Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Fun things to see and do in Hawaii in 2011
As the weather starts to cool in the United States and Canada many folks start thinking of a vacation or holiday in a warmer climate.
With year round weather in Hawaii averaging 75 degrees it is no wonder a Hawaiian vacation is most people’s first choice.
One of the benefits of booking your travel early is you get the best travel promotions.
It also allows you time to plan what you are going to see and do when you are in Hawaii.
As a Hawaii travel agent and resident of the island of Maui I like to promote events that may not be in any guide book or online website.
Listed here for your convenience are a few of my favorite events upcoming in Hawaii for 2011.
Starting in December the humpback whales start arriving from the cooler waters in Alaska. Whale watch tours are done on all of the islands, but I find that Maui has the calmest waters and best conditions for viewing whales.
In addition to our seasonal whale watching tours you can also enjoy a festive luau, a beautiful snorkel sail, romantic dinner cruises or just hop in your car and drive around the island checking out the local events.
Friday 2/11/11 Come join us at the 11th Annual Waimea Round up Rodeo for information contact Chelsie at 808-652-3770
Sunday 3/19/11 42nd Annual Prince Kuhio Long Distance Canoe Race. This free event is held from 8-11:00am. Contact Polai Kane at 808-651-2996.
Sunday 4/30/11 It is the 3rd Annual Kauai Loves you Triathlon for details contact Dan at 808-639-8792
Ongoing events for Kauai:
Every Friday and Sunday Hawaiian Slack Key at the Hanalei Community Center
For prices and times please contact Sandy at 808-826-1469
Hawaii aka “The Big Island”
2/17-2/20/11 Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute
For more information contact http://kahilutheatre.org/
4/24-4/30/11 Merrie Monarch Festival
This 4 day event is hula at it’s finest. www.merriemonarchfestival.org
1/10-1/16/11 Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club
This is the first of the PGA tour for 2011 is held on Oahu. For more information contact http://www.sonyopeninhawaii.com
1/30/11 NFL Pro Bowl held at the Aloha Stadium
For ticket information and times contact http://nflonlocation.net/probowl.php
3/11-3/13 The 17th annual Honolulu Festival
Live performances on March 12th and March 13th at four different venues: Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Entertainment and demonstrations are complimentary. http://www.honolulufestival.com
January 3rd – 9th: Hyundai Tournament of Champions
The Plantation Course, Kapalua Resort for information: (888) 665-9160.
Saturday 2/19/11 is Whale Day on Maui.
This annual event is held in Kihei, Hawaii and is fun for the whole family. You will find handmade items made right here on Maui, great food, live music, silent auction and more. For information contact http://www.mauiwhalefestival.org
February19th: Maui Humane Society’s Furball
Honoring the service animals and men and women who served our country. http://www.mauihumane.org/
Ongoing events on Maui:
Haku Baldwin Center is looking for volunteers on Maui
Volunteer a portion of your time while you are here on Maui. This nonprofit organization uses pet therapy to assist folks in hospitals and long term facilities. www.causes.com/hakubaldwincenter
First night in Wailuku This monthly event is held the first Friday night of the month.
Join us for food, shopping and lots of fun. For more information contact 808-878-1888
Every Saturday from 7-11am Olowalu Cultural Reserve Community Work Day
The Olowalu Cultural Reserve, a non-profit organization, invites you to participate in a volunteer work day to assist in rebuilding an ahupua'a. Tasks include the removal of non-native plant species, building taro patches, trail restoration and planting Native Hawaiian plants and agricultural products. www.olowalu.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=ig.page&CategoryID=28
Free Hula Shows at 7:00pm every Tuesday & Thursday! Free Keiki (kids) Hula Show 1pm ever Saturday & Sunday at the Cannery Mall in Lahaina. For information call 808-661-5304
Check out Requests Hawaii Maui’s #1 record shop located in Wailuku 808-244-9315
Looking for something romantic to do on your honeymoon in Hawaii or Valentine Day? Try this luxurious Lavender For Two 3 1/2 Hours (250 minutes), $645.00 1 hour in the Terme, 25-minute side by side lavender exfoliation, 50 minute side by side lavender crystal energy body cocoons, 50 minute lavender body butter massage and two lunch vouchers. https://www.spa-booker.com/Customer/MakeAppointment/Search.aspx?AccountName=gwr
All information listed above is subject to change without notice.
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Visit the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau website at http://www.gohawaii.com
Travel to Maui provides quality travel packages to Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia. If you would like a quote for your vacation to Paradise, or to schedule a consulting appointment with one of our travel experts please contact us at www.traveltomaui.net
Written by Marie Glodt at Travel to Maui
Photo credit to the Hawaiian visitors and convention bureau