If you’re looking for a break that includes sun, warmth, and plenty of patriotic fun this 4th of July, you’ll want to make sure you consider Maui for your well-deserved holiday break. There are a number of fun and exciting year-round things to do on Maui. When you come for the 4th of July, there are a variety of patriotic activities to enjoy as well. Make sure to include some of the special events in your itinerary packed full of island and patriotic fun.

Maui 4th of July Fireworks Cocktail Cruise

Board the boat in Maalaea Harbor for an unforgettable 4th of July celebration. The two-hour cruise includes appetizers, desserts, and delicious cocktails – including three complimentary alcoholic beverages. You’ll get one of the best views of the Maui fireworks show from the open-air deck of the boat.

Multiple companies offer this cruise, but book quickly. Choose your preferred boat and contact them directly to make reservations.

World Whale Film Festival

The eighth annual event is an event that lasts nearly all summer long! The Pacific Whale Foundation plays host to the event that’s dedicated to celebrating marine conservation efforts and indigenous ecological knowledge. The festival’s goal is to raise awareness about the vital role of oceans through visual arts and storytelling.

The event takes place during World Ocean Month, starting June 6 and running through July 31, perfect for your 4th of July island getaway. Get more information and purchase tickets at the Pacific Whale Foundation website.


There are plenty of things to do and see during an Hawaiian island vacation this 4th of July, indoors and outdoor. Your island vacation means you’ll no doubt find yourself at the beach nearly every day. Slather on the sunscreen and take a walk along the shore or do some sunbathing, or try a new activity like surfing or parasailing. To really beat the heat that comes with summer holidays like 4th of July, splash around in the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

Maui Ocean Center

The center includes a myriad of exhibits that bring you close to the sea life living in the waters around Maui this 4th of July. Stop by the “Open Ocean” exhibit and watch sharks, rays, and hundreds of fish swimming around. The underwater clear tunnel gives you the feeling of being in the ocean. Other interesting residents include octopus, seahorses, Hawaiian green sea turtles, humpback whales, and more.

Road to Hana

It’s often considered a “bucket list” item for visitors to Maui, no matter the time of year. Pack up the rental car and head out on a sightseeing excursion on land. The Road to Hana is only 64 miles, but it’s full of hairpin turns, one-lane bridges, and plenty of blind spots, so obeying seemingly slow 25-mile-an-hour speed limit and being extra observant are key to enjoying the journey. The road to Hana isn’t just a scenic drive. There are hikes to breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, lava tubes and rocks, black sand beaches, and historic sites like Charles Lindbergh’s grave.

Brave the road on your own and make your own stops, or join a tour with a knowledgeable guide who will take you to many of the best landmarks and hiking spots along the way so you don’t miss a thing. However you navigate the path, make sure to pack plenty of drinks, snacks, and your camera.


Spending time at the beach is a must, but an island vacation calls for unique water activities that just might not be the same as in waters back home. Choose any of the many charter companies that will take you out into the ocean for a chance to swim and discover what lives below the waves.

Keep your eyes peeled for turtles, fish, and even whales and dolphins swimming nearby. Some charters may spend the whole excursion in one spot, while others may take you to multiple spots where you’ll find different inhabitants. Bring your camera for above-water pictures, and grab a disposable underwater camera for shots as you swim along.

Haleakalā National Park

There’s no better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than to visit a national park. The Hawaiian island have many national memorials, parks, and historic sites, including one on Maui. Visit Haleakalā National Park in Kula during your 4th of July respite.

It’s a special place packed with both ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. The park is also a home for several endangered species, some of which exist only in Maui and nowhere else in the world. Take in views of stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest and more on a hike through the park’s backcountry. The park is typically open on July 4, but you’ll want to make sure before heading out.

Spend 4th of July in Maui

Make participating 4th of July in Maui easy this year and start your planning by booking a vacation rental provided by My Perfect Stays.

Book a cozy studio-style unit for a solo or sweetheart island retreat for the 4th, all the way up to a three-bedroom home. No matter which home you choose, enjoy expansive living spaces, a fully-equipped kitchen and more.

Contact us today!