay– Kahului to Hāna Six member teams race along Maui’s lovely Hāna Highway. The race is 52 miles from Kahului to the Hāna Ball Park. virr.com Pailolo Challenge Witness this canoe race from Maui to Moloka‘i through one of the windiest channels in the Hawaiian Islands. pailolo.com Maui County Fair Enjoy carnival games, rides, entertainment, local food, crafts, art, a parade and exhibits created by Maui residents. mauifair.com OCTOBER Maui Marathon and Half Marathon The oldest continuously held running event in Hawai‘i, this racecourse from Kahului to Kā‘anapali is recognized as one of the ten most scenic marathons in the U.S. Also held on the same day are 5K and10K runs. mauimarathon.com Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Sample chefs’ menus and learn about Hawai‘i products with Maui’s farmers, savor the beauty of Kā‘anapali, play on the beach and simply enjoy the rich history of the land. hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com Maui ‘Ukulele Festival Enjoy a relaxing afternoon celebrating Hawai‘i’s beloved musical gift from Portugal, the ‘ukulele. A mixture of senior players and young rising stars from the community entertain on the lawn of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. mauiarts.org Xterra World Championship A premiere, off-road, extreme multi-sport televised competition. Featuring an ocean swim, mountain bike ride and off-road run, it attracts an international field of the world’s finest triathletes to the Kapalua Resort. A 5K and 10K XTERRA Kapalua Trail Run, open to all, kicks off the competitive weekend. xterraplanet.com/maui/ worldChamps.html Aloha Classic Witness 200 of the world’s best windsurfers competing for the elusive Aloha Classic Title. This final stop on the International Windsurfing Tour is held at Ho‘okipa Beach Park, one of the most famous windsurfing locations in the world. internationalwindsurfingtour.com NOVEMBER Made in Maui County Festival Enjoy a wide variety of Made in Maui County products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashions, gifts and collectibles. There will also be demonstrations, food trucks and more! madeinmauicountyfestival.com Hula O Na Keiki Maui’s only children’s solo hula and chant competition is hosted at the Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel. The weekend features workshops on chant and hula, ‘ono (delicious) grinds and live entertainment. hawaiiculture.com Maui Jim Maui Invitational Hawai‘i’s Chaminade University hosts NCAA-sanctioned top college teams in this annual pre-season tournament at the Lāhainā Civic Center (televised). mauiinvitational.com DECEMBER Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree Lāhainā’s landmark Banyan Tree lights up the holiday season with thousands of colored lights. Santa comes to town while choirs sing Christmas carols accompanied by hula. Enjoy holiday crafts in the park and Hawaiian entertainment. visitlahaina.com For specific dates and times, check the websites listed or visit gohawaii.com/maui. Events subject to change.
Kauai Travel Planner 2018-2019