Maui Family Weekend Guide November 2-4

 First Friday

Wailuku Town and First Hawaiian Bank welcome five-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award winner, Kaumakaiwa Kanaka‘ole along with Shawn Pimental on the main stage at First Friday on November 2nd.

With her roots in the hula of the esteemed Kanaka‘ole family of Hawai‘i Island, Kaumakaiwa has been on the stage all her life. As the great-grandchild of Edith Kanaka‘ole (a leader in the Hawaiian renaissance), Kaumakaiwa’s deep understanding of Hawaiian culture has led her to become a highly-esteemed singer, chanter and dancer. In addition to the five Na Hoku Hanohano awards she has received, Kaumakaiwa was also the first Hawaiian performer to appear at the indigenous cultural festival, The Dreaming, in Australia and the first Hawaiian performer to appear at globalFestin New York.

Nevah Too Late will be opening the night with live music on the Maui Thing stage from 6:00pm – 7:30pm. Kaumakaiwa will be accompanied by award-winning musician, singer and producer, Shawn Pimental, playing on stage from 8:00pm – 9:00pm. Event details are below:

DATE: November 2, 2018
TIME: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
LOCATION: Maui Thing Stage – 7 N. Market St. Wailuku, 96793

Wailuku First Friday is a free, family-friendly, street party on Market Street in Wailuku Town. With Market Street closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30pm, the town lights up with music, food, activities and energy!


 Maui Arts & Cultural Center
NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2018
Exclusive Shopping Day! Friday, November 2 from 1:30pm – 6:00pm
The Big Festival Day! Saturday, November 3 from 8:00am – 4:30pm
Maui County’s biggest shopping day of the year returns, the annual Made in Maui County Festival!
CLICK HERE for the festival website.
Held on November 2 & 3, this popular event features over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made in Maui County products, including foods, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, furniture, gifts, collectibles and more ALL in one location – the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului.

Arbor Day 1,000 Hawaiian Tree Giveaway

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
9 A.M. – 12 P.M.

In partnership with Maui Electric Company and Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will give away 1,000 Hawaiian trees for free, 1 tree per person, any age! Experts will be available to recommend the best Hawaiian tree for your area of residence. The celebration will also feature lectures, activities, and many community organizations sharing critical environmental information. To get involved, email

To get involved, email

 Pūnana Leo o Maui
UH Maui College

Holoholo Ka’a
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Always the first Sunday of November
Holoholo Kaʻa is a hands-on event for kids and kids at heart to climb aboard, pretend to drive, take photos in get close up and inside emergency vehicles, heavy machinery, various construction rigs, farm
equipment, cool cars and more! Learn More.

Maui Thing 249-0215

Second Saturday Art
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Free Art Activities for Keiki.

NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 879-2818

whale watch maui free adventures
726 S Kihei Rd, HIHWNMS Visitor Center, Kihei

Sanctuary Saturday

Last Saturday of every month • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

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. All ages welcome.

Maui Ocean Center 270-7000

Story Time & Craft
Every Saturday – November, December, and January
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.

Explore Station
Sundays and Tuesdays • 11:30am-2:30pm
November, December, and January
Dive deeper into the wonders of Hawaii’s marine world at Maui Ocean Center’s Explore Station! Join a marine naturalist to learn about sea jellies in November, coral reefs in December, and humpback whales in December. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Free Ukulele Lessons
Monday through Friday • 11am-1pm
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 at the Retail Plaza. Schedule subject to change. Complimentary with Aquarium admission.

Ti Leaf Lei Demonstration
Fridays and Sundays – November, December, and January
Learn the art, history, and cultural significance of lei making with Cultural Practitioner Ko‘i. Includes hands-on demonstration and a free lei for each participant. Complimentary with Aquarium admission. Appropriate for all ages.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui 442-7898

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

Surfing Goat Dairy 878-2870
3651 Omaopio Rd., Kula

Evening Chore Tour

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

Saturdays at 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.