Festivals and Events in Maui
Time your honeymoon or romantic getaway in Maui to coincide with a range of events and festivals held to celebrate cultural and significant historical events as well as the arts and sports.
Aloha Classic Windsurfing Championships (Nov – annual) – See top windsurfing action at the Aloha Classic Windsurfing Championships, held off the Ho'okipa Beach Park, near Paia on the north coast of Maui. (photo, right)
Billabong Pro Maui (Dec – annual) – Watch the world’s best surfers compete for cash prizes at the annual Billabong Pro Maui, held at Kapalua Resort on the northwest coast of Maui.
Maui Paradise Marathon (Jan – annual) – Take part in or watch the event recognised as one of the most scenic marathons in the USA, which starts and finishes at Kalama Beach Park in Kihei.
SBS Championship (Jan – annual) – Watch the opening tournament of the 2010 PGA Tour played at the Plantation Course of the Kapalua Resort on Maui’s northwest shore.
The Great Maui Whale Festival (Feb – annual) – Take to the streets and join the fun as Maui celebrates the endangered humpback whales that migrate to Hawaii each winter.
Celebration of the Arts (April – annual) – Watch the best of Hawaiian arts and culture at this annual three-day festival, held at the Ritz-Carlton at Kapalua.
Banyan Tree Birthday Party (April – annual) – Join the two-day fete to celebrate Lahaina's most famous landmark, the Banyan Tree, planted on 24 April 1873 in Courthouse Square.
Kapalua Wine & Food Festival (Jun – annual) – Sample the best of Hawaiian foods at this themed gala with cooking demonstrations and wine tasting, held on the manicured lawns of the Kapalua Resort on Maui’s northwest shore.
Makawo Parade & Rodeo (4 July – annual) – Celebrate Independence Day the cowboy way at the annual upcountry Makawao Parade & Rodeo, which features roping events, riding displays with all-day country and western dance and song.