Every Friday the Maui economic commission works with a different town on the island to host the Maui Friday Town Parties. Four Fridays, Four towns, Four Parties! Each with their own unique style and offering, this series has been happening for nearly a decade. No matter where the party is located, these community-minded and kid-friendly events showcase retailers, local artisans, music, and delicious food.
The first Friday of every month is held in Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. With a rich history and the honor of once being the top tourist destination on the island, Wailuku was also once home to Maui’s most famous Hawaiian ruler.
Once a bustling whaling town and the former royal capital of the island of Maui. These days front street is the focal point with many shops, historical buildings, and plents of restaurants too! A must-see stop when on Maui and the second Friday brings out the best the town has to offer.
The location of the 3rd Friday town party is located in upcountry Maui. This part of the island has a different vibe and feel than every other town party. Makawao has the feeling of an old Rodeo town and provides a different side of Maui that can’t be seen at any other town party. Check out a video HERE!
The south shores of Maui are host to the 4th Friday of the month town party. The closest of the Friday parties to Wailea, it is also one of the largest. That makes sense seeing that Kihei is one of the fastest-growing places in the Hawaiian islands.
The Pineapple island, Lanai, is Maui’s closest neighbor. Home to a host of resorts and once the location of one of the worlds largest Pineapple operations. The Dole plantation may no longer be a prominent feature on the island, but there is still plenty to see. If you have the chance to catch a 5th Friday town party it is just a short ferry ride from Lahaina Harbor.
Enjoy and Let Enjoy
Regardless of where you venture for a Friday town party make sure you “Respect the Aina”. Hawaii is a beautiful place and it needs to stay that way. This amazing, scenic, and historical landscape is very fragile and special. Treat it with respect it deserves. Help preserve this rare Eco-system and piece of history by remembering to remove anything that you brought with you. It is one of the rare places on earth where you can enjoy such natural splendor. It is important to be conscientious and maintain the magic you’ve experienced here. Help future visitors experience the same sense of awe and wonder that you have just enjoyed.