If you’re looking for nightlife, this is the best place to find it on Maui.
Admittedly, Maui isn’t known for its nightlife. The seaside town of Lahaina, however, maybe the island’s notable exception. From rowdy sailors during the whaling era to modern-day stage productions, Lahaina has always been a bustling center of activity.
In Lahaina, the fun heats up when the sun goes down. Front Street, the town’s main thoroughfare, is a great place to catch the sunset, grab a bite to eat, enjoy an ice-cold brew or simply “kickback” and watch the colorful parade of people passing by.
Be sure to check out Lahaina’s special events calendar to preview the latest happenings. Some of the town’s more lively annual events include the Chinese New Year Celebration (January or February), Old-Fashioned Fourth of July fireworks show, A Taste of Lahaina (September), Aloha Festivals Hoolaulea (October) and Holiday Lighting of the Banyan Tree (December).
And of course, Lahaina doesn’t get any wilder than on October 31st, when more than 30,000 revelers descend on Front Street to take part in “Halloween in Lahaina.” This Mardi Gras-style event features a children’s costume parade, food booths, games, crafts, live music, and dancing. It’s the biggest (and wildest) party on Maui.