Top 10 Free Activities

If you are looking to save some money on your next trip to Maui there are many activities on Maui that are free of charge and a lot of fun! Check out our Top 10 Free Activities on Maui.

Friday Town Parties

Friday Town Parties

Wailuku First Friday Town Party

Come to Wailuku every first Friday of the month for a street party complete with live music, crafters, food vendors, art and more. This is a wonderful way to embrace the very heart of Maui.

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, North Market Street, Wailuku

Lahaina Second Friday Town Party

Every second Friday of the month, Lahaina plays host the Maui’s Friday Town Party. Enjoy live music, extended store hours and specials, complimentary pupus and cocktails. Visit the art galleries, and talk to the artisans and crafters.

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Front Street, Lahaina 

Makawao Third Friday Town Party

Head up to historic Makawo Town every third Friday of the month to enjoy an evening of live music, with street vendors, and with plenty of art on display. Local store hours are extended for this event, and specials are plentiful. This community-and-kid-friendly event is not to be missed!

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Makawao Town

Keiki Hula Show and Free Hula Lessons

Keiki Hula Show and Free Hula Lessons

The Cannery Mall offers free hula shows every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm, and free keiki (children) hula shows every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. You can plan your shopping around your trip to the show. Longs Drugs and Safeway, as well as other retail stores, are located at the mall. Before you are finished with shopping, stop by and enjoy live music and fabulous dancing from our keiki and adult dancers. For those wanting to try out hula, the Cannery Mall even offers free hula lessons on certain days of the month. Be sure to check with their website for an updated schedule. 

Lahaina Historical Walking Tour

Lahaina Historical Walking Tour

When visiting Hawaii, be sure to reserve time out of your vacation to explore the rich history and culture of our island. There are endless opportunities to dive deep into the past, and learn about the events that helped shape the Hawaii we know today.

Historic Lahaina Town offers much more than just great restaurants and shops; there is a tremendous amount of history to be explored as well. Follow the Lahaina Historic Trail and visit such sights as the Baldwin Home Museum, the Old Prison, Courthouse, Maria Lanikila Church, the Seamen’s Cemetery and more.

Visit the Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s website to download their free walking map and start exploring!

Maui Winery and Lavender Tour

Maui Winery and Lavender Tour

Nothing is as relaxing as spend the day sipping Maui’s local wines and walking through the gorgeous lavender fields of Upcountry Maui. Maui Wine and Ali’I Lavender Farm are conveniently located right next to each other, and is the perfect day which is 100% free.

Maui Wine is located on the beautiful slopes of upcountry Kula, and features over twenty-three acres of grapes grown for their award winning wines.

The tasting room is located in a historic building that is over 150 years old. Once the mountain retreat for the last reigning royal couple of Hawaii - King Kalakua and Queen Kapiolani - this quaint cottage is now the heart of the Maui Vineyard. Complimentary wine tastings are available everyday from 10am to 5:30pm, and tours everyday at 10:30 and 1:30.

Do not leave the vineyard without a couple bottles of their Maui Blanc and Hula O Maui sparkling wine, both made with sweet Maui Gold pineapples.

Ali`i Lavender Farm is a "must do" when vacationing on Maui. We encourage all our guests to make the drive up to Kula and spend some quality time relaxing on the heavenly slopes of the lavender fields on Haleakala`s hillside.

The farm was conceived and created by Ali`i Chang, one of Maui`s most beloved residents. His love and passion for his farm are evident throughout. Though he passed in 2011, his legacy lives on in the lavender fields he so tenderly cared for.

Ali`i Lavender Farm features some of the most breathtaking views of Maui, and offers visitors a chance to explore the farm and taste their incredible lavender creations. Relax on their deck and enjoy a hot cup of lavender coffee, along with a lavender scone and lavender honey. There is nothing better!

Tours are available, or you are free to explore the farm on your own at no cost. Be sure to stop by the gift shop and pick up some lavender-inspired culinary delights, as well as lavender gifts for your home and body.

Hawaiian Music Concert

Hawaiian Music Concert

Come out for a night of FREE music, just in front of the historic Baldwin Home Museum on Front Street in Lahaina. Every last Thursday of the month, guests can listen to beautiful Hawaiian music and see superb hula dancing, all from some of Maui’s top talent. Seating is limited but guests are welcome to bring their own beach chairs or blankets.

