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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 2018

The Gone but Not Forgotten Film Festivals

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Thursday, September 6th, 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Kukui Grove Cinema 4, Lihue

THE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN FILM FESTIVALs are your opportunities to see 40 wonderful classic films at Kukui Grove Cinema in Lihue on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen.  The tickets may be shared with friends and family.  For example see a film at 4:30 PM then pass the ticket to your cousin to see the show AT 6:30 PM.  Tickets will be on sale at the box office. Each week see 20 movies for one…

Cost: $20 – $30

The Gone But Not Forgotten Film Festival, Week 2

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Friday, September 14th, 7:30 PM
Kukui Grove Cinema 4, Lihue

September 14-20 week 2, The Gone But Not Forgotten Film Festival – 20 films for $20  Buy both weeks at the same time to save $10.  40 movies for $30. Tickets may be shared with friends & family Kukui Grove Cinema, Lihue, (808) 245-3552, kukuigrovecinema.com   THE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN FILM FESTIVALs are your opportunities to see 40 wonderful classic films at Kukui Grove Cinema in Lihue on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen.  The tickets may…

Cost: $20 – $30

The Gone But Not Forgotten Film Festival, Day 15, Last Day

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Thursday, September 20th, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kukui Grove Cinema 4, Lihue

Sept. 20, Thursday, Rear Window, 1954, James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Director: Alfred Hitchcock, 112”, 4:00pm What’s New Pussycat?, 1965, Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss, Ursula Andress, Woody Allen, Director: Clive Donner, 108”, 6:10pm Smokey and the Bandit, 1977, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Director: Hal Needham, 96”, 8:00pm   September 14-20 week 2, The Gone But Not Forgotten Film Festival – 20 films for $20  Buy both weeks at…

Cost: $20 – $30

Kaua`i Museum presents One Enchanting Evening with Robert Cazimero

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Thursday, September 20th, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Kauai Museum,

Enjoy the melodic voice of Hawaii's very own Robert Cazimero. His stories through music of the golden years is sure to delight the heart. Come and take this journey with us on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Doors open at 5:30 pm, heavy pupu 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, and concert from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Tickets on sale now $100.00 at the museum Gift Shop. Call (808)245-6931 to reserve your seat today! Proceeds benefit the museum's exhibits and programs.

Cost: $100.00

Matsuri Kauai

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Saturday, September 22nd, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Who: Kauai Japanese Cultural Society’s Matsuri Kauai Festival Where: Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue When: Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The 2018 Kauai Japanese Cultural Society’s “Matsuri” is scheduled to be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, September 22, at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue. The event is free and open to the public. The festival will showcase different groups of Japanese talents and to perpetuate the Japanese culture on…

Cost: Free

9th Annual Westin Princeville Jazz & Wine Festival

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Saturday, September 22nd, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas,

Hawai'i kama'aina and visitors are invited to mingle and savor an evening under the stars at The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas’ 9th Annual Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. on the resort’s main lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean high above Anini Beach and will feature an array of wine, island-inspired cuisine and lively jazz music headlined by Leonard Patton Quartet. The proceeds from the event’s annual Silent…

Cost: $110

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival – Hawaiian Church Service

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Sunday, September 23rd, 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Kapaa First Hawaiian Church, Kapaʻa

Details to follow.

Sunday Market: Kalalea Anahola Farmer’s Hui

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Sunday, September 23rd, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Hokualele Road, Anahola, 96703, Anahola

A weekly farmers market hosted by the members of Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui. Vendors include local fresh produce, baked goods, vegan meals, crafts, jewelry, massage therapists, fresh coconut juice, local honey, Native Hawaiian educational games and puzzles, jams and curds, and much, much, more. Please visit our website at www.kafarmerskauai.com Event Contact Info: Auntie Aggie Marti Kini, 808-346-0473, info@kafarmerskauai.com

Cost: Free

Ping Pong at Kilauea Neighborhood Center

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Sunday, September 23rd, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kilauea Neighborhood Center- classroom bldg next to Gym, Kilauea

Come play ping pong on Sundays 2-4pm at the Kilauea Neighborhood Center.  16 years and older welcome.  FREE- We supply the tables, paddles and balls.  Takes place in the classroom to the left of the gym.  For more info call Chad:  808 828-1421

Cost: Free

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert – Honoring Keli’i Mawae of Molokai

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Sunday, September 23rd, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. #1 BEST LIVE SHOW - 2018 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice. Traditional slack key music embraces you with Aloha creating an oasis of peace and deep relaxation... Perfect for your Kauai experience. 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'Tune…

Cost: $10 – $25

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival – Kauaʻi Composers Contest and Concert

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Monday, September 24th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Waimea Theatre, Waimea

$20 advance/$25 at door. Waimea Theater, 9691 Kaumualiʻi Hwy, Waimea. This event 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 Islandʻs people and visitors.

