Makawao Third Friday: “Summer of Love”
This month’s Makawao Third Friday event takes place tonight, July 21, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m. as event organizers celebrate summer with the theme “Summer of Love.” Those in attendance can enjoy free entertainment, food trucks and booths, art and crafts, a Keiki Zone and local shopping and dining.
Live Music and Entertainment
● Main Stage next to Rodeo General Store: Electric Church Maui. They’ll thrill the crowd with the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton and other rock legends of the 60s and 70s to blast the night away.
● Maui Hands Art Gallery lot across from Casanova’s will have a live performance with songster Josh playing his acoustic guitar to the rhythms of old school to new school hits.
● The Get Up and Dance Troupe will be boogying down with their entertaining street line dancing. Join in the fun and get your moves on!
● Makawao Steak House features new entertainment monthly.
Makawao Third Friday has a new information booth in the Maui Hands lot. The new info booth is located on Makawao Avenue and is a place where volunteers can answer visitor questions, offers lost and found section and new Makawao Town merchandise will be available for sale. Also new this Friday, the Makawao Buddhist Temple will be having its Bon Dance celebration from 8 to 10 p.m. Bon Odori (Japanese: 盆踊り), meaning simply Bon dance, is a style of dancing performed during Obon.
Komoda Bakery Keiki Zone
The Komoda keiki zone this month features the Maui Spider Jump. Crystalline will offer balloon twisting creations and Melissa Buck of Rainbow Art offers one-of-a-kind creative face painting. There will also be hula hooping and lots of big and tiny bubbles for big and tiny people.
Continuing Down Baldwin
Live music is happening on the street at the Makawao Steak House, and their pop-up tent will be serving some yummy burgers and tater tots. Sip Me will have outside bistro style seating available and serving up some desserts and coffee drinks.
More Exciting Highlights
Maui Classic Cruisers Club will be showing off their hot rods, muscle cars, and vintage machines at the top of Baldwin Avenue and bottom by Brewer Road. Guests can talk story with some of Maui’s coolest car owners. Artists Max Ross, mixed media artist and Dylan Kauz, live painter, spray can artist, and community muralist, will be painting and showcasing their stunning art creations next to the main stage.
Silent Auctions and Store Specials
Maui Hands Art Gallery presents their featured resident artist this month Jack Hamilton. Jack has been a silversmith for over 40 years and a fine art oil painter for over 20 years. He loves painting from nature and says he feels very fortunate to paint “en plein air” (in the open) on Maui.
M3F Food Courts and Restaurants
Guests are invited to enjoy dinner at any one of the award winning Makawao Restaurants, or enjoy casual dining at the pop-up food court along Baldwin Avenue. New vendors join regulars, adding a variety of new eats and treats.
Free Parking Available in the Following Areas
Makawao Base Yard (Across from St. Joseph’s Church)
2 Parking lots on Brewer Road
Makawao Municipal Parking Lot on Makawao Avenue