Maui offers more than fun in the sun. In between activities, there are food events and cultural celebrations.
SEPTEMBER 8 BREADFRUIT DAY
In partnership with the Hawaii Tourism Authority, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens will play host to the second annual “La Ulu: Breadfruit Day.” This free community event will feature food booths, breadfruit cooking demonstrations, Pacific ulu varieties, free cultural activities, Hawaiian music and hula. mnbg.org
SEPTEMBER 30 ‘UKULELE FESTIVAL
Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on the lawn at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, as acclaimed ‘ukulele musicians fill the air with island rhythms. Renowned ‘ukulele advocate and teacher, Roy Sakuma, caption here will serve as emcee to help celebrate Hawai’i’s beloved instrument. Admission is free. mauiarts.org
OCTOBER 28 XTERRA CHAMPIONSHIP
Dedicated athletes will push their limits and test their endurance during a 1.5kilometer (1-mile) swim; a 32-kilometer (20-mile) mountain bike, which climbs 3,500 feet up and down the lower slopes of the West Maui Mountains; and a 10.5-kilometer (6.5-mile) trail run that traverses forest trails and beach sand. xterraplanet.com