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Holiday Shopping Events

Craft fairs and holiday shopping events big and small, all around Maui this holiday season. I also love the idea of the event at the bottom – the first of its kind on Maui – an Alternative Christmas Market at St. John’s in Keokea, where you can donate to a charitable organization under a friend’s name, and receive a card explaining the gift for under the tree!  If I have missed your event, please feel free to contact me (info in About section) or leave a comment 

  • Event: MOCShopTillYouDrop2014
  • Date: Saturday, November 29
    Time: 5:30pm-8:30pm
    Location: Maui Ocean Treasures – Gift Shop at Maui Ocean Center, Ma’alaea
  • Details: 30% off everything in the store (except Pandora Jewelry), 40 vendors in the outdoor courtyard, live entertainment, food and drinks available for purchase at the Reef Cafe, door prizes!
  • Cost: Free! (everyone gets one door prize entry, but bring in canned food donations for more entries – up to 5)
  • More Info: Check out their website, Facebook and Instagram accounts for more info!

maui holiday craft fair aquarium 2014

  • Event: Holiday Marketplace/Small Business Saturday at HUE 
  • Date: Saturday, November 29
  • Time: tbd
  • Location: 210 Alamaha St, Kahului
  • Details: Pop-up shops from local vendors
  • More Info: Check out their website and Facebook
  • Event: Small Business Saturday in Paia 
  • Date: Saturday, November 29
  • Details: Lots of great shops in Paia are offering discounts, many listed on the PaiaMaui.com website (click on date and scroll to bottom) – also 10% kama’aina discount (friday, saturday and sunday) at Maui Crafts Guild. 
  • Event: Hui Holiday – First Night at Hui Noeau
  • Date: Wednesday, December 3
  • Time: 5pm – 8pm
  • Location: Hui Noeau, 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao
  • Details:  Shop for exclusive treasures by local artists and vendors and enjoy spirited music and festive drinks and pupu while surrounded by holiday décor of the historic Kaluanui Estate. Also includes the unveiling of designer/choreographer André Morissette’s imaginative “holiday window” installations.
  • Cost: Pre-purchase Tickets: $30 , Call (808) 572-6560
  • More Info: http://huinoeau.com/happenings/events/

hui holiday lights makawao christmas

  • Event: Montessori School of Maui Holiday Fair
  • Date: Friday, December 5th
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: 2933 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
  • Details: Parents and local vendors will offer lovely hand-made wreaths, wildly popular home-baked goodies, jams and jellies, jewelry, clothing and other specialty items perfect for gift-giving and adding holiday cheer to your home.  Highlights of the event are a special storytelling presentation by On the Wing Storytelling at 3:30 p.m. and a performance by the Suzuki Maui Violin Youth Ensemble at 4:15 p.m.  Interested vendors may contact ptomontessori@gmail.com.
  • Cost: Admission is free and open to the public.
  • More Info: www.momi.org

montessori 2014 holiday fair maui crafts

  • maui waldorf holiday faire fairEvent: Holiday Faire at Haleakala Waldorf School 
  • Date: Saturday, December 6
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Location: 4160 Lower Kula Road
  • Details: 75 of Maui’s best artisans, live entertainment, kids crafts, puppet show, games and more!  Elf Parade at 10AM, every child dressed as Santa’s helper gets a FREE gift!
  • Admission: $3 for adults, under 12 free
  • More info: Click here 
  • Event: 17th Annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree
  • Date: Saturday December 6th and Sunday December 7th
  • Time: Lighting of the Tree – 6:30pm Saturday, Dec 6, Events run 10am-7pm Saturday and 9am – 5pm Sunday
  • Location: Banyan Tree, Front Street, Lahaina
  • Details:  (awaiting confirmation but I believe this is the schedule- or contact info below to confirm before you go) On Saturday, live music and holiday craft fair starts at 10am. Keiki activities kick off at 2pm with the arrival of Santa at the North Pole, cookie decorating, face painting and Christmas crafts. Da Hawaiian Snowman ice sculpture is arriving at 4pm, donated and carved on site by Lahaina Ice Company. TREE LIGHTING is 6:30pm Saturday, with live music by Lahainaluna HS Band  (Tree stays lit for entire holiday season December 6th-to January 2nd, 2015). Holiday arts and crafts fair and live music continues Sunday at 9am .
  • Admission: Free, however the LahainaTown Action Committee requests one canned or non perishable food item for admission to the “North Pole” winter wonderland.
  • For More Info: lynn@visitlahaina.com or call 808 667 9715

