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The annual Lahaina Jackpot is the fifth qualifying event of the Maui Jim Hawaii Marlin Tournament Series--big game fishing for cash prizes. For more information call (808) 327-1440.
WHALERS VILLAGE MAUI ONION FESTIVAL
Celebrate the sweet Maui Onion with a weekend of fun, food, and cooking demonstrations as well as an onion-eating contest, amateur and pro. chef cooking competitions, farmers market, and music. Outdoors, Whalers Village in the Kaanapali Resort. Free admission. For more information call (808) 661-4567 or (866) FUN-N-SUN.
MAUI POLYNESIAN TAHITI FETE
Tahitian dancers perform with the drums of the Pacific for this annual Tahitian solo and group dance and, group drumming competition Arts & crafts, food and beverages. War Memorial Gym, Wailuku. For more information call (808) 250-0737 .
WOMEN'S HEALTH FAIR
Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women, this annual event features health screenings and other information on living a healthier life for the women of Maui County as well as our guests. This event is open to the public and free. Location: Queen Ka'ahumanu Center For more information call (808) 248-7380.
ALOHA FESTIVAL ROYAL COURT INVESTITURE--KA HOOLAA O NA ALII -
The pageantry of an ancient Hawaiian hoolaa, investiture of the ruling monarch, can be seen in this colorful event. The Maui Royal Court receives their symbols of reign at Wailuku, 'Iao Valley State Park. Free to the public. For more information call (808) 870-8047.
All month (ongoing)
MAUI OCEAN CENTER
The Maui Ocean Center is the only aquarium in the world dedicated to fostering understanding, wonder and respect for Hawaii’s marine life. The three-acre marine park, the largest tropical reef aquarium in the western hemisphere, provides information, tours by marine naturalists and exhibits on thousands of indigenous fish, sharks, turtles, stingrays and other fascinating marine animals. Sea Talks are FREE and open to the public. For more information call (808) 270-7000.
All month (ongoing)
MCGREGOR POINT LOOKOUT
Free whale and ocean information is provided by the Pacific Whale Foundation. The (PWF) Ocean Outreach Van is at this scenic lookout daily 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.with interesting whale displays and free information about whales. PWF's Marine Research naturalists will be on hand to help you spot whales from one of the best shore-based whalewatching locations on Maui. Free. For more information call (808) 879-8860.
Every Sunday (ongoing)
MAUI POLO CLUB GAMES
A great sport for players and spectators alike held in beautiful Upcountry Maui. Be part of the excitement! See the Maui Polo Club's site for event schedule (approx. 1 p.m.) and map/directions to the polo field. For more information call (808) 572-4915 or (808) 877-7744.
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
Ongoing Ranger/Naturalist programs include guided walks, hikes, as well as programs on geology and natural and cultural history. In the Summit area, special evening star watching programs are conducted periodically. Occasionally special all day and half day hikes, three day service trips, or full moon hikes are offered. Call: (808) 572-4400 for current schedules. For more information call (808) 572-4400.
Every evening (ongoing)
The Sheraton Maui, Kaanapali (West Maui) rests atop the famed black rock, Puu Kekaa, site of many Hawaiian legends. A torch lighting and cliff diving ceremony is enacted each evening right before sunset. The public can watch a young man in ancient Hawaiian garb light torches as he runs to the rock's summit. Perched at the top, he dives off the cliff into the calm waters surrounding the landmark. For more information call (808) 661-0031 or (800) 245-9229.
ASTRONOMY TOUR OF THE STARS
A brilliant tour of the stars is given nightly on the roof for one hour. Astronomy-quality telescopes are set up for viewing pleasure by the star guide. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Kaanapali (West Maui). For more information call (800) 245-9229.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. (ongoing)
MAUI CROQUET CLUB
Play International Rules croquet with the Maui Croquet Club, member of the United States Croquet Association. If you don't know how to play, they will teach you. If you don't have a mallet, they will loan you one. Waipuilani Park, Kihei, HI For more information call (808) 879-0087.
Occasional Saturdays and Sundays (ongoing)
HEUI CRAFT FAIR
Hosted by Na Kupana o Maui at Lahaina Banyond Tree Park, 9:00 am til 5:00 pm. Some live music. Dates are assigned by the County of Maui. For more information call (808) 281-1567.