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Maui Events 2020

Updated July 2019... Planning a trip to Maui in 2020? We’ve created this handy Calendar of Maui Events 2020, in case you’d like to schedule your vacation around one (or more) of Maui’s signature events.  Many events in the second half of the year have not yet confirmed dates as they are still planning this year’s event, but stay posted for updates! (please confirm dates on respective websites before booking – dates may change!)   To see what other events might be happening while you are here on Maui, we always recommend checking out CalendarMaui.com , MACC.org and MauiTime.com for updated event calendars! 

January 2020

  • Event: Golf – Tournament of Champions
  • Date: January 1 – 5, 2020
  • Location: Plantation Course at Kapalua
  • Details: Each January, the PGA TOUR holds the Tournament of Champions at the legendary Plantation Course. Watch as golf’s greatest players compete for this prestigious title in an elite field comprised of only winners from the previous PGA TOUR season.
  • Website: https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/sentry-tournament-of-champions.html

 

  • Event: Winter Women’s Surf Camp
  • Date: January 13- 19 (now 7 days!) 
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  • Details: In our picturesque oceanfront cabins, return to nature, relive your youth, get reacquainted with yourself… all while learning (or getting better at) surfing, bonding with other adventurous women, and exploring the island of Maui!

 

Legends of the Bay 2020 Honolua Maui Surf Contest
Photo Courtesy: Legends of the Bay

 

  • Event: Maui Oceanfront Marathon
  • Date: Sunday, January 19
  • Details: The 12th annual oceanfront marathon starts in Wailea and runs along the shoreline to Kamehameha Iki Park near the Banyan Tree in Old Lahaina Town. Also includes a Half Marathon, 15k,10K & 5k.
  • Website: http://www.mauioceanfrontmarathon.com 

 

  • Event: Hawaiian Islands Land Trust “Buy Back the Beach”
  • Date: Saturday, January 25
  • Location: Old Lahaina Luau
  • Details: This event brings together Hawai‘i’s top conservation advocates for an island-style pā‘ina under the Maui stars at the famous Old Lāhainā Lū‘au. Guests will be treated to ‘ono lū‘au fare, complimentary cocktails, live and silent auctions and live entertainment. This benefit provides much-needed operational support to ensure the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust continues its efforts to protect the lands that sustain us. Tickets on sale August 2019.
  • Website: http://www.hilt.org/special-events-calendar

February 2020

 

  • Event: Maui Open Studios 2019 
  • Date: Weekends in February, Preview/ Opening Celebration: Saturday, February 2
  • Details: Visit Maui’s talented artists as they open up their galleries and studios in this month-long, island wide traveling event!  Visitor tip: This is a great way to also explore some of the ‘hidden’ parts of Maui!
  • Website: http://mauiopenstudios.com

 

  • Event: Maui Whale Festival 2020
  • Date: February (events all month long!)
  • Details: The annual (coming up on its 40th Anniversary!) Maui Whale Festival, presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, is a series of inspiring events held during Maui’s peak humpback whale season. Each occasion and activity is designed to build awareness and share our love of marine animals and their ocean habitat. Details coming soon (not available as of July 2019)
  • Festival Website: https://www.mauiwhalefestival.org 

 

  • Event: Art Affair 2020
  • Date: Saturday, February (tbd)
  • Location: Hui No’eau’s historic Kalaunui Estate
  • Details: The evening features a live and silent auction, live music, dancing, a gourmet seated dinner, and an opportunity to gather and celebrate with a wonderful community of visual art supporters! Proceeds from Art Affair enable access to exceptional visual arts programming for all ages and abilities throughout the year.
  • Website: https://www.huinoeau.com/art-events/

art affair 2020
Art Affair / Photo Courtesy Hui Noeau / Bryan Berkowitz

March 2020

 

April 2020

 

  • Event: Menehune Mayhem, Junior Surfing Competition
  • Date: Saturday, April (tbd)
  • Location: Hookipa Beach Park
  • Details: The Menehune Mayhem is a free non-profit annual event which promotes, surfing, sportsmanship, creativity, scholarship, and environmental awareness for the youth of Maui. Activities include a surfing competition for kids 17 and under as well as opportunities for creative exploration through art, music, dance, athletics and entertainment. Surfing competitors receive a prize bag, lunch, refreshments, and a contest t-shirt.  Special Awards are given to participating high school surfers with the highest GPAs.
  • Website: https://www.menehunemayhem.org
Menehune Mayhem 2020 / Photo Courtesy @nickracca
Menehune Mayhem 2020 / Photo Courtesy @nickracca

 

