A Kaleidoscope of Cultural Richness: April Events on Maui

Posted by Island Sotheby's International Realty on Monday, March 25th, 2024 at 6:44pm

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.


Kapalua Concert Series Featuring Gretchen Rhodes

April 5, 2024, 6:00 PM

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, is delighted to host Gretchen Rhodes for a special unplugged concert. This event is part of the Kapalua Concert Series, taking place at Alaloa Lounge, which offers an extensive craft cocktail menu, sushi and sashimi, and live music every night without a cover charge. Rhodes, an American singer/songwriter known for her blend of soulful blues and rock, promises an engaging performance.

Wanda Sykes: Please & Thank You Tour

April 5, 2024, 7:30 PM, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater

Wanda Sykes, an Emmy-winning comedian with a successful career spanning over two decades, will grace the stage at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. This event is part of her "Please & Thank You Tour," marking her return to a major comedy tour after six years. Known for her roles in Netflix's "The Upshaws," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," and her guest-starring role on ABC's "Black-ish," Sykes brings her unique and insightful comedy to Maui. The tour is anticipated for its mature content that promises laughs and thought-provoking commentary. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Maui Arts & Cultural Center​​ website.

Maui Century Ride

April 7, 2024, Maluaka Beach Park, Makena

The Maui Century Ride invites cyclists of all levels to challenge themselves on picturesque routes across Maui. Sponsored by the Maui Bicycle Club, Maui's oldest active bicycle club, this event offers four distance options: 25, 50, 75, and 100 miles. Each route is designed to test fitness and endurance, featuring soft start times to minimize traffic congestion and ensure a smooth experience for all participants. The ride traverses through diverse landscapes, starting and ending at Maluaka Beach Park. Participants will explore the scenic beauty of Maui, from the coastal views at Makena to the lush surroundings of Wailea, Paia, and Haiku, depending on the chosen distance. Notable climbs and breathtaking vistas make this ride a memorable experience for every cyclist. For more information and registration details, visit the official website​​​​​​.

He Leo Aloha No Maui Concert by Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus

April 12, 2024, at 7:30 PM Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Castle Theater

The Maui Arts & Cultural Center will host a free community concert featuring the Kamehameha Schools Children’s Chorus. The event, titled "He Leo Aloha No Maui Concert," will also include performances by Kamaka Kukona and Hālau o Ka Hanu Lehua, Nāpua Silva and Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka o Uka, and Ikaika Blackburn, Halehaku Seabury, and Keoni Souza of Nā Hoa. For more information visit the Maui Arts and Cultural Center website.

The Green with Special Guest Allen Stone & Seven Suns

April 19, 2024, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Maui Arts & Cultural Center / A&B Amphitheater and Yokouchi Pavilion

The Green, a highly celebrated reggae band from Oahu, will be performing at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. They will be joined by the soulful Allen Stone and the vibrant Seven Suns. Known for their profound impact on the reggae scene both in Hawaii and on the US mainland, The Green has toured extensively, supporting notable acts such as Rebelution, Iration, SOJA, and Bruno Mars. Their performance at the A&B Amphitheater promises an evening filled with good vibes, soulful melodies, and a connection through music. For more information on tickets and event details, please visit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website.

28th Annual East Maui Taro Festival

April 20, 2024, 9:00 AM, Hana Ball Park

The 28th Annual East Maui Taro Festival celebrates the cultural and agricultural importance of taro in Hawaiian culture. The festival features music, hula, taro-based food tents, and cultural demonstrations, highlighting taro's role in Hawaiian tradition and community. For more details, visit the event website.

National Park Week

April 20 through April 28, 2024

Celebrated from April 20 through April 28, 2024, this week encourages everyone to enjoy the national parks, with entrance fees waived on April 20 to kick off the festivities. The week is packed with events and activities hosted by parks, programs, and partners, aiming to connect people with nature and heritage. For more information on specific events and to plan your visit, check out the National Park Service website.

The Maui Marathon

April 21, 2024 Maui Tropical Plantation

The theme of the 2024 Maui Marathon will be the Lahaina Town Memorial Run, focusing on the half marathon, starting from the Sugar Mill and finishing at the Maui Tropical Plantation, and the 10K, and 5K events, starting and finishing at the Maui Tropical Plantation. The full marathon won't occur due to concerns including traffic and the well-being of Lahaina residents affected by wildfires. The event aims to honor the Lahaina community, encouraging participants to wear red. For updated courses, parking, and shuttle information, visit their official website.

The Color Festival Hawaii

April 28, 2024 Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Inspired by the traditional Indian Holi Festival, The Color Festival Hawaii celebrates unity and joy through music, dance, and the spectacular throwing of colored powders. This family-friendly event creates a vibrant atmosphere where participants can enjoy a day filled with color and happiness. For more details on the event and ticket information, visit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center website.

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