2014 Maui Tree Lighting Holiday Christmas Lights Tree

  • Event: Maui Mompreneur Winter Showcase Craft Fair
  • Date: Saturday, December 6
  • Time: 9am – 1pm
  • Location: Maui Beach Ellair Rainbow Ballroom
  • Details: Showcasing Maui’s Mom-owned businesses – handmade gift items perfect for Christmas, baked goods, jewelry and more!
  • Cost: FREE
  • For More Info: For vendor spaces please call: 808-757-4739
  • Event: Maui Humane Society’s Holiday Pet Fair
  • Date: Saturday, December 6
  • Time: 11am – 2pm
  • Location: 1350 Mehameha Loop, Puunene
  • Details: Gifts and Crafts, Photos with Santa Paws, Pick your  price on all adoptions, pet care services and supply vendors, tutu’s shave ice, outrigger pizza company, dog restraint demonstrations and discounted microchips
  • For more Info: Click Here 
  • Event: Upcountry Lighting of the Tree
  • Date: Sunday, December 7
  • Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Location: Maui Wine, Ulupalakua Vineyards
  • Details: Tree lighting, caroling, holiday crafts for kids, treats, sparkling wine toast, and outdoor movie showing of POLAR EXPRESS! This tree lighting ceremony is in honor of Ulupalakua’s 150 years of commitment to our island’s land and the never-ending forestation efforts, including the replanting that follows tropical storm Iselle’s destruction earlier this year.
  • Admission: Free Admission, but please bring canned and non-perishable foods for Maui Food Bank
  • For More Info: click here 

upcountry holiday tree lighting

  • Event: Alternative Christmas Market
  • Date: Sunday, December 7
  • Time: 9am – 2pm
  • Location: St Johns Episcopal Church, Kula (across from Keokea Park)
  • Details: For the first time ever on Maui – 20 local and international nonprofits offer an opportunity to buy ‘gifts’ (such as buying a goat for a family in Africa in the friend’s name), by making a donation on their behalf, a receive a card for under their tree!! Do good and feel good!  Charities will include: Maui Food Bank, Aloha House, Hospice Maui, Women Helping Women, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Maui AIDS Foundation, Maui Youth and Family Services, Malama Family Recovery Center, Somos Ohana Nicaragua, A Cup of Cold Water, Heifer Project, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Imua Family Services, Episcopal Relief and Development, and more!
  • For More Info: http://www.stjohnsmaui.org

 

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Fall Schedule of Events for Maui

It hasn’t even started getting cooler yet (in fact, it’s hotter this week now that the summer’s cooling tradewinds are on hold) – but the Fall Festival season is just about to get hopping!  Here are some of the best events coming in for the end of September and October and November.   If you have a totally awesome event that you would like featured here, please send it in! (contact info in About section).

