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October Events in Maui Nui

October 1, 2013

Maui Nui EventsIn 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. We have posted the first two weeks of activities for more information go to

October: On going exhibits

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

Going to the Dogs
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center, Makawao
October 5-November 15
The Hui Noeau hosts a multimedia exhibition of work about our furry four-legged friends. The admission free show is open Monday through Saturday from 10am-4PM. For more information go to

October: Special events

Maui Fair 
War Memorial Complex, Wailuku
October 3-6
Enjoy exciting rides, games, fantastic food, Ag and educational booths along with a stunning orchid display. Paid admission. Free parking and shuttle option during select fair hours. For up-to-date details, please visit

Hookup Hula No Lanai Cultural Festival
Four Seasons Resorts Lanai
October 4
In its third year, this festival at Doles Park features hula halau (schools) from around the world who have been influenced by Hawaiian culture and whose goal is to preserve, perpetuate and share the aloha spirit. For more information, go to

Wailuku First Friday 
Market Street, Wailuku
October 4
Historic Wailuku town hosts an exciting street party. 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

Art=Mixx Wonder
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
October 4
This is an interactive social event for the over-21 and young-at-heart crowd, with art, music, video, multi-media, dancing. ArT=Mixx gives emerging artists in our community an opportunity to create memorable performing and visual arts experiences and connects people to art in ways that are both fun and stimulating. This edition explores the theme of WONDER, continuing the concepts of the current exhibit in the Gallery entitled “Taken By Wonder”. For more information, please call (808) 242-7469 or visit

Maui Iao TheaterLove, Sex and the IRS
Iao Theater, Wailuku
October 4-6
The Maui On Stage presents an amusing farce in the evening at the historic Iao. For more information and tickets go to the website:

Lahaina Second Friday
Front Street, Lahaina Town
October 11
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

Molokai Hoe
Molokai to Oahu
October 13
This men’s 41-mile outrigger canoe paddling competition departs from Molokai and crosses the Kaiwi Channel as more than 1000 paddlers head to the shores fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Fort DeRussy Beach Park, on the island of 0ahu. For more information go to:


Ukulele Festival
Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului
October 13
This family friendly event celebrates and highlights Ukulele players and their lively music. Admission is free to this outdoor, daytime event. For more information, please go to

Iao TheaterONO
Iao Theater, Wailuku
October 14
The Maui On Stage presents a free, one night only performance the second Monday of each month in the evening at the historic Iao. For October they are presenting a concert by the Maui Community Band. For more information go to  the Maui OnStage website:

by Lynn on October 3, 2013