10 free things to do or see on Maui: No. 7 art and festivals

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Note: Links to other posts at end.

You’ll find art galleries across Maui, but there also are several free artsy events.

Maui town parties: Several Maui towns host “town parties” or street festival once a month on Fridays with free activities, such as live music, art shows and face painting. They usually take place at night, but sometimes have daytime activities, too. Wailuku offers activities on the first Friday of each month, Lahaina on the second Friday, Kihei on the fourth Friday and Lana’i on the fifth Friday.

Friday Art Night in Lahaina: Tour Lahaina’s dozen art galleries, meet artists, sip wine and nibble on pupus (snacks) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday night. Grab a free Art Map at the Lahaina Visitor Center before 5 p.m.

Lahaina Arts Society’s Art Festivals: Check out local artists at this popular art fair held every weekend from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lahaina Cannery Mall (in front of Starbucks). The art show previously was called Art in the Park and held at Lahaina’s Banyan Tree Park.

Note: The featured image is “The Pianist” by Lahaina artist Don Dahlke. Credit is to gottShar and licensed under CC BY 2.0 

Links to the other nine free things to do or see on Maui:

1. Shows

2. Beaches

3. Lessons

4. Farmers markets

5. Trails and nature

6. Wildlife

8. Scenic drives

9. Transportation

10. Parking

 

10 free things to do or see on Maui: No. 1 shows

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Note: All 10 posts have published, so I’ve added links to the other nine at the end.

A trip to Hawaii doesn’t have to break the bank.

If you’re a first-time visitor or just want the biggest bang for your buck, try Maui. The island has a little bit of everything – from a volcano to rainforests to beautiful beaches.

First, look for lower airfares and vacation packages during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall. Once on Maui, there are plenty of free things to do and see, letting you splurge on a traditional luau or a zip-line activity for the family.

The first of 10 tips is: free shows.

Sunset cliff dive: This breathtaking sight is a tribute to King Kahekili, Maui’s last independent king in the 18th century. Sunset cliff diving takes place every night at Puu Kekaa (Black Rock) at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Ka’anapali.

Hula shows: The Ka’anapali Beach Hotel offers a free hula and Hawaiian music show every day, except Mondays, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Lahaina Cannery Mall offers free hula shows. Check the mall’s calendar for dates and times.

Hawaiian music: Listen to a musical performance from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel lobby.

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The Hawaiian hula and music show at the Ka’anapali Beach hotel is free. (Sheryl Jean)

Note: The featured photo at top of a sunset cliff dive at Black Rock in Ka’anapali is by Andre Gaulin via Unsplash.

Links to the other nine free things to do or see on Maui:

2. Beaches

3. Lessons

4. Farmers markets

5. Trails and nature

6. Wildlife

7. Art and festivals

8. Scenic drives

9. Transportation

10. Parking