Festival offering free entertainment, craft and food booths, food trucks, contests and giveaways, kid’s craft activities, exhibits, and a community obon dance.
3:05 Maui Okinawan Taiko (Drumming)
3:30 Taiko Center of the Pacific (Lion Dance)
3:40 Mayor's Message, Business Award
4:00 Taiko Center of the Pacific (Drumming)
4:15 Sam Sato Saimin Eating Contest
4:30 Shore to Shore Realty, Inc. Natto Eating Contest
4:45 Maui Taiko (Drumming)
5:10 Mitsune Kendo Dojo
5:20 Zenshin Daiko (Drumming)
5:45 Taiko Center of the Pacific (Lion Dance)
5:55 Maui Buyo Academy (Classical Dancing)
6:05 Taiko Center of the Pacific (Drumming)
6:20 Cosplay Contest
6:40 Maui Dance Klub
6:50 Passport Winner Announcements
6:55 Nakayama Minyo Kai (Folk Dancing)
7:00 Maui Dance Klub
7:05 Maui Minyo Kai (Folk Dancing)
7:25 Remembrance Blessing/Prayer
7:30 Obon Festival (everyone encouraged to dance) presented by Maui Taiko, Maui Minyo Kai, Nakayama Minyo Kai
2023 Maui Matsuri
Pick up passport at Festival Central and get stamps at the locations on the passport from 3pm to 6pm, and then return to Festival Central to get a free gift and enter a drawing for prizes.
The Festial map is printed on the back of the passport and can be found here.
Aloha Botanicals Maui
Flowers and plants
Beads & Things by Kori
Jewelry and scarf coverups
Key fobs, shoe bags, pouches, case holder, yen wallets and scrubbies.
Pearl jewelry (Tahitian, Japanese Akoya and fresh water)
Handsewn gifts and baby items
Repurposed Hawaii coffee burlap crafts, campfire mugs, coffee beans
Love CUT Hawaii
Stickers, vinyl items, custom/personalized creations, backpacks, pouches
Clutches with imported Japanese fabrics, kimono, yukata, obi, handmade happi coats
Athleisure clothing, bathing suits, tank tops, crop tops, flower picks, hats
Happi coats, kanzashi, bags, pouches, t-shirts, towel sets, jackets, pokemon cards/boxes & sets
Chado Urasenke Tea Ceremony Demonstration
Observe and experience “The Way of Tea” prepared by ancient standards for Japanese royalty. Select participants will be able to experience this traditionally crafted tea with delicious sweets.
Gakuen Japanese Language School
Learn three forms of the Japanese language - Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. Learn origami, the art of folding paper, to create unique items without using glue or scissors
Maui Sugar Plantation Display
Display on current Sugar Museum offerings and artifacts to include plantation worker attire and plantation life. Presented by the A&B Sugar Museum.
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
Drinks, shave ice
water/soda/shave ice booth.
Nishime, bento (teri, omelette, spam), pickled veggies, spam musubi, yakitori bento
Only Ono BBQ
Roast pork, char siu, baked manapua, chicken curry puff, custard tarts
Shrimp tempura sushi hand rolls
Boy Scout Troop 1
Teriyaki meat stix, teriyaki meat with rice and corn, salted rice balls, scout snacks s’mores.
Sumo dogs, chips
Dee’s Poi Mochi
Poi and ube mochi with dipping sauces, mud pie, jian dui, ice cream bao
Chicken hekka, Hawaiian plate, lau lau plate, poke nachos
Make a stylized headband, worn as a symbol of perseverance or effort by the wearer. Can also be used for the obon dance later in the evening.
Uchiwa (fan) making
Design your own paper uchiwa and use it at the Maui Matsuri bon dance.
Make a dinosaur, insect, airplanes, and lots more.
Coloring activities and a lot more!