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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

April 2019

Garden Tours

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Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Grove Farm museum, Lihue

The gardens at Grove Farm museum will be in their full glory, and we can't wait to show them off to you.  Join us for a special one hour walking tour and see a preserved working plantation-era domestic farm, which displays life from the 1800s until today.  Lead by Master Gardeners the tours will depart at 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:00, 12:30, and 1:00 p.m.  Space is limited!  Call 808-245-3202 or email tours@grovefarm.org to make your reservation.  A donation…

Cost: $10.00

May 2019

Kauai Museum & Hawaii Tourism Authority presents 39th Annual Walter & Irmalee Pomroy May Day Lei Contest

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Wednesday, May 1st, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Lihue

The Kauai Museum and the Hawaii Tourism Authority proudly presents the 39th Annual Walter & Irmalee May Day Lei contest, honoring lei maker extraordinaire Dana Valeriano Kauai iki Olores. Walking the trails of Kokee or combing the neighborhood for flowers and foliage, nature was always his inspiration and was reflected in his unique haku style lei. Kauai iki was a participant in the museum's lei contest for many years and also garnered numerous prizes. Nearly 100 lei were created and…

Cost: Free

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…

May Day by the Bay

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Saturday, May 11th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wai’oli Beach Park, Hanalei

May Day by the Bay is a Community Event celebrating the Hawaiian culture through Music, Hula, Cultural demonstrations by local Practitioners, a Kauaʻi made Craft Fair, Displays by community groups, a Silent Auction and Ono (delicious) Food. We are proud to showcase the best parts of Kauaʻi - our people, culture and beauty.   By shining the spotlight on the people in our community who are “Keeping the Culture Alive” you have the opportunity to have a unique, authentic, hands-on experience…

Cost: $5

Hawaii International Music Festival

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:00 PM to 9:00 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

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

June 2019

2019 King Kamehameha Celebration Ho’olaule’a

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Saturday, June 8th, 10:00 AM to 1:00 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, 7:00 AM to 11:30 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, 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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