Maui Family Weekend Guide July 6-8

Fire It Up!- Grand Wailea

This Saturday, July 7, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort hosts the barbecue of the Pacific,  the second annual Fire It Up! culinary event, providing guests with a taste of tantalizing BBQ flavors from around the country. Ten live fire food stations deliciously curated to showcase Hawaii’s bounty. It’s Maui hottest summer event. Tickets

63rd Annual Makawao Rodeo

presented by:
Maui Roping Club at Oskie Rice Arena


Thursday (Friday if needed)
9am (free admission)

Friday, 6pm $15 pre-purchased at Minit Stop
$20 at the gates. Open at 4pm

Saturday 9am
Grand Marshall: Frank Crozier

* The Stick Horse Race for all ages starts at 8:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 9. The parade starts on Baldwin Avenue just below Makawao Elementary School and proceeds through Makawao town and ends on Makawao Avenue at the Eddie Tam Park facility.

* Parking for spectators will be available at Oskie Rice Arena with a free shuttle back and forth to Makawao town from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday 4pm & Sunday 1pm
$10 (adults); $5 (seniors & students)
10 years and under FREE.

$25 For The Whole Weekend if purchased at Minit Stop

Maui Mall 877-8952

Regal Summer Movie Express

June 5-August1
Every Tuesday and Wednesday
Starting at 9:00 AM
Extremely Discounted Family Movies.

Whole Foods Arts & Craft Fair every Sunday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free Zumba every Sunday at 9:00 AM
Free Hula every Sunday at 11:00 AM

Hip-Hop for Families with Mr. Kneel

In celebration of the Statewide Summer Reading Program, Mr. Kneel will share his love for reading through beatbox and rhyme at four Maui libraries this July.

As a professional goofball, hip-hop emcee and beatboxer, “Mr. Kneel” (Neil McIntyre) creates music that inspires and uplifts, promoting learning and positive attitudes.  Come join the fun!

Sponsored by a generous grant from Maui Friends of the Library, this program is suitable for ages 5 and up.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or an adult caregiver.

Catch Mr. Kneel at Kahului Library on Sat., July 7 @ 10:00 am;  at Makawao Library on Mon., July 9 @ 6:30 pm; at Kihei Library on Tues., July 10 @ 6:30 pm;  and at Wailuku Library, Wed., July 11 @ 2:00 pm.

Friends of the Library: Used Book Sale at Makawao Library

Maui Ocean Center 270-7000

Incredible Corals: Night at the Reef

Enjoy an evening under the stars at Maui Ocean Center’s iconic summer coral event, Incredible Corals: Night at the Reef. Known as the “Rainforest of the Sea”, Hawaii’s coral reefs are home to a diversity of marine life, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. Explore the Aquarium at night and learn about Hawaii’s marine animals and corals. Based on the lunar cycle, you may have the opportunity to witness live coral spawning in the exhibits!

Story Time & Craft

Every Saturday – May, June, and July
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Enjoy the perfect keiki activity at Maui Ocean Center, the Aquarium of Hawaii! Join a marine naturalist for a weekly story time and craft session in the Hawaiians and the Sea exhibit. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Sharks & Rays Explore Station

Sundays and Tuesdays – May & June
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Sharks are revered as ‘aumakua, or ancestral deities in Hawaiian culture, and are key to the ocean’s ecosystems. Visit the Sharks & Rays Explore Station to learn about the biology, diet, and behavior of Hawaii’s sharks and stingrays. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Aquari-OM Yoga

July 10th & 24th

5:30 PM, 75 minute class.

Yoga with sharks, rays, and hundreds of fish at Maui Ocean Center’s Open Ocean exhibit! Yoga has been known to increase strength and concentration while decreasing stress and illness. Take your practice to a completely new level of peace with nature. Please bring a reusable water bottle, cold filtered water provided. RSVP at $20. Appropriate for all ages.

Kula Country Farms 878-8381

Strawberry U-Pick Patch

Located on Kula Hwy. across from Rice Park
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 including seven hole farm golf that is fun for the whole family!

Flower U-Pick

Pick your own flowers at the Kula Country Farms!

Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870

Evening Chore Tour

3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

On going event, Monday – Saturday

3:15 – 4:15 PM

All age levels are appropriate

Assist in our evening chores. Learn to hand milk a goat, then help with the evening feedings and learn more about our award winning cheeses and how they are made. $12 for kids, $15 for adult

Grand Dairy Tour

3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

On going event, Saturday’s

9:00 AM

All age levels are appropriate A two-hour hands-on visit and tasting experience you will love. Bring your family and friends! Be a goat herder for the day, even try to milk a goat. Includes a tasting of the many different varieties of our cheeses. $25 Reservations required.