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Fri, Apr 28 - Sun, Apr 30

"9th Annual Olukai Ho'olaule'a Ocean Festival," Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului

OluKai holds its annual festival on Maui's north shore to celebrate Hawaiian culture and the traditions that surround this community. The event brings together both elite athletes competing in the world's best SUP and OC1 races (highlighted by the legendary Maliko Downwind Run) as well as friends and family. For pre-registration, go to www.olukai.com.

Sat, Apr 29

"25th Annual East Maui Taro Festival," Hana Ballpark

Sat, 9am-5pm, Free Admission. Farmers' Market, Poi Pounding, Arts & Crafts, Food Booths, Music & Hula.
Sun, Taro Pancake Breakfast, Tours.





Sat, Apr 2 - Sun, Apr 3

"Maui Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert," Iao Theater, Wailuku

This Concert includes: Rossini Overture: Barber of Seville; Rodrigo Concierto Aranjuez (Guitarist Ben Verdery); Intermission; Haydn Symphony #104 in D major ("London.") On April 3rd, prior to the concert (1:30 PM,) there will be a "Conversations with the Conductor" in the theater - this is free of charge. Tickets available at the Maui OnStage Box Office (808) 242-6969, and online at www.mauionstage.com.


Fri - Sun, Apr 15 - 17

"8th Annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival," Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Ka'anapali

FREE. Presented by the nonprofit Arts Education for Children Group and produced by Ke Kula Mele Hawaiian School of Music, this three-day event brings together master steel guitar players and aficionados from around the world for a celebration of the music created on the Hawaiian steel guitar.

It features performances, presentations, workshops and kani ka pila (jam sessions) focused on the Hawaiian steel guitar and its importance in the Hawaiian music genre. Cultural activities include hula, lei making, ukulele, and story-telling throughout the weekend.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit www.mauisteelguitarfestival.com.


Fri, Apr 22 - Sun, May 8

"Inherit the Wind," Iao Theater, Wailuku

One of the most outstanding dramas of our time, this play has as its genesis the events of the famous Scopes trial. Tickets available at the Maui OnStage Box Office (808) 242-6969, and online at www.mauionstage.com.

Sat, Apr 23

"23rd Annual Haiku Ho'olaulea and Flower Festival," Haiku

9a-4:30pm. Haiku Community Center and Haiku Elementary School. Benefits Haiku Elementary School, Haiku Community Association and Boys & Girls Club Maui-Haiku. The event is FREE




Sat or Sun, Apr 18-19


5:30-9:00 pm, $95 per person. Roll up your sleeves and expand your mind and recipe book alongside Chef Lee, working in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen and learning some tricks of the trade from one of Maui's best teaching chefs. In three and a half hours you will create festive Mexican-inspired dishes that include Handmade Corn Tortillas, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole and Chips, Pineapple Rum Ceviche, Taco and Fajita bar, Marinated seared fresh catch, Flan, Tequila, Margaritas and Sangria. For more info,
you can contact Chef Lee at lee@sugarbeacheventshawaii.com.  To make your reservations please call 808-856-6151 or visit www.SugarBeachEventsHawaii.com.