Events on Kauai

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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Banana Poka Round~Up

May 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CCC Camp/Kokee State Park, Kokee Rd
Kekaha, HI 96752 United States

Need to cool off over the long Memorial Day weekend? Join Hui o Laka at Koke‘e State Park at the 28th annual Banana Poka RoundUp! on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The forest environmental fair is good family fun. Join us in making baskets from the vines of the Banana Poka from 10am and winding up…

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Kauai Voices Concert — Classics II: The Music Lives On!

June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 4364 Hardy St
Lihue, HI 96766 United States

Kauai Voices, the island’s highly popular, auditioned 40-voice choral ensemble, will present Classics II— The Music Lives On! on Friday and Saturday June 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 4 at 3 PM at St. Michael’s Church in Lihue. “We’re thrilled to celebrate our thirteenth season with a fabulous and diverse program…

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Obon Dance & Festival – West Kauai Hongwanji

June 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
West Kauai Hongwanji, Hanapepe Temple, 1-3860 Kaumualii Hwy
Hanapepe, 96716 United States

Experience this island celebration of the Obon Festival, brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants that have evolved into a social and cultural event. The Obon honors ancestors that have passed on with dances and festivals across the island that are held throughout the summer. Bon service held on June 2, 2017 at 6 p.m., dance…

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King Kamehameha Day Celebration Parade, Lihue, Kauaʻi

June 10, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Vidinha Stadium, Hoolako Street
Lihue, HI 96766 United States

See the fabulous King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade in Līhuʻe, Kauaʻi beginning at 9:00 a.m. from Vidinha Stadium to the Historic County Building on Rice Street. The Hawaiian tradition of pāʻū riding, celebrates the paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) traditions introduced in the 1820s. Resplendent in the foliage and colors of each island, beautiful women and handsome…

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Father’s Day Celebration, West Kaua’i Style

June 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Waimea Theater, 9691 Kaumualii Hwy
Waimea, HI United States

Featuring: The Homestead, The Pandanus Club & Sistah Robi Kahakalau and Friends Pa’ina to follow featuring: Bruddah Kimo Opiana TICKETS NOW ON SALE: MCS Grill – Hanapepe, Deli & Bread Connection – Kukui Grove, Tamba – Kapa’a $25 Pre-Sale/$25 Door, Bar & Pupu For more information or sponsorship packages email,

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Dog House Beer Fest

June 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sheraton Kauai Resort, 2440 Hoonani Rd
Koloa, HI 96756 United States

Come quench your thirst with fresh, cold hand-crafted beer this summer at Kauai’s “First Ever Beer Fest” on the island’s world-renowned sunny South Shore of Poipu. The festivities take place on Saturday, June 24th on the cool grassy lawn of Sheraton Kaua’i Resort, an ocean-front property with paradise views, from 2pm to 6pm. The energetic…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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