What to Do on Your Maui Vacation in August

Coming to Maui for a vacation in August? It's a relatively laid back month in terms of events, largely because everyone is wrapping up their summer and preparing for what the autumn brings, including school, for many. While there are no big events in August, it's the perfect month to take advantage of the island's many exciting activities and check out some of those fun smaller events that happen on Maui all year round. Here are some to get you started, whether you're visiting now or in the future.

Maui Year-Round Events:

  • Maui Arts & Cultural Center - There are shows, exhibits, concerts, even circus performances and more all year round at the MACC.
  • Friday Night Town Parties - A different Maui town has a party during the first four weeks of every month on Fridays. Here they are in order by week. 1st in Wailuku, 2nd in Lahaina, 4th in Kihei, and 5th in Lanai. Try some tasty local food, fun entertainment, and shopping deals while getting to know some of the coolest places on the island.
  • Online Event Resources - There are some convenient websites that list both big and small Maui events. Check out The Maui News and similar site for current listings.
  • Local Festivals & Fundraisers - Check the aforementioned websites and you will often find Maui community events like festivals and fundraisers. These are a great way to experience local culture, food, entertainment, arts & crafts, and more. Many of these events feature live and silent auctions, where you can score an exciting activity like a zipline or ocean tour.

As for the kinds of activities that you can enjoy on Maui, browse through Tom Barefoot's Tours. This site is chock full of activities that you can book with dozens of Maui activity companies. Think of it like a portal to nearly all the different types of activities you can enjoy on Maui. At the very least, it's a great way to come up with ideas for the kinds of things you'd like to do, or at the most, a convenient place from which to book. Here are some of the categories from the website.

Maui Activities:

Air - Airplane Tours, Helicopter Tours, Parasailing Rides, Zipline Tours

Land - ATV and Off-Road Tours, Bike Tours, Hiking Tours, Horseback Riding Tours, Hunting Packages, Luaus and Shows, Sightseeing Land Tours, Spa and Massage Packages, Theater Shows

Sea - Cruise Ship Compatible Activities, Dinner Cruises, Dolphin Excursions, Fishing Charters, Jet-Ski Rentals, Kayaking Tours, Snorkeling Tours, Sailing Charters, Scuba Diving Packages, Sightseeing Boat Tours, Submarine and Glassbottom Boat Tours, Surfing Lessons, Windsurfing lessons, Whale Watching Tours

Yes, there are this many activities on Maui. That's why most vacationers wish they had more time, and plan a second vacation so they can do and see all the things that interest them. As for your Maui vacation accommodations, you're in the right place already! Check out our West Maui condo rentals for small groups, or West Maui home rentals for larger groups. If you need more ideas for your vacation, you'll find plenty of suggestions in our past blog topics, or new ones every Friday. Mahalo!