  • Event: MAPA Garden Party
  • Date: Sunday, September 21
  • Time:1-5pm
  • Location: Yokouchi Estate, Wailuku
  • Details: An elegant afternoon of food, wine, friends and great hats.  A benefit for MAPA’s Educations and Performing Arts Programs. Silent Auction and Live Auction
  • Cost: $75 per person, $85 at the event (21 years and older)
  • For More Info: http://www.mauiacademy.org/garden.asp
  • Event: St. John’s Kula Festival
  • Date: Saturday, September 27
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Location: 8992 Kula Hwy, Across from Keokea Park
  • Details: Ono food, baked goods, kids games, free face painting, plants, flowers, farm fresh produce, crafters, silent auction and live entertainment. beneficiaries this year include A Cup of Cold Water and the Hope Lodge.
  • Cost: $1, kids under 10 free
  • For More Info: 878-1485
  • kula pumpkin picking 2014 when does it open Event: Pumpkin Patch Season Starts!
  • Date: Saturday, September 27
  • Location: Kula Country Farms
  • Details: Corn maze, visit with farm animals, pick your own pumpkin and more!  Rumor of something new this year: mini-golf!
  • Cost: varies per activity
  • For More Info: http://kulacountryfarmsmaui.com
  • Event: Maui Calls
  • Date: Saturday, September 27
  • Time: 6pm
  • Location: Maui Arts and Cultural Center
  • Details: (Previously scheduled for August but postponed due to the hurricanes) “Celebrating the Music of Hawaii” is the theme, with music flowing throughout the evening, from greeting to goodbye. Throughout the evening, guests may eat their fill of gourmet pupu and dessert creations offered by almost 20 of Maui’s finest restaurants, and sample fine wines. Silent and live auctions and dancing!
  • Cost: $175 (21 and over only)
  • For More Info: http://www.mauiarts.org/?p=2&Month=09&Year=2014&showID=780&d=2014-09-27
  • Event: TEDxMaui
  • Date: Sunday, September 28
  • Time: 9am – >
  • Location: MACC Castle Theater
  • Details: All day event includes innovative and inspiring speakers and performers who have the courage to dream and change the world with revolutionary ideas.
  • Cost: $100
  • For More Info:  http://www.mauiarts.org/?p=2&Month=09&Year=2014&showID=832
  • Event: Maui Fair (92nd)
  • Dates: Thursday, October 2 – Sunday, October 5
  • Times: Vary by day
  • Location: Kahului fairgrounds
  • Details: It’s the County Fair!  Pretty Much Everything!
  • For More info: mauifair.com
  • Event: Maui Children and Youth Day
  • Date: Saturday, October 11
  • Time: 3-6pm
  • Location: Kenolio Rec Center, Kihei
  • Details: Crafts, games, treasure hunt, food booths and more at this free, family friendly event.
  • Cost: Free!
  • For More Info: 879-8698
  • maui 2014 fall events calendar listing pumpkin patch Event: Fall Festival at Carden Academy
  • Date: Saturday, October 18
  • Time: 9am – 2pm
  • Location: Carden Academy of Maui
  • Details: Carden Academy will be transformed into an upcountry harvest festival for the entire community to enjoy! Games, delicious food, book fair, entertainment, hand-made goodies, rummage sale and so much more! This is a great opportunity to learn more about Carden Academy as well with admissions information available, and special activities for potential incoming kindergarteners.
  • Cost: $1 donation to Pukalani Backpack Buddies for age 13 and up
  • For More Information: http://www.cardenmaui.org
  • NOTE: Crafters are welcome to apply to sell their wares at the festival!  To get an application, contact Ellyn at emortimer@cardenmaui.org
  • Event: Ghoulin Rouge Haunted Prom
  • Date: Friday, October 24
  • Location: Montessori School of Maui, Makawao
  • Details: Check out Maui’s best 21 and over Halloween costume party and help raise funds in support of the school’s mission.  Enjoy handcrafted artisan cocktails by Garnish, a sumptuous buffet by Three’s Catering, a funky DJ dance party by Valerie the Vibe Goddess and tons of Halloween fun. Indulge in an amazing array of silent auction bargains and enter to win a killer prize in our costume contest.
  • Cost: Tickets start from $85
  • For More Info:http://www.momi.org/events/ghoulinrouge.cfm
  • Event: Noble Chef (18th Annual)
  • Date: Saturday, November 1
  • Time: sometime in the evening…
  • Location: Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea
  • Details: Maui Culinary Academy’s biggest annual fundraiser – this year’s theme is La Dolce Vita “The sweet life” – with a tasting reception, elegant dinner and fine Italy-inspired wines and spirits, after party lounge and a unique auction.  Maui’s celebrity chefs partner up with the culinary students to create amazing creations!
  • Cost: Prices start at $195
  • For more info and to purchase tickets ONLINE: http://noblechef.maui.hawaii.edu
  • Event: Made in Maui County Festival
  • Date: Friday, Nov 7 (buyer only) & Saturday, Nov 8
  • Time: varies each day
  • Location: MACC
  • Details:first-ever event showcasing a wide variety of Made in Maui County products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashions, gifts, and collectibles ALL in one location. There will also be demonstrations, food trucks and more. For buyers only on Friday, open to public on Saturday!
  • Cost: $3, kids 12 and under free
  • For More Info: http://www.madeinmauicountyfestival.com
  • Event: Dine Out for Hospice Maui
  • Date: Tuesday, November 11
  • Time: varies by restaurant
  • Location: numerous restaurants island-wide!
  • Details: Dine at one of the many restaurants taking part in this event, and a portion of the proceeds from the day or selected course will be donated to Hospice Maui.
  • For more information: http://www.hospicemaui.org
  • Event: Hui No’eau Food and Wine Celebration (8th Annual)
  • Date: Friday, November 14
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: Hotel Wailea
  • Details: Maui’s top chefs create small plates that are paired with a mouth-watering range of superb wines. This fabulous “friendraiser” promotes and supports the Hui No‘eau’s mission to unlock creativity through exceptional visual arts education.
  • Cost: Tickets are $150 or $250 for VIP
  • For More Info: http://huifoodwine.weebly.com

October Events on Maui – Full of Fall Fun!

