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Exploring: Calendar > Maui > October
Late Summer, Early Fall
Aloha Festivals is Hawaii's premier cultural showcase, a celebration of Hawai'i's music, dance and history intended to preserve the unique island traditions. For more information call (808) 870-8047.
MAUI COUNTY FAIR
One of he oldest fairs in Hawaii and one of Maui's premier community events with a parade, carnival rides, island arts & crafts, horticulture displays, flower shows, lifestyle tents, livestock and more. The four-day fair is held at the Wailuku War Memorial Complex. For more information call (808) 280-6889.
MAUI HOUSE OF THE SUN SOLAR TOUR
Maui residents are invited to tour homes and businesses that save money by using solar energy. The tour is part of a National Solar Tour to help recognize October as National Energy Awareness Month. Maui's Annual "House of the Sun Solar Tour," sponsored by the Hawaii PV Coalition, opens properties to the public, providing an in-depth look at solar electricity and solar hot water. During the tour, participants will learn energy-efficiency strategies and methods, speak with property owners and experts, and learn how the technology works, what it costs, and why it makes sense-both financially and for the environment. Tour hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is FREE to the public. For more information call 808-579-8288.
MAUI ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW
A beautiful show with hundreds of orchids on display and for sale, lectures and demonstrations. One of the many orchid shows presented throughout the year by the Orchid Societies in Hawaii. War Memorial Complex, Wailuku. For more information call (808) 247-3345.
ALOHA FESTIVALS HANA OPENING CEREMONIES AND PARADE
The sleepy town of Hana will burst to life for the opening ceremony and parade that will feature floats designed and built by local high school students and elegant pau riders. The opening ceremonies will offer a day of fun-filled activities, food, games and displays. For more information call (808) 248-7002.
E KUI LIMA, JOIN HANDS
Celebrate Hawaii's multi-ethnic heritage at this annual event featuring an eclectic array of interactive arts, crafts, cuisine, music and dance culminating in a special appearance by the Aloha Festivals Royal Court and presentation of hookupu. Embassy Vacation Resort, Honokowai (West Maui). For more information call Manon Carbajal (808) 661-2000 ext. 359.
KUU HOME O WAILUKU
Enjoy music, dance, entertainment, ono (delicious) food and arts and crafts on Main Street in historic Wailuku town. Wailuku (Central Maui). For more information call (808) 270-7414.
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL
A two-day event featuring the rich, multicultural heritage of the islands. Enjoy a showcase of local ethnic performers and a visit from the Aloha Festivals Royal Court as well as cultural crafts throughout the mall. Lahaina Cannery Mall, Lahaina (West Maui). For more information call (808) 661-5304.
Mid to Late October
HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Films from Asia, the Pacific and North America are presented. Shown at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theatre and McCoy Studio Theatre and at the Maui Communiyt College at various times. For more information call (808) 528-3456.
LAHAINA BANYAN TREE HOOLAULEA
Held under the largest banyan tree in the state, this annual hoolaulea features arts, crafts, hula, food booths and music. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information call (800) 852-7690.
October 24, 2011
XTERRA MAKENA BEACH TRAIL RUN - 5/10KM
Experience Maui like you've never experienced it before. From the hills of Haleakala to the black sand beaches. This is a race you'll never forget. For more information call (808) 521-4322.
End of October
ANNUAL LAHAINA WAHINE FISHING TOURNAMENT
Since 1978, members of the Lahaina Yacht Club and others in the Maui community volunteer to make this event happen for the ladies. For more information call (808) 661-4474.
End of October
ANNUAL LAHAINA JACKPOT FISHING TOURNAMENT
Since 1977, members of the Lahaina Yacht Club and others in the Maui community volunteer to make this event happen. For more information call 808-661-4474.
End of October
ANNUAL HARVEST GYMKHANA COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER
Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Costume Contest, Games & Prizes, Food, Crafts, Farmer's Market. They say: "Our therapeutic programs are dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities, patients and seniors in hospitals, rehabilitation, convalescent, assisted-care, pediatric, adult-day care and Alzheimer facilities." For more information call (808) 572-9129.
End of October
ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL AND CRAFT FAIR
This fun, family event features: games, pony rides, bouncy castles, a pie-eating contest, face painting, arts & crafts, a pumpkin patch, food & drinks. Proceeds from the Harvest Festival will directly benefit the children of Montessori Hale O Keiki by providing funds for financial aid and educational programs. For more information call 808-874-7441.
HALLOWEEN IN LAHAINA
Celebrated since 1990 as the "Mardi Gras of the Pacific," this is more than just a night on the town in costume! Over 30,000 revelers come to Front Street on Halloween night, which is closed to vehicle traffic from 4pm to 2am. The annual children's costume parade down Front Street at 4:30 pm kicks-off the evening. Other features include crafters, activities and food booths, live music and dancing. Lahaina Town sponsors The Great Halloween Costume Contest in Banyan Tree Park which begins at 7pm. Restaurants and retail merchants offer costume contests throughout the evening. Shopping centers feature Haunted Houses for kids during the week. For more information call Lahaina Event Hotline (888) 310-1117 (toll-free) or (808) 667-9194..
ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CANNERY FAMILY FUN DAY
A fun-filled night for the keiki (children), mixed with trick-o-treating throughout the mall. Games, fun activities for the entire family and a keiki costume contest at the Lahaina Cannery Mall (West Maui). Lahaina Cannery Mall’s annual family celebration of all things Halloween just got larger. The west Maui center will host an all-ages “Haunted House” each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of October. On October 31, Lahaina Cannery Mall will host “Halloween Cannery Family Fun Day” starting at 3 p.m. with such family treats as an outdoor concert, feats of prestidigitation, and ample opportunity for trick-or-treating. Activities include: Keiki jumping castles; Halloween crafts, face painting; Magic, balloon animals; Shave ice, drinks, grinds; Car/Bike/Truck show; Live entertainment; Trick-or-treating from store to store; Photos with Frankenstein; Keiki costume contest; Haunted House. All entertainment and activities are free of charge. Proceeds from haunted house and food/drink booths benefit Toys for Tots and The Neighborhood Place. Lahaina Cannery Mall has more than 50 shops and restaurants and is located on the north end of Lahaina Town fronting Honoapiilani Highway and Front Street. For more information call (808) 661-5304.
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.