The island of Maui is bursting with fun activities, with both Mauka (mountainside) and Makai (ocean side) entertainment and excursions available on an almost daily basis. However the Magi Isle celebrates a diverse range of cultural festivals and events throughout the year too. Let’s take a look at some of the best.
The worlds of film and music are heavily celebrated on the island, and this comes to fruition in all its glory in June thanks to the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival that celebrates a 200-year-old art form, as well as the nationally acclaimed Maui Film Festival. The latter often includes outdoor screenings, making it the perfect time to enjoy the luxury campsite accommodations on the island. Other big events take place throughout the year, including the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Festival in April.
Maui carries huge cultural significance and is celebrated through various annual festivals. April’s East Maui Taro Festival honors the “staff of life” and is an ideal time to explore with campervan rentals to see the celebrations across the island. May’s Olukai Hoolaulea is the island’s tribute to the ocean and is the perfect time for snorkel rentals, boat rentals, kayak tours while experiencing everything the wonderful past, present, and future of the island.
The East Maui Taro Festival in April is a food lovers paradise and enjoying Molokini adventures in the day will ensure you can delight the taste buds without any guilt. Meanwhile, June plays host to the annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival while Maui is also one of three islands used to host the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in October. Whenever you visit the beautiful island to enjoy your beach gear rentals, the quality of food is simply spectacular.