Maui Food and Dining

Tickets Available for MAPA’s Garden Party & Chefs Festival

September 10, 2016, 12:10 PM HST
* Updated September 12, 4:37 PM
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Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) invites you to its 28th-annual Garden Party & Chefs’ Festival on Sunday, October 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Yokouchi family estate in Wailuku.

Guests can spend the afternoon chatting with friends, sipping wine, indulging in fine cuisine, enjoying live entertainment and bidding on treasures and art to support MAPA’s educational performing arts programs.

The Garden Party features an impressive Chefs’ Festival with gourmet offerings from Maui restaurants, including:

808 on Main
Aloha Spiced Cacao
Aria’s Restaurant & Catering
Betty’s Beach Café
Bistro Casanova
Blue Sky Beverage
Cafe O‘Lei Restaurants
Duke’s Beach House
Fleetwood’s on Front Street
Fork and Salad (by Three’s)
Hula Grill
Joey’s Kitchen
Maui Coffee Roasters
Maui Tacos Mexican Surf Grill
Nick’s Fishmarket Maui
Private Chefs Maui
Sangrita Grill + Cantina
Three’s Bar & Grill
Vineyard Food Company by Catering from Soup to Nuts

Entertainment will be provided by the stars of this summer’s smash hit Jekyll & Hyde The Musical – Will Kimball, Kathryn Holtkamp and Leighanna Locke. Garden Party favorites Kristi Scott and local band Moondance will also be featured.


Guests are encouraged to join in the fun this year by entering the Hat Contest. Get creative and come dressed in a traditional garden party beauty or spice it up with something funny and zany. The winner will receive four tickets to MAPA’s Nutcracker Sweets Ballet this December. An assortment of vintage cars will also be on display.

A dance at MAPA's 2015 Garden Party. Photo credit: Jack Grace

A dance at MAPA’s 2015 Garden Party. Photo credit: Jack Grace

Jim Howlett performs at MAPA's 2015 Garden Party. Photo credit: Jack Grace

Jim Howlett performs at MAPA’s 2015 Garden Party. Photo credit: Jack Grace

Susan Beall celebrates a birthday at MAPA's Garden Party in 2015.

Susan Beall celebrates a birthday at MAPA’s Garden Party in 2015.


One of the event’s signature offerings is Fresh Art: as guests meander through the picturesque grounds, they watch some of the island’s top painters and sculptors create beautiful works of art. Maui artists creating Fresh Art this year include George Allan, Karen Camara, Joseph Fletcher, Jack Hamilton, Jim Lynch, Jamie Roth and Steve Turnbull.

The Garden Party also features Live and Silent Auctions with professional auctioneer Joe Teipel. New this year, guests are invited to preview the Silent Auction at 12:30 p.m..

“MAPA has grown into one of the state’s largest performing arts organizations offering a full range of performing arts programs,” said Linda Howlett, MAPA’s Board Secretary and Chairperson for the event. “The Garden Party fundraiser has a direct impact on the success of our non-profit organization. As MAPA’s largest fundraiser, it plays an essential role in ensuring that MAPA’s performing arts programs remain accessible and affordable.”


Tickets are $75 in advance ($85 at the event) and include all food and beverages. Get tickets by visiting MAPA’s website or calling 808-244-8760. Tickets are also available at Evolution Salon, 395 Dairy Road in Kahului, or at the MAPA office, 81 N. Church Street in Wailuku.

The Yokouchi family estate is located at 2471 West Main Street in Wailuku. Please note that the Garden Party is for adults 21 and older only.


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