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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, 2019 at 4:30 pmSunday, December 29th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Sunday, repeating until March 24th, 2019

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

May 2019

Hawaii International Music Festival

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
KCC Performing Arts Center, Lihue

One Night Only! Featuring: Amy Shoremount-Obra, soprano Metropolitan Opera Eric Silberger, violin International Tchaikovsky Competition winner Daniel Lelchuk, cello Louisiana Philharmonic principle 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

10th annual Pedal to the Meadow / Kaua`i Omnium bicycle races

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Saturday, May 25th, 2019 at 8:00 amMonday, May 27th, 2019 at 3:00 pm
West side,

Three USA Cycling-sanctioned bicycle races in two days: 10th annual Pedal to the Meadow hill race from Kekaha to Koke’e on Sat., May 25; followed by the Mana Time Trial in Kekaha and Cycle on the Strip Criterium at Kaua’i Raceway Park on Sun., May 26. Free group fun ride on Mon. May 27. Sign up and get details at www.PedaltotheMeadow.com. Entry fees vary; FREE to watch. Ages 10+ to ride. Race news at www.Facebook.com/PedaltotheMeadowKauai and /BicycleRacingKauai

Cost: various entry fees / free to watch

The Banana Poka RoundUp

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Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at 10:00 am4:00 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

June 2019

2019 King Kamehameha Celebration Ho’olaule’a

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Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 10:00 am1:00 pm
Kauai Marriott Resort, Lihue

The Royal Order of Kamehameha, Kaumuali'i Chapter and the Kaua'i Museum presents the 2019 King Kamehameha Celebration Ho'olaule'a on the grounds of the Kaua'i Marriott Resort on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00am - 1:00pm. Protocol Procession, Hawaiian Cultural exhibits, music, hula and much more. There will be NO PARADE, but join us at the Ho'olaulea'.

July 2019

Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge

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Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 7:00 am11:30 am
Hanalei Pier, Hanalei

The 12th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge takes place on July 27, 2019. The swim is a fundraiser for the Namolokama O'Hanalei Canoe Club and consists of fun and competitive races for all ages from Keiki to Snorkel and Fin. Hundreds of swimmers from 8 and under to veteran champions come from around the world to take the plunge in beautiful Hanalei Bay for this fun event. The event consists of five races (8 & under, 9 – 12, 1000 meter,…

August 2019

Heiva I Kaua`i 2019

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Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at 9:00 am5:00 pm
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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, 2019 at 9:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on August 4th, 2019 at 9:00am

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, 2019 at 9:00 am4:00 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

Hammers N’Ales Oktoberfest

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Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 2:00 pm6:00 pm
Poipu Beach Athletic Club, Koloa

Come have fun and support Kauai Habitat’s efforts on affordable housing at the ultimate island Oktoberfest 2pm Saturday, October 13th at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club. The event is 21 and over only. Presale tickets of $75 are available online at https://hammersnales.eventbrite.com/. Enjoy food from top local restaurants likes Keoki’s Paradise, Merriman’s Fish House, Plantation Gardens, Lava Lava Beach Club, The Kitchen at Papayas, The Right Slice, The Cabana, and Ruth’s Chris. Sample over 30 craft beers from Kohola, Kauai…

Cost: $75.00

2019 Kaua`i Chocolate and Coffee Festival

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Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, happening 1 times

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, 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.

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