Maui Family Weekend Guide

April 12-14, 2019

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center
877-4325

www.queenkaahumanucenter.com
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

QKC presents Easter Bunny Photos!
Professional photographs with Easter Bunny will be available from Saturday, April 6 through Saturday, April 20, 2019.  Monday through Thursday from 10:00am to 7:00pm, Friday and Saturdays, 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 10:00am5:00pm. 

11th Annual Maui Hawaiian Steel Guitar Fest
Sunday, April 14 • 11am–4pm
Culminate the celebration of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar by enjoying the sounds of the Hawaii Steel Guitar played by various local musicians.

Maui Family YMCA

Maui Family YMCA
242-9007

www.mauiymca.org

Date Night at the YMCA Childwatch • Ages 2–12
April 12
6pm–9pm 
Drop your kids off at the YMCA while you go on a date. We will be providing dinner, dessert, a drink, arts & crafts, and games. Two year olds must be potty trained completely out of diapers.

Kamehameha Schools Maui

Kamehameha Schools Maui Annual Ho’olaule’a
572-3203
Ho’olaule’a 2019
Kamehameha Schools Maui – High School Campus
Saturday, April 13 • 9am–2pm
14th annual Upcountry family event that offers ‘ono food and foodtrucks, Hawaiian music and dance, cultural demonstrations, keiki games and crafts, Shop at Silent Auction, local vendors, the Country Store and Rummage. Event is free and open to the public.

Keiki Fest 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle and its partners celebrate our keiki at the Great Lawn of the University of Hawaii – Maui College from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This annual event promotes a positive, safe and healthy environment for Maui’s children. It is a fun-filled family event with free games, prizes, keiki I.D., jumping castles, activities and entertainment. Low-cost food will be available for purchase. Also, vendors with keiki-related items and non-profit organizations will be present at the event. Selected children will have the opportunity to participate in the Bike Safety program to learn and practice safe bicycling skills.

Hawaii Nature Center

Hawaii Nature Center
244-6500

www.hawaiinaturecenter.org
875 Iao Valley Rd., Wailuku

Ti Time • Ages 6+ (Families welcome)
February 9 & April 13 • Saturday 
9am–11am
Enjoy a morning in the valley learning how to weave a ti leaf lei!
To reserve a spot, email mauibookings@hawaiinaturecenter.org! Cost is $20.00 per person (non-members) or $10 per person (members & volunteers).

Kula Country Farms

Kula Country Farms
878-8381

www.kulacountryfarmsmaui.com

Strawberry U-Pick Patch
Located on Kula Hwy. across from Rice Park
End of February until early June
It’s strawberry season and you will be delighted with the sweetest strawberries that you and your family can go out and pick yourselves. There is also a wonderful Children’s Garden with all kinds of activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 
442-7898

www.bbbshawaii.org

Open Enrollment for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui School-Based Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui is located at Kahului Elementary, Wailuku Elementary, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, and Kamehameha Schools. Offering elementary school students the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a caring and responsible mentor (typically a high school student) in a supervised group setting for one hour after school. If you are interested in enrolling as a Little or Big please call (808)442-7898 or e-mail us at shorie@bbbshawaii.org.

Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center 
270-7000

www.mauioceancenter.com

Free Ukulele Lessons
Mon.–Fri. • 11am–1pm • April
Learn how to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instruments with Jason Macapulay. Five guests per class, appropriate for ages 12 and up. Schedule subject to change. For more info call (808) 270-7000 or visit www.mauioceancenter.com. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Turtle-rrific Tuesday
Nursery Bay
April 16 • 2pm
Meet the Hawaiian green sea turtles at Maui Ocean Center! Experience an up-close encounter with the honu (turtle) as veterinarian Dr. Paul McCurdy & aquarists measure, weight, & examine turtles during their routine checkup. Cost: Included with Aquarium admission

Science Sundays
Hawaiians and the Sea
Every Sunday • 11:30am–12:30pm
Do you have a Junior Scientist in your group? Join us for Marine themed hands-on science activities. Recommended ages 8 & up. Included with Aquarium admission

Monthly Beach & Reef Clean-Up
Beach & Reef Clean Up: Scavenger Hunt Contest, Kahului Harbor

Sunday • April 14
7:30 am–9:30 am
Join Maui Ocean Center & the MOC Marine Institute to conquer beach & reef litter. Bring: cups for that delicious cup ‘o joe & water, sturdy shoes, reef-friendly sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. For reef cleanups bring: snorkel, mask, fins, rash guard, & a cutting tool such as scissors. Buckets, gloves, and collection bags will be provided. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Questions/RSVP: tcutt@mauioceancenter.com

Hawaiian Craft Making
Hawaiians and the Sea
Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays 
April • 2pm–3pm
Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making and lauhala weaving with Cultural Practitioner Ko`i. Includes a hands-on demonstration, & each participant receives a free lei or weaving material to take home. Schedule subject to change. Included with Aquarium admission.

Lawai’a ‘Upena
Nursery Bay Hale
Mondays, Tuesdays, & Fridays 
April • 10am–2pm
Fish net weaving is a skill passed down from generation to generation. Learn the art of net weaving and throw-net fishing with Greg “Gigi” Gomes. Schedule subject to change. Included with Aquarium admission.

Imua Family Services

Color Festival Hawaii

Maui Arts and Cultural Center
April 13th 2019
1:00 – 6:00 PM
https://www.imuafamilyservices.org/colorfestival/

Imua’s Color Festival promises to be an exciting and unique island event with great bands, DJ’s and live performers suitable for the whole family. Tickets for adults are $20 pre-sale, $25 day of; Children 6 to 16 are $15; and Children ages 5 and under are free. Doors open at 1pm and ends at 6pm. Powdered colors are available for purchase inside the venue. Colors are made of cornstarch with FDA-approved food dye. No outside colors are permitted. Most participants wear pure white clothing that is then colored by the throwing of colors.  Festival goers may also purchase an official event shirt to create the ultimate souvenir.