Events

PGA Opening

PGA Opening

January

Every January, the PGA kicks the year off with its first tournament at the Plantation Course in Kapalua®. The Tournament of Champions offers daily tickets to watch golfers compete. There are also upgraded packages for weekly tickets, hospitality packages and a "Champagne Package."

The event is always in need of volunteers. If you are a fan of golf and have some extra time on your hands, it is truly a lot of fun to help out and be apart of the action.

If you have served in the military and are a vet, active duty or retired, free tickets are available. Simply go on the PGA website and fill out the necessary forms.

 

Location: Kapalua
Celebration of the Arts

Celebration of the Arts

March

Experience the Hawaiian culture through music and dance, and through art, speaker panels, film, and so much more! Celebration of the Arts takes place in Kapalua® each March, and is a "must do" while staying on Maui. This event was rated the "number one cultural event," by Modern Luxury Hawaii Magazine.

Location: Kapalua
Kapalua® Wine and Food Festival

Kapalua® Wine and Food Festival

June

As the longest running wine and food festival event in the US, The Kapalua® Wine and Food Festival showcases world-class treasures from the island of Maui, and some of the most exquisite wine found from all over the world. Do not miss out on this opportunity to enjoy fabulous food and wine, cooking demonstrations, seminars and incredible live music! Event takes place every June.

Location: Kapalua
XTERRA World Championships

XTERRA World Championships

October

The XTERRA World Championships brings out some of the best athletes in the world! Held every October at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, this grueling off road triathlon begins with a 1-mile swim from Flemings Beach, a 20-mile mountain bike ride up the West Maui Mountains and a 6.5-mile trail run.

Enter to compete in this premier race, or watch from the side lines as the participants cross the finish line in Kapalua!

Location: Kapalua
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Ritz Carlton

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Ritz Carlton

Late November

There is no other tree lighting ceremony on earth like the one held at The Ritz Carlton in Kapalua®. This dazzling event is a "must do" if you happen to be on the island. The event kicks off with Christmas songs performed live by some of Hawaii`s famous artists, hula dancing, free cookies and hot chocolate and more. Once it gets dark, the star of the night arrives as Santa makes his grand entrance. Each year Santa discovers a new way to mark his arrival. One year he even sky-dived in!

Once Santa has arrived, the countdown begins and the Christmas tree is lit, along with thousands of sparkling white lights on the palm trees and the grounds. It is a splendid holiday sight!

If you cannot make it to the tree lighting ceremony, come down to The Ritz Carlton at night, grab a hot drink and relax on the balcony of the lobby. It is truly magical!