Cost: $20 – $25

“Eō, E Liliʻu” Childrenʻs/Youth Music Competition

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Tuesday, September 25th, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Kauaʻi War Memorial, 4191 Hardy St, Līhuʻe; sponsoredalso by the Liliʻuokalani Trust; This event allows students in the Hawaiian Immersion School Programs to compete musically by grades with songs to honor the Queen and other Hawaiian cultural topics.

Cost: $10

Hawaiian Cultural Presentation Liliʻuokalani-Her Moʻolelo

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Tuesday, September 25th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Liliʻuokalani Trust Center, Lihue

Liliʻuokalani Trust Center, 4530 Kali Rd, Līhuʻe, Presenter: Jacquelyne Pualani Johnson. Join us at the first of four Liliʻuokalani Workshop Series. Aunty Pualani will share stories of the last reigning Monarch of Hawaiʻi. Space is limited so RSVP is required. Contact Maka Herrod at 651-1868

Cost: Free/Donations Accepted

Cultural Presentations – Wahi Pana o Wailuanuiahoʻano -Legendary Place of Wailua, Kauaʻi

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Wednesday, September 26th, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Smith’s Tropical Paradise, Kapaa

Learn the history of Wailuanuiahoʻano with Kamealoha Forrest. He will bring you back in the ancient times and share great stories of this rich historical place, its names, meanings, legends, and responsibilities.

Trivia Night Poipu

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Wednesday, September 26th, 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Bangkok Happy Bowl, Koloa

If you're on the south side on a Wednesday night, there's only one place to be---- TRIVIA NIGHT at Bangkok Happy Bowl, the south shore's favorite location for Thai food, sushi and great drinks. Trivia is FREE to play and we cover all kinds of subjects: geography, history, sports, pop culture, current events, movies, languages, science, music, etc. There's a little something for everyone! $50 gift certificate for 1st place, $25 for 2nd. For more information check out Instagram or…

Cost: Free

Nā Moʻolelo O Hawaiʻi Nei – Stories of Hawaiʻi Craft and Food Fair

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Thursday, September 27th, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Kauaʻi War Memorial, 4191 Hardy St, Līhuʻe. Free entrance to craft and food area only/Donations accepted. Donʻt miss the work of talented craft vendors from all over Hawaiʻi. From clothing, jewelry, handmade items, event logo sales, food, snacks, and more. Support the Mālie Foundation by joining us for a delicious lunch selection for purchase. Throughout the day we will also feature various ethnic groups exhibiting their authentic clothing, customs, and traditions.

Kauai Museum presents: John Tana trilogy book launch by Author Bill Fernandez

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Thursday, September 27th, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kauai Museum,

Hawaiian Author Bill Fernandez shares this three part book series John Tana - An Adventure Tale of Old Hawai'i; Gods Ghosts, and Kahuna; and Hawaiian Rebellions on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Contact the Kauai Museum (808)245-6931 for more info.

Cost: FREE admission

Hula Competition: Solo/Group Kahiko Nei

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Thursday, September 27th, 6:00 PM
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Kauaʻi War Memorial, 4191 Hardy St, Līhuʻe. Admission Fee: $20 in advance / $25 at the door. This event demonstrates a creative and unique idea in hula in the ancient style (kahiko) with a slight twist of Kauaʻi flavor. Newer chants are encourages by judges. Chants that are 10 years old or less get five bonus points.

Cost: $20 – $25

Kauai Yoga & Peace Festival

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Friday, September 28th, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai at Wailua Bay, Kapaa

DESCRIPTION ALOHA ♡ Namaste! Join us for the the world's first Yoga Culture Festival and Global Peace Summit. Unify with other lightworkers from around the world on the sacred island of Kauai September 28-30, 2018 ALOHA features teachers, speakers, artists and vendors committed to awakening humanity. Join us the last week of September at this gorgeous beach-side festival overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Wailua River, and an ancient Hawaiian sacred site. Kauai Yoga & Peace festival. Sept. 28--30 for more info…

Nā Lei Pua ʻOle – Flowerless Lei Contest

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Friday, September 28th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Kauaʻi War Memorial, 4191 Hardy Street, Līhuʻe. Free/donations accepted. The Mālie Foundation is excited to present Nā Lei Pua ʻOle, a unique lei contest and exhibition celebrating the lei art form, its Hawaiian culture history, and resources available honoring our beloved Queen Deborah Kapule, which makes this even very special. Our hope is to continue the perpetuation of lei making utilizing the various style techniques as we celebrate Ka Makahiki O Nā Moʻolelo O Hawaiʻi Nei - Year of the Stories of…

Cost: Free/Donations Accepted
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