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July 2018

Family Fun Day Fundraiser

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Saturday, July 21st, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Kilauea Ball Park,

Kilauea School PTSA is hosting a Family Fun Day with free entry for silent auctions, music, food, vendors, and more.  There will also be Keiki Zone with inflatable zip line, waterside and more.  All money raised go to Kilauea Elementary School.

Cost: FREE

Plantation-Style Living: An Afternoon of Art, Stories and Refreshment

Community »
Monday, July 23rd, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Smith Memorial Parsonage, Koloa

This event takes place at the historic Smith Memorial Parsonage, an old-fashioned plantation-style home on a beautiful acre of land in the heart of Koloa. The parsonage is owned by Koloa Union Church and has been fully restored and transformed into an art gallery featuring the vibrant watercolors of Hawaiian artist Alan Akana, who paints the flowers of Hawai`i, including indigenous flowers that are found nowhere else in the world. Rev. Dr. Akana is also the pastor of Koloa Union…

Cost: Free

Historic Sugar Exhibit and Plantation Life Storytelling

Community »
Monday, July 23rd, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Shops at Kukuiu’ula, Koloa

On Monday, July 23, The Shops at Kukui‘ula will host the Opening Night of the 2018 Koloa Plantation Days’ annual Historic Sugar Exhibit at 6pm as well as the inaugural “Plantation Life Storytelling” with Master Storyteller Kathy “Tita” Collins from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The Historic Sugar Exhibit features portraits of plantation life by photographer Carol Ann Davis, along with a century of archival images from the plantation era courtesy of Grove Farm Homestead Museum. The exhibit also includes artifacts from…

Koloa Plantation Days Heritage Craft Fair

Art & Crafts »
Tuesday, July 24th, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa

Experience a part of Hawaii's past, present and future through crafts, demonstrations and music. Crafters will share kapa, Hawaiian print bags, children's items, jewelry, wood carvings, specialty soaps and fragrances, island jams and jellies and photographs. Learn about Niihau shell leis, listen to Hawaiian contemporary music (from 9:30am to 3:30pm) at Seaview Terrace and share stories of Hawaii.

Historic Tour of McBryde Garden and Talk Story

Community »
Tuesday, July 24th, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
National Tropical Botanical Garden, Koloa

Meet at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitors Center for a free historic tour of McBryde Garden and talk story about its plantation past. A unique tour just for Plantation Days, new this year. Advance reservations requested as space is limited. (808) 742-2623

Mahaulepu Coastal Hike

Sporting »
Wednesday, July 25th, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Poipu,

Moderate hike along beach trail and surrounding bluffs overlooking spectacular Maha’ulepu area. Hosted by Malama Mahaulepu Meet at CJM Stables at 9am. Drive on Poipu Beach Road past the Grand Hyatt Poipu. Continue about a half mile on the dirt haul cane road. Turn right at CJM Stables sign. Drive to the Stables parking area. Please park facing Haupu Mountain. Wear sturdy shoes or slippers, hats, sunblock, and bring drinking water.

Cost: Free

Traditional Hawaiian Games

Sporting »
Wednesday, July 25th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kiahuna Plantation Resort, Poipu

Children have fun with games like disk throwing, spear throwing, coconut toss, and 50-yard dash. Music and refreshments including shave ice to follow. Craft tent where children can participate in making fun local souvenirs, learn coconut frond weaving, and how to "tro net" as the local fishermen do.

Cost: Free

Summer Stars 2018 Gala Showcase Fundraiser

Entertainment »
Thursday, July 26th, 5:30 PM
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Celebrate the magic of live theater, as the Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s ‘Summer Stars’ program presents their ‘Rising Stars Gala Showcase and Fundraiser’. One night only! Thursday, July 26th at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Enjoy dinner at the theatre, homemade baked goods, peruse the silent auction items, and mingle with friends before the show starts at 7 PM. All proceeds go to Hawaii Children’s Theatre, benefitting Kauai’s youth. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10…

Cost: $8 – $10

“The Living Legacy of Koloa Plantation” Talk Story With Catherine Pascual Lo

Community »
Friday, July 27th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Koloa Public and School Library, Koloa
Cost: FREE

Old Koloa Town Historical Walk

Community »
Friday, July 27th, 5:30 PM
Koloa School, Koloa

Walk and learn about the history of Old Koloa Town, which was built up around one of Hawaii’s first commercial sugar plantations. Meet your guide, Gail Little, at the Koloa Library and School on Poipu Road. She will have fascinating photos and other displays on the Koloa area in various eras. Then, the group proceeds to Old Koloa Town, where Gail will point out historic buildings and chat about their previous incarnations as a dispensary, churches, motel for traveling salesmen,…

Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Art & Crafts »
Saturday, July 28th, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Church of the Pacific, Princeville, Princeville

E Komo Mai ! Come on down and follow the crowd to the Kauai Island Crafters Fair. It’s the place to be when shopping for a handmade Hawaiian product. Shop with confidence and enjoy the wide array of local Kauai artisans and crafters that the Kauai Island Crafters Fair bring to their monthly events. Each artisan and crafter showcase their high standards of quality made craftsmanship into their work. Original and fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone…

