Maui Family Weekend Guide March 30 – April 1

26th Annual Celebration of the Arts

March 30 & 31
The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will convene Hawaii’s most reputable artisans, educators, cultural practitioners, speakers, and entertainers, during the 26th Annual Celebration of the Arts. Hands-on art, demonstrations, films, cultural panels, music, and dance will act as the common ground to allow visitors and residents the opportunity to interact and enjoy the “Number 1 rated cultural event” according to Hawaii Modern Luxury magazine.

For full event schedule and ticket information, please visit

Maui Humane Society 877-3680

Freddie the Tortoise’s Birthday Party and Easter Egg Hunt

Maui Humane Society

Saturday, March 31st

11:00 AM

Come help us celebrate our resident tortoise Freddie’s birthday with this free family event. We’ll have a keiki zone with crafts, birthday cake and an Easter Egg Hunt! Ages 5 and under will begin at 11am and 6 and up will start at 11:30am. FREE

Maui Mall’s Easter Carnival

Maui Mall and Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation present the 2018 Easter Carnival! All families are invited to come celebrate spring at Maui Mall center court Saturday March 31, 2018 from 11AM to 2PM.

The festivities kick off with a keiki Easter Egg Hunt followed by games, face painters, and a photo booth. Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation will have dogs for adoption on the main stage. H.A.R.F volunteers will also be helping to run the event.

Children are encouraged to wear their swim gear so they can play in the fountain after the Easter egg hunt and in between the carnival booths. Registration for the event happens the day of the carnival beginning at 10am at the entrance to the mall in between Whole Foods and Long’s Drugs.

All children registered for the egg hunt will receive a free tote in in order to collect eggs. The Easter egg hunt is for children under 10 years of age. Children 5 and under will get a 10 minute head start.

Special prizes will be given away for games and special Easter eggs.

Donations are appreciated and can be made to Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation in person at the carnival. Visit their website or follow them on social media.

For more information about the event, please visit and follow us @MauiMall on Facebook and Instagram.

Sanctuary Saturday

Join us for our Sanctuary Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 10am-1pm at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center in Kihei, situated on the south shore of Maui with picturesque views of Kaho’olawe, Lana’i and West Maui, overlooking sanctuary waters. Learn about humpback whales and their habitat in Hawai’i. Enjoy picturesque views overlooking sanctuary waters, see ocean-themed displays and exhibits in our visitor center, engage in storytime and craft activities.

Maui Ocean Center 270-7000

Story Time & Craft

Every Saturday in February, March, and April

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.

Humpback Whale Explore Station

Sundays and Tuesdays in February and March

11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Learn about Hawaii’s humpback whales with a marine naturalist at Maui Ocean Center! A special Explore
Station includes samples of what whales eat (krill and herring), baleen (feeding method), whale fluke identification, whale songs, and information about the anatomy and behaviors of humpback whales. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays in February, March, and April

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Visit Maui Ocean Center to learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making with a Cultural Practitioner. Includes a hands-on demonstration and a free lei for each participant. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Ukulele Lessons

Five guests per class, appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Monday through Friday in February, March, and April

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Explore Hawaii’s undersea world at Maui Ocean Center and learn how to play one of Hawaii’s most iconic musical instruments – the ukulele! Complimentary with Aquarium admission, space is limited..

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center 877-4325
275 E. Ka’ahumanu Ave., Kahului

Professional Photographs with Easter Bunny

Saturday, March 17 through Saturday, March 31, 2018.

Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Sundays from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

In addition, Pet Photos with Easter Bunny will be scheduled on Monday, March 19 and 26 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Compassionate Easter Bunny will be available for visits and photos by appointment through the QKC Guest Services Desk (877-4325).

Maui Made Sundays

1st Sunday of every month

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Enjoy live, island style performances while shopping locally Maui made products at Center Court.

Imua Family Services

Color Festival Hawaii

Maui Arts and Cultural Center

April 1st 2018

1:00 – 5:00 PM

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. Admission for children 5 & under is free. Tickets will be on sale at MACC box office February 1.

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.