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Vacation Planning

Are you looking for an incredible vacation experience this fall? Look no further than Maui, where beautiful beaches, breathtaking scenery, and laid-back vibes await! Though many businesses and communities were affected by the August fires, as of October 8th, West Maui is open with the exception of Lahaina, and businesses, restaurants, and shops throughout the island are ready to welcome visitors and locals back with open arms.

Fall in Maui is a particularly wonderful time to visit with its mildly cooler temperatures and a wide range of activities to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in family-friendly fun or outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone. Plus, with plenty of opportunities to give back to the community, you can feel good about your vacation while taking a break from the stresses of everyday life. So why wait? Start planning your fall vacation to Maui today!

Fall Festivals and Events in Maui

From the Festivals of Aloha to family-friendly events, a fall vacation to Maui will have your itinerary bursting at the seams! Here is a glimpse of some of the fun happening in Maui this fall.

Festivals of Aloha

Dating back to 1947, this festival is designed to celebrate Hawaiian culture, traditions, and the spirit of Aloha. Evolving over the years into a month-long celebration, visitors to Maui during October and November can experience everything from magic shows and parades to hula shows and sporting events. Due to the fires, the events will be anchored in Hana and Wailea this year. Don’t miss out on this chance to immerse yourself in the culture and enjoy local music, food, vendors, and community. Check out the Festivals of Aloha schedule of events, and be sure to add some of them to your list when you visit Maui this fall.

More Family-Friendly Events

  • The 10th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival: Scheduled for November 3 & 4, this event is Maui County’s largest products show. It features over 140 Made in Maui County vendors offering a wide range of locally made products. A select number of local food trucks will also be present, showcasing their delicious cuisine.
  • Richard Ho‘opi‘i Leo Ki‘eki‘e Falsetto Contest: Part of the Festivals of Aloah, on November 11th, at the Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua, you can experience the art of Hawaiian falsetto singing in a unique cultural setting.
  • The Maui Farm Tours: On the second Saturday of each month, explore The Maui Farm from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Discover crop fields, a plant nursery, and composting zones, and meet friendly farm animals. Reservations are required.
  • Napili Kai Foundation Keiki Hula Show: Every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., enjoy a hula performance by the keiki of the Napili Kai Foundation at the Napili Kai Beach Resort. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for keiki ages 6-12. 

Whale Watching in Maui

The humpback whale season is a sight to behold, and it’s just getting started. In fact, the first whale was just spotted offshore on October 9th, signaling the beginning of an awe-inspiring migration that will last through May when the massive mammals return to the colder waters of Alaska. If you’re vacationing in Maui this fall, booking a whale-watching tour is a must.

PacWhale Eco-Adventures offers tours that go beyond just looking at these majestic creatures. With expert commentary from their certified Marine Naturalist guides, you’ll get the most innovative and educational whale-watching experience in Maui. Guests will enjoy complimentary breakfast, provided refreshments, underwater viewing cameras, and hydrophones that allow you to see and hear the whales like never before. You’ll not only witness the whales in their natural habitat but also learn about their behaviors, migration patterns, and the vital role they play in the marine ecosystem.

Giving Back on Your Maui Vacation

Maui’s natural resources and brilliant landscapes have made it a dream destination for travelers for years. And, while tourism makes up the bulk of its economy, visitors looking to give back to the destination that gives so much can make a huge impact in the aftermath of the fires by volunteering with local organizations while on vacation. From beach clean-up projects to native tree planting through the Mālama Hawaiʻi Program, your mindful travel can help support Hawaii’s businesses and workers who rely on tourism for their livelihood.

Book Your Fall Vacation with Maui Condo

There's no better time than now to experience the magic of Maui. From its vibrant festivals to its stunning natural wonders, Maui offers something unique for every traveler. Make your fall vacation unforgettable by booking your stay with Maui Condo today. With so much to see and do, you'll leave with a heart full of memories refreshed by the Aloha spirit. Browse our vacation rentals and find the perfect spot for your fall vacation to Maui.