I’ve spent 8 years of my life on the east coast, 4 in New England, but here are my reasons for not missing the ‘Fall’ while living on Maui

  1. You can make pumpkin pie anywhere
  2. You can drive up the hill if you want to be chilly/put on a sweater
  3. While you are upcountry, you can head over to Kula Country Farms to pick your own pumpkins
  4. There are Fall Festival events all over the island
  5. Maui does Halloween better than anywhere else…

This October happens to be chock full of awesome fall, halloween, and just plain awesome events… here are some of the highlights, (please feel free to suggest more in the comment section) with Fall and Halloween events in ORANGE.

  • Event: You Pick Pumpkins at Kula Country Farms – Opening Tuesday, September 24!!! 
  • Date: All Month Long (weather/farm dependent – call or check Facebook for updates)
  • Hours: Typical hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm / Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm (May change with the Pumpkin Patch…)
  • Description: This event grows every year, with corn mazes and lots of kid-friendly fun.
  • Location: Kula Highway, across from Rice Park
  • Admission: Fee for the maze and any other activities they may add…
  • Phone: Office Phone: 808-878-8381 or Farm Stand Phone: 808-357-3903
  • More Info: check their Facebook page
  • Event: Maui Fair 2013
  • Date/ Hours:   
  • Thursday, Oct. 3 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4 – 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 – 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday, Oct. 6 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (discounted admission)
  • Description: Rides, Food, Farm Animals, Games… typical fair fun!
  • Location: Wailuku, War Memorial Complex
  • Admission: Adults $7.00, Keiki (5-11) $3.00, 4 and under are FREE
  • More Info: http://mauifair.com/2013/
  • Event: Maui Ukulele Festival
  • Date: Sunday, October 13
  • Hours: 1-7pm
  • Description: Relax on the amphitheater lawn while listening to Hawaii’s best musicians, door prizes, crafters, food for purchase
  • Location: MACC Amphitheater
  • Admission: FREE!!!
  • More Info: http://www.mauiarts.org
  • Event: Fall Festival at Carden Academy
  • Date: Saturday, October 19
  • Hours: 9am – 2pm
  • Description: A community-centered day with upcountry-grown pumpkins, food, entertainment, petting zoo,  kids activities, crafters, and more!
  • Location: Carden Academy, Pukalani (across from King Kekaulike)
  • Admission: $1 or a canned food (all donations go to Pukalani Backpack Buddies)
  • More Info: Click for the event Page or Check the Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Fall Harvest Festival at Haku Baldwin Center
  • Date: Sunday, October 20
  • Hours: 9am – 3pm
  • Description: Pony rides, petting zoo, haunted house, carnival games, food trucks & vendors, farmer’s market, silent auction and a costume contest at 1pm!
  • Location: Haku Baldwin Center, 444 Makawao Ave
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: See the Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Ghoulin Rouge at Montessori School of Maui
  • Date: Friday, October 25
  • Hours: 6-10pm
  • Description: Maui’s best Halloween costume party (21 and over, only) Gourmet food, handcrafted cocktails, live music and dj dance party.
  • Location: Montessori School of Maui, 2933 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
  • Admission: Tickets range from $100-$200
  • More Info: Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Noble Chef – Fundraiser for Maui Culinary Academy
  • Date: Saturday, October 26
  • Hours: 5:30 – 9:30pm
  • Description: Maui’s premiere Food and Wine Event (look for a complete post on this event coming soon!)
  • Location: Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea
  • Admission: $185
  • More Info: http://noblechef.maui.hawaii.edu
  • Event: Halloween Trick or Treating and Underwater Pumpkin Carving at Maui Ocean Center
  • Date: Thursday, October 31
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Description: Keiki ages 3-12 visiting the Aquarium can ‘trick-or-treat’ in the Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop to receive candy and Halloween trinkets.  SCUBA divers carve pumpkins underwater in the Black Tip exhibit at 11:30am and Open Ocean exhibit at 1pm.
  • Cost: Included with Aquarium admission
  • More information: http://www.mauioceancenter.com
  • Event: Halloween in Lahaina
  • Date: Thursday, October 31
  • Hours:  Keiki Parade starts at 4:30pm, Other activities go all night long
  • Description: The Keiki Halloween Costume Parade is sponsored by the Lahaina Rotary, Sunrise Rotary Club of Lahaina and the Soroptomist of West Maui. Front Street is closed to vehicle traffic for the keiki parade, then when the kids go home, the real party starts!  Always a scene.  
  • Admission: FREE!

There will be more information coming soon, as I’m sure everyone’s October event details are just now being finalized:  Look forward to fun information from Maui Ocean Center, Pacific Whale Foundation – including the possibility of  cruises to Front Street/Lahaina for Halloween and back…

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