Category Archives: Maui Childrens Activities

Windsurfing Maui

Maui offers one of the widest range of recreational activities for tourists and residents. With its’ pristine beaches, mild weather, and fun loving culture, it’s the birth haven for fun in the sun. One of the most sought out after activities to do in Maui is windsurf. For those who don’t know what this is, essentially it is the use of a wind sail attached to a surfboard that propels a surfer across the surface of the water. Your feet slip into a binding, your hands grasp onto the shaft of the sail, and the sail catches onto the wind and guides you along the water.

There are numerous beaches in Maui that offer this recreational activity. The majority of windsurfing takes place on the North shore. The North shore is known for powerful north east trade winds that bring perfect waves sailing up and down the center of Maui’s shore. The beaches on the north side include Hookipa, Camp One, Sprecks, Sugar Cove, and Kanaha. On the south shore of the island, the beach Kihei offers windsurfing areas as well. At these beaches, one can find ideal places that allow for windsurfers to fully enjoy the sport.

If you don’t have the gear for windsurfing or are only going to be in Maui for a short amount of time, renting is a clear choice. There are multiple locations and shops that offer rental equipment. One can easily find options for windsurfing lessons as well, if one is needing a little extra help getting started. There are multiple websites of shops that offer rentals, pricing, and locations to best suite your needs if one is wanting to research that before arriving to the island.

Whether you’re a pro or a beginner windsurfing in Maui is a purely fun option.  Ideal beaches and locations, numerous options for rentals, and offered lessons make it an easy and fun way to spend the day out on the water and in the Hawaiian sun. Catch some rays, catch some waves, and catch some wind, adventurers!

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“Recalling Hawaii” at the MACC

 

“Recalling Hawaii” at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center

June 2, 2012 6:30pm

 

Recalling Hawai`i,” is a multi-media hula and history chronicle,  spanning from Kumulipo beginnings through present times featuring 50 dancers, musicians and singers from Hawaii, California and Europe ranging in age from 3 years old to 70.

 

This half of the production takes the audience on a journey through Hawaiian cultural and political history up to today.

 

“Recalling Hawaii” is not only a learning experience, it is also a fundraiser for the Ka ‘Imi Institute, a 501(c)3 organization. Other beneficiaries are Lae’ula ‘O Kai and Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows.

 

Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and under). For more information, visit www.kaimi.org/.

 

Tickets are available at the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW (7469) and via www.MauiArts.org.

 

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NBA Coming to Maui for Night of Shooting Stars

Lahaina Civic Center, June 6, 2012 starting at 5pm

 

NBA basketball players are returning to Maui on June 9th. ‘NIGHT OF SHOOTING STARS’ will include two feature games at Lahaina Civic Center.

 

5:00 PM – Novelty warm-up contest highlighting Celebrity all-stars (comprised of music, movie, media personalities, community leaders, and athletes from others sports) against  all-stars selected from the basketballMAUI Summer Camp program.

 

6:00 PM – The PRO all-stars will hit the court for a  match-up. Watch NBA talent, top college stars, and international players.

 

The games are presented annually by basketballMAUI as part of and in support of their youth and basketball program development on the island. The event will include a free pre-game concert featuring highly acclaimed gospel reggae band Christafari, as well as game and post game entertainment of live music, performers, and special guests.

 
Pre-Game Concert : Christafari
tickets are $5.00 in advance and $8.00 at the gate…they are available at Kihei Christian Bookstore and the following churches:
Kumulani
Lahaina Baptist
Calvary Westside
Lahaina Christian
Waipuna Chapel
Faith Family Maui

 

 

Night of Shooting Stars Professional Team Roster:
  1.    Isaiah Thomas, Sacramento Kings
  2.    Nate Robinson, Golden State Warriors
  3.    Corey Maggette, Charlotte Bobcats
  4.    Kelenna Azubuike, Dallas Mavericks
  5.    Derrick Low, Washington State Star, European Star
  6.    Julian Sensley, UH Star, European Star
  7.    Julyan Stone,  Denver Nuggets
  8.    Patrick Ewing Jr, New Orleans Hornets
  9.    Anthony Tolliver, Minnesota Timberwolves
  10.    Bill Amis, UH Star, European Pro
  11.    Von Wafer, Orlando Magic
  12.   Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons
  13.   Bobby Nash, UH Star, European Pro
  14.   Kyle Pape, CSM star, European Pro

