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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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April 2020

La Voix Returns to Kauai!

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Saturday, April 11th, 2020 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
KCC 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: $30 – $35

(CANCELLED) 2020 Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival

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Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 6:00 pm10:00 pm
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Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue

Come join us at the 2020 Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival at Kauai Veterans Center from 6pm to 10pm* on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th! The festival features traditional Okinawan food, live Okinawan music, and dance. The lively entertainment also features traditional Japanese bon dances. There will be crafters and a Country Store offering baked goods, produce & plants. Free admission and open to all! For more information and updates, follow our Facebook Event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/2239703223005757/ *Gates open at…

Cost: Free

(CANCELLED) 2020 Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival

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Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at 6:00 pm10:00 pm
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One event on April 18th, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue

Come join us at the 2020 Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival at Kauai Veterans Center from 6pm to 10pm* on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th! The festival features traditional Okinawan food, live Okinawan music, and dance. The lively entertainment also features traditional Japanese bon dances. There will be crafters and a Country Store offering baked goods, produce & plants. Free admission and open to all! For more information and updates, follow our Facebook Event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/2239703223005757/ *Gates open at…

Cost: Free

May 2020

May Day by the Bay

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Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 9:30 am5:00 pm
Waiʻoli Beach Park, Hanalei

May Day by the Bay is a Community event that features the best in Hawaiian music performed by groups from Kauaʻi and throughout the state, including hula, cultural demonstrations by local practitioners, a Kauaʻi made products craft fair, displays by community groups, Hawaiian food and a Silent Auction. 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”…

Cost: $5.00

The Banana Poka RoundUp

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Sunday, May 24th, 2020
Kokee State Park, Koke'e

The Banana Poka RoundUp, Kauai’s lively forest education fair, is set for Memorial Day Sunday, May 24, 2020 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 Hawaii Tourism Authority for support. For information, or axillary aide call 335-9975. Find out more at Kokee.org

Cost: Free

July 2020

Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run

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Sunday, July 26th, 2020 at 6:00 am10:00 am
Poipu Beach Park, Koloa

Family Fun Run Offers Healthy Fun for Everyone! Four different course lengths for you to choose from depending on your ability, endurance, and motivation! The choice of courses allows you to test your endurance or just stroll along while enjoying some of the most beautiful ocean views on Kauai’s South Shore. Prizes, race jerseys, food and drinks, along with free mini massages will be available to all participants. Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd place for each race…

Cost: $15 – $40

August 2020

Heiva I Kauai 2020

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Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at 10:00 amSunday, August 2nd, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Kapa`a Beach Park, Kapa`a

In 2020, Heiva I Kauai celebrates the 19th anniversary of this unique, exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition. This annual event provides a venue for performers of all ages to present talent, skill and cultural knowledge to an audience of more than 1000 attendees daily. On Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2, from 10am to 5pm, enjoy sea breezes and coconut trees while attending this outdoor community-sponsored, family-centered celebration of Tahitian culture at the Kapaa Beach Park…

Cost: $7 – $12

September 2020

The 12th Annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon

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Sunday, September 6th, 2020 at 6:00 am2:00 pm
Poipu, Poipu

The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon are one of the most beautiful destination races in the world today. Taking place on September 6, 2020 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…

October 2020

Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i

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Saturday, October 10th, 2020
Kokee State Park, Koke'e

In early 1871, when Queen Emma took a fancy to journey from her Lāwa‘i beach house up to the isolated reaches of Waimea Canyon and the misted bogs of the Alaka‘i Swamp, she set off in a flurry of activity. An experienced guide was sought, provisions and horses were procured, and a path of fern logs was hastily laid through the wettest part of the swamp for the convenience of the Queen and her almost 100 traveling friends. Led by…

Cost: Free
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