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Spring is here, a season of celebrations and festivals. There are plenty of events to enjoy from April –June. Here are a few of our favorites.
April 5: Maui County Agricultural Festival
The Festival unites farmers, ranchers and agriculture partners and supports to increase awareness of Maui’s natural resources and needs. The festival is filled with food, music, entertainment, education, farm animals and local vendors to enjoy. Click here to learn more.
Photo by Steve Brinkman, courtesy of Maui Farm Bureau
April 11 – 13: Sixth Annual Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival
This three-day celebration is free to the public! Participate in cultural activities, workshops and enjoy jam sessions by more than 10 of Hawaii’s best steel guitar artists. Visit www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com
April 12 – 21st Annual Haiku Ho’olaulea and Flower Festival
A benefit for the Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku, the 21st Annual Haiku Ho`olaule`a and Flower Festival features live entertainment, culinary delights from local restaurants and the Haiku PTA, the famous Haiku bake sale, a silent auction, floral design and lei making contests, a Haiku historical display, plenty of activities for Keiki and much more. www.haikuhoolaulea.org
Photo by Sean Hower, courtesy of Haiku Ho'olaule'a
May 3: 22nd Annual East Maui Taro Festival
Farmers’ market, poi pounding, food booths, local arts and crafts, music, hula and taro pancake breakfast are just a few of the many attractions at this wonderful annual event in Hana. Admission is free and open to the public. www.tarofestival.org
May 9 – May 11: 22nd Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival
The annual Celebration of the Arts is one of the most celebrated cultural events in the Hawaiian Islands. Artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers and entertainers, share the ancient Hawaiian culture. This year’s theme is “Ko makou alanui kupuna – our ancestral paths.” www.kapaluacelebrationofthearts.com
May 25 – May 31: Wailea Restaurant Week
Maui is home to some of the best produce in the world. Enjoy “Grown-on-Maui” cuisine from the island’s best chefs during Wailea Restaurant Week. A fundraising for the Maui Food Bank, tables go quickly so we recommend reservations. Click here for dates, prices and participating restaurants.
June 4 – 8: Maui Film Festival
Maui welcomes Hollywood and the international press in its own unique way at the annual Maui Film Festival in Wailea. Enjoy the best of the industry from blockbuster and award-winning films to never-before-seen independents under the celestial skies of Maui. www.mauifilmfestival.com
Photo by Randy Jay Braun, courtesy of Maui Film Festival
June 14: King Kamehameha Day Parade and Ho’olaulea on Front Street
The 98th annual King Kamehameha Floral Parade and Ho`olaule`a. King Kamehameha was the legendary warrior who united all the Hawaiian Islands under one kingdom. A sculpture of him by the late Herb Kane is located at the Grand Wailea resort entrance. The parade will include pa’u riders and princesses on horseback, decorated with flowers and colors representing each of the Islands. Parade is free to the public, click here for more information.
Spring is a great time to visit Maui with so many activities, events and festivals to enjoy. If you are planning a visit, we recommend staying at one of our villas that offer spacious rooms, living spaces, kitchens and amenities. Our E Komo Mai Spring Savings package is 30% off accommodations with discounted rates starting at $159. Book your spring getaway now!