June Joy: A Month of Festivals, Food, and Fun

Posted by Island Sotheby's International Realty on Tuesday, May 28th, 2024 at 7:37am

June is a vibrant month on Maui, offering numerous events that celebrate the island's rich culture, heritage, and natural beauty. From the Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair on June 1st, which highlights the agricultural roots of the island, to the gourmet indulgence of the 43rd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival, there's something for everyone. Film enthusiasts can explore marine conservation at the World Whale Film Festival, while music lovers can enjoy the unique sounds of slack key guitar at the Kī hō`alu Festival. With Juneteenth celebrations, local concerts, and the lively Makawao Rodeo Week, June on Maui is packed with must-see events.



Maui Ag Fest and 4H Fair

Saturday, June 1, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, War Memorial Complex in Wailuku

Admission: $5 for adults 19 and older, free for 18 and under with student ID (cash only)

The Maui AgFest & 4-H Livestock Fair celebrates the rich agricultural heritage and vibrant farming community of the island. Hosted by the Maui County Farm Bureau, this event offers a full day of activities and attractions for all ages.


43rd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

Thursday, June 6 - Sunday, June 9, 2024, Kapalua Resort

The 43rd Annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival is a four-day event offering a unique gourmet indulgence experience. Attendees can mingle with master sommeliers and celebrity chefs while enjoying wine tasting seminars, cooking demonstrations, and lavish gala events. This festival is renowned for its scenic setting at the Kapalua Resort and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Make sure to get your tickets in advance as this event often sells out.



World Whale Film Festival

In Person, June 6, 2024, 6:00 PM, OCEAN Organic Farm & Distillery, Online June 8 - July 31

Hosted by the Pacific Whale Foundation, the 8th Annual World Whale Film Festival showcases a diverse range of films focused on marine wildlife conservation, environmental stewardship, and innovative solutions for the ocean's health. The festival is set against the picturesque backdrop of OCEAN Organic Farm & Distillery, offering a unique blend of cinematic and natural beauty. Attendees will gain insights into marine ecosystems and the efforts to preserve them.


Fly: A Celebration of Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, Pro Arts Playhouse

In celebration of Juneteenth, the Mana’o Radio and Jazz Maui present "Fly," a vibrant performance featuring African dance, music, and aerial arts. This event highlights the cultural significance of Juneteenth, marking the end of legal slavery in the United States, and offers a powerful and joyous celebration of freedom and cultural heritage.


Maoli in Concert

June 22, 2024, 7:30 PM, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

Maoli, Hawaii's premier independent recording artist, will perform live, blending country, R&B, soul, acoustic, rock, and reggae into their unique sound. Formed on Maui, Maoli has gained widespread popularity across the Pacific and beyond. Their energetic and soulful performances are not to be missed, offering a dynamic and engaging musical experience.


Makawao Rodeo Week Events

June 29, 2024, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Makawao Parade
The 56th Annual Makawao Parade kicks off with the Keiki Stick Horse Race at 8:00 AM. The parade features colorful floats, local marching bands, and community groups, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Makawao. The parade route starts at Makawao Elementary School and ends at the Makawao Ave./Makani Rd. intersection. Parking is available at Oskie Rice Arena with free shuttles to Makawao Town.

June 29, 2024, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Parade in the Country Concert at the Oskie Rice Event Center
Enjoy live music from artists like Jordan Soon, Wai-Knot, Halau Keala Kahinano O Puna, and Te Ohi Nui. Tickets can be purchased in advance.

June 30, 2024, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Augie T. Comedy Show at the Oskie Rice Event Center
An evening of laughs with local comedian Augie T. This event is for attendees 21 years and older. Tickets are available online.

July 4, 2024, 5:00PM, Makawao Town Block Party

July 5th to July 7th
Makawao Stampede RODEO schedule at the Oskie Rice Event Center

  • Bull Bash: July 5, 2024, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Rodeo: July 6, 2024, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Rodeo Championship: July 7, 2024, 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Makawao Stampede CONCERT schedule at the Oskie Rice Event Center

  • July 5, 2024, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Kapena
  • July 6, 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, The Rob Tracy Band
  • July 7, 2024, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, The Original Ho’aikane

Click HERE for ticket information.


Kī hō`alu 2024 - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival

June 30, 2024, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Maui Arts & Cultural Center

The 33rd Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival showcases some of Hawai‘i’s finest slack key guitar artists. The event is free to attend and this year’s lineup includes Darrell Aquino, Kevin Brown & Friends, Stephen Inglis, Ledward Kaapana, Kamuela Kahoano, Dwight Kanae, Kahiau Lam-Ho, Ian Osullivan, Anthony Pfluke, LT Smooth, Namaka Cosma White, and more! (Artist list subject to change)

Kī hō`alu, meaning “loosen the key,” is a unique guitar tuning technique rooted in the 19th century paniolo tradition. Recognized globally, slack key guitar is celebrated for its distinctive acoustic style, once earning a dedicated Grammy category.

Enjoy June on Maui!



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