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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, 2019 at 4:30 pmSunday, December 29th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until March 24th, 2019

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

June 2019

Kaua’i PRIDE Parade & Festival

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Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am2:00 pm
Historic County Building, Lihue

We welcome the Kaua'i community to join our inaugural Kaua'i PRIDE Parade & Festival on Saturday, June 22, 2019. The parade will be from 9am-10am on Rice Street starting at Vidinha Stadium making it's way to the Historic County Building Lawn. Following the parade, there will be a festival on the Historic County Building Lawn from 10am-2pm. We will feature food trucks, music, entertainment, face painting, community resources, hula, drag performances, and community speakers. There will also be an art…

Cost: Free

July 2019

Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge

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Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 7:00 am11:30 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, 2019 at 9:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on August 4th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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, 2019 at 9:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on August 4th, 2019 at 9:00 am

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

September 2019

Kauai Folk Festival

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Saturday, September 28th, 2019Sunday, September 29th, 2019
Grove Farm Museum, Lihue

TWO DAYS OF FOLK AND ALOHA | SEPT 28 - 29 | 24+ Live Music Acts including Taj Mahal, Peter Rowan, Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius, Blaine Sprouse, and many many more! | Three Performance Stages | Singing, Dancing, Crafts and Workshops | Food, Drink, and Family Fun|BOOT STOMPING, RUMP SHAKING, KAUAI LOVING, HOOTING HOLLERING GOOD TIMES AT THE HISTORIC GROVE FARM MUSEUM!

October 2019

Ohana FitFest Trail Run

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Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 8:30 am12:00 pm
Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea

5k & 10k obstacle trail run on the Wai Koa Loop Trail at Ananai Hou Community Park in Kilauea.  Register by September 13 for discounted rate.  Entry fee includes race tee shirt and light fare afterwards. Keiki 12 & under free with adult registration.  

Cost: $35

Eo e Emalani i Alaka‘i

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Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 9:00 am4:00 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

Hammers N’Ales Oktoberfest

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Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 2:00 pm6:00 pm
Poipu Beach Athletic Club, Koloa

Come have fun and support Kauai Habitat’s efforts on affordable housing at the ultimate island Oktoberfest 2pm Saturday, October 13th at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club. The event is 21 and over only. Presale tickets of $75 are available online at https://hammersnales.eventbrite.com/. Enjoy food from top local restaurants likes Keoki’s Paradise, Merriman’s Fish House, Plantation Gardens, Lava Lava Beach Club, The Kitchen at Papayas, The Right Slice, The Cabana, and Ruth’s Chris. Sample over 30 craft beers from Kohola, Kauai…

Cost: $75.00

2019 Kaua`i Chocolate and Coffee Festival

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Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 1 times

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, 2019 at 9:00 am3:00 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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