 

Night of Shooting Stars Celebrity Team Roster:
  1. Gina Hiraizumi, Actress/Singer. Film-Only the Brave TV-ABC’s Castle. Named Top 10 Asian-American Stars to Watch.
  2. Derick Sebastian, Ukulele Virtuoso, Entertainer, Singer, Songwriter, Instructor 
  3. Mayor Alan Arakawa
  4. Eric Gilliom, Musician and Actor
  5. Brian Kohne, Film director and Producer
  6. Trisha Smith, Radio personality and columnist
  7. Bruce Anderson, Superintendant of DOE
  8. Ian Walsh, Pro Surfer
  9. Micah Nickens, Pro Surfer
  10. Tatiana Howard, Professional Surfer and Founder of the World Wide Water Woman Movement, The Butterfly Effect
  11. Jason Donez, Leilani’s
  12. Kai Lenny, Pro Surfer
  13. Duke Aiona,Former Lieutenant Governor
  14. Ricky Ryan, Pastor Kumulani Chapel
  15. Tyrone Crews, Retired Football Player

 

NIGHT OF SHOOTING STARS basketball games admission is $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the gate for all fans over seven years of age and no-charge for those 7 and under. Advance tickets are available at various Maui Clothing Company and Starbucks locations…visit the website for more details: www.nightofshootingstars.com

Proceeds from the events will support Basketball Maui, a non-profit organization dedicated to the character and basketball fundamentals development of the young people of Maui through the game of basketball. The organization’s mission is to provide youth the opportunity to prepare for success both on and off the court. Under the title of ‘Bigger than Basketball’ the organization has just announced that they pursuing an eventual goal of constructing a multi purpose gymnasium.
 

For additional information or clarification please contact wayne@nightofshootingstars.com or call (604) 983-9740

 

 

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2012 MAUI INVITATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

2012 MAUI INVITATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS CLASSICAL MUSIC

Baldwin House
696 Front Street
Lahaina, Hawaii  96761
www.aecg.org


Dates

May 26, 2012 5:30pm – 8:00pm


Description

Enjoy an evening of classical music on the lawn of the historic Baldwin Home in Lahaina with harpist Tatyana Shapiro and the Maui Brass Ensemble playing selections from the great composers.

The Festival takes place throughout the year and includes a wide variety of concerts, classes, and workshops for music lovers of all ages. The Maui Invitational Music Festival is presented annually by Arts Education for Children Group (AECG), a nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for artistic and cultural enrichment. The Maui Invitational Music Festival is supported by County of Maui Office of Economic Development and Hawaii Tourism Authority.


 
For more information, contact Bryant Neal (808) 283-3576, info@aecg.org
 
 
 
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Great Maui Attractions For $25 Or Less

 

Maui, the valley isle, is expensive, but worth it. There are some great activities available on Maui that WON’T break the bank! They range from Under $25 to free. With options for the whole family from body surfing to free hula shows.

 

Try some of the following suggestions for a great and inexpensive time!

 

General: One great way to save money on Maui is to use the natural resources to your advantage!

From the Shore

Enjoy the Sunsets – There is nothing more spectacular than a Maui sunset. Sip in a tropical drink (virgin or alcoholic) and enjoy Mother Nature’s finest work.

 

Reading – Bring your own reading material, or visit the historical public library and sit on the beach, by the pool or pick a nice shady spot.

 

Picnicking – There are many beach parks that have picnic tables and barbeque pits.

 

Stargazing – Hawaii’s seclusion allows you to view the night sky unobstructed by big city lights and tall buildings. You can even go to the top of Haleakala Crater to view the stars. Join a group, with electronic telescopes, or do it on your own.

 

Whale Watching – Watch the 400 humpback Whales that winter in Maui from the beach or your lanai.

 

Try Beachcombing – Find seashells at Kanaha Beach Park or Waiehee Beach.

 

Surf Watch – Watch the surfers from any shore.

 

Scuba Dive – Introductory and experienced divers can take part in a myriad of dive locations from Kaanapali to Makena.

 

Body Surf – Let the cool blue water of the Pacific Ocean move you as you body surf in some of the most spectacular locations.

 

Go Surfing – You can take a two hour surf lesson from an experienced instructor, or if you would rather just rent a board and head out on your own, there are many locations throughout Maui that can accommodate your needs and abilities.

