Just because summer is ending does not mean the island of Maui is. In September this year, a wide range of exciting festivals is on the calendar. As always, we’ve sorted through them for you!
Here are the coolest events and festivals coming to Maui in September 2022.
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Silent Disco at Down the Hatch
This is a great option for anyone looking to have some late-night fun and potentially a new experience! Down the Hatch is a renowned seafood restaurant in Lahaina. Their Silent Disco event features multiple DJs on multiple channels streaming multiple genres of great music - it’s up to you what you listen to. Plus, headphone rentals are just $5.
When: Thursday, September 15th, 10 PM - 11:55 PM
Where: 658 Front St, Lahaina (Down the Hatch & Breakwall Shave Ice Co)
More Info: Silent Disco @ Down the Hatch
Festivals of Aloha - Banyan Tree Hoolaulea
One of Maui’s most beloved natural marvels, the Banyan Tree in Lahaina, will be the location of Festivals of Aloha’s Hoolaulea this September. The Hoolaulea is open to the public and will feature concerts, street parties, parades, and even royal pageantry. For a Hawaiian cultural celebration, September visitors to Maui need look no further!
When: Saturday, September 3rd, 9 AM - 5 PM
Where: 680 Front St, Lahaina (James Campbell Park)
More Info: Festivals of Aloha
Infinite Night - Photography by Stan Honda
Stan Honda is a photojournalist from New York. In addition to capturing some very well-known images of famous global events, Honda is an amateur astronomer. His exquisite nighttime photography reveals the Hawaiian Islands in a new, perspective-shifting way. September 6th marks the opening of his exhibit at the Schaefer International Gallery in Kahului.
When: Begins Tuesday, September 6th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: One Cameron Way, Kahului (Maui Arts & Cultural Center/Schaefer International Gallery)
More Info: Maui Arts
Malama Wao Akua 2022
Just a few days after Infinite Night, another art exhibit launches in September - this time in the Upcountry hub of Makawao. Malama Wao Akua showcases artwork dedicated to the preservation of native species. In Las Vegas, that might not be a very dynamic exhibit - but in Hawaii, that’s one of the most dramatic and colorful formulas you could have for a collection of artwork.
When: Begins Saturday, September 10th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Where: 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao (Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center)
More Info: Hui No’eau Exhibitions
Festivals of Aloha - Richard Hoopii Leo Kiekie Falsetto Contest
Yes, folks, a falsetto contest. This unique festival is held annually and draws singers from far and wide. Held at the iconic Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, men ages 18 and older will be judged not just on their vocal skills but their proficiency with the Hawaiian language as well - as the music will, of course, be traditional Hawaiian.
When: Saturday, September 24th, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: 1 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Lahaina (The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua)
More Info: Festivals of Aloha