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Haaheo O Hawaii Exhibit

January 15, 2017 - August 15, 2018
Kauai Museum, 4428 Rice St
Lihue, 96766 United States

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′…

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Koloa Plantation Days

July 21, 2017 - July 30, 2017
Kauai’s south shore, Koloa, 96756
koloa plantation days

The Koloa Plantation Days’ festival is a chance for you to immerse yourself in Kaua‘i’s rich cultural diversity. The event is held every July on the sunny South Shore of the island. The festival celebrates the historical aspects of Koloa and the many different ethnic groups that found their way to the area years ago….

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11th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge

July 29, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Hanalei pier, 4906 Weke Road
Princeville, HI 96722 United States

The 11th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge takes place on July 29, 2017. The swim, named one of the top 100 American Open Water Swims by the World Open Water Swimming Association, consists of fun and competitive races for all ages from Keiki to Snorkel and Fin. Participants from Hawaii, the Mainland and all around…

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Tasting Kauai Food Tour – East Side

August 3, 2017 @ 12:30 pm

Join us on a culinary romp through paradise! Hop in your car and follow our guide on a tasting adventure through Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast. Take a short stroll down an old plantation road and learn about taro farming; sample paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) food and enjoy tastings at some of the East Side’s best farm-to-table…

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$6

Heiva I Kauai

August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - August 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Kapaa Beach Park, 4-1464 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, HI United States

Heiva I Kaua`i is a colorful and exciting 2-day Tahitian cultural festival presented annually the first weekend in August which features competitions for solo Tahitian dancing for children and adults from age 4 years to 50+, and group competition in traditional and contemporary Tahitian dancing and drumming. An exciting part of the festival is the…

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$99

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – South Shore

August 9, 2017 @ 12:45 pm

Our tours are a playful, educational edible experiences that are based on the seasons. Yes, Kauai has seasons! Since our tours are seasonal and based on fresh ingredients, availability and what we like right now, descriptions on our website may not accurately reflect what you’ll be served, who you will meet, or what you will…

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Hawaii Sand Festival & Sand Castle/Sculpture Contest

August 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hanalei pier, 4906 Weke Road
Princeville, HI 96722 United States

Coming soon to a beach near you (hopefully near you). To the left of the pier on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Aloha! Come, fulfill everyone’s age old dream to relax on a tropical island and build a sand castle. Build a sand sculpture with friends and family. Design and build a sculpture on your…

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Waipa Music & Mango Festival

August 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Halulu Fishpond at Waipa, 5-5785 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI 96714 United States

E komo mai! The Waipa Foundation invites you to our 5th Annual Music & Mango Festival on Sunday, August 13th 2017, from 11am to 5pm. Join us at Waipa’s beautiful Halulu Fishpond for a fun and relaxing day enjoying home grown live music, hands-on activities, and local artisans and crafts! Island chefs and food vendors…

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$99

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – North Shore

August 15, 2017 @ 1:15 pm

Our tours are a playful, educational, edible experiences that are based on the seasons. Yes, Kauai has seasons! Since our tours are seasonal and based on fresh ingredients, availability and what we like right now, descriptions on our website may not accurately reflect what you’ll be served, who you will meet, or what you will…

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The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon

September 3, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, 1571 Poipu Rd.
Koloa, HI 96756

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon begin in Poipu, the world-class resort community at the sunny southern end of the island, with routes sharing the first 11 miles. The courses follow the contour of the scenic coastline, offering magnificent views of the island’s picturesque beaches, rugged volcanic peaks, and green tropical rain forests. As dawn…

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival

September 24, 2017 - September 30, 2017

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…

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FREE

21st Annual Coconut Festival

October 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Kapaa Beach Park,

The Kapa`a Business Association presents Kauai’s 21st Annual Coconut Festival Saturday October 7th – Sunday, 8th at Kapa`a Beach Park! Celebrate all that is Coconut with unique coconut crafts, coconut games, delicious coconut foods and contests with some of the best crafters, artists and entertainers in Hawaii!. Enjoy non stop music, taiko drummers, hula, and…

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FREE

He Inoa No Kaumualiʻi Hoʻolauleʻa

October 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Waimea Sugar Mill, Waimea, HI 96796 United States

Spend some time enjoying Kaua'i back in the day… He Inoa No Kaumualiʻi Hoʻolauleʻa– Sat., Oct. 7th; 11am-5pm at the old Waimea Sugar Mill is a festival sharing the rich heritage our 'ohana did 200 years ago. Join us honoring Kauaʻi's beloved King. Festivities include music food, crafts, activities, displays. Free admission. Photo: Friends of…

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29th Annual Emalani Festival Kauai

October 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Koke’e State Park, Waimea, HI 96796

Hui o Laka presents the 29th Annual Emalani Festival Kauaʻi (Eo e Emalani i Alakaʻi Festival) on Saturday, October 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lush expanse of the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Kokeʻe State Park. One of the island’s most popular and authentic Hawaiian cultural events, the Emalani Festival Kauaʻi is a…

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25th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Kauai Style”

November 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aqua Kauai Beach Resort & Spa, 4331 Kauai Beach Dr
Lihue, HI 96766 United States

Event will feature up to 16 performing artists in the Slack Key Guitar Genre including award winning artists and newcomers. Also appearing will be a couple of special guest from Hawaii and the mainland. The event will also feature “Made In Hawaii” products and favorite foods and snacks. Throughout the day, the festival will also…

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Festival of Lights on Kauai

December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 24, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
Historic County Building, 4396 Rice St.
Lihu’e, 96766 United States

The Festival of Lights opens the first Friday in December which is Dec. 1 in 2017 and runs every Friday, Sat and Sun evening through Dec. 24 from 6-8PM. Come On By… It’s Free! The Park lights glow every night through the New Year. The Festival of Lights interior display of Auntie Josie’s gorgeous creations…

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