Photo Courtesy of Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Go behind the scenes

Founded in 2004, Hālau Kekuaokalā`au`ala`Iliahi has brought many honors, awards, and much grace to the Maui Nui community under the artistic vision of Nā Kumu Hula `Iliahi & Haunani Paredes.  Tune in to this special Live @ the MACC performance and talk story from the Castle Theater stage as they share their return to their teachings and source of knowledge, the late Loea Hula Aunty Pat Namaka Bacon, and the beauty that nurtures their creativity and demand for perfection. Behind the Curtain: Mālama I Ke Ahi • Hālau Kekuaokalā`au`ala`Iliahi • Saturday, Jun 26 2021, 7:30 PM •

Also, on Sunday, June 27th Live @ the MACC hosts a free live/in-person and live-streamed event: The 30th Annual Ki Ho’alu Guitar Festival. Some of Hawai‘i’s best slack key guitar players will perform selections of melodious Hawaiian music. Artists performing in the festival this year include John Cruz, Jeff Peterson, Kevin Brown & Ola Hou, George Kahumoku Jr., Ledward Kaʻapana, Kamuela Kahoano, Kawika Kahiapo, Danny Carvalho, George Kuo, and Paul Togioka.

Clean up and craft

On Saturday, June 26th at 8am go to Kahului Harbor for a beach clean-up with upcycling arts & crafts for the keiki! Come join Trashtopia at the Kahului Harbor by the giant driftwood whale for a feel-good, do good, kinda morning. They will have crafts for the littles to learn about upcycling and caring for our beaches. 

Pick up a local watermelon

Mahi Pono’s Summer Watermelon Harvest is here! This locally grown watermelon sale is a fundraiser for Imua Family Services. Pre-Order online and drive through on Saturday, June 26th from 9 am to 3 pm at Imua Discovery Garden pick up watermelons and produce boxes:

Celebrate the Summer Reading Program with a special author talk!

Lehua Parker will read a short excerpt from “One Boy, No Water”, Book 1 in her Niuhi Shark Saga trilogy. She will also answer questions from the audience. Ms. Parker is originally from Hawaii and a graduate of Kamehameha Schools. She writes speculative fiction for kids and adults that often explores the intersections of Hawaii’s past, present, and future. This free 45-minute online event is suitable for ages 9+. Registration is required! To register, go to