FOOD & DRINK
2023 Maui bon dance schedule: Obon festival continues through September
The 2023 bon dance schedule kicked off this weekend with the first event held June 3 at the Lahaina Shingon Mission. Find a complete schedule of upcoming bon dance dates HERE:. Lahaina Shingon Mission, 682 Luakini St., Lahaina, 661-0466. June 10, (Sat.) 7:30 p.m. Puʻunēnē Nichiren Mission, 9 Ani St.,...
Maui Humane Society hosts free spay/neuter clinic, seeks pet pics for calendar contest
PUUNENE, Hawaii (KITV4)- Maui Humane Society is looking for pics of your pets for a calendar photo contest. Pets who get the most votes will win a featured spot in the 2024 MHS Pet Calendar. Each vote is $1 (required minimum of 5 votes) and 100% of proceeds will be used to help shelter animals at the facility.
This Local Girl is Heating Things Up on MasterChef
Honolulu (KHON2) – Maui native, Madame Donut is heating things up on Season 13 of FOX’s MasterChef as one of this years’ contestants. Owner and baker of Donut Dynamite, Madame Donut is bringing a Hawaii twist to MasterChef as she spreads the Aloha spirit through her recipes.
Piano Synergy: Pianists from France and Canada on Maui, June 17-18
Ebb & Flow Arts will present Piano Synergy – four concerts of multi-piano music on June 17 and 18 at the Maui Music Conservatory, located at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center (first floor near the old Sears store) in Kahului. Admission is free. “Our invited composer/pianists from Canada and...
United: Washington D.C. – Maui, Hawaii (and vice versa). $474 (Basic Economy) / $634 (Regular Economy). Roundtrip, including all Taxes
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Pop-up performance by Anthony Pfluke with songs inspired by Wailuku and Kahoʻolawe
SMALL TOWN * BIG ART artist Anthony Pfluke will present a 30-minute public, outdoor pop-up performance featuring original songs inspired by the history, culture and sense of place of Kahoʻolawe and Wailuku, Maui. The event takes place on June 16, 2023, at Kīpuka Square beside the ʻĪao Theater in Wailuku.
Survey seeks resident feedback on countywide parks and recreation use, needs
The county’s Department of Parks and Recreation is rolling out a countywide survey starting Thursday, June 1, to assess park and recreation use, preferences and needs. Responses will help guide the department in managing and developing parks, facilities and recreation programs. Administered by Anthology Marketing Group in Honolulu, the...
21st Annual Maui Matsuri Festival draws thousands of attendees
The Maui Matsuri Festival celebrated its 21st year at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College campus on Saturday with saimin and natto eating contests, cosplay, taiko drum performances, food and craft vendors, cultural exhibitions and the iconic Community Obon Dance finale. Thousands attended the free annual event, which returned...
The 6 best cafes in Kahului, according to Yelp
Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated cafes in Kahului using data from Yelp.
Maui Humane Society begs for help after extreme overcrowding forces euthanasia decisions
PUUNENE (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Maui Humane Society is begging for help as it deals with extremely overcrowded conditions at its shelter. If no action is taken, they may be forced to euthanize some of the animals. “We have never come out to the community before to talk about euthanasia the...
Maui United Way receives $2,000 donation from Koholā Brewery
Maui United Way, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives and strengthening communities in Maui County, announced the receipt of a donation of over $2,000 from Koholā Brewery. The donation was made possible through the sales of the popular Hula Badger beer, a collaborative effort between Koholā Brewery and...
Vendors can now apply to 10th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival
The Maui Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Product Vendor and Food Truck Vendor applications for the 2023 Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival. The 10th Annual event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Nov. 3 and 4, 2023. Presented by the Maui Chamber...
OUTRIGGER Plans Acquisition of Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel
HONOLULU—OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group announced its plans to acquire Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel, a beachfront resort on the island of Maui. It is located on Kā‘anapali Beach, which spans 11 acres with 432 rooms. The transaction is expected to close on July 26, 2023, when the property will be rebranded as OUTRIGGER Kā‘anapali Beach Resort. The purchase price is not being disclosed.
Maui Huliau’s youth film festival returns to Imua Discovery Garden, May 28
Maui Huliau Foundation, an environmental education nonprofit serving Maui’s youth, will host their annual Huliau Youth Environmental Film Festival at the Imua Discovery Garden in Wailuku on Sunday, May 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This outdoor showing will feature nine short environmental films created by Maui students from various schools over the past school year.
Maui Entertainment, Arts, Community, May 25-31
For a list of upcoming events, concerts, shows and entertainment for May 18-24, find our comprehensive listing HERE. Japanese Festival, Children’s Day events, Saturday. The 21st Annual Maui Matsuri Festival takes place at the University of Hawaii-Maui campus Saturday, May 27, from 3 to 9 p.m. Earlier in the day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the celebration kicks off with a Children’s Day Celebration at Queen Kaahumanu Center. Admission to both events are free.
Maui Brewing Co to host Pint Night benefit for Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
Maui Brewing Company Brewpub in Lahaina is hosting a Pint Night for the Birds on May 26 from 6-10 p.m. The event is a benefit night for Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. Half of the pub profits from house beers sold will go towards protecting native birds on Maui. Organizers say guests can enjoy local beers while helping endangered species.
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