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September Events Surprise In Maui Nui

September 2, 2013
 

Maui ArtsJoin 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.)

September: On going exhibits

2013 Solo Artist Exhibition
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao
August 10-September 20
The Hui Noeau hosts an exhibition of work by two Maui artists: Jonathan Yukio Clark and Chenta Laury. The show is open daily from 10am-4PM. For more information go to www.HuiNoeau.com

Wes Bruce on MauiWes Bruce: Taken by Wonder
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
September 8-November 2
The Schaefer International Gallery will host artist in residence Wes Bruce. He will create a structural installation for everyone to experience and explore. Open daily from 11am-5pm. For more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit www.mauiarts.org

September: Special events

Septemberfest
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai
September 2
This festival features Maui brewed beers paired with the delicious dishes from the Four Seasons at Manele Bay, that have been designed by chef Darlo Montelvere. The luxurious dinner at Kailani benefits Cancer research programs Lanai. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortsLanai/events

Wailuku First FridayWailuku First Friday 
Market Street, Wailuku
September 6
Historic Wailuku town will kick off Festivals of Aloha week. Come for this special night, when Market Street is traffic free so everyone can enjoy the complimentary entertainment, delicious dishes, special offerings and Friday-only promotions from local merchants. For up-to-date details, please visit http://mauifridays.com

Maui Jazz & Blues Festival 
Various locations on Maui
September 3-8
The Jazz and Blues kick off concert will be at the Ritz Carlton in Kapalua. It continues in Kihei, the North Shore and at the Grand Wailea. For up-to-date details, please visit www.MauiJazzandBluesFestival.com

Maui ArtsWreck It Ralph
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
September 7
This is a free family night of fun. The Starry Night Cinema presents the animated story of Wreck It Ralph. For more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit  www.mauiarts.org

ONO
Iao Theater, Wailuku
September 9
The Maui On Stage presents a free, one night only reading of a play or a musical the second Monday of each month in the evening at the historic Iao. For more information and tickets go to the website: www.mauionstage.com

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
September 13
The shops of this historic whaling village have been transformed into more than 40 art galleries and unique restaurants. Many historical and cultural treasures still exist in Lahaina for you to discover. We invite you to celebrate on Front Street and in the charming side streets of Lahaina every second Friday. You can also enjoy special discounts from Lahaina’s merchants and restaurants. For complete list of the free live entertainment and special offers, please go to http://mauifridays.com

Festivals of Aloha
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai
September 13-15
The Festivals of Aloha on Lanai program is a celebration of Hawaii’s music, dance and history intended to preserve the unique island traditions. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/FourSeasonsResortsLanai/events

Hana RelayHana Relay
Kahului Airport to Hana Ball Park
September 14
This relay is an incredible fifty-two mile race along 617 curves and over 56 bridges through some of Maui’s most breathtaking scenery in all of Maui. The relay will begin at 5:30am. For more information, please go to www.hanarelayhawaii.com

Pailolo Challenge Canoe Race
Maui to Molokai
September 14
This challenging event starts at Fleming Beach in Kapalua. The paddlers will race for 26 miles in their outrigger canoes to the Kaunakakai Pier on Molokai. For more information, please go to www.hawaiiancanoeclub.org

Ku Mai Ka HulaKu Mai Ka Hula, Annual International Hula Competition
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
September 14
The 8th annual international hula competition features halau winners from Japan’s competition and halau from Hawaii in adult solo and group performances. For more information, please go to  www.mauiarts.org

Chinese Moon Festival
Front Street, Lahaina
September 26
Celebrate the Chinese Harvest moon at the Wo Hing Museum on Front Street. This event will feature cooking demonstrations, entertainment, arts and crafts as well as Chinese food and Moon cakes. The Lahaina Restoration Foundation sponsors the event. For more information, go to http://www.lahainarestoration.org

Makawao Third Friday
Baldwin Avenue, Makawao Town
September 20
The combination of its pineapple plantation and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage along with a thriving arts community makes Makawao a uniquely enjoyable place to spend the third Friday of each month. You will be delighted with a host of special discounts and mini-parties in the shops around town and unique activities for the whole family. Come join us on the third Friday of every month to celebrate. For up-to-date details, please visit http://mauifridays.com

Hard Rock Café 10K           
Whalers Village, Kaanapali Resort
September 21
The Hard Rock Café 10K has been added to the 42 Annual Maui Marathon weekend. This event will feature a Rock & Roll Costume Contest. It will also be apart of the ‘Ulalena Warrior Challenge. The race begins at Whalers Village at the Kaanapali Beach Parkway at 6:30am. For more information, go to www.mauimarathonhawaii.com

Maui MarathonMaui Tacos 5K Run/Walk 
Whalers Village, Kaanapali Resort
September 21
The course heads south along Kaanapali Drive to Honoapiilani Hwy where you do a u-turn and come back past the start line and do another loop. The race will start at 8am sharp! For more information, go to www.mauimarathonhawaii.com

Run Forrest Run
Front Street, Lahaina
September 21
This is the 13th Annual Run Forrest Run that Bubba Gumps has sponsored. The course is mile race down Front Street in Lahaina (half mile down and a half mile back). The start time is 3pm in front of Bubba Gumps. For more information, go to www.mauimarathonhawaii.com

Peace DayPeace Day
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
September 21
This event celebrates and highlights the importance of peace. Free admission. For more information, please go to  www.mauiarts.org

Maui Marathon and Half Marathon
Kahului to Kaanapali
September 22
This year is Maui’s 42nd Anniversary of the Maui Marathon and Half Marathon. The Maui Marathon is recognized as one of the most scenic courses in the world with its point-to-point route starting in Kahului at the Queen Kaahumanu Center and finishes in Kaanapali near Whaler’s Village within the Kaanapali Resort area. For more information, please go to www.mauimarathonhawaii.com

Hawaiian Music Series
Baldwin Home Museum Lawn, Lahaina
September 26
Relax under the stars and enjoy the free concert with great live Hawaiian music. This concert is part of The Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s ongoing Hawaiian Music Series program. For more information, go to www.lahainarestoration.org

Kihei Fourth Friday
Azeka Shopping Center, Kihei Town
September 27
Enjoy many local treats from food vendors and food trucks. There will be great food choices for everyone. For up-to-date details, please visit http://mauifridays.com

Love, Sex and the IRS
Iao Theater, Wailuku

September 27-October 6
The Maui On Stage presents an entertaining play at the historic Iao.   According to the Maui On Stage team the play “brings laughs faster than an audit brings ulcers.” For more information and tickets go to the website: www.mauionstage.com

by Lynn on September 2, 2013