  • Event: East Maui Taro Festival
  • Date: Saturday, April 
  • Details: Head out to heavenly Hana for a Farmers’ Market, Poi Pounding, Arts and Crafts, Food Booths, Music and Hula!
  • Website: http://www.tarofestival.org

 

  • Event: Haiku Hoolaulea & Flower Festival 2020
  • Date: Saturday, April 25
  • Details:  Live entertainment, silent auction, floral design and lei making contests, a Haiku historical display, children’s activities, food trucks, bake sales and more! A benefit for Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku. Visitor Tip: Haiku can be rainy / muddy so come prepared! (Need upcoming dates? Always scheduled for the 4th Saturday of April)
  • Website: http://haikuhoolaulea.org

 

May 2020

 

  • Event: Paddle Imua (Benefit Race for Camp Imua)
  • Date: Saturday, May tbd 
  • Details: Held on Maui’s legendary Maliko Downwind Run, Bluesmiths Paddle Imua welcomes athletes who paddle Stand-Up Paddleboards (SUP), Outrigger Canoes (OC1 , OC2 & OC6), Prone Paddleboards and Surf Skis.
  • Website: http://paddleimua.com
Paddle Imua 2020 Photo Courtesy Imua Family Services
Paddle Imua 2020 Photo Courtesy Imua Family Services
  • Event: Seabury Hall Craft Fair 2020
  • Date: Saturday, May 9
  • Details: The school’s signature fundraising event, the craft fair is definitely an event to plan a trip to Maui around! Featuring over 100 Artists and Crafters, Silent Auction, Entertainment, tons of delicious food and deserts, Games & Pony Rides and more! Always the day before Mother’s Day. Visitor Tip: It will be sunny, rainy, hot and chilly.  It’s upcountry Maui. Dress in layers, bring sunscreen, a hat and a rain jacket!
  • Website: http://www.seaburyhallcraftfair.com

 

  • Event: Maui Brewers Festival 2020
  • Date: Saturday, May tbd 
  • Details: Sample beers from around the world and help support Maui Arts and Cultural Center at this fun outdoor event! Every ticket includes beer tastings from local and national craft breweries, complimentary island-style pūpū from local restaurants and caterers, live music, door prizes, a home brew competition, and more!
  • Website: http://mauiarts.org/special-events.php

 

June 2020

 

 

  • Olukai Hoolaulea 2020
    Photo Courtesy Olukai

    Event: Olukai Hoolaulea

  • Date: TBD
  • Details: A two-day event with a bit of everything: competitive and ‘fun’ downwind SUP and canoe races, entertainment, traditional Hawaiian games, prize-money, and giving back to the community.
  • Website: https://olukai.com/pages/ho-o-race-hawaii

 

  • Event: 20th Anniversary Reunion Women’s Surf Camp
  • Date: June 15 – 21
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  • Event: Kapalua Wine & Food Festival
  • Date: June 4- 7
  • Location: Kapalua Resort
  • Details: Kapalua Wine and Food Festival is a collaboration of Kapalua Resort partners creating a new spin on the longest running food and wine event in the USA.This celebration of epicurean excellence will convene the finest in food and wine and embrace all things Hawaiian – notably – the fabulous culinary bounty on Maui
  • Websitehttps://kapaluawineandfoodfestival.com 

 

  • Event: Maui Ag Fest & 4-H Livestock Fair 
  • Date: Saturday, June tbd
  • Location: (2019 event was at War Memorial in Wailuku, stay tuned for 2020’s location!) 
  • Details: Maui’s agricultural industry, its allies, and supporters come together to share what each group does for the collective good of agriculture in the County, and to showcase ag’s vital role in the economy, environment, and lifestyle of Maui.
  • Website: https://mauiagfest.org

 

  • Event: Maui Film Festival 2020
  • Date: June tbd 
  • Locations: Wailea
  • Details: Celebrities, awesome movies, breathtaking venues, crazy fun parties… oh, and did we mention celebrities?
  • Website: http://www.mauifilmfestival.com

 

July 2020

 

  • Event: Fourth of July Rodeo and Parade
  • Location: Makawao
  • Details: The annual Makawao 4th of July Parade and Rodeo is a Hawaiian tradition that boasts a rodeo show and cultural parade. The four-day engagement features amateur and professional rodeo exhibitions including bull riding, calf roping, mugging, bronco riding and breakaways. The colorful parade of floats and marchers falls on the Saturday of the event.
  • Website: https://www.makawaorodeo.net

 

  • Event: Teen Girls’ Surf Camp
  • Dates: July  4- 10 AND/OR July 11 – 17  
  • Details: Our teen camp is dedicated to empowering teenage girls through Maui’s water sports and our mentorship program. The all-inclusive camp includes oceanfront accommodations, professional surf coaching, and a wide range of island adventures including boat rides, snorkeling and waterfall hikes. Join for one week or two!  More information and camp programing to come in fall 2019.  Open to girls 13-17.
  • Click for more info

