Queen Ka`ahumanu Center (QKC) will be celebrating Kodomo-no-hi, also known as Boys’ Day, on the first Saturday in May. Maui Minyo Kai will be presenting Japanese crafts including koi nobori (Japanese pole and flag) and origami. Entertainment includes Japanese folk and classical dancing by both Maui Minyo Kai and Maui Buyo Dance Academy, along with our Maui DJ spinning fun, family tunes. Character favorites, Captain Marvel and Captain America, will also meet and greet our keiki with balloons. Giveaways include door prizes and a chance-to-win the grand prize, a Sanrio Ka’ahumanu $100 Sanrio Gift Basket. When: Saturday, May 4th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Where: Queen Ka`ahumanu Center.
Celebrating its 46th year, the Annual Seabury Hall Craft Fair signals the last minute mark to get your mom a Mother’s Day gift! Always falling on the Saturday before the Sunday of Mother’s Day, the craft fair is held across the school grounds and is an awesome place to search for a locally handmade gift. Just as a word of caution, every year there is always a light drizzle which actually works in the favor of the craft fair because fair goers are treated to the rainbows that follow May showers. Admission for adults is $5 and children 12 and under are free. There is plenty of free parking on the ranch land just across from campus, while there is also parking on campus for a certain premium. When: Saturday, May 11th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
The 19th annual Maui Matsuri Festival is spread across two weekends with the final event culminating in a day celebration and exploration into the Japanese culture. The event is meant to honor one of the many immigrant cultures that has shaped Hawaii into what we know it as today. Festival entertainment includes Japanese and Okinawan traditions, free children’s crafts, food booths, crafts, children’s’ games, exhibits, cosplay exhibition, martial arts demos, eating contests, and art drawing contests. The festival wraps up with a traditional Bon Dance and is meant to honor the ancestors. When: May 25th from 2:00 pm to 9:00pm. Where: Festival – UH Maui Courtyard.
Recognized as one of Maui’s best spring time events, the 11th Annual Maui Brewers Festival is the Maui Arts & Culture Center’s most supported annual fundraising event. It’s easy to see why with more than 35 local, national, and international breweries, plus more than 25 local food vendors, the afternoon is sure to be one of Maui’s experience activities. If you’re not a beer fan, the festival will also have hard cider, hard kombucha, and root beer. All tickets include the designated number of beer tastings, a commemorative glass for beer sampling. When: Saturday, May 18th from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. Where: A&B Amphitheater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Tickets: http://mauiarts.org/brew_fest
VIP tickets at $120 include:
• Entry at 2:00 pm for exclusive VIP tasting
• Ten (10) 4 oz. beer tastings
• Access to rare beer throughout the event (while supplies last)
• First dibs at food from over 20 vendors
• Commemorative tasting glass
• Discounted festival t-shirt
• Beer lanyard
• Live music
• Prize giveaways only for VIPs
General admission tickets at $65 include:
• Eight (8) 4 oz. beer tastings
• Commemorative tasting glass
• Food selections from over 20 vendors
• Live music
• Prize giveaways
Arts & Culture
This year’s 50th Annual Barrio Fiesta highlights the prominence and importance of the Filipino culture and the role it plays in our local community. As a cultural celebration, there will be plenty of food, games for the children, live entertainment, and the opportunity to learn where some of the local traditions can come. Influenced strongly by the Spanish, the filipino cultures offers an interesting mix of western and eastern influences. When: Friday, May 24th to Sunday, May 26th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Where: War Memorial Soccer Field in Wailuku..
Spend a beautiful morning painting in the garden and celebrate the most important women in your life! Participants will take home two painted pots planted with a native plant. MNBG Horticulturalist, Kaili Kosaka, will teach basic painting techniques, general plant care, and the importance of planting with natives! Cost: $50, or $25 for current MNBG members (fee includes all workshop materials). For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. When: Saturday, May 11th from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Where: Maui Botanical Garden in Kahului.
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