Aloha and welcome to the May 2023 Maui Calendar of Events! As we say goodbye to April showers and hello to May flowers, there’s no better time to explore all that this beautiful island has to offer. From outdoor concerts to cultural festivals, restaurant anniversaries, fundraisers and even some amazing volunteering opportunities. With everything that’s going on, all month long, there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your calendar, invite your family, friends and get ready to make some unforgettable memories in paradise. Let’s dive in:
Moku Roots Turns Five!
Come join the community and celebrate the 5th birthday of one of the best restaurants on Maui! The team at Moku Roots has been brainstorming and have come up with some fun giveaway ideas to put on their “Spin It To Win It Wheel!” … and of course, there will be cake! More celebratory events will include: weaving coconut frond hats from 11AM-1PM; @pico.de.gaia selling her awesome hand dyed @rad.ass.art apparel; live music from @silkysister_ from 5PM-7PM; and @blntprty from @pauwelabeverage will be giving out samples of new Pauwela kombucha to try!
Specials will include $5 tacos (pictured above) and various $5 drink deals. We hope to see you in Lahaina, toasting the continued success of one of Maui’s best local eateries!
When: Monday, May 1st, 10:30AM-8PM. Where: Moku Roots, 335 Keawe St. #211 Lahaina, HI 96761.
The Doobie Brothers’ 50th Anniversary Tour
For over five decades, The Doobie Brothers have delivered mind-blowing, roots based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll – all of which culminated in an induction into the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Selling more than 48 million albums, and winning four GRAMMY® Awards, The Doobie Brothers no. 1 singles Black Water and What a Fool Believes, both gold, lead a catalog of indelible songs that include: Listen to the Music, China Grove, Jesus Is Just All Right, Rockin’ Down the Highway, Long Train Runnin’, Take Me In Your Arms, Takin’ it to the Streets, Minute by Minute, You Belong to Me, The Doctor and more!
Beginning with their multi-million-selling album Toulouse Street, the Doobies have three multi-platinum, seven platinum, and 14 Gold albums. In 2021, the band kicked off their 50th anniversary tour which reunited Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, and John McFee. Tickets are $69.50 for General Admission (No Seats Provided), $79.50, $99.50, and a limited number of Gold Circle tickets available at $149.50 – plus applicable fees – all available online here.
When: May 02, 2023; Gates open at 5PM, show goes from 6:30PM – 10:00PM. Where: Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater.
Talk Story, Sew, & Feast
Maui Makers, Inc. and The Sewing Hui have collaborated together to create “volun-tourism” opportunities for Maui visitors. Visitors will have the opportunity to join The Sewing Hui in sewing for the Maui community, as well as a lunch and talk story hour with the residents that call the island of Maui home. It will be a chance for visitors to connect to the Maui community through giving back, creating, and enjoying a meal together with residents.
In addition, it will be a chance for visitors and residents to exchange, share, and learn from each other’s experiences. If you would like to be a part of this event as a resident or if you have friends visiting the island that you think would be interested, then please contact email@example.com to sign up for the event. Sewing enthusiasts and people with a heart for the community are encouraged to reach out!
When: Thursdays in May, with two shifts available: 9AM-1PM or 12PM-4PM (must register at least 24 hours in advance to participate). Where: The Sewing Hui, 3660 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768
19th Annual Menehune Mayhem at Ho’okipa Beach Park
The Menehune Mayhem is a free two day surf contest for Maui’s youth ages 15 years old and younger. Additional activities to take part in at the event include creative exploration through art, music, and cultural activities along with educational centers for kids to learn the importance of being environmentally friendly and sustainable.
The annual event has grown immensely over the last 18 years. The small, local surf contest for Maui’s youth has grown into a sought after surf contest that has kids training and gearing up for all year long. More kids, spectators, beach activities, and opportunities to educate Maui’s youth in areas of importance has led to expanding the event over two days. The principles of the event and every child being able to participate for free will remain the same as the event continues to grow.
When: all day long May 13 & 14, 2023. Where: Ho’okipa Beach Park, 179 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779
47th Annual Seabury Hall Craft Fair
For the first time since 2019, Seabury Hall will host its popular Craft Fair on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at their scenic campus in Makawao. For shoppers, the fair features some of Hawaii’s best artists, jewelers, and crafters, flower arrangements, potted plants, a silent auction, live music, food, treats and more! Children will enjoy the Keiki Zone area and the famous waterslide. Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Free parking is available; premium parking is $20.
The craft fair is the school’s largest fundraiser event, and supports Seabury Hall’s financial aid programs which has a twofold purpose: to provide deserving students an opportunity for a high-quality college preparatory education which might otherwise be unobtainable for them, and to provide the school with a well-qualified student body reflecting a broad social and economic mix.
When: Saturday May 13, 2023 9:00AM – 3:00PM. Where: Seabury Hall, 480 Olinda Rd, Makawao HI, 96768
2023 Maui Brewers Festival
The MACC’s annual fundraising event—the Maui Brewers Festival—is Maui’s premier celebration of all things beer! The event features tasty food from local restaurants and caterers at no additional charge, beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, live music, and lots of fun! Don’t like beer? Enjoy Vitalitea Kombucha, cold brew, Maui Brewing Co. root beer, and lots of delicious food! All attendees must be 21 & over and attend with a valid photo ID. Advance tickets are $85 for GA and $195 for the ‘Beer Lovers’ VIP experience, and only available online here.
This year’s outstanding food vendors include (in alphabetical order):
AREA 50 One ~ Brigit & Bernard’s Garden Café ~ Catering Creations by Vasi ~ Havens Maui ~ Lima Cocina & Cantina ~ Maui Bread Company ~ Maui Brewing Co. ~ Maui Cookie Lady ~ Mulligans on the Blue ~ Outrigger Pizza ~ Shaka Pops ~ Star Anise Indian Cuisine ~ Sumo Dogs ~ Suns Out, Buns Out ~ Sweet Bean Bakery ~ Tails Up Maui ~ Taste of Aloha 808 ~ Tight Tacos
‘Beer Lover’ Tickets includes: Entry at 2:00 pm for exclusive rare beer tastings • Ten (10) 4 oz. beer tastings • Access to rare beer throughout the event (while supplies last)• First dibs at food vendors offerings • Commemorative tasting glass• Beer lanyard
GA Tickets include: Entry at 3:30 pm • Eight (8) 4 oz. beer tastings • Commemorative tasting glass • Selections from a variety of food vendors • Live music
When: May 20, 2023 2:00PM – 7:00PM, ‘Beer Lovers’ Happy Hour: 2:00PM – 3:30PM; General Admission: 3:30PM – 7:00PM. Where: Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater.
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