 

August 2020

 

  • Event: Maui Calls
  • Date: TBD
  • Location: Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Kahului
  • Details: The MACC’s annual signature fundraiser gala: enjoy a fresh flower lei greeting, delectable pūpū, premium wines, dancing to live music and excellent live and silent auction shopping.
  • Website: http://mauiarts.org/special-events.php
Maui Calls 2020
Maui Calls / Courtesy @Maui Arts and Cultural Center

September 2020

 

 

October 2020

 

  • Event: Maui Fair
  • Date: October TBD
  • Location:  War Memorial, Wailuku
  • Details: Who doesn’t love a county fair???  Rides, games, entertainment, livestock, and FOOD!
  • Website: https://www.mauifair.com

 

  • Event: Maui Marathon
  • Date: October TBD
  • Details: Run the marathon, relay marathon, half, or 10K or 5K… This event is the longest consecutively held running event in the state of Hawaii, it’s the oldest marathon west of the Mississippi River. It has been chosen as one of the top 10 Most Scenic Marathons in the nation by Runner’s World magazine, and the #10 destination marathon in North America, by the Ultimate Guide to Marathons.Though small in comparison to the world-famous Honolulu Marathon, the Maui Marathon has developed a reputation over the years as a quality running event. This is due in great part to the many volunteers and community support generated, year after year, for this charity fund-raising running event.
  • Website: mauimarathon.com

 

  • Event: Peahi Challenge Big Wave Tour
  • Location: Peahi (Jaws)
  • Holding Period: Typically Runs October – March 
  • Details: The best big wave surfers in the world come to test their skills at the Peahi Challenge.  Viewing is limited to pass-holders from the cliffs, but the event is streamed live on the internet for the general public.
  • Website: http://www.worldsurfleague.com

 

  • Event: Noble Chef 2020
  • Date: October TBD
  • Location: Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea
  • Details: The largest annual fundraiser for UH Maui’s Culinary Arts Program, the Noble Chef feature students working alongside Maui’s most notable Chefs. A fun new theme each year, with a cocktail reception, seated dinner and extravagant dessert buffet. Proceeds support culinary education, student career advancement, and community service.
  • Website: http://noblechef.maui.hawaii.edu

 

  • Event: Fall Women’s Surf Camp
  • Date: October 26- November 1
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  • Details: In our picturesque oceanfront cabins, return to nature, relive your youth, get reacquainted with yourself… all while learning (or getting better at) surfing, bonding with other adventurous women, and exploring the island of Maui!  As an added bonus, optional side trip to the infamous Halloween on Front Street! (See details below!)

 

  • Event: Halloween in Lahaina 2020
  • Date: October 31
  • Details: Often called the Mardi Gras of the Pacific… Front Street is closed to traffic, and opened to costumed revelry! Visitor tip: If you are coming out for this event, make sure you get a hotel close to Lahaina!  And book early!
  • Website: http://visitlahaina.com

November 2020

 

 

  • Event: Maui Women’s Pro at Honolua Bay
  • Holding Period: TBD
  • Location: Honolua Bay
  • Details: Spectator are welcome to watch the action as the surfer girls complete in their final event for the calendar year, typically scheduled for November.
  • Website: http://www.worldsurfleague.com

 

Honolua Surf Contest 2020
Watch Carissa Moore and and the rest of the women’s champions at Honolua! Courtesy WSL

December 2020

  • 2020 Women's Basketball Maui
    Watch the DI Women play on Maui at this family friendly event! Photo Courtesy Basketball Maui

    Event: Maui Jim Maui Classic / Women’s Tournament 2020

  • Date: December TBD
  • Location: Lahaina Civic Center
  • Details: Details for this 5th annual two-day tournament of Women’s DI teams to be released Fall 2020
  • Website: https://www.basketballmaui.com/maui-classic/

 

  • Event: Christmas Tree Lightings
  • Date: varies
  • Details: We don’t have snow or cold weather or ice skating, but something about lighting up a giant tree (of any sort) can help get you in a holiday mood.  There’s always the tree lighting at Lahaina’s banyan tree, and recently the Grand Wailea and Ulupalakua Ranch/ Maui Winery have gotten in on the action.
  • Website: See colored links above

 

 

Would you like to submit an event?  To add your event to our Maui Events 2020 Calendar, please email surfschool@mauisurfergirls.com with all of your event details.  Big, Annual events only please. Event listings are complimentary. Please include Date, Location, Details, and a website for price and registration information. Not all events can be included. 

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