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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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February 2019

James Keli’ipio Kahea Mawae – Traditional Slack Key Festival – North Shore

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Friday, February 15th, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Winter Slack Key Days Celebration of Family Music Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Festival featuring Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitarists & ukulele players & More! James Keli'ipio Kahea Mawae of Molokai will be headlining this afternoon of music. Other musicians currently scheduled include : Warren Liu (Maui), Doug and Sandy McMaster (Kauai), Jerry Thompson (Wisconsin), Lindsay Maclean (Kauai) and possibly more! Includes a set of slack key ukulele - solo and duet - Check it out if you want to…

Cost: $10 – $25

Kauai Museum presents Coconut Weaving with Eugene “Onio” Punzal

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Saturday, February 16th, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Kauai Museum,

Kauai Museum presents well-known Coconut Weaving practitioner, Eugene "Onio" Punzal. Learn to make a traditional basket, fishing pole, cylinder basket and buggy whip all out of coconut leaves. Sign-up quick because seats are limited. Call the museum (808)245-6931.

Cost: $85

James Keli’ipio Kahea Mawae – Traditional Slack Key Festival – Kapa’a

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Saturday, February 16th, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
All Saints’ Church – Kapaa, Kapaa

Winter Slack Key Days Celebration of Family Music Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Festival featuring Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitarists & ukulele players & More! James Keli'ipio Kahea Mawae of Molokai will be headlining this afternoon of music. Other musicians currently scheduled include : Warren Liu (Maui), Doug and Sandy McMaster (Kauai), Jerry Thompson (Wisconsin), Lindsay Maclean (Kauai), with more soon to be confirmed! Includes a set of slack key ukulele - solo and duet - Check it out if…

Cost: $10 – $25

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Ginza West – Japan Showcase

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Saturday, February 16th, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Waimea Theatre,

KAUA'I COCKTAILS & CUISINE - JAPANESE WHISKEY 02.16.19 - SATURDAY - HISTORIC WAIMEA THEATER 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Kimberly Hope, KARAOKE Sample different types of Japanese Whiskey, Beer, and Sake, local cuisine from food trucks. Must be 21 years older for entry. Tickets available at the Box Office and online at waimeatheater.com for $50 / $75 for VIP FMI call 808-651-5744

Cost: $50 – $75

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Mana Time Trial-Bike Race

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Sunday, February 17th, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
MacArthur Park, Kekaha

The Mānā Time Trial is a competitive bicycle road race for cyclists and triathletes. This 10.8 miles TT starts and ends at MacArthur Park at Kekaha Beach and is open to ages 10 years and older. ​For additional info, please contact Mary Williamson at p2mKauai@gmail.com or visit http://pedaltothemeadow.com/mana-time-trial/

Cost: $30

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration:Heritage of Aloha

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Sunday, February 17th, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

KING KAUMUALI'I CELEBRATION 02.17.19 - SUNDAY - HISTORIC WAIMEA THEATER 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM A cultural presentation of hula and mele by Ka Pa Hula o Hinano honoring Kaua'i's last king, Kaumualii (1778-1824). Hawaiian Plate prepared by Kilohana Canoe Club. Fresh flower leis available for sale by the Kupuna Klub. $30/person: All ages welcome. FMI 808-651-5744, tickets are available at waimeatheater.com and at the box office.

Cost: $30.00

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Waimea Film Festival – HIFF Hana Hou!

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Monday, February 18th, 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

An encore of successful films featured at the 38th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu, The Lineup and trailers can be found at www.waimeatheater.com. Tickets are $10 per film or $30/All day pass available at waimeatheater.com, Box office or by calling 808-651-5744.

Cost: $10 – $30

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Music In The Park

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Tuesday, February 19th, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hofgaard Park, Waimea, Waimea

Enjoy lunch from one of Waimea Town merchants & food trucks or purchase crafts from local artisans while listening to traditional and contemporary LIVE Hawaiian music outdoors, ans participate in the featured day eating contest. Performance and participation in contest are free, visit waimeatowncelebration.com or call 808-651-5744.   Featuring: Joe Kaneholani and the Redondo's Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Cost: Free

La Voix from Britain’s Got Talent & The Ab Fab Movie

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Tuesday, February 19th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center, Lihue

Semi-Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of the Ab Fab Movie. Winning many prestigious awards over the Years, La Voix is the UK's Most Dazzling performer! For the past 10 years La Voix has been taking on the big divas and making them her own, on both stage and screen. Her unique stage show features Amazing Live Singing, Fabulous Musicians, Hilarious Comedy and the most amazing gowns! La Voix is a vivacious performer, her many talents add saucy layers…

Cost: $25 – $30

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Music In The Park

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Wednesday, February 20th, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hofgaard Park, Waimea, Waimea

Enjoy lunch from one of Waimea Town merchants & food trucks or purchase crafts from local artisans while listening to traditional and contemporary LIVE Hawaiian music outdoors, ans participate in the featured day eating contest. Performance and participation in contest are free, visit waimeatowncelebration.com or call 808-651-5744. Featuring: Keola Akau and the Times Super Market Spam Musubi Eating Contest!

