Lahaina is home to some of the year’s most popular celebrations and events, and the site for amazing weekly and nightly activities, no matter what your interests are. Please enjoy our list of the best activities in Lahaina, and remember to leave some time to explore on your own!
Halloween: Known as the ‘Mardi Gras of the Pacific‘, Lahaina hosts Maui’s largest Halloween celebrationon its famous Front Street. Each year, more than 10,000 people dress up in their costumed best to enjoy live music performances, a keiki parade, Halloween costume contests, and people watching. Front Street is commonly closed to foot-traffic only, and with such a large crowd, make sure to book your hotel early if you plan on visiting Maui in late October!
King Kamehameha Day: When Hawaii became a state in 1959, King Kamehameha Day was one of the first holidays to be established. Held each year on June 11th, thousands of people head to Front Street to enjoy a parade, live music entertainment, ono grinds, art booths, and activities.
Second Friday Celebration: Each Second Friday evening of the month, Maui County hosts a free town party for residents and visitors, featuring live music entertainment, dancing, food trucks, shopping, local vendors, and more. This family-friendly event is held monthly on each second Friday on Front Street.
Shopping: If you love to shop, you’re in the best town on Maui to do just that. Front Street has a wide variety of stores available, including clothing stores, art galleries, souvenir shops, jewelry stores, and more. Take a walk and you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something you like.
Whale Watching: With a direct view of the Au’au Channel, perhaps the best place in all of Hawaii to whale watch, visitors to Lahaina can enjoy views of humpback whales during the months from December to April. Book a private whale watching tour from a kayak or outrigger canoe, or enjoy the view during a private SUP lesson, and for the lucky visitors, even a surf lesson!
Ono Grinds: Lahaina is one of the best options for enjoying local and international dishes on Maui, often with an ocean view. For early morning breakfast options, we highly recommend a quick stop at Safeway or Sunrise Cafe.
For late breakfast or lunch, head to Choice Health Bar for delicious acai bowls, Aloha Mixed Plate for budget-friendly local dishes, Koa’s Seaside Grill, or the always delicious Star Noodle.
In the evening, some of our favorite places to grab happy hour and/or dinner include the rooftop deck at Fleetwoods on Front Street, Mala Ocean Tavern, Frida’s Mexican Beach House, and Lahaina Grill. Go in time for sunset and thank us later.
Kayak, SUP, & Outrigger Canoeing Tours: Join us for a private kayak tour, stand up paddle boarding lesson, surf lesson, or outrigger canoe tour! Departing daily from Olowalu, only a 10-minute drive from Lahaina Town, you’ll see the best areas in West Maui. Enjoy scenic views of Maui’s shoreline as well as Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle sightings and many endemic tropical fish, all while learning more about Hawaiian history and culture from your certified private tour guide.
With a cozy small-town vibe and many cultural highlights, we hope you enjoy exploring more of Lahaina Town during your next stay on Maui!