 

LOCAL EVENTS – Maui is famous for Halloween (also called Mardi Gras of the Pacific), The Taro Festival, The Makawao Rodeo, The Maui County Fair. There are way to many fun things happening year round to list. Check our Calendar of events to see if anything is going on during your stay.

 

Playgrounds – Kihei’s Kamaole and Kalama Parks have free swings, slides, and jungle gyms.

 

Play Tennis – Tennis courts available at Kaanapali Alii

 

Go Camping – Kanaha Beach, Hosmer’s Grove, Waianapanapa Park, Oheo Gulch.

 

Go Hiking – Haleakala, West Maui Mountains, over fifty trails.

 

Attend a Golf Tournament – Mercedes Championship (January), Ka’anapali Classic.

 

Whaling Museum – Hawaii’s largest collection of whaling artifacts from Lahaina’s whaling era, Short films on whaling and whales, photomurals, graphics, a large scrimshaw collection and gift shop. Free tours by a certified marine naturalist may be arranged. Open daily from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Free.

TIP: Whale watch for free from the shore, or get on a boat. You might be able to save money by combining 2 boat trips, like a Whale watch and a cocktail cruise.

Whale watching Maui

Beaches:

With 120 miles of coastline, Maui offers more than 30 miles of spectacular beaches. On these shores you’ll find white, black and red sand. Perfect for surfing and windsurfing, as well as, some of the best swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Many offer beach parks with lifeguards, picnic facilities and restrooms.

 

West Maui Beaches:

Kaanapali Beach: Kaanapali Beach is three miles of white sand with easy walking access from all Kaanapali hotels. Puu Kekaa, also known as Black Rock, on the northernmost section of the beach is excellent for snorkeling.

 

D.T. Fleming Beach Park: This classic Kapalua beach is great for boogie boarding and offers picnic tables, restrooms and lifeguards.

Launiupoko Beach Park: Just south of Lahaina, this local favorite offers a unique natural pool surrounded by a lava rock wall excellent for small children. Picnic tables and restrooms are available.

 

Puamana Beach County Park: It has all the facilities you may need with picnic tables, bbq grills, and restrooms. A popular Maui surf spot for longboarding, Puamana Beach Park is a great place to swim and snorkel as well.

Puunoa Beach: Also called Baby Beach – located in the north end of Lahaina Town. Calm and pristine white sand beach ideal for swimming, snorkeling or wading. A very safe, family friendly destination.

Iao Valley & lao Needle

Iao Valley’s sheer green walls are adorned with long, slender waterfalls. It is one of the most awe-inspiring sights on Maui.

On the road up to it from Wailuku is the Tropical Gardens of Maui, 808/244-3085 http://www.tropicalgardensofmaui.com; open weekdays)

Further into the valley, you will find the nonprofit Hawaii Nature Center 808/244-6500, http://www.hawaiinaturecenter.org

Rainforest Walks can be booked at 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Lahaina

Sugar Cane Train: although this trip is admittedly very touristy, the Sugar Cane Train from Lahaina to Ka’anapali is a pretty fun outing, along six miles of incredible scenery at the foot of the West Maui Mountains. The conductor even sings! You must note that there is no longer any sugar cane being grown on the West Side of Maui, but the golf Course views are just as pretty.

Friday Night is Art Night, Front Street. Lahaina Arts Society, Lahaina voluntary donation for exhibit gallery: The old whaling streets of Lahaina are now filled with outstanding art. The galleries open their doors Friday Nights so you can meet the artists. Many galleries offer appetizers and beverages.

There is a Complimentary Hawaiian Music and Hula Show, nightly held in the Tiki Courtyard of the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. The show is open to the public the Hawaiian music is played from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the hula show from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For Aloha Friday, there are local crafters making their products in the lobby and courtyard between 9 a.m. and noon, and at 11 a.m. on Fridays the staff gets involved by performing songs and hula, as well

 

The three-acre Maui Ocean Center at Ma’alaea Harbor is more than just an aquarium, it is also a cultural experience, with an exhibit called “Hawaiians & the Sea,” which features the bonds of the Polynesians with the Pacific. The exhibit displays authentic hooks, traps, and nets. The guides at the Maui Ocean Center even refer to the sea creatures by their Hawaiian names.http://www.mauioceancenter.com. Contact the Online Concierge for tickets and more information.

