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Kolohe Kai’s Enchanting ‘Summer to Winter’ Odyssey

Kolohe Kai’s Enchanting ‘Summer to Winter’ Odyssey

Being among the most recognizable artists in Hawaii is more often challenging than it is glamorous. It means living up to higher expectations each time. Kolohe Kai set those expectations for themselves early on, so in many ways it’s themselves they have to live up to.  Since making a splash on the local airwaves in 2009, Kolohe Kai has released 3 albums and a handful of singles in recent years. The “rascals in the water” are back with Summer to…

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Maui Nightlife: Best Things To Do After Sunset

Maui Nightlife: Best Things To Do After Sunset

Maui, Hawaii brings more than beach loungers, sunshine, and lazy afternoons by the pool. As the spectacular sunset approaches, you might like to turn your mind to the evening entertainment. Maui nightlife options include stargazing at Haleakala, relaxing on a sunset cruise and maybe the theater, a luau, or a show later. To help you decide on your evening’s entertainment, here are a few suggestions on the best things to do at night. South Maui Nightlife Kihei Town is the…

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Nā Pōhaku Ola: The Legend of the Wizard Stones

Nā Pōhaku Ola: The Legend of the Wizard Stones

If you’re out strolling Kalakaua Avenue along Waikiki Beach, as you no doubt will be some afternoon in between lunch and happy hour on your next visit to Oahu, you’ll no doubt stop at the Duke Kahanamoku statue to pose for a selfie or family photo with the Duke or drape a lei on his outstretched arms or around his neck. Maybe you want to pay homage to Hawaii’s most legendary waterman (not everyone is an Olympic gold-medal swimmer and…

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Prince Kuhio Day – In Memory Of “the Citizen Prince”

Prince Kuhio Day – In Memory Of “the Citizen Prince”

On March 26th all of Hawaii comes together to celebrate the birthday of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole – known as “the Citizen Prince” and “the Prince of the People”. Prince Kuhio Day was established in 1949 as Hawaii state holiday. Prince Kuhio is fondly remembered and celebrated for his role and persistent efforts towards carving a better life for the Hawaiian people. Prince Kuhio was born in 1871 on the island of Kauai. The sacred site of his birthing house…

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Hawaii Lei Day – Celebrating a Beautiful Tradition

Hawaii Lei Day – Celebrating a Beautiful Tradition

Every year since 1929, the 1st May is celebrated as Hawaii Lei Day. Statewide celebrations are held in all of Hawaii with full fun and fare symbolizing the beauty of the aloha spirit! Header photo by Joel. The day marks the celebration of Leis – fresh flowers famous not only across Hawaii but also across the world. Traditionally Lei wreaths were used as a sign of peace between various native tribes. However, people from across the globe recognize the wreath…

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Christmas on Maui – Things To Do

Christmas on Maui – Things To Do

It may not snow on the islands, but we can assure you that Christmas on Maui is just as festive. You’d be surprised at the possibilities of trading in a White Christmas for a sandy one. A Christmas in Hawaii will be a lot warmer, that’s for sure. Where else would you get the luxury of a day at the beach this time of year? Maui is full of the holiday spirit, sporting local events, festivities, and entertainment to fulfill…

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‘The Songs of C&K’ – Good Time with Henry Kapono and Friends

‘The Songs of C&K’ – Good Time with Henry Kapono and Friends

It’s not easy becoming a household name in the islands, but Henry Kapono sure made it look that way. With a Grammy-nomination and countless Na Hoku Awards courtesy of the passion and diligence poured across 15 albums, it’s any wonder as to what Kapono can’t accomplish. These days the legendary artist has set his sights on something beyond him – the next generation of Hawaiian music stars. Kapono recently established the Henry Kapono Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting Hawaiian…

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Recurring Events on Maui

Recurring Events on Maui

Look through our list of Recurring Events on Maui and select ones that will add enjoyment to your visit of the Valley Isle. We divided Annual Festivals & Events by seasons, but the dates can change from year to year, so make sure to check the provided websites for current dates and programming. Weekly Events Maui Friday Town PartiesFree Weekly Group RunsSaturday Maui Chef’s TableTuesday Magic ShowWednesday Slack Key Show Monthly Events Free Last Thursday Hawaiian Music SeriesFree First Sunday…

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Filming Locations (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Filming Locations (2017)

Like any Hollywood actor, Hawaii has played many different characters onscreen. We’ve seen it play a prehistoric world in Kong: Skull Island (2017), alien jungle planets in Avatar (2009) and Predators (2010), and even itself in The Descendants (2011). And in 2017, it was chosen to play the world of “Jumanji”. In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the titular fictional jungle – which isn’t even seen in the original 1995 film – is finally realized, so now there are many…

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Ooklah the Moc’s Every Posse – a Vibrant Roots Reggae Jam

Ooklah the Moc’s Every Posse – a Vibrant Roots Reggae Jam

Few bands command attention. Even fewer command respect. Oahu’s reggae supergroup Ooklah The Moc grabs both in a way that makes them bona fide legends in the local music scene, their name a key marker for Hawaii’s roots reggae obsession. Ooklah The Moc revitalized the reggae subgenre with dynamic albums doubled down by commanding live performances across the Pacific. Their authoritative lyrics and bumping island rhythms spoke to the underdogs, the downtrodden, and the benevolent believer. Ooklah The Moc’s latest…

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