Cost: FREE

2018 Annual Historic Koloa Plantation Days Parade

Community »
Saturday, July 28th, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Horseback and walking units, floral floats, vintage cars, and decorated vehicles are in a great hometown parade that celebrates aspects of the workers’ camps in plantation towns. Each camp had its ethnic identity, customs, foods, games and sports, music and dance. This is a festival signature event, don't miss it! The people walking, on decorated floats, on horseback, and in decorated vehicles will do their best to capture some aspect of plantation life. They will have colorful costumes, perhaps play…

2018 Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run/Walk

Community »
Sunday, July 29th, 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Poipu Beach Park, Koloa

Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run/Walk  Poipu Beach Park Sunday, July 29; 6:30am – 10:30am Bring the entire family to Poipu Beach Park on Sunday, July 30 for the Family Fun Run/Walk by Kukui’ula Canoe Club.  Different course lengths (1 mile keiki run; 5K run/walk; 10K run; 10 mile run; 10 mile walk) to test your endurance.  The event is 6:30am to 10:30am.  Register at ACTIVE.com.  Race fee is $35; keiki run is $15; $5 discount per person for groups of…

7th Annual Keiki Uke’s in Paradise Competition

Community »
Sunday, July 29th, 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Keoki’s Paradise, Koloa

‘Ukes in Paradise Keiki ‘Ukulele Competition Keoki’s Paradise Sunday, July 29; 10:30am registration, 11:00am start Keiki, families and friends are invited to “strum on down” to Keoki’s Paradise on Sunday, July 29 for a Keiki ‘Ukulele competition starting at 11am (registration is at 10:30am). No cost to enter; open to all keiki ukulele players 5 and older. Contact: 742-7534   Keiki will be separated into divisions based on their grade most recently competed. Each division will have a maximum of…

Cost: Free
August 2018

Soto Zen Bon Festival

Community »
Friday, August 3rd, 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Kauai Soto Zen Temple, Hanapepe

The Soto Zen Bon Festival has a lively look and feel for an ancient tradition, with a festival logo and theme, "Let's Bon Dance!" The major elements of the festival are: (a) traditional Japanese folk dancing, singing, and drumming, (b) food booths, (c) games booths, (d) cultural exhibits, (e) opening and intermission performances, (f) country store/bazaar, and (g) religious memorial services. It brings out the best in what a Bon tradition is all about, celebrating the diverse cultural, religious, and…

Cost: Free

Heiva I Kauai 2018

Community »
Saturday, August 4th, 12:00 AM
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Heiva I Kaua`i 2018 celebrates the 17th anniversary of a unique, exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition. This annual event provides a venue for the next generation of performers to present their talent, skill and cultural knowledge to an audience of more than 1000 attendees daily! On Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, from 9am to 5pm, come and enjoy balmy sea breezes and whispering palm trees at this community-sponsored, family-centered celebration of Tahitian culture at the…

Cost: $7

Craft Fair at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

Art & Crafts »
Saturday, August 4th, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, Lihu`e, Kaua`i

Local Kauai crafters, artisans and small business will be displaying their products for sale.   This event's proceeds will be donated to the YWCA Domestic Violence program.   It is our hope and collaboration with Kauai YWCA that Domestic Violence will end on our precious Garden Island of Kauai.   Interested in being a vendor for this event?  Contact Debbie at 246.5541 or email debbie.yanagihara@aqua-aston.com

Cost: Free

Soto Zen Bon Festival

Community »
Saturday, August 4th, 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Kauai Soto Zen Temple, Hanapepe

The Soto Zen Bon Festival has a lively look and feel for an ancient tradition, with a festival logo and theme, "Let's Bon Dance!" The major elements of the festival are: (a) traditional Japanese folk dancing, singing, and drumming, (b) food booths, (c) games booths, (d) cultural exhibits, (e) opening and intermission performances, (f) country store/bazaar, and (g) religious memorial services. It brings out the best in what a Bon tradition is all about, celebrating the diverse cultural, religious, and…

Cost: Free

FOAMTASTIC Color Run/Walk

Sporting »
Saturday, August 4th, 7:00 PM
Shenanigans at PMRF Barking Sands, Kekaha

What better way end the summer than a refreshing foam color run! Join PMRF MWR for a fun-filled event that is open to all participants island-wide. Racers will make their way through an energizing course filled with music, color powder and of course foam! Grab your crew and sign up today! The Course: A 3 mile course across solid terrain around PMRF barking sands. A fun run is a non-competitive event so no times are recorded (although a timer will be…

FOAMTASTIC Dance Party

Entertainment »
Saturday, August 4th, 8:30 PM
Shenanigans at PMRF Barking Sands, Kekaha

Featuring DJ Jah Boy Join us after the Foamtastic Color Fun Run/Walk for a dance party! Free and welcome to the public. Come on out! For more information, please call (808) 435-4380

Cost: FREE
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