Maui Events For 2021

Now that 2020 is in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to look forward to 2021 and more activities here on Maui. If you’re already planning a getaway here, but you don’t know when Maui has events and festivals that you can use to plan your trip around.

COVID-19 affected most of the 2020 festival schedules, and many have not been scheduled for 2021. However, there are still some events on the calendar.

Whale Watching

From November to May, Pacific Northwest humpback whales migrate 3100 miles south from Alaska to congregate in the waters surrounding Maui to mate and calve. They are particularly active in February. Taking a whaling tour is how you can get close to these majestic creatures in their native habitat—the ocean.

The Maui Whale Festival is an annual festival that happens in late February/early March, during prime whale watching season. The proceeds from the festival support the Pacific Whale Foundation’s activities, including research.

Friday Town Parties

If the annual festivals aren’t enough, the town parties on Friday nights may fill the gap until your next activity.

On the first Friday of the month, the party is in Wailuku, on the city’s Market Street. Live music tops the agenda for this party, with street parking, a beer and wine “garden,” and local vendors bringing their wares right outside.

The second Friday of the month party is on Lahaina, where art galleries, live music, wine and pupus (the local term for “nibbles”) are sometimes all in one place, many near the famous Banyan Tree. There are also outdoor concerts as well as live art activities like glass blowing. And if you’re still hungry after nibbling on free pupus, local restaurants are ready to welcome you. Then, we take a break on the third Friday.

The next party is in Kehei on the fourth Friday of the month from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Azeka Shopping Center- Mauka. Part of the fun is the Island Art Party where cocktails and art go together.  In addition to shopping, live music, and food trucks, there is fun for the kids, too. Face painting, bungee jumping and other activities offers kids their own kind of fun.

Luau At The VFW In March

Paul Kenolio Hall is the location for Maui’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3850, located in Kihei. This year’s Luau Party will be held on Saturday March 13, from 5 pm to 10 pm, with dinner served at 6pm.

Veterans and non-veterans can enjoy delicious local fare, as well as and live music from Hula with Aunty Doll and Ka Pa Hula O Maui. Tickets are available online or at the door, $30 per person. Maui veterans can also sign up for the VFW’s email list to be notified of upcoming events, such as the free Monday yoga classes for veterans ($10 donation for the general public.)

ALWAYS Check Before You Make Plans

Make sure you contact the organizations that are sponsoring the event to make sure it is still happening. Many events may be planned now, but later cancelled or altered due to the pandemic. Some activities may have been turned into virtual online events that can be attended from anywhere in the world.

Add Hana Kai Maui To Your New Year’s Resolutions

Whether you’re here for a weekend getaway or a Maui Island exploring trip, Hana Kai Maui’s comfortably designed beachfront condos on Waikaloa Beach are ready for you. When you’re planning your Maui trip, spend a relaxing a night or two in Hana Kai Maui. The beach is just a few steps away from your condo’s front door.  

Call to book your next reservations at 1-800-346-2772, or book directly online. We’re open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Hawaiian time to answer all of your questions