Easter on Maui
Photos with the Easter Bunny at QKC
Runs Saturday, March 16 through Saturday, March 30
Mondays through Saturdays, 10am-8pm / Sundays, 10am-5pm
Get photographed sitting on the lap of a giant pink Furry in a springtime setting. Photo packages range from $21-$45 and include $10-$20 gift cards from Shutterfly. Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center (275 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului). Call 877-4325 or visit www.queenkaahumanucenter.com.
Easter Celebration at Maui Mall
Saturday, March 30th
11:00am – 2:00pm
Maui Mall is “egg-cited” to hold its Easter celebration on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Score Easter treats from shops throughout the mall, then enjoy keiki fun from 11am – 2pm. Free. Families are invited to enjoy:
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Keiki Activity Stations. Fun with coloring, crafts and games. Pick up an Easter Celebration Passport and get it stamped at each station for a chance to win prizes.
- 11:15 a.m.: Dance with life-sized Maui Cartoon Characters Elmo, Hello Kitty and Raphael, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and special guest – the Easter Bunny! Then take your cameras out for pictures!
- Noon and 1 p.m.: Brenton Keith & His Bag O’ Tricks
- Plus – First 100 children will receive a FREE Easter goody bag! One lucky recipient will find a golden ticket in his or her bag. Bring the golden ticket to center stage for a Mega Prize.
Maui Mall (70 E. Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului); mauimall.com.
Photos with the Easter Bunny at Lahaina Cannery Mall
Friday through Saturday, March 29-30
Keiki can take pictures with the Easter Bunny. On Friday, March 29, the Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On Saturday, March 30, the bunny returns from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lahaina Cannery Mall (Honoapiilani Hwy.); 661-5304; lahainacannerymall.com.
Easter Egg Hunt at Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
Sunday, March 31st at 10:15am
Keiki ages 0 to 12 years old are invited to join the Easter Bunny and Aloha Bear in gathering treat-filled eggs for fun and prizes. Please arrive early, as there will be sections for the different age groups. Bring your Easter basket and please…don’t be late! Free and open to the public. Ritz-Carlton Kapalua (One Ritz-Carlton Dr.); 669-6200; ritzcarlton.com/kapalua.
2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt – No Ka Oi Horsemanship LLC
Saturday, March 30 starting at 12:00 nooon
Would you like to really hunt for Easter Eggs? No Ka Oi Horsemanship will host our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th starting at noon. Pony rides, riding exhibitions (maybe even bunny roping), petting zoo, egg hunt, and more! Egg hunt starts at 2:00. To make your reservation please call Lydia at 808-214-2233. No Ka Oi Horsemanship (Kula); www.nokaoihorsemanship.com.
Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 31
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm // Sundays at 2:00pm
Steppingstone Playhouse, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center
This dramedy tells the story of a group of high school students who are locked down in their library during an emergency. They learn to rise above the social chaos and work together to save a life.
A must-see for parents and teenagers, Lockdown by Julia Edwards is a chillingly relevant play for our youth today as they navigate a world that can feel dangerous at times. Threats of violence and school shootings have created an atmosphere that makes what used to be a safe haven into a place of potential danger. What effect does this have on our children? How does it impact the parents who are sending their children to school everyday?
Purchase tickets online, by phone, or at the customer service kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students (18 and under).
“Waking Up” presented by Art with Heart at Seabury Hall
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Adults $15 / Students $10 / Children Under 5 Free
Seabury Hall, 480 Olinda Road, Makawao
Art with Heart, the student-run philanthropic arts club of Seabury Hall, presents their fourth benefit showcase of student produced fine and performing arts on Saturday, March 30th. Held in the new state-of-the-art `A`ali`ikūhonua Creative Arts Center, the evening will consist of a gallery and silent auction of fine art starting at 5:30 pm accompanied by delicious food, refreshments and live music, followed by a live performance of music, acting, dance, and poetry readings at 7 pm. All proceeds from the show will support Art with Heart’s goals to promote the arts and education here on Maui and abroad.
This year the club will support an elementary school in Nicaragua where Seabury Hall volunteers worked this past February through the organization Outreach 360. Locally, the club brings art projects to the children at the Ke Hale A Ke Ola homeless shelter and to the special needs adolescents in the Best Buddies Program. The club currently has $4928.32 and is hoping to double this amount to reach their goal of $10,000 by the end of the year. Come enjoy a beautiful evening of art and support the students of Art with Heart in achieving their goals to make a positive difference in the world. To reserve tickets, call 573-1257.
Maui Ocean Center
Keiki Story Time & Craft Hour
Saturdays at 11:30am – March, April
Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor, Hawaiians & the Sea Exhibit
Children ages 3-12 are invited to a delightful story time and craft hour in the Hawaiians & the Sea Exhibit. This activity is hosted by an Ocean Naturalist and includes making a fun, marine-themed craft for children to take home.
Fins & Flippers Tour Upgrade
Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:30am – March, April
Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor, Ages 3 and up
Discover fascinating shark and sea turtle facts! This interactive, naturalist-guided encounter includes a behind-the-scenes look at the Aquarium and the chance to observe the feeding habits of sharks and sea turtles. Reservations recommended.
Thursdays and Sundays, 11:30am-1:30pm – March
Maui Ocean Center, All ages
A wet naturalist will share fascinating facts about Hawaii’s marine invertebrates (animals without backbones) at the Discovery Pool. Enjoy the chance to touch a few of the exhibit’s spineless creatures including sea stars and sea cucumbers.
Banyan Tree Fine Arts Fair
Friday, March 29
9:00am – 5:00pm, All ages welcome
Banyan Tree Park, Front Street, Lahaina
Discover some of Maui’s most talented artists under the Lahaina Banyan Tree. There is a wonderful array of local art at reasonable prices, including oils, watercolors, ceramics, photography, wood carving, baskets, jewelry, glass art and much more!
Alii Kula Lavender
Families Day Out
Sunday, March 31
Come and spend some quality time together as a family. Enjoy Tussie Mussie (mini bouquet) making and a walking tour for $10 per person plus tax. Walking tours are offered at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm and 2:30pm. Advance reservations are required.
Lavender Treasure Hunt
Celebrate spring with laughter and fun at AKL! Complete our Lavender Treasure Hunt and win a prize! Available all day – 9am – 4pm.
5th Annual March of Dimes Fundraiser Garage Sale
Saturday, March 30th, 8am – 12pm
320 Hokulani Street, Pukalani
Enormous garage sale benefiting the March of Dimes, whose mission is to prevent prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality. Donations of gently used items greatly appreciated.
Call Lauren at 264-3007 for more information.
Strawberry U-Pick Patch at Kula Country Farms
Do you know that there’s a farm on Maui where you can “pick your own strawberries?” Can’t get any fresher than that!
Kula Country Farms will officially open their Strawberry U-pick in March and everyone is invited to come and pick their own strawberries. There will be a plant sale all through March with starters for your garden and lots of strawberry plants for purchase.
The farm stand will be decorated with giant sunflowers (they have lots of honey they want to sell). The focus will be “Bees and what they do” in the Children’s Garden. The Food Trailer will sell Strawberry Shortcake and other strawberry desserts.
Kula Country Farms is located on Kula Highway, across from Rice Park , past mile marker 13. Kulacountryfarmsmaui.com