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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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September 2022

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon

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Sunday, September 4th, 2022 at 6:00 am2:00 pm

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon are one of the most beautiful destination races in the world today. Taking place on September 4, 2022 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…

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival 2022 – “I Ke Ala o Na Kupuʻeu” A presentation with Kumu Hula Kamealoha Forrest & the Hanalei Hawaiian Civic Club

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Monday, September 19th, 2022 at 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Waipa, Hanalei,

MONDAY, September 19, 2022 | 5:30 PM WAIPA, HANALEI "I Ke Ala o Na Kupuʻeu" Following some of the amazing feats of the Menehune in Halele`a.  A presentation that will be held in the Moku o Haleleʻa with Kumu Hula Kamealoha Forrest & the Hanalei Hawaiian Civic Club.  This event will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Waipa, Kauaʻi, 5:30PM - 7:30PM.  Please register by Monday, 9/12/22.  

Cost: No cost; donations accepted.

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival 2022 – Kanikapila Workshop with Kawika Jamieson

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Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 at 5:30 pm7:30 pm

WEDNESDAY, September 21, 2022 | 5:30 PM Location to be announced. Join us on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 for a wonderful music workshop with Malie Foundation Board Member Kawika Jamieson.  Please bring your `ukulele, guitar or upright bass and play along with Kawika on this evening!  Time:  5:30PM - 7:30PM.  Location to be announced.  

Cost: $25

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival 2022 – Hula Workshop with Kumu Hula Leialoha Amina

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 at 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Kauaʻi War Memorial, Lihue

THURSDAY, September 22, 2022 | 5:30 PM Kauaʻi War Memorial Convention Hall Kumu Hula Leialoha Amina has been the head judge for the Kaua`i Mokihana Festivals Hula Competition for several years.  In this workshop, she will be teaching hula to one of our founderʻs, Kumu Hula Nathan Kalama, mele.  Please join us and learn from this award winning Kumu Hula from 5:30PM - 7:30PM!

Cost: $25

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival 2022 – Hula Kahiko Nei Competition

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Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 6:00 pm10:00 pm
Kauaʻi War Memorial, Lihue

FRIDAY, September 23, 2022 | 6 PM Kauaʻi War Memorial Convention Hall Featuring groups and soloists from participating hālau hula presenting choice mele hula. Cash awards will be given for Oli, Costume & Adornments, Hula Presentation and Overall.

Cost: $25

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival 2022 – Composerʻs Contest

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Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 10:00 am2:00 pm
Kauaʻi War Memorial, Lihue

Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 10 AM - 2 PM Kauaʻi War Memorial Convention Hall Composers Contest encourages the composition of new music through its various categories including: Hawaiian (must be in the Hawaiian language), Contemporary Hawaiian, Open and Professional. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded. Participants in this contest are inspired by sharing their personal musical creations with the Island’s people and visitors. See Competition Forms page for more information.  

Cost: $25

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival 2022 – Hula ʻAuana Competition

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Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 6:00 pm10:00 pm
Kauaʻi War Memorial, Lihue

Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 6 PM - 10 PM Kauaʻi War Memorial Convention Hall Featuring groups and soloists from participating hālau hula presenting choice mele hula. Cash awards will be given for Costume & Adornments, Hula Presentation and Overall.

Cost: $25

October 2022

Poipu Food & Wine Festival

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at 5:00 pmSaturday, October 22nd, 2022 at 9:00 pm
Ka Hale Imu a Kikuchi, Lihue

The Poipu Food & Wine Festival (PF&WF) presented by the Poipu Beach Foundation and Southwest Airlines will take place October 19-22. Three exciting events make up the culinary calendar and include a Farmer’s Market + Student Chef Demonstration, In the Kitchen Cooking Demonstrations/Classes  and the coveted Pa`ina, an exquisite epicurean event highlighting some of Hawaii’s most popular and award-winning chefs, including Chef Belinda Leong and Chef Mark Noguchi (among others) , working side by side with our future culinary leaders.…

Cost: TBD

November 2022

Kauai Veterans Parade and Fair

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Saturday, November 5th, 2022 at 9:00 am2:00 pm
Downtown Lihue, Lihue

The event will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9 am to 2 pm in downtown Līhuʻe. The parade will start on Hoʻolako street at Vidinha Stadium, proceed North on Rice street, head through downtown Līhuʻe, and end at Umi Street. The fair will be held on Rice Street, between Umi Street and Kalena Street featuring vendors. A short program to honor Veterans and live entertainment will take place. This year's theme will be ʻHonoring All Who Served’.…

Cost: Free

December 2022

New Year’s Eve Celebration @ Poipu Beach Park

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Saturday, December 31st, 2022 at 5:00 pm8:30 pm
Poipu Beach Park, Koloa

Grab your lawn chairs and beach blankets and ring in the new year, Poipu style! Enjoy a family-themed movie at sunset on the large outdoor screen (titled to be determined) followed by a spectacular aerial display of fireworks at approximately 8:15pm, all in the gorgeous, ocean-side setting that Poipu Beach Park provides. You won't be disappointed! The island's most popular food trucks will be on hand to keep bellies happy by 5:00pm. The Annual New Year's Eve Celebration is FREE…

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