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Celebrating Independence Day in Maui
Two events to look forward to this July are the 4th of July fireworks in Lahaina and the Makawao Rodeo on Independence weekend.
July 03, 2018

Although Maui bustles with extra activities in the summer months, no matter what month it is, something exciting is happening.

July is no exception.

Surfing, swimming, snorkeling, hiking far off trails in the mountains and around volcanoes are almost yearlong activities. Two events to look forward to this July are the 4th of July fireworks in Lahaina and the Makawao Rodeo on Independence weekend.

These two attractions will surely make any Maui vacation memorable and unique.

  • Annual 4th of July Fireworks in Lahaina - The Independence Day Celebration in Lahaina, West Maui is something both locals and visitors look forward to, featuring live bands, food, and drinks at Lahaina’s restaurants, cafes and bars and other festivities. Then at 8:00 pm, the fireworks spectacle begins. It is the only 4th of July fireworks display on the island that can be viewed publicly. The fireworks show is over the ocean overlooking Lahaina beach/shoreline. It is recommended to get something to eat, then look for a place to sit on the beach or shoreline before 8:00 pm.
  • Makawao Rodeo - Makawao Rodeo on Independence Weekend is an annual event at the Biggest Little Town in Upcountry Maui. The town maintains the tradition of its plantation era with cowboys and cattle. The festivities start with the 4th of July Parade and, on the weekend, the rodeo events take place. Reliving the tradition of the Paniolo - Hawaiian term for cowboy – the rodeo rounds up cattle in the open fields.  But Makawao is more than the annual rodeo event. It is time to immerse and relish in the diversity of people and their culture as they planted their roots in the upcountry of Maui. While in town, don’t forget to visit the famous Komoda Bakery, quaint boutiques selling western outfits and art galleries; for the feel of west country - lunch or dinner at the Makawao Steak House. Art galleries are prominent fixtures in town as it is home to many artists. Glassblowers, painters, and sculptors are seen around town doing their commissioned works. Makawao is considered upcountry and, therefore, a bit colder than the rest of the Maui. It is best to bring extra clothing when it gets cold, and walking shoes for exploring the surrounding area.

Maui is a prime destination in Hawaii. There is always something to do in every nook and cranny. In each area, there’s always something unexpected that’ll surely make your trip a memorable one.

Things to Do in Maui During June
There are many activities that one can engage in during June all the way to August when the summer ends.
May 27, 2018

With June, summer has kicked off, sun and more sun accompanied by heavy trade winds.

To beat this, plan your activities in Maui along the beach.

There are many activities that one can engage in during June all the way to August when the summer ends.

Cycle to the Sun

This is an event for the people who love cycling, those who are ready for a real challenge and lots of fun.

It has been dubbed the most challenging bike ride in the world. Starting at sea level and climbing for more than ten thousand feet, cycling along the longest and steepest paved road at Haleakala. With this ride, you can test your agility and also expect to have the fun of your life.

The event kicks off on June 30th but for those who may want to do it for fun, the month of June presents some good opportunities, the weather is good, and there are other enthusiasts to accompany you on the big ride.


Ocean activities are best around this time of year, the water is warm, and there are also many people who are starting their surfing lessons.

If you are a beginner, you have the best opportunity to learn during the summer vacation.

Those who have done it say summertime is the best for those who want to catch their first wave, the conditions are right and the mood too.

Couples’ Shark Diving

This may seem scary, and some will argue that it is not a romantic thing, but this, especially when it is done in Maui, has a magical touch.

It is a fantastic way to bond, diving in the ocean and being surrounded by some of the best creatures on earth, it is as if they will endorse your union, from tropical fish to stingrays by the hundreds, you will be in the best place.

However, this activity is only reserved for people who can dive; otherwise, you may not be allowed or may not get the fun.


In the summertime, it isn’t just water activities that are fun, parasailing, single, triple or tandem rides are available, and the best thing about it is that you can do it with your whole family.

You will be able to soar high up above the clear blue water and get the thrill of your life.

Things to Do in Maui, Hawaii in May
April 30, 2018

Winter is gone, and Maui is ushering in spring weather.

Lei Day, as May Day is known in Hawaii, is the beginning of a new season that offers fun and memorable events on the lovely island. It is a period when the weather is relatively beautiful, and the prices are lower than they are in the busy summer and winter periods, so it is a time to have great fun in Maui.

Here are some of the popular activities and events to look forward to in Maui during spring.

Whale Watching

Although the whale watching season is nearly coming to an end, you will still have a few days to enjoy watching these majestic creatures, as the season runs from December to mid-May (although January-March is peak season).

If you make it to Maui in the last days of April, you can still enjoy whale watching excursions before most of them stop operating due to the decline in the number of whales.

However, an arrangement can be made to watch the big and magnificent creatures as they swim in the vast waters.

Brewers' Festival

Mark your calendar - May 19th at Waikulu in Central Maui – is the Brewers’ Festival where more than forty brewers specializing in craft beers exhibit their fine drinks.

The craft beers are from the mainland as well as Hawaii. The festival also has plenty of food and entertainment where people who are visiting the island can enjoy themselves.

The event is held on the lawn at the Maui Cultural Center.

Road to Hana

With the relatively warmer weather, visiting a place like Hana where you can experience the most spectacular scenery will not only make your trip memorable but also exciting.

In Hana, you will return to old Hawaii, a remote area with one of the craziest roads.

You will enjoy beautiful stops and waterfalls along the way that make for a stunning trip.

Sample Hawaiian Culture

With numerous festivals in Hawaii, Maui promises to teach you the unique culture that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Sample the sumptuous foods, craft beer, drinks, art and music in one package to give you a trip of a lifetime.


Visiting Maui during the month of May gives you a chance to sample the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands at an affordable rate, without the overcrowding that characterizes the summer and winter seasons.

Make sure to engage in these activities at least once while in Maui to be sure you’ll have an excellent trip.

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