Maui Events in January

Events & Festivals on the island of Maui

2023 is on its way to the islands! The change in the year does not mean Maui will change from being one of the best islands for concerts, festivals, and other interesting and unique events you will not want to miss.

Here are our picks for the best events and festivals coming to Maui in January 2023. 


21st Annual Buy Back The Beach

Beachside luaus are always a fun time on the island of Maui, but it’s not often you get the chance to attend a luau and support the conservation of Hawaii’s beautiful land at the same time. Hosted by Old Lahaina Luau, this special event will feature live entertainment from the Old Lahaina Luau Entertainers and a super-duo of Eric Gilliom and Vince Esquire.   

Where: 1251 Front St, Lahaina (Old Lahaina Luau)
When: Saturday, January 28th, 5 PM - 9 PM
More Info: Hawaii Land Trust


2023 Annual Juried Exhibition

This art exhibition at the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center in Makawao is bold and broad - featuring the works of local artists in as many mediums as you can imagine. On display will be ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, paintings, photography, wood, printmaking, and much more. This year the juror will be the executive director of Hawaii Contemporary, Rosina Potter.

Where: 2841 Baldwin Ave, Makawao (Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center)
When: Starting January 13th, 9 AM - 4 PM
More Info: Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center 

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2023 Sentry Tournament of Champions 

If you like golf, January on Maui is a month like no other. The first PGA Tour event of the year kicks off at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort on January 4th. This is no amateur event. The top 30 players from the FedEx Cup Playoffs in 2022 will be playing, as will other qualifiers who won a PGA Tour event in 2022.

Where: 1 Ritz Carlton Dr, Kapalua (Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort)
When: Wednesday, January 4th - Sunday, January 8th
More Info: Sentry Tournament of Champions 


Smash Mouth

This one-of-a-kind, one-time-only concert at Kahului’s beautiful Castle Theater is your chance to see one of the most well-known pop-rock bands of the 21st century perform live in paradise. Whether you know Smash Mouth from their early hits like Walkin’ On The Sun or from their legendary sonic role in Shrek, you’ll have plenty of fun on this first Friday night of the year.

Where: One Cameron Way, Kahului (Maui Arts & Cultural Center/Castle Theater)
When: Friday, January 6th, 7:30 PM - 10 PM
More Info: Maui Arts - Events 


Maui Pops Orchestra - Broadway Pops 

Featuring vocalists Morgan James and Ben Davis, this celebration of family-favorite Broadway hits will be directed by James Durham and will welcome the new year with the sweet sound of the Maui Pops Orchestra.

Where: One Cameron Way, Kahului (Maui Arts & Cultural Center/Castle Theater)
When: Sunday, January 22nd, 3 PM - 5:30 PM
More Info: Maui Arts - Events 


We hope you find this helpful guide to planning your January in Maui. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!

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