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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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March 2019

Open Mic Sundays in Poipu

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Sunday, March 24th, 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Paco’s Tacos Cantina Poipu,

Open Mic every Sunday in Poipu 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Paco's Tacos Cantina. More info www.openmickauai.com

KekuaAloha Foundation 4th Annual Keiki Fun Day

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Saturday, March 30th, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Aloha! It's that time again to celebrate "Community". Come out and join us for food, fun, and fellowship. Listen to great music from Kapaa Middle School Band & Choir and Candice & Co. Watch the Salsa dances, Kapaa Elementary School Kid Fit Crew and more. Enjoy the Slide and Glide inflatable fun for $15 All-day wrist band pass. Festivities start at 12 noon to 6:00 pm. Then we feature the 2nd Annual iSiva Youth "Burn Out Suicide" Fireknife competition, drumming…

Cost: $15

2nd Annual iSiva Youth “Burn Out Suicide” Fire Knife Competition

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Saturday, March 30th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Aloha! It's that time again to celebrate "Community". Come out and join us for food, fun, and fellowship. Listen to great music from Kapaa Middle School Band & Choir and Candice & Co. Watch the Salsa dances, Kapaa Elementary School Kid Fit Crew and more. Enjoy the Slide and Glide inflatable fun for $15 All-day wrist band pass. Festivities start at 12 noon to 6:00 pm. Then we feature the 2nd Annual iSiva Youth "Burn Out Suicide" Fireknife competition, drumming…

Cost: Free admission

April 2019

March for Babies Kauai 2019

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Saturday, April 13th, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Lydgate Park Main Pavilion, Lihue, Kauai

Sign Up Now!   Facebook   Instagram   YouTube MARCH WITH US When you join March for Babies you stand with thousands of people across the country who share your commitment to building a brighter future for us all. You raise money to expand programs and educate medical professionals to make sure that moms and babies get the best possible care. You advocate for policies that prioritize their health. You fund research to find solutions to the biggest health threats. And you support moms…

Cost: Free

Pacific Harp Project with Noel Okamoto

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Saturday, April 13th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KCC Performing Arts Center, Lihue

Praised for their “engaging jazz...with scintillating plays of light and subtle colors” by DownBeat Magazine, Pacific Harp Project’s emergence on the music scene has surprised listeners with a unique and exciting sonic experience. By incorporating classical harp music into the realms of jazz, pop, and fusion, this groundbreaking group “leads the listener to the conclusion: The harp has been unchained.” (AllAboutJazz.com) Pacific Harp Project's debut album won the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and their…

Cost: $10 – $30

Kauai Museum presents Happy’s 8th Annual Keiki La Lei Contest

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Saturday, April 20th, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Kauai Museum,

Aloha! The Kauai Museum proudly presents Happy's 8th Annual Keiki La Lei Contest. Well known award winning lei maker, Happy Tamanaha and her husband Katsugi Tamanaha graciously sponsors this contest to perpetuate the different styles and beauty of strung flowers. Keiki will be making their lei at the museum for cash prizes. Each age category and the youngest lei maker will be awarded. For more information and lei application email: education@kauaimuseum.org.

Cost: Free

May 2019

EVOLUTION 2019

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Saturday, May 11th, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Poipu Beach Athletic Club, Koloa

EVOLUTION is a celebration of YOU and your Evolution - a celebration of our bodies, our health and our strong minds. We have created an event that brings fitness, health & wellness to you, in one location, for one full day. If you enjoy a good workout, or a centering yoga session, or shopping for health and wellness products, or expanding your knowledge of health related topics, or you just like to have a fun, relaxing day that's focused on…

Kauai Sufi Retreat

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Friday, May 17th, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Church of the Pacific, Princeville, Princeville

Kauai Sufi Retreat with Pir Shabda Kahn May 17 - 19, 2019 Church of the Pacific Living in the World ~ Caring for the World ~ Marrying the Dual and Non Dual Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 9pm Tuition $200, One day $80; $250 after April 15th, one day $90 after April 15th Open Evening $15 Sunday May 19, 7 - 9 pm Friday and Saturday Lunch $15, Sunday Dinner $20, GF/Vegan With sound, movement, dance breath, zikr and…

Hawaii International Music Festival

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
KCC Performing Arts Center, Lihue

One Night Only! Featuring Metropolitan Opera Singer Amy Shoremount-Obra, Internationally-Acclaimed Eric Silberger & Kauai's own Monica Chung! For more info: https://www.amyshoremount-obra.com/, https://www.ericsilberger.com/, https://www.metamorphoseyoga.com/monica/. Program to be announced soon.

Cost: $10 – $30

The Banana Poka RoundUp

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Sunday, May 26th, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Kokee State Park, Koke'e

The Banana Poka RoundUp, Kauai’s lively forest education fair, is set for Memorial Day Sunday, May 26, 2019 in Kokee State Park. Sponsored by Hui o Laka, this family friendly event features Hawaiian music, Basket making, children's games, Crowing contest, forest crafts and hands-on exhibits from over ten environmental organizations. Mahalo to HTA-County of Kauai for support. For information, or axillary aide call 335-9975. Find out more at Kokee.org

Cost: Free

August 2019

Heiva I Kaua`i 2019

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Saturday, August 3rd, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Kapa`a Beach Park, Kapa`a

In 2019, Heiva I Kaua`i celebrates the 18th 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 3 and 4, 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…

Cost: $7 – $12

Heiva I Kaua`i 2019

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Sunday, August 4th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Kapa`a Beach Park, Kapa`a

In 2019, Heiva I Kaua`i celebrates the 18th 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 3 and 4, 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…

Cost: $7 – $12

October 2019

Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i

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Saturday, October 12th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Kokee State Park, Koke'e

Enjoy the beauty of Koke‘e, as the mountain forests echo with the sounds of Hawaiian music and chant, during Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i, Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9 am to 4 pm, at Koke‘e State Park. Step back in time to 1871, as Queen Emma and her entourage arrives on horseback at 11 am. Enjoy the exhibits, crafts, silent auction and delicious food! ADMISSION IS FREE!! Koke‘e State Park parking is limited, please carpool. Bring your own seating. No…

Cost: Free

2019 Kaua`i Chocolate and Coffee Festival

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Friday, October 18th, 5:00 PM
Historic Hanapepe Town, Hanapepe

Mark your calendar for the 5th annual Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival - a celebration of all things chocolate and coffee with lots of sampling, educational displays and workshops, entertainment and exhibitor booths featuring a variety of chocolate and coffee products, from around the state. The Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival kicks off for two days beginning on Friday evening and then picks up again on Saturday morning highlighting all the attributes of these two favorite local crops. The festival…

Cost: $20

December 2019

NTBG Holiday Craft Fair

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Saturday, December 7th, 9:00 AM to 3:00 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.

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