Good times are on the horizon. If you’re going to Maui in July this year, good times are seriously on the horizon.
That’s because the middle of summer is just about the most action-loaded time to visit. From live events with world-famous performers to classic cultural festivals to local art, the calendar on Maui is quite full of special opportunities.
Here are the very best events and festivals coming to the island of Maui this July.
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2023 Events and Festivities
Events for Maui in July 2023 will be posted in the coming weeks. Typically, we'll update this page about six to eight weeks before the month in question. Below, you can review a summary of what happened within the last 12-18 months, as many of these Hawaii events are held annually.
2022 Events and Festivities
Kihei 4th Friday
These are essentially town parties. Kihei Fridays are absolutely full of food, music, and fun stuff to do for all ages.
Note, however, that this event is still somewhat up in the air. Maui County announced back in April that Friday Town Parties were temporarily going on hold. We recommended that you contact Maui County OED to stay updated.
When: Friday, July 22nd, 6 PM - 9 PM
Where: 1279-1280 S Kihei Rd, Kihei (Azeka Shopping Center)
More Info: Kihei Fridays (call 808 270 7415 for updates)
One of her generation's most successful comedians and TV personalities, Chelsea Handler is set to perform on July 3rd at the one-of-a-kind Castle Theater in Kahului. As the name rather strongly implies, Handler’s Vaccinated & Horny Tour is definitely for mature audiences only.
When: Sunday, July 3rd, 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Where: One Cameron Way, Kahului (Maui Arts & Cultural Center/Castle Theater)
More Info: Chelsea Handler
Obon Dance & Festival
At several locations on several different dates, the island of Maui will be reigniting its traditional Obon Dance Festival after a hiatus of 2 years. This event is as beautiful as it is culturally instructive.
When: July 9th, July 15th, July 16th, July 22nd, July 23rd
Where: Paia Mantokuji Mission, Kahului Hongwanji, Makawao Hongwanji
More Info: Call +1 808 572 7229
Maui Open Studios 2022 - Summer Edition
To witness some of Maui’s finest local art, simply wander outside the hotel on the weekend of July 9th and 10th. Studios and exhibition spaces all over the island will be open to visitors. Pottery, painting, glass, silk…and don’t forget food and maybe even live entertainment to go with it.
When: July 9th, July 10th, 11 AM - 6 PM
Where: Various Studios/Exhibition Spaces
More Info: Maui Open Studios
Corinne Bayley Rae
Corinne Bayley Rae is a Grammy-winning artist from the UK, and she will be appearing at one of the coolest live music venues in the world, Maui’s Castle Theater. In addition to hosting world-famous TV personalities like Chelsea Handler, the Castle Theater will also host a world-class musical talent this July. This is a must-see for lovers of live contemporary music during your visit to the Valley Isle.
When: Friday, July 29th, 7:30 PM - 10 PM
Where: One Cameron Way, Kahului (Castle Theater)
More Info: Maui Arts - Corinne Bayley Rae
We hope you find this to be a helpful guide to some of the best events and festivals coming to Maui this July. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!