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Ukulele Lessons

Ukulele Lessons

Lahaina Music offers free Ukulele lessons and the friendly owners, Vania and Jason, are incredibly knowledgeable in all things music! Stop by for some lessons, or, join them at the Cannery Mall for their free group lessons.

Lahaina Music also offers guitar and ukulele rentals, for those missing their instruments while on vacation.

There is no greater treasure to bring back from your Maui vacation, than the gift of music!

Find Your Favorite Beach

Find Your Favorite Beach

Year after year, the breathtaking beaches of Maui are rated as some of the best in the world. Visitors flock to our island to relax in the warmth of our white sandy beaches, and play in its crystal clear tropical waters. Whether you are in search of an action-packed beach with great snorkeling to match, or, something more quiet, just to unwind, Maui has them all and they are 100% free to use. With so many to chose from, there is almost certainly the perfect beach just for you.

Discover the Road to Hana

Discover the Road to Hana

No visit to Maui is complete without a road trip to Hana. This lovely jaunt will take you along the coastline, and, some of most stunning views you will ever see in your lifetime. This winding, narrow road takes you around 620 curves and fifty-nine beautiful bridges. Cascading waterfalls and a lush tropical rainforest will have you feeling like you are in another world.

When beginning your trip, know that the objective is not to just get to the town of Hana, it is about the experience of the whole drive!

You will find endless opportunities to explore. One of the most popular attractions are the quaint stands on the side of the road that employ the honor system to sell their goods. Here you can find some of the best banana bread in the world, plus fresh floral leis, tropical fruits and other varieties of goodies.

It may be best to obtain a guide book, considering the variety of opportunities on this trip. Black and red sand beaches, gorgeous hiking trails, historic sites and tropical waterfalls are just a small sample of some of the adventures waiting for you.

Though this part of your journey is not free, we recommend taking a break from your day and having lunch at the Travaasa Hotel. Here you will find a most tranquil space to enjoy a quiet lunch, just outside on the patio.

Before you begin your journey to Hana, be sure you have a full tank of gas, a change of clothes, a towel, bathing suit, sunscreen, food, water, camera and medicine if you get car sick. This is a whole day adventure, so plan on making this your only activity for the day.

Most people turn around once they reach Hana. However, the road continues all the way around the island and offers a complete change in scenery. Car companies usually do not allow you to take their cars on this route, as it can be dangerous and in some places it is not paved. Use caution if you decide to go all the way around and know that cell phone service is nonexistent in some areas.

Friday Night Art Night

Friday Night Art Night

Every Friday is Art Night in historic Lahaina Town. Spend the evening walking along Front Street and taking your time viewing the many art galleries that line the streets. Each gallery hosts different artists who are there to "talk story" and demonstrate their skills. As an added bonus, each gallery serves complimentary cocktails and "pupus".

Cap your night off with a wonderful meal in one of Front Street`s oceanfront restaurants.

Cliff Diving Ceremony at Black Rock

Cliff Diving Ceremony at Black Rock

Cliff jumping holds deep meaning in the Hawaiian culture, and is now a very popular activity for locals and tourist alike.

Cliff jumping was once known to the ancient Hawaiians as lele kawa (leaping feet-first from a cliff into water, without splashing.) This sport was a favorite pastime of the king of Maui, King Kahekili. He would challenge his warriors to jump off of Black Rock in Kaanapali, known to Hawaiians as Puu Kekaa. What made this challenge so scary, was not the 30 foot jump, but the symbolism of Black Rock. To the ancient Hawaiians, Black Rock was a place where the spirits of the dead would jump into the afterworld. Jumping off was a display to the king of loyalty and courage.

Today, you can’t visit Kaanapali without witnessing daredevils leaping from the face of Black Rock. Every evening at sunset, since 1963, a diver will run all along the Kaanapali shoreline, lighting all the tiki torches as he goes, and finally will make the jump with a tiki torch in hand as part of a ceremony put on by the Sheraton Maui

If you are looking to save some money on your next trip to Maui there are many activities on Maui that are free of charge and a lot of fun! Check out our Top 10 Free Activities on Maui.