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E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 1: Remembering Carlos Andrade

Monday, February 6th, 2023
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

E Kanikapila Kakou turns 40! Remembering Carlos Andrade Coming up is the first of eight Monday nights and one Tuesday night in the heritage Hawaiian music program, E Kanikapila Kakou, now in its 40th season. Friends of the late Carlos Andrade, PhD, will share a heartfelt Kauai tribute to this extraordinary composer, musician, scholar, teacher, […]

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 2: Project Kuleana Nani Kaua’i

Monday, February 13th, 2023
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 2:  Project Kuleana Nani Kaua’i E Kanikapila Kakou 2023 celebrates the music, hula and stories of Hawai’i with focus on Kaua’i.  All events will be held at the Kaua’i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. February 13 EKK will focus on our beautiful island of Kaua’i as told by numerous Kaua’i artists on the […]

Waimea Town Celebration: King Kaumuali’i Lu’au

Sunday, February 19th, 2023
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Historic Waimea Theater Waimea, Kauai
$30

A cultural presentation of beautiful songs and hula by Kumu Hula Troy Lazaro & Halau Ka Pa Hula o Hinano in honor of Kaua'i's favorite King Kaumuali'i.  Doors open at 4:30 pm. $30 General Admission includes a special meal.

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 3: Community Hula Night with Malie Foundation

Monday, February 20th, 2023
8:00 am — 8:30 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 3:  Community Hula Night with Malie Foundation E Kanikapila Kakou 2023 celebrates the music, hula and stories of Hawai’i with focus on Kaua’i.  All events will be held at the Kaua’i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Monday, February 20 is our "Community Hula Night" in partnership with the Malie Foundation. The […]

Waimea Town Celebration: Super Duper 2 Ice Cream Eating Contest

Saturday, February 25th, 2023
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Old Waimea Sugar Mill Waimea
Free

Waimea Town Celebration: Super Duper 2 Ice Cream Eating Contest Super Duper 2's Ice Cream Eating Contest is FREE to participate. Sign up at 11:30 am next to the big stage at the Ho'olaule'a. Age Categories: (1) 5 to 8 years old; (2) 9 to 15 years old; (3) 16 to 25 years old; (4) […]

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 4: Celebrating the Steel Guitar

Monday, February 27th, 2023
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 4:  Celebrating the Steel Guitar   E Kanikapila Kakou 2023 celebrates the music, hula and stories of Hawai’i with focus on Kaua’i.  All events will be held at the Kaua’i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. February 27 EKK features The Bobby Ingano Trio and Steel Guitar Talk Story with Kilin Reece, […]

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Tuesday, February 28: “Sending Aloha to Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina’ala”

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

“Sending Aloha to Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leināʻala” E Kanikapila Kākou is presenting a special concert on Tuesday, February 28, to support the “pride and joy” of Kauaʻi, Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā'ala, as they embark on their 2023 participation in the Merrie Monarch Festivals in Hilo, Hawaiʻi this upcoming April. As overall winner of the 2022 Merrie Monarch Festival, Kumu […]

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 5:  An evening with Kiho’alu Slack Key Guitar Artists

Monday, March 6th, 2023
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 5:  An evening with Kiho’alu Slack Key Guitar Artists Week 5 features Stephen Inglis; Kamuela Kaho’ano; Dwight Kanae E Kanikapila Kakou 2023 celebrates the music, hula and stories of Hawai’i with focus on Kaua’i. The doors open at 5:00 pm; most nights will have an ‘ukulele/hula hour; the main program […]

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 6:  Focus on Kaua’i Youth

Monday, March 13th, 2023
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 6:  Focus on Kaua’i Youth Week 6 highlights our young artists,  Kamaha’o Haumea-Thronas, Pi’ilani Grosse, Cheyla DeFries and Kimberly Hope.   E Kanikapila Kakou 2023 celebrates the music, hula and stories of Hawai’i with focus on Kaua’i. The doors open at 5:00 pm; most nights will have an ‘ukulele/hula hour; […]

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 7:  Kupuna Hula Bash!

Monday, March 20th, 2023
8:00 am — 5:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 7:  Kupuna Hula Bash! E Kanikapila Kakou 2023 celebrates the music, hula and stories of Hawai’i with focus on Kaua’i.  All events will be held at the Kaua’i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. March 20 EKK features Chucky Boy Chock & Friends – Darryl Gonzalez, Garret Santos and Rosie Alfiler – […]

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 8:  Makaha Sons, LIVE!

Monday, March 27th, 2023
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Jasmine Ballroom Lihue

E Kanikapila Kakou 2023, Week 8:  Makaha Sons, LIVE! Jerome Koko, Kimo Artis, and Hanale Kaanapu, winners of numerous Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, join us for an evening of music which is deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture.  They are a cornerstone of the legacy of Hawaiian music.  You won’t want to miss them! E Kanikapila […]

Heiva I Kaua`i 2023

Saturday, August 5th, 2023
10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Kapaa Beach Park Kapaa
$8 – $12

Heiva I Kaua`i is a colorful and exciting 2 day Tahitian cultural event featuring group and solo dance and drumming competition for children and adults.  Participants attend from Hawai`i, the continental US and Japan.  Traditional costumes, songs, music, legends and stories of Tahiti are included in the program.  Vendors sell a wide variety of gifts, […]

Heiva I Kaua`i 2023

Sunday, August 6th, 2023
10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Kapaa Beach Park Kapaa
$8 – $12

Heiva I Kaua`i is a colorful and exciting 2 day Tahitian cultural event featuring group and solo dance and drumming competition for children and adults.  Participants attend from Hawai`i, the continental US and Japan.  Traditional costumes, songs, music, legends and stories of Tahiti are included in the program.  Vendors sell a wide variety of gifts, […]