Maui Events in October

Events & Festivals on the island of Maui

As you will all know, Maui has just suffered the deadliest natural disaster in Hawaii’s history - the catastrophic Lahaina wildfire. Would-be visitors are apprehensive, and public dialogue has grown tense as pre-existing acrimony about tourism has boiled over.  

Though some in the pop culture sphere have been spreading a disinviting message to visitors, the clear message from Maui County is that “respectful travel” strictly to the unaffected areas of the island is not only acceptable but encouraged. 

After all, most of the island remains thankfully intact - and so too remains the reliance of local businesses on visitors.

What follows is a guide to some of the events and festivals coming to the unaffected portions of Maui in October 2023.

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2023 Events and Festivities

Habitat For Humanity 19th Annual Golf Tournament

Habitat for Humanity is a part of the disaster relief effort, so they are a great organization to support - especially their Maui branch at this time. Their annual golf tournament at Wailea Blue Golf Course in Kihei is still scheduled for October.

When: Saturday, October 28th, 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Where: 100 Wailea Ike Dr, Kihei (Wailea Blue Golf Course)
More Info: Habitat Maui Golf

Festivals of Aloha - Hana Hawaiiana Night

Hana Hawaiiana Night occurs just outside Hana Bay Beach Park in Hana's iconic eastern Maui town. This free event is worth the trip across the island for a night of local food and live performances.

When: Friday, October 27th, 5 PM - 10 PM
Where: 150 Keawa Pl, Hana (Hana Bay)
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Festivals of Aloha - Hana Ulu, Pohole & Poke Contest

Another event happening at the same time, only a short stroll away from Hana Hawaiiana Night, is the epic culinary event, the Hana Ulu, Pohole & Poke Contest. A panel of professional chefs judges the contest, and there will be recipes and demonstrations for the culinarily inclined.

When: Friday, October 27th, 5 PM - 6 PM
Where: 5091 Uakea Road, Hana (Hana Community Center and District Complex and Ball Park)
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Festivals of Aloha - Hana Parade & Hoolaulea

The weekend before the poke contest and Hawaiiana Night, Hana will be the site of a parade and Hoolaulea. The parade will feature the Grand Marshall, Hana Royal Court, a marching band, and a magic show. Sports Night at the Park will also be from 5 PM to 9 PM, including tennis, volleyball, cornhole, and other games.

When: Saturday, October 21st
Where: 5091 Uakea Road, Hana (Hana Community Center and District Complex and Ball Park)
More Info: Festivals of Aloha - Events 

Festivals of Aloha - Hana Sports Night

During the same weekend as the parade and Hoolaulea, Hana will become the island's epicenter of volleyball and tennis as the sun sets. The event, as with the others, is accessible to the public, and there will be food booths and various sports activities. 

When: Monday, October 23rd, 5 PM - 9 PM
Where:  5091 Uakea Road, Hana (Hana Community Center and District Complex and Ball Park)
More Info: Festivals of Aloha - Events

 

 

We hope you find this helpful guide to planning your October in Maui. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit! 

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