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Whether you're planning to visit next week or next year, we'll help you find fun things to do in Hawaii. Some of the world's most beautiful events happen here in the Hawaiian Islands - the world's largest hula competition, a lantern floating festival honoring those who have passed, world class surfing competitions and some of the best food and wine festivals you'll ever attend. Many of these beautiful festivals, like Lei Day, happen every year, and Hawaii's annual events set a lovely tone for each new season.

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Haaheo O Hawaii Exhibit

January 15, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States
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Cleopatra’s Barge was an opulent yacht built in Massachusetts in 1816. It became The Royal Yacht of King Kamehameha II who named it Ha’aheo O Hawaii (Pride of Hawaii), but was wrecked in 1824. It cost about $50,000 to build, and about the same amount for luxury furnishing. The main cabin was 19′ x 20′…

Hulia ʻAno: Inspired Patterns

March 18, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States
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Patterns, intricate and vibrant, are a trademark of Hawaiian artistic expression, whether stamped onto barkcloth, drawn onto gourds, woven into mats or pricked into skin. In celebration of Hawaiian creative vision, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum presents Hulia ‘Ano: Inspired Patterns, on display in the J. M. Long Gallery from March 18–Oct. 16, 2017. Drawing from…

Hawaii Island Festival Poke Contest

September 1, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States
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Sample Hawaii’s famous appetizer Hawaii Island Festival-30 Days of Aloha Poke Contest is part of a month-long celebration honoring the state’s host culture. Festival events include a re-enactment of an ancient Hawaiian royal court that appears in full costume and is announced by feather standards and the blowing of the pu, or conch shell. The…

“Feeding The Immortals” By Taiji...

September 14, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States
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When Honolulu contemporary artist Taiji Terasaki’s father died about a year and a half ago, he felt untethered. Lacking any strong religious affiliation, Terasaki was unsure how to grieve. He craved a ritual or ceremony that would allow him to contemplate the death and to honor and give tribute to the father he revered. Terasaki’s…

ART Kauai 2017

September 16, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States
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The Kauai Soceity of Artists presents its premier annual Exhibition ART Kauai. Outstanding artists, living and working on Kauai, submitted artwork to be chosen by this year’s Juror, Patricia Correia, Topanga Canyon, CA. Art works include: Paintings, Mixed Media, Ceramics, Sculpture, Fiber Arts, Wood and Photography. Exhibitions is Free of Charge at the KSA Gallery…

Keiko Matsui at Blue Note Hawaii

September 22, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States
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“Creating the album ‘Soul Quest’ was like going on a soul quest, as I tried to figure out how to express the things I was thinking and experiencing during this past year,” confides pianist, composer and humanitarian Keiko Matsui. “This music energizes me and I am overwhelmed with emotion when I listen to it. I…

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

September 24, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States

A week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture, including educational lectures and music and hula competitions on the island of Kauaʻi. HAWAIIAN CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 10 AM KAPAʻA FIRST HAWAIIAN CHURCH Welcome all as we celebrate with special music; even a little hula now and then in both English and the Hawaiian languages. This event…

3rd Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival

September 24, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States
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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrate Hispanic culture at the Old Airport Beach Park’s Large Pavillion, from 4-9pm. The goal of the festival is not only to celebrate Hispanic culture in Hawai’i, but to unite the Hispanic and Latino communities with our larger, local community. The event will feature music, dance, food and art….

Living History Day

September 24, 2017
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States
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In partnership with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!, four visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket will receive free admission to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. Event will feature student-created exhibits, special presentations, and WWII themed activities. Download free tickets: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2017. This is an annual national celebration of culture and learning between the two museums….

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