Cost: Free

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Ambassador of Aloha & Music Concert

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Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

A traditional Hawaiian music concert with Grammy award winning and favorite Hawaiian Musician Ledward Kaapana to honor "PADDY-BOY" MALAMA for his continued contributions and generousity and aloha to the island of Kauai and the famed Na Pali coast.

Cost: $20

42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Music In The Park

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Thursday, February 21st, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hofgaard Park, Waimea, Waimea

Enjoy lunch from one of Waimea Town merchants & food trucks or purchase crafts from local artisans while listening to traditional and contemporary LIVE Hawaiian music outdoors, ans participate in the featured day eating contest. Performance and participation in contest are free, visit waimeatowncelebration.com or call 808-651-5744. Featuring: Kahalau leoiki and the Kauai Kim Chee, Kim Chee Eating Contest

Cost: Free

42nd Annual Waimea Celebration: Tales and Treats

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Thursday, February 21st, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

Stories & songs from the Hawaiian Cowboy, Hawaiian storyteller Moses Goods returns to Waimea to explore a remarkable period in Hawaii history. From Ikua Purdy winning the 1908 World Roping Championship to the way traditional Hawaiian values were integrated with the Paniolo lifestyle revealing a remarkable time in Hawaii's history.

Cost: $10

42nd Annual Waimea Celebration: Heritage of Aloha Hoolaulea

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Friday, February 22nd, 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Old Waimea Sugar Mill, Waimea

Waimea Town Celebration's 2-day finale includes continuous LIVE entertainment at the main stage, local food, booths, games and rides for the keiki, craft and merchandise vendors, a silent auction and a beer garden that includes wine and Kauai's own Koloa Rum! Festival t-shirts available for sale both nights. For further info call 808-645-0996

Cost: Free

42nd Annual Waimea Celebration: Heritage of Aloha Hoolaulea

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Saturday, February 23rd, 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Old Waimea Sugar Mill, Waimea

Waimea Town Celebration's 2-day finale includes continuous LIVE entertainment at the main stage, local food, booths, games and rides for the keiki, craft and merchandise vendors, a silent auction and a beer garden that includes wine and Kauai's own Koloa Rum! Festival t-shirts available for sale both nights. For further info call 808-645-0996

Cost: Free

March 2019

Grove Farm Old Time Games

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Saturday, March 9th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Grove Farm museum, Lihue

Enjoy an old fashioned carnival at the Grove Farm Old Time Games fundraiser.  Test your skill at the midway games, join in the races and pie eating contests, pet miniature horses, get some ono food, and find something yummy at the Sweet Shoppe.  A bunch of fun for the whole family!

Cost: $1 – $2

Pianist Daniel Hsu in Concert (Van Cliburn Piano Competition Winner )

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Saturday, March 9th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KCC Performing Arts Center, Lihue

Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet… an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes,” American pianist Daniel Hsu captured the bronze medal and prizes for best performance of both the commissioned work and chamber music at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Also a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, first prize winner of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, and bronze medalist of the 2015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, he is increasingly recognized for his…

Cost: $10 – $30

The 9th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration

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Saturday, March 16th, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Anahola Beach Park, Anahola

The 9th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Anahola Beach Park, Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii. The event will reaffirm the leadership, stewardship, and vision of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaʻole and his legacy in perpetuating the growth of healthy Hawaiian community on ʻaina hoʻopulapula (homesteads land). The late Hosea K. Lovell will also be honored for his contributions as a leader and strong advocate for the Native…

Cost: Free

KekuaAloha Foundation 4th Annual Keiki Fun Day

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Saturday, March 30th, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Aloha! It's that time again to celebrate "Community". Come out and join us for food, fun, and fellowship. Listen to great music from Kapaa Middle School Band & Choir and Candice & Co. Watch the Salsa dances, Kapaa Elementary School Kid Fit Crew and more. Enjoy the Slide and Glide inflatable fun for $15 All-day wrist band pass. Festivities start at 12 noon to 6:00 pm. Then we feature the 2nd Annual iSiva Youth "Burn Out Suicide" Fireknife competition, drumming…

Cost: $15

2nd Annual iSiva Youth “Burn Out Suicide” Fire Knife Competition

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Saturday, March 30th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Aloha! It's that time again to celebrate "Community". Come out and join us for food, fun, and fellowship. Listen to great music from Kapaa Middle School Band & Choir and Candice & Co. Watch the Salsa dances, Kapaa Elementary School Kid Fit Crew and more. Enjoy the Slide and Glide inflatable fun for $15 All-day wrist band pass. Festivities start at 12 noon to 6:00 pm. Then we feature the 2nd Annual iSiva Youth "Burn Out Suicide" Fireknife competition, drumming…

Cost: Free admission
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