Trick-or-Treat! Halloween is just around the corner and Maui has a wide variety of fun and safe venues to celebrate with your keiki (children). Whether you plan a year ahead or opt for a quick retail store grab, there’s tons of fun with haunted houses, trick-or-treating opportunities and of course - costume contests! Here’s a look at the upcoming events:
Upcountry Maui will be celebrating their monthly town party with a Keiki Costume Parade, Pumpkin Carving Contest, and the “Eerie Komoda Corral.” Entry is free and features road closures from Baldwin Avenue from Makawao Avenue to Brewer Street. There will be a multitude of vendors featuring delicious treats, shopping opportunities with local businesses, fun activities, free entertainment and a keiki zone at Komoda Bakery. Free parking will be available at the Makawao Baseyard (across from St. Joseph’s Church), the two parking lots on Brewer Road and also at the Makawao Municipal Parking Lot on Makawao Avenue. Keep in mind that the paid parking at the Makawao Hongwanji will not be available this month.
Support the Haku Baldwin Center in their largest fundraiser of the year! This extraordinary non-profit has been serving Maui for over 20 years. Proceeds from this event support their therapeutic programs tailored towards children and adults with special needs, military veterans, seniors, and patients of all ages. The event will be held at their site in Makawao and will feature a craft fair, farmers market, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, carnival style games, silent auction, yummy goodies and more!
Join the South Maui community at their Halloween Kick Off Party! Each 4th Friday, Azeka Mauka Shopping Center lights up with the masses and offers up awesome fun for the entire family. The musical lineup is always amazing. This month there will be a salsa band, a dance group doing “Thriller,” Keiki Costume Contest in the Keiki Zone and Taiko Drummers. Entry is free and there will be free parking at Azeka One Makai, Kihei Plaza and at St. Theresa’s Church. There will be food for every palate, from pastele and sumo dogs, to teppanyaki and bbq.
The Outlets of Maui, in Lahaina, is featuring a month-long series of events that lead up to Halloween. On Saturday, October 28th, from 3PM-6PM, they’re having a Pre-Halloween Party featuring trick-or-treating at shops, games, face painting, crafts, pumpkin painting, a Haunted House of Horror, Maui Ocean Center’s Creepy Crawly Creature Station, live entertainment and even a free goodie bag for attendees! In Central Maui, Queen Kaahumanu Center will also have a Halloween event: Let’s Trick-or-Treat Together! Event will run from 5PM-7PM featuring store-to-store trick-or-treating with participating stores, a keiki costume contest and a Keiki Halloween Town with a $5 entry. QKC will also be participating in the annual Halloween “Stuff the Bus” for the Maui Food Bank Drive that kicks off in time for the holiday season. Event goers are encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation item.
If you happen to fall in love with the community you trick-or-treat in, and are interested in relocating - browse the current inventory of Maui’s listings. Our Search Page features options to search by area of island, to make searching easy. Happy costume planning!
Once stepping off the plane onto Hawaiian soil and experiencing all that the islands have to offer, it can be rather difficult to turn back around to hop back on that plane. With warm white-sand beaches and incredibly tropical backdrops, there is no question that Hawaii is one of the top vacation destinations. For visitors, it is all sunshine and rainbows here in the islands and according to the Gallup-Healthways State Wellbeing Report for 2016, it looks like Hawaii residents agree! Ranking number 1 for the highest well-being in the United States for the sixth time in a row now, people of Hawaii have reported feeling a strong sense of community along with financial security and great physical health.
Looking at the five different aspects of their life, residents have been asked by Gallup and Healthways questions related to each of these categories:
Scoring the highest in 3 out of the 5 categories, it is easy to see why Hawaii is the happiest state in the country! From farmer’s markets to health care, Hawaii works to provide residents options to improve their health! Activities like surfing and hiking also offer an endless amount of opportunities, on land and sea, to get fit and be active.
Whether you are visiting for the first time or have lived here your whole life, it is obvious that there is a strong sense of community throughout the Hawaiian Islands particularly on Maui. If you have been browsing Maui real estate because you are contemplating a permanent move to the gorgeous island, residents here embody the spirit of aloha making it a fairly simple feat to seamlessly join the Maui community.
On that note, we invite you to peruse through the homes for sale in Maui and start your life in the happiest state. For any assistance on your real estate search, please contact us. Mahalo!
Real Estate Maui Hawaii friends! On Sunday, October 15 grab your beach chairs or blankets and head on over to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center for the 12th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival. Just 20-30 minutes away from your new South Maui home, this is the perfect way to spend a beautiful Hawaiian afternoon. End your weekend with a touch of aloha with an afternoon filled with the island strums of the ukulele and incredible door prizes, including a fine ukulele!
Gates open at 12:30pm and with free admission we are sure many of the Maui community will be in attendance, so be sure to come early to get the best seats in the house. Among the lively entertainment, the festival will also feature arts and crafts made in Hawaii as well as a number of island good eats available for purchase. The food vendors include Maui Cones, Three’s Bar & Grill, Dino’s Gourmet On-The-Go, Grandpa Joe’s Candy Co., and Real Fruit Ice Cream HI.
The lineup this year includes several acclaimed musicians including:
Island tunes will start to fill the Maui air around 1:00 pm and the festivities will continue until 6:00 pm. Distinguished Roy Sakuma, ukulele advocate and teacher, will serve as emcee and will help us praise Hawaii’s beloved instrument. So hele mai and join your new island community in the fun, laughter, and celebrations!
As always we at Real Estate Maui Hawaii are here to help you make the right Maui real estate investment! For more events and updates on Maui real estate listings, we publish a new blog every Friday. Mahalo!
Trick-or-Treat! Halloween is just around the corner and Maui has a wide variety of fun and safe venues to celebrate with your keiki (children). Whether you plan a year ahead or opt for a quick retail store grab, there’s tons of fun with… Continue Reading
Once stepping off the plane onto Hawaiian soil and experiencing all that the islands have to offer, it can be rather difficult to turn back around to hop back on that plane. With warm white-sand beaches and incredibly tropical backdrops, there is no question that Hawaii is one… Continue Reading
Real Estate Maui Hawaii friends! On Sunday, October 15 grab your beach chairs or blankets and head on over to the Maui Arts and Cultural Center for the 12th Annual Maui Ukulele Festival. Just 20-30 minutes away from your new South Maui home, this is the perfect way to… Continue Reading