 

Cliff Diving Ceremony, Sheraton Maui. This dramatic sunset show features a lone male diver lighting torches atop Black Rock, then plunging 100 feet into surging Pacific waves.

Arts & Crafts

The Arts and Craft Fair at the Lahaina Civic Center is a great place to buy souvenirs to take home for your friends and family, or for yourself – Sunday $1 admission. A great place to save money on Hawaii – made products.

Take an Art Class at Kapalua Art School for adults and children, ages 4 ½ and up. Prices for classes range from $10 for ceramic painting to $110 for kids’ all day programs. The Kapalua Art School also offers Yoga and dance classes. See http://www.kapaluaart.com for a complete listing and schedule of classes.

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Celebrate the Night Before Halloween at Hula Grill

Our friends and neighbor’s at Hula Grill,  invite you to celebrate the Night Before Halloween with a Costume Party.  Come in costume and receive 25% off on your food.  Prizes will be given away and there’s no entry fee!

Hula Grill's Night Before Halloween Costume Party

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Celebrate the Fourth of July at Whalers Village

Always a hotspot for cultural activities and fun, Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants celebrates Independence Day in and around Center Stage with complimentary entertainment throughout the day.

Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants

Stop by for arts & crafts from 11am-1pm, coconut husking demonstration classes from noon-1pm, and Brenton Keith and his Bag O’Tricks from 1:30pm – 2:30pm and face painting from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.

Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurants

Always popular, a free-admission Whale Museum deepens island understanding with a colorful slice of whaling history.  The Whale Museum tells the story of the heyday of whaling in Lahaina (1825-1860) from the perspective of the seafarers themselves, with self-guided audio tours, daily films, scale models, artifacts, photo murals, graphic interpretations, whale tooth ivory objects, and scrimshaw.  The Whale Museum is open daily from 10am – 6pm.

Whalers Village is a short stroll from Kaanapali Alii in the world-famous Kaanapali Beach Resort.

For more information about this and other exciting Maui activities please contact our Activities Specialist at (866) 661-2544.

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Tour the Baldwin Home Museum by Candle Light

Step back in time and visit the Baldwin Home Museum by candle light.  Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s experienced guides will excite you with stories about the historical Baldwin family that lived in the home in the early 1800s.  Enjoy a fascinating picture of the island life lived by the Baldwin family.
Baldwin Home Museum

Located on the corner of Front St. and Dickenson St. in Lahaina Town.  You can tour the Baldwin Home Museum every Friday from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. General Admission is $4, couples are $6 and children 12 and under are free with an adult companion.

For information about this and other exciting Maui activities contact our activities specialist at (808) 661-3475.

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Ocean Discovery Camp for Kids

Pacific Whale Foundation is offering an Ocean Discovery Camp for children entering grades Kindergarten to 5 years old on December 20-31, 2010, March 14-18, 2011, and May 31, 2011.  Campers will enjoy a variety of activities that support a weekly theme including  sports, field trips, arts and crafts, hands-on science investigations and labs, guest speakers and more.  Kids receive quality guidance with a staff to camper ratio of 1:10 or better.  Science projects, creative crafts, field trips and ocean sports make this an educational and fun experience!  If you pre-register before 11/30/10 it is $67 per child after 11/30/10 $72 per child.  You can book the same day for $77 per child.
Pacific Whale Foundation Ocean Discovery CampEach week’s theme is different so the activities vary to provide a dynamic camp experience for repeat campers.

The upcoming sessions:
December 20-22 and 29-31,2010
Week 1:  Magnificent Marine Mammals

  • Monday – Whalewatch aboard a Pacific Whale Foundation vessel
  • Tuesday – Surfing Lessons at Kalama Park
  • Wednesday – Whalewatch aboard a Pacific Whale Foundation vessel

Week 2:  Incredible Invertebrates

  • Wednesday – Tidepool Exploration and Maui Ocean Center
  • Thursday – Windsurfing Lessons at Kanaha Beach Park
  • Friday – Snorkel aboard a Pacific Whale Foundation vessel

March 14-18, 2011
Daily Themes:

  • Monday –  Masters of Camouflage
  • Tuesday –  Surgeonfish
  • Wednesday –  Wonderful Wrasses
  • Thursday –  Butterflyfish
  • Friday –  Toxic Wonders

For more information on this and other exciting activities contact our activities specialist at (808) 661-3475.

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