2023 Events and Festivities

If you visit Maui in May, expect various events to color your days there. From a massive brewers' festival to classical music throughout the month to beautiful showcases of local wares, the calendar is littered with opportunities to make you smile.

The following are our top picks for the best events and festivals coming to Maui in May 2023. 

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Maui Classical Music Festival

May in Maui is going to be a paradise for classical music lovers. That’s because it will be the 41st anniversary of its renowned Classical Music Festival.

Spanning several days, the event will feature numerous performances at 3 different historic churches on the island and The Historic ‘Iao Theater in Wailuku.

The reviews speak for themselves. If you love classical music, we highly recommend attending at least one of the concerts included in this festival, if not several. Even if you’re just a casual music fan or looking to experience some of Hawaii’s most formidable artistic talent, this event is still very much for you. 

When: May 12th, 15th, 17th, 19th, and 21st

Where: Various venues (see More Info)

More Info: Maui Classical Music Festival - 2023 Concerts

Maui Brewers Festival 2023

Food, beer, live music, Hawaiian sunshine, and lots of happy people. What else needs to be said? How about this - nearly all the beers on tap are brewed right here in Hawaii, making this Epicurean debauchery a simultaneously philanthropic gift to local businesses.

When: Saturday, May 20th, 2 PM - 7 PM

Where: One Cameron Way, Kahului (Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater)

More Info: Maui Brewers Festival 2023

Beneath the Surface: Marine Life of Hawaii

If you are, like many who respond to the call to visit Hawaii, enamored with art and natural beauty, then May marks the start of an art exhibition you’ll want to visit. Showcasing the marine biodiversity of the islands, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center’s “Beneath the Surface” is a dynamic display of creative works that celebrate Hawaii in a uniquely moving way.

When: Starting Friday, May 26th, 9 AM - 4 PM

Where: 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao (Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center)

More Info: Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center - Beneath the Surface

Maui Upcountry Farmers Market

No Hawaii calendar is complete without a visit to a local farmers’ market. Maui Upcountry Farmers Market in Makawao is a mighty good one. Coconuts, macadamia nuts, fresh-caught fish, coffee, flowers - you can find it all here while connecting with the local community and soaking in the unbeatable natural scenery.

When: Saturdays, May 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 7 AM - 11 AM

Where: 55 Kiopaa St, Makawao

More Info: Maui Upcountry Farmers Market

Revel in the exquisite art presentation, both old and timeless and fresh and innovative. Then explore historic tropical prison grounds at night. One thing is clear - May is set to be a richly awe-inspiring month for Maui.

As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!

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