The Chinese Moon Festival is always a great cultural experience for the family and really everyone of all ages! Lahaina Town honors the local bounty of produce grown on island as well as showcases the traditions of Chinese culture. A wide range of activities include displays of lanterns and offerings to the moon goddess at Wo Hing Museum, while the kids can enjoy a hands on activity making paper lanterns. Everyone is welcome and given the chance to explore cultural activities, listen to traditional music, and partake in Chinese cooking demos. There is even a special treat, Chinese moon cakes are available for sale! The best part is it is FREE admission. When: Saturday, September 14th, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Where: Wo Hing Museum on Front Street.
Local favorite and upcountry tradition, St. John’s Kula Festival is back for its annual festival in Keokea. Not only are festival goers treated to a lovely atmosphere, but stunning bicoastal views of South Maui to West Maui. Guests will be able to experience a variety of food including: Portuguese Bean Soup, chow fun, vegan curry, homemade baked goods, and fresh Kula produce. Craft fair items include: flowers, plants, gifts, crafters, silent auction, a quilt show and children’s games. This year there will be a $1 admission-or one can of food for the foodbank. When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Where: St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Sea Talk: Na Manu Kai – The Birds of the Sea focuses around bringing to light the crucial challenges face. In this unique and interactive event, the Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project will discuss the history, life cycle and important contributions of na manu kai (seabirds). Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project strives to protect seabirds and their delicate habitats. They will talk about threats that seabirds endure and describe the work the staff carries out to help restore seabird populations. The Maui Ocean Center asks to please RSVP with your party size and email or phone number to (808) 270-7075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. When: Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Where: Maui Ocean Center.
Starry Night Cinema: Pokemon Detective Pikachu is here a fun and free family night! The Maui Arts & Cultural Center happily presents another addition of their regular Starry Night Cinema event series. Guests are encouraged to bring a low-back beach chair and/or a blanket and spread out on the lawn for a special screening of “Pokemon Detective Pikachu!” Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food trucks vendors. When: Friday, September 6 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Where: Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
The Arts & Culture
The 14th Annual Maui ‘Ukulele Festival is unique treat and inside look into local music culture and will offer a relaxed afternoon event on the lawn with acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians fill the air with island music! Take the whole family and mix with visitors and residents alike in attendance; best of all, it is free admission for all in attendance. Several ‘ukuleles will be featured as door prizes for lucky winners, also on display will be made-in-Hawaii arts and crafts; as well as ono kine grind! When: Sunday, September 29th from 1:00pm to 12:00pm. Where: Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Cost:FREE!
In conjunction with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will host the 3rd Annual Lā ‘Ulu: Breadfruit Day! This free community event will include a variety of food booths, live breadfruit cooking demonstrations, a Hawaiian plant sale, and cultural activities including Hawaiian music and hula! When: Saturday, September 7th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Where: Maui Nui Botanical Garden in Kahului.
Kū Mai Ka Hula is one of the Valley Isle’s leading individual and group hula performances. On par with the best hula hālaus in the world, guests will have the pleasure of viewing competition level performances right here on the Valley Isle. Male and female dancers will be performing both kahiko (traditional) and ‘auana (modern) hula stylings. Attendees can also browse and shop displays of made-in-Hawai‘i products from an array of crafters and artisans. When: Saturday, September 14th from 1:00pm to 10:00pm. Where: Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Cost: $25.
Adults Night Out
With school back in session, September is a quiet month for events. Check back in our October Calendar of Events blog for a look into what’s to come.
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