2023 Events and Festivities
Many things are happening on the Valley Isle - so much so that we’d better dive into the exhaustive list!
Hereafter some meticulous down-whittling - are our essential picks for the best events and festivals coming to Maui in April 2023.
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Maui Marathon & Half Marathon
The Maui Marathon is not only the longest consecutively held marathon in Hawaii - it is, in fact, the oldest anywhere west of the Mississippi River. 2023 marks year 53 for this classic Maui athletic event. The unsurprisingly ultra-scenic route begins in Kahului at the sugar mill on Mokulele Highway, travels along the coast through Lahaina, and ends at the Kaanapali Beach Resort.
When: Sunday, April 23rd; 5 AM - 2 PM
Where: 2525 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina
More Info: Maui Marathon - Register
Artists 2 Artists Series Hawaii Legends Edition - Hana Hou Ft. Henry Kapono & The Makaha Sons
The ongoing Artist 2 Artist Series aims to give audience members a closeup, personal experience with incredible musical artists. This Hawaii Legends Edition ramps things up a notch further. Grammy-nominated, Hawaiian-born singer-songwriter Henry Kapono will be joined by one of the islands’ most adored musical groups: The Makaha Sons. Together they’ll put on a showcase of just what it means to be a legend in the world of Hawaiian music.
When: Saturday, April 8th; 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: One Cameron Way, Kahului (Maui Arts & Cultural Center)
More Info: Henry Kapono - Artist 2 Artist Series
Maui Sunday Market
If you’re looking for great food (and lots to choose from), live entertainment, and shopping - and you wouldn’t mind if it all took place beneath the Hawaiian sunshine with free admission and free parking - you’ll find all of that and more on Kaahumanu Ave on any Sunday this April.
When: Sundays, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; 4 PM - 8 PM
Where: 65 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului (Kahului Shopping Center)
More Info: Maui Sunday Market
National Park Week
The last week of April is National Park Week all across the United States, meaning entrance fees are waived to all 400+ national parks. Maui is home to Haleakala National Park - a stunning 30,000-acre expanse containing 5 different climate zones, spectacular views, and the tallest peak on the island. It is arguably a must-see even if you aren’t visiting during National Park Week!
When: Saturday, April 22nd - Sunday, April 30th
Where: Haleakala National Park
More Info: NPS - Haleakala
Lahaina Banyan Tree 150th Birthday Celebration
Hawaii is home to some old, old stuff - uniquely beautiful phenomena that extend their roots deep down through many generations. It is hard to imagine something more emblematic of this than the banyan tree in Lahaina, which, this year, turns a whopping 150 years old.
To celebrate, the town of Lahaina is throwing their beloved tree a birthday party! Befitting of such an old, mysterious host, the Lahaina banyan tree’s birthday parties are the stuff of legend. Live music, games, birthday cake - even magicians are said to have performed at past parties and may do so again.
When: Monday, April 24th
Where: 671 Front St, Lahaina (Lahaina Banyan Court)
More Info: Lahaina Banyan Court
We hope you found this a useful starting point for planning your April in Maui this year. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!