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In the heart of Upcountry Maui lies Makawao Town, a captivating blend of paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) heritage and vibrant artistic culture. Steeped in ranching history, Makawao emerged as a hub for paniolo, who would gather to share stories, participate in rodeos, and supply the needs of the local ranches. This culture has deeply influenced Makawao's identity, shaping its social and economic fabric. 

Today, Makawao is renowned as a hub of creativity and culture, attracting artists, artisans, and those who appreciate the unique blend of Hawaiian tradition and modern living.

The town’s streets are lined with an eclectic mix of shops and boutiques, where local fashion and sustainable design take center stage. Art galleries showcase the works of

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February in Maui is not just about beautiful beaches and tropical landscapes; it's a month brimming with diverse events and cultural experiences. From enchanting melodies at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center to the educational insights of Whale Tales, the island offers a plethora of activities catering to all interests. Whether you're drawn to the arts, passionate about environmental conservation, or a fan of live music, Maui in February provides a vibrant tapestry of events. These gatherings not only entertain but also deepen the understanding and appreciation of Maui's rich cultural and natural heritage.

Brett Young Concert

February 4, 2024 | Maui Arts and Cultural Center | Kahului

Country music sensation Brett Young will be performing

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Perched on Maui's lush northwest coast, a mere 20-minute drive from the vibrant town of Lahaina, lies Kapalua—a haven of luxury and serenity. This prestigious area, renowned for its world-class resorts, championship golf courses, and pristine beaches, is steeped in rich history and culture. 

Once an agricultural heartland, Kapalua has evolved from its roots, where acres of coffee, taro, and pineapple flourished under the nurturing hands of early settlers. Today, this legacy lives on in the community's deep respect for the land and its bounties. Amidst this backdrop of natural beauty and historical reverence, Kapalua has emerged as a culinary destination par excellence. 

Here, every restaurant and dining establishment

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We are thrilled to announce that two of Island Sotheby’s International Realty’s dedicated agents have been honored with prestigious awards at this years Realtor Association of Maui’s Installation Banquet. The ‘Realtor Sales Person of the Year’ award and the ‘Realtor Broker of the Year’ are peer-nominated accolades that take into account not just exceptional sales performance but a comprehensive evaluation of an agent's commitment to the industry, community, and ethical standards.

Wendy Peterson's dedication to her profession and her deep-seated roots in the Maui community have earned her the distinguished 2023 Realtor Salesperson of the Year award. Her involvement extends beyond real estate, as she actively participates on the boards of numerous

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Welcome to January in Maui, a month that promises to exhilarate your senses and elevate your spirit. Each day unfolds with new adventures, from world-class golf tournaments to soulful music festivals. As we turn the page to a new year, Maui bursts into a kaleidoscope of activities, each offering its unique charm. Let's dive into a January packed with unforgettable events, perfect for starting the year on a high note!

Sentry Tournament of Champions

January 4th - 7th

Kapalua Plantation Course

The Sentry Tournament of Champions marks the beginning of the PGA TOUR in style. Not only does it feature the preeminent in golfing, but it also offers opportunities for fans to get up close with their favorite players. The scenic views of the

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Embark on a captivating journey along the Wailea Beach Path, a 1.5-mile coastal walk that unveils the breathtaking beauty of Maui's pristine beaches and introduces you to some of the island's most exclusive properties.

Commence your adventure at the public parking near Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, providing seamless access to the path and the pristine shores of Mokapu Beach. This enchanting trail invites you to indulge in a leisurely walk featuring flat, well-maintained terrain that unfolds against the backdrop of awe-inspiring ocean vistas.

Mokapu Beach

The northernmost of four beaches connected by the Wailea Coastal Walkway, Mokapu Beach fronts the Andaz Resort and is a popular spot for snorkeling, paddling, and people just learning to

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As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of aloha comes alive on the enchanting island of Maui. Embrace the warmth of the community and the unique offerings from local businesses that make this place truly special. We invite you to explore a curated selection of small businesses, each with its own story to tell. From artisanal donuts to handcrafted ceramics, there's something for everyone on your gift list.


She Wood Go

Waiehu, Maui

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She Wood Go is more than a brand; it's a celebration of 'Ohana (family), 'Āina (land), and 'Ōlelo Hawai'i (Hawaiian language). Their inspired creations, made in Waiehu, embody the spirit of Maui, reflecting the beauty and traditions of the island.

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As the holiday season approaches, Maui is set to sparkle with a series of delightful events, blending traditional festivities with unique island experiences. Whether you're a resident or a visitor, these events are perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. Here's a glimpse of what Maui has in store for December 2023:


Makana for Maui - Christmas Gift Drive

Thru December 15

In the spirit of the season, a Christmas gift drive for keiki affected by the Maui wildfires will be held through December 15th. New, unused and unwrapped gifts and toys can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at CNHA’s Kāko’o Maui Resource Hub at Maui Mall located at 70 E. Ka’ahumanu Avenue, Unit D1, in Kahului. Gifts can also be mailed to the Resource Hub.

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Kula, known for its scenic beauty and lush landscapes, is not only a feast for the eyes but also a culinary haven. We invite you to embark on a delectable journey through some of Kula's finest dining experiences. From charming cafes to farm-to-table restaurants, Kula offers a diverse array of options that will tantalize your taste buds. Join us as we explore the flavors of this beautiful region.


Kula Bistro: A Taste of Italy in Upcountry

If you're craving a taste of Italy amidst the Hawaiian landscapes, look no further than Kula Bistro. Located at 4566 Lower Kula Road, this charming eatery offers a delectable fusion of Italian and local flavors. Indulge in dishes like freshly baked pizzas with toppings like prosciutto and arugula, hearty

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As November arrives, Maui comes alive with a vibrant array of events that capture the island's unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and artistic innovation. Whether you're a resident looking to explore more of what Maui has to offer or a visitor eager to soak in the local culture, November is a month that promises a diverse lineup of activities. From music concerts and art installations to food festivals and holiday shopping experiences, there's something for everyone.

2023 Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival

Date: November 3 - 4, 2023

Location: Maui Arts and cultural Center

Description: This annual festival is a celebration of all things made in Maui County. It offers a unique opportunity to discover and

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