Wailuku First Friday

“Wailuku Salutes America!”

July 3, 2015, 6-9pm



  • Giannotto’s Pizza
  • Main Street Bistro
  • Saeng Thai
  • Kings BBQ
  • Uptown Chevron
  • Wailuku Coffee Co.
  • Four Sisters Bakery
  • Café Central
  • Vineyard Food Co.
  • Minit Stop
  • Subway
  • Asian Star
  • Saigon Café

Wailuku First Friday is a free community street party, held from 6 – 9 p.m., with Market Street closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 p.m.

Wailuku Parking Map



If it’s the first Friday of the month, there’s a party in Wailuku.

Photo: Brenton Keith and His Bag of Tricks

Brenton Keith and his Bag 'o Tricks wows the crowd with street magic_WFF Dec. 2012_Lois Whitney photo

First Friday festivities have filled Market Street since 2008. At 5:30 pm the street is closed to traffic, but it’s regularly packed with music, magicians, food, art, jewelry and fashion from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

IMG_5076Merchant Request Music holds an annual Break Dance Competition in August.

With activities for the keiki (children) and multiple entertainment stages, it’s no wonder thousands regularly attend each Wailuku gathering. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Wailuku is the only town party with a beer garden.

The success of the Wailuku First Friday was the catalyst for the current Maui Friday Town Parties initiative.

In addition to its beautiful locale and landmark buildings, the town holds deep historical significance. Wailuku was the birthplace of the island’s sugar industry, once home to Maui’s most famous Hawaiian rulers, and the site of Kamehameha’s victory at Iao Valley. Today, the Maui County capital has evolved into an important government and business district with unique stores and a unique, historic, small town feel.