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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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November 2019

39th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

HIFF Kauai Screening: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 7:00PM YELLOW ROSE | United States | 95M Rose, an undocumented 17-year-old Filipina, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home…

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am10:00 pm
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Kokee State Park, Koke'e

Music! Crafts! Performances! Dances! Come join the fun at the Kauaʻi Old Time Gathering, held up in the beautiful mountains of Kokeʻe. Three days of workshops and music from old time days. Delicious farm-to-table meals and cash bar available. Schedule of events and more info at www.kauaioldtime.com or call 631-3455. Workshops and evening show: $25. Daytime performances in Kōkeʻe Lodge: free. Keiki come free! Cabin and camp accommodations available.

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am10:00 pm
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One event on November 24th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Kokee State Park, Koke'e

Music! Crafts! Performances! Dances! Come join the fun at the Kauaʻi Old Time Gathering, held up in the beautiful mountains of Kokeʻe. Three days of workshops and music from old time days. Delicious farm-to-table meals and cash bar available. Schedule of events and more info at www.kauaioldtime.com or call 631-3455. Workshops and evening show: $25. Daytime performances in Kōkeʻe Lodge: free. Keiki come free! Cabin and camp accommodations available.

39th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 1:15 pm3:15 pm
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 1:15PM MADE IN HAWAII Shorts | PROGRAM LENGTH 106M This shorts program will include EIGHT short films. The films will be as follows: 808: HOW WE RESPOND, DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKIKI, DRIVING, FALL GUY ('Ohina), LIKE MADDAH ('Ohina), MO'O ('Ohina), MOLOKAI BOUND, OTHER PEOPLE ('Ohina).

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on November 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 am

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Kokee State Park, Koke'e

Music! Crafts! Performances! Dances! Come join the fun at the Kauaʻi Old Time Gathering, held up in the beautiful mountains of Kokeʻe. Three days of workshops and music from old time days. Delicious farm-to-table meals and cash bar available. Schedule of events and more info at www.kauaioldtime.com or call 631-3455. Workshops and evening show: $25. Daytime performances in Kōkeʻe Lodge: free. Keiki come free! Cabin and camp accommodations available.

The Legend of Koolau

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Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion, Kilauea

  "The national touring play Legend Of Ko'olau is returning to Kauai for two days only on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Porter Pavilion at Anainahou Community Park in Kilauea. Recipient of a national grant, the play tells the historically-based story about the Kauai cowboy Kaluaiko’olau and his resistance to forces that overthrew the monarchy in 1893 and would tear apart his family and exile his son and him to the Hansen's Disease colony on Molokai. The play…

Cost: $20.00

December 2019

The Legend of Koolau

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Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion, Kilauea

"The national touring play Legend Of Ko'olau is returning to Kauai for two days only on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Porter Pavilion at Anainahou Community Park in Kilauea. Recipient of a national grant, the play tells the historically-based story about the Kauai cowboy Kaluaiko’olau and his resistance to forces that overthrew the monarchy in 1893 and would tear apart his family and exile his son and him to the Hansen's Disease colony on Molokai. The play has…

Cost: $20.00

NTBG Holiday Craft Fair

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Saturday, December 7th, 2019 at 9:00 am3:00 pm
National Tropical Botanical Garden Headquarters Campus, Kalaheo

National Tropical Botanical Garden is happy to announce the date for our 2019 Christmas Craft Fair will be December 7th, 2018. Come enjoy a day of holiday shopping and entertainment featuring Kaua'i-made products, jewelry, clothing and more! Get gifts for everybody on your list including yourself. The craft fair will be accompanied by a variety of food trucks and live entertainment. Plus, take time to enjoy the gardens with tours happening throughout the day.

2019 Kauai Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 9:00 am2:00 pm
Old Kmart Location, Lihue

MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The County of Kauai, Kauai Made Program Annual Fair set for Saturday, December 14, 2019. More details to come.  

Cost: FREE

The 13th Annual Kauai Sings Christmas

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Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Kilohana Luau Pavilion, LIhue

Join Kauai's best singers as they croon your favorite singers as they ring in the holidays with some of your favorite tunes! This event is a fundraiser for Malama Pono Health Services and is Kauai's gala holiday event! Cash bar and food for purchase available. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Reserved tables of 10 are available starting at $300.

Cost: $30 – $35

February 2020

43rd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Kauai Paniolo Showdown Rodeo

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February 20th, 2020 at 9:00 am
The Friendship Do Ranch (Old Waimea Dairy), Waimea

The largest traditional rodeo in all of theHawaiian Islands features events like the Paniolo Poowalu and Double Mugging which are unique to Hawaii Rodeos. $5/Adult and $3/Child(5-12 years). For additional info, please contact Kimo Akita at 808-639-8598.

Cost: $3 – $5

43rd Annual Waimea Celebration: Tales and Treats

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February 20th, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

Stories & songs from the Hawaiian Cowboy, Hawaiian storyteller Moses Goods returns to Waimea to explore a remarkable person, Duke Kahanamoku!

Cost: $10

43rd Annual Waimea Celebration: Heritage of Aloha Hoolaulea

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February 21st, 2020 at 5:30 pm
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Old Waimea Sugar Mill, Waimea

Waimea Town Celebration's 2-day finale includes continuous LIVE entertainment at the main stage, local food, booths, games and rides for the keiki, craft and merchandise vendors, a silent auction and a beer garden that includes wine and Kauai's own Koloa Rum! Festival t-shirts available for sale both nights. For further info call 808-645-0996

Cost: Free

March 2020

The 10th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration

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March 14th, 2020 at 11:00 am4:00 pm
Anahola Beach Park, Anahola

The 10th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 on the mauka side of the Anahola Beach Park, Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii. The event will reaffirm the leadership, stewardship, and vision of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaʻole and his legacy in perpetuating the growth of healthy Hawaiian community on ʻaina hoʻopulapula (homesteads land). Members of the community will also be honored for their contributions as leaders and strong advocates…

Cost: Free

April 2020

La Voix Returns to Kauai!

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April 11th, 2020 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
KCC Performing Arts Center, Lihue

Semi-Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of the Ab Fab Movie Winning many prestigious awards over the Years, La Voix is the UK's Most Dazzling performer! For the past 10 years La Voix has been taking on the big divas and making them her own, on both stage and screen. Her unique stage show features Amazing Live Singing, Fabulous Musicians, Hilarious Comedy and the most amazing gowns! La Voix is a vivacious performer, her many talents add saucy layers…

Cost: $30 – $35

September 2020

The 12th Annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon

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September 6th, 2020 at 6:00 am2:00 pm
Poipu,

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon are one of the most beautiful destination races in the world today. Taking place on September 6, 2020 this race is a great way to combine a unique experience and a get-away that only Kauai can offer. Participants pass hula dancers and Taiko drum troupes along the course while viewing striking mountain views. Each runner concludes his or her journey along one of the most beautiful oceanfront finish lines in road racing. Sign-up today…

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