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Kauai is proud to offer a variety of annual festivals, cultural celebrations, holiday gatherings, and community events and fundraisers. At these festivities you’ll often find local musicians and entertainment, onolicious food selections, cultural displays and keiki activities. Browse our island’s favorite events here and mark your calendars now, so that you too can experience what makes Kauai truly unique.

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December 2018

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Sunday, December 16th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Cost: Free

Joy of Christmas

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Sunday, December 16th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Koloa

Join us at the inaugural "Joy of Christmas" festival of lights hosted at St. Raphael Church. We have invited parishioners, local businesses and organizations to join us in creating a celebration of Christmas for all Kauai residents and visitors. Admission is Free. Festivities begin every Saturday and Sunday in December at 6pm until 8pm Christmas light display Food & Drink available for purchase Delicious soups, hot dogs, popcorn, home-made pastries Hot chocolate, coffee, latte, tea, soda, juice, water Gift Shop with…

Cost: Free

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert – Sweet Hawaii Dreams

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Tuesday, December 18th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Princeville Community Center, Princeville

Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. #1 BEST LIVE SHOW - 2018 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice. Traditional slack key music embraces you with Aloha creating an oasis of peace and deep relaxation... Perfect for your Kauai experience. 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'Tune…

Cost: $10 – $25

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Friday, December 21st, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Cost: Free

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Saturday, December 22nd, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Cost: Free

Joy of Christmas

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Saturday, December 22nd, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Koloa

Join us at the inaugural "Joy of Christmas" festival of lights hosted at St. Raphael Church. We have invited parishioners, local businesses and organizations to join us in creating a celebration of Christmas for all Kauai residents and visitors. Admission is Free. Festivities begin every Saturday and Sunday in December at 6pm until 8pm Christmas light display Food & Drink available for purchase Delicious soups, hot dogs, popcorn, home-made pastries Hot chocolate, coffee, latte, tea, soda, juice, water Gift Shop with…

Cost: Free

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Sunday, December 23rd, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Cost: Free

Joy of Christmas

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Sunday, December 23rd, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Koloa

Join us at the inaugural "Joy of Christmas" festival of lights hosted at St. Raphael Church. We have invited parishioners, local businesses and organizations to join us in creating a celebration of Christmas for all Kauai residents and visitors. Admission is Free. Festivities begin every Saturday and Sunday in December at 6pm until 8pm Christmas light display Food & Drink available for purchase Delicious soups, hot dogs, popcorn, home-made pastries Hot chocolate, coffee, latte, tea, soda, juice, water Gift Shop with…

Cost: Free

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Monday, December 24th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Cost: Free

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert – Honoring Raymond Kane

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Friday, December 28th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. #1 BEST LIVE SHOW - 2018 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice. Traditional slack key music embraces you with Aloha creating an oasis of peace and deep relaxation... Perfect for your Kauai experience. 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'Tune…

Cost: $10 – $25

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Friday, December 28th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Cost: Free

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Saturday, December 29th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 22nd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Cost: Free

Joy of Christmas

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Saturday, December 29th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Koloa

Join us at the inaugural "Joy of Christmas" festival of lights hosted at St. Raphael Church. We have invited parishioners, local businesses and organizations to join us in creating a celebration of Christmas for all Kauai residents and visitors. Admission is Free. Festivities begin every Saturday and Sunday in December at 6pm until 8pm Christmas light display Food & Drink available for purchase Delicious soups, hot dogs, popcorn, home-made pastries Hot chocolate, coffee, latte, tea, soda, juice, water Gift Shop with…

Cost: Free

Joy of Christmas

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Sunday, December 30th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Koloa

Join us at the inaugural "Joy of Christmas" festival of lights hosted at St. Raphael Church. We have invited parishioners, local businesses and organizations to join us in creating a celebration of Christmas for all Kauai residents and visitors. Admission is Free. Festivities begin every Saturday and Sunday in December at 6pm until 8pm Christmas light display Food & Drink available for purchase Delicious soups, hot dogs, popcorn, home-made pastries Hot chocolate, coffee, latte, tea, soda, juice, water Gift Shop with…

Cost: Free

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park

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Monday, December 31st, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Poipu Beach Park, Koloa

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park.   We will be showing a FREE family-friendly movie, (TBA), on the big outdoor screen followed by a spectacular fireworks show.  Food trucks will be lined up to keep bellies happy. The Celebration will take place on Monday, December 31st from 5 pm-8:30 pm.  Fireworks will be launched at approximately 8:15pm.

New Year’s Eve Party Under the Stars

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Monday, December 31st, 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Hualani’s Restaurant, Lihue

Celebrate the new year under palm trees and stars with us and enjoy live music, dancing, a hula show, countdown, champagne toast and a fire dance finale. New Year’s Eve Party Under the Stars  | 10:00PM – Midnight  Complimentary Admission | $60 Beverage Package View Invite For more information, please contact 808.320.7400.

January 2019

Resolution Run Kauai

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Saturday, January 5th, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Hokuala Kauai, Lihue

Hosted by Pu’uwai Canoe Club on the first Saturday of the new year, the Resolution Run winds through the newly opened public trails at Hokuala resort in Lihue. This race will be an opportunity to experience trails and scenic views you never knew existed in your own backyard! Keiki under 12 race free with an adult Walkers and leashed dogs welcome

Kauai Voices Concerts: Broadway, Baby!

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Saturday, January 19th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Kauai Voices, the island’s highly popular 50+member auditioned choral ensemble, brings Broadway to Kauai with concerts of all-time showstoppers from musicals such as Wicked, Hello Dolly!, Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray and more. Offering five concerts across the island over three weekends: on Saturday, January 19 at 6 PM at the Porter Pavilion at Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea, on Friday & Saturday, January 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, January 27 at 3 PM at St.…

Cost: $20

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert – Honoring Raymond Kane

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Wednesday, January 30th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
All Saints’ Church – Kapaa, Kapaa

Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. #1 BEST LIVE SHOW - 2018 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice. Traditional slack key music embraces you with Aloha creating an oasis of peace and deep relaxation... Perfect for your Kauai experience. 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Family Friendly Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Gift Drawing. Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!”. This concert will 'Tune…

Cost: $10 – $25

February 2019

James Keli’ipio Kahea Mawae – Traditional Slack Key Festival – North Shore

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Friday, February 15th, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Winter Slack Key Days Celebration of Family Music featuring Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitarists & ukulele players & More! James Keli'ipio Kahea Mawae of Molokai will be headlining this afternoon of music. Other musicians currently scheduled include : Warren Liu (Maui), Doug and Sandy McMaster (Kauai), Jerry Thompson (Colorado), with more soon to be confirmed! Includes a set of slack key ukulele - solo and duet - Check it out if you want to amp up your ukulele chops! Family…

Cost: $10 – $25
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