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May on Maui bursts into color and sound with a series of events that capture the island's unique charm and cultural richness. From the serene melodies at the Maui Classical Music Festival to the lively beats of The MayJah RayJah Music Festival, and the community spirit of the Lei Day Heritage Festival, there is no shortage of opportunities to connect with Maui's heritage and its community. These events not only showcase the island's diverse artistic talents but also offer a chance to celebrate together in the beautiful setting of our Island. Join us for a month filled with music, culture, and Aloha spirit!


Lei Day Heritage Festival

May 1, 2024, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm | Hale Hōʻikeʻike at the Bailey House

The Lei Day Heritage Festival at

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 Existing home sales in the U.S. saw a consecutive second-month improvement, surpassing economists' forecasts and registering the most significant monthly increase in a year, as reported by the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR). This uptick in home sales coincides with fluctuating mortgage rates and high sales prices, suggesting strong buyer demand as we head into the spring selling season.



 On Maui, new listings surged by 24.3% for single-family homes and 38.8% for condominiums. Pending sales rose by 8.0% for single-family homes, while they dipped by 2.6% for condominiums. Median sales prices climbed by 13% to $1,300,000 for single-family homes and by 3.8% to $830,000 for condominiums. Days on market increased by 8.9% for

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Calling all breakfast enthusiasts! Get ready to ditch the ordinary and dive into the extraordinary as we embark on a culinary journey across the island of Maui. Forget the tourist traps and predictable pancake joints – today, we're spilling the beans on Maui's hidden breakfast treasures, where every bite is a burst of sunshine and aloha spirit. From cozy cafes tucked away in tropical nooks to roadside diners serving local favorites, join us as we uncover the island's best-kept brunch secrets where the journey off the beaten path leads to delicious rewards. So grab your coffee mug and your appetite because this is one breakfast adventure you won't want to miss. 

Sea House at Napili Kai Beach Resort

5900 Lower Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina

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As Maui welcomes the vibrant energy of spring this April, the island becomes a kaleidoscope of cultural richness, offering an array of events that promise memorable experiences for every participant. From the soul-stirring melodies at the Kapalua Concert Series featuring Gretchen Rhodes, to the laughter-filled evening with Wanda Sykes at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, the month is a testament to Maui's diverse and dynamic community spirit. Whether its reggae rhythms from The Green or the traditional celebrations at the East Maui Taro Festival, April is a month of connection— to each other, to the land, and to the rhythms that move us. Join us as we dive into the heart of Maui's April events.

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Step into the pages of history with the iconic 808 Makawao Ave, a property that embodies the architectural greatness of late nineteenth-century Victorian style and carries the legacy of the Hawaiian family of Opunui and the pioneering spirit of Fred Hardy. Situated in the heart of Upcountry Maui, this historic gem, known affectionately as the "Hardy House," presents a unique opportunity for those who cherish history, architecture, and the serene beauty of Maui. This offering, presented for the first time in over six decades, is an unprecedented opportunity to own a slice of Hawaiian heritage.

Constructed in 1897 for Fred Hardy, a Bostonian who became an integral part of Hawaii's educational journey, and his wife, Lilian Aiken Hardy, the house

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Island Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to announce the addition of Kim Yoon McLaughlin to the ISIR ohana. Kim brings a wealth of experience, a profound commitment to her clients, and a deep love for Maui to our organization. Her journey into real estate began nearly a decade ago, initially aimed at selling timeshare, but took a pivotal turn that set her on the path of real estate—a decision that harmonized with her life as a single mother and allowed her the flexibility to thrive both professionally and personally. With a philosophy deeply rooted in the importance of family and community, Kim embodies the spirit of Maui, prioritizing the island’s family values and leveraging the beautiful, year-round weather to maintain an active, outdoor

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Photo: Four Seasons Resort Maui

Maui's enchanting landscapes, where the whisper of the ocean meets the caress of balmy breezes, create the perfect backdrop for a journey of relaxation and renewal. This island isn't just about picturesque beaches and stunning hikes; it's also home to some of the most tranquil spas and wellness centers, where the art of pampering is taken to new heights. 

Whether you're a visitor seeking a serene escape from your adventures or a local looking to unwind, this guide will introduce you to Maui's finest spots for self-care. From oceanfront luxury treatments to intimate boutique experiences, we explore the top sanctuaries of serenity on the island. Dive into our curated selection of the best places to relax,

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March on Maui is a time of celebration, connection, and cultural immersion, offering a diverse lineup of events. From environmental conservation efforts, to exhilarating runs and cultural festivals, here's a guide to the most anticipated events happening on the island this March.


Kamehameha Schools Maui Ho’olaule’a

March 2, on the grounds of the high school campus in Pukalani

The Ho’olaule’a at Kamehameha Schools is an annual celebration and fundraiser to provide support for educational & cultural programs and scholarships for Kamehameha Schools Maui students. This event is a vibrant showcase of traditional Hawaiian arts, crafts, music, and dance, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the spirit of

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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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