Grab your cowboy hats and come to Molokai for the 2013 Molokai Stampede! This annual event attracts enthusiasts from all over the Hawaiian islands as the paniolo way of life is celebrated. Paniolos, or island cowboys, date back to the 1800s when skilled horsemen arrived from Mexico to teach locals how to ride and rope on the ranches in Hawaii.
Named "Best Island" year after year by national travel publications, Maui, and her sister islands Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi, continue to offer memorable experiences for first-time visitors and seasoned travelers alike. World-class resorts, award winning cuisine, championship golf, stunning natural beauty and the islands' host Hawaiian culture have propelled Maui Nui into the limelight. Here are just a few reasons why "The Magic Isles" are among the most desirable destinations in the world.
In October, we have many wonderful cultural and sports events for you to enjoy in Maui Nui. The cultural events range from Plantation days (Lahaina), to an outdoor Ukulele Festival (Kahului) to the Festivals of Aloha in Hana and on Molokai. While the sport events go from the ocean (a race from Molokai to Oahu) to the land (Xterra Trail run, Kapalua) The whole family can enjoy the County Fair and a free Hawaiian music concert on the Baldwin Home Museum lawn in the Lahaina this month.
Molokai plays a key role in several exciting canoe races which attract paddlers from around the world. These races, which involve outrigger canoes consisting of teams of six, cross the two channels surrounding the island of Molokai, battling the long distance and rough water with determination and team work.
Join us for September’s special events on Maui. We have many wonderful cultural and sports events for you to enjoy in September. The cultural events range from Jazz and Blues concerts (Kapalua and Wailea), to Hula (Kahului) to the Festivals of Aloha on Lanai. While the sporting events go from the ocean (a Maui to Molokai paddle) to the land (Hana Relays and the Maui Marathon.) Plus the whole family can enjoy free events at the Maui Arts and Cultural center this month (Starry Night Cinema and Peace Day.)