Start the Year in Style: Maui's Best Events This January

Posted by Mapuana Andrade on Wednesday, December 27th, 2023 at 7:43am

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 Pacific Ocean, lush Hawaiian flora and the occasional whale breaching in the distance, add a tropical flair to this prestigious tournament, making it a golfer’s paradise.

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Old Dominion with Special Guest Mishka

January 6th, 7:00PM

Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater

Old Dominion, the acclaimed American country music band, is set to captivate Maui at the Yokouchi Pavilion. Known for their unique blend of contemporary country, rock, and pop overtones, they're returning after their successful 2020 debut. Alongside special guest Mishka, this concert is a must-see for country music fans. Gates open at 5:00 pm, and the event will support the Maui Food Bank. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations like diapers and personal hygiene items to help those affected by the wildfires.

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The Maui Songwriters Festival

January 6th -13th

The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua

The Maui Songwriters Festival now in it's 7th year is a celebration of music and storytelling featuring top Singer-Songwriters, Producers, and Composers from Nashville. This unique festival spans various genres, from Country to R&B, offering intimate acoustic shows and larger performances. This year’s event includes acclaimed artists like Old Dominion, Chase Rice, and Elle King. It's an immersive experience set in one of the world's most beautiful locations! See the link below for tickets and concert times for the featured artists. 

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Juried Art Show 

January 12th - February 16th

Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao

Step into a world where art transcends boundaries at the Juried Art Show. Here, you'll witness a vibrant collection that captures the essence of Maui's eclectic art scene. From stunning paintings to intricate sculptures, each piece tells a unique story, inviting viewers to explore the depths of creativity and imagination.

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George Kahumoku Jr, Daniel Ho & Tia Carrere

January 12th, 7:30PM

ProArts Playhouse, Kihei

The evening at ProArts Playhouse is a tribute to Hawaii's rich musical heritage, featuring George Kahumoku Jr, Daniel Ho, and Tia Carrere. Their performance is a harmonious blend of storytelling and melody, transporting the audience to a realm of musical bliss. It's an intimate experience that captures the heart of Hawaiian culture.

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The 16th Maui Oceanfront Marathon

January 14th

5K, 6-Miler, Half Marathon, or Marathon

Wailea to Lahaina

The Maui Oceanfront Marathon is more than just a run; it's a journey through some of Maui's most breathtaking landscapes. Participants can soak in the stunning oceanfront views while challenging their physical limits. The event fosters a sense of community and achievement, bringing together runners from all walks of life. Choose between multiple marathon distance options depending on your skill level!

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UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell & EKOLU

January 19th

Alexander & Baldwin Amphitheater

Iconic reggae band UB40 featuring original founding member Ali Campbell, returns to the MACC with special guest, EKOLU. The group defined reggae music for a generation, produced multiple Top 10 gold and platinum-selling albums, four #1 hits worldwide, and multiple Grammy nominations. The band has sold more than 70 million units worldwide. Special guests will be announced soon. 

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Buy Back The Beach in Wailea

January 27th, 5:30 PM  9:30 PM


The Buy Back The Beach event is more than a gathering; it's a mission to protect Maui's stunning natural habitats. Although tickets have sold out, the initiative continues to inspire. Through such events, we are reminded of the importance of environmental stewardship and the role we can play in preserving the beauty of Maui for future generations.

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January in Maui is an invitation to immerse yourself in the island’s diverse cultural tapestry. It's a time to create new memories, whether by witnessing the skill of golf champions, being part of conservation efforts, admiring artistic masterpieces, swaying to soulful music, or running along the scenic coast. Embrace the spirit of Maui this January, and let each event fill your year with joy and inspiration!



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