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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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December 2019

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 23rd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

2019 Kauai Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 9:00 am2:00 pm
Old Kmart Location, Lihue

MARK YOUR CALENDARS. The County of Kauai, Kauai Made Program Annual Fair set for Saturday, December 14, 2019. More details to come.  

Cost: FREE

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28th, 2019

Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 23rd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28th, 2019

Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 23rd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Friday, December 20th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28th, 2019

Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 23rd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28th, 2019

Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 23rd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

The 13th Annual Kauai Sings Christmas

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Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Kilohana Luau Pavilion, LIhue

Join Kauai's best singers as they croon your favorite singers as they ring in the holidays with some of your favorite tunes! This event is a fundraiser for Malama Pono Health Services and is Kauai's gala holiday event! Cash bar and food for purchase available. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Reserved tables of 10 are available starting at $300.

Cost: $30 – $35

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28th, 2019

Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 23rd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28th, 2019

Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 23rd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 28th, 2019

Historic County Building, Lihue

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights! It’s a Kauai-style Holiday Wonderland inside the Historic County Building. This December marks the 23rd Anniversary of this glorious celebration founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! Step Inside and Let the Magic begin! In the twinkling interior guests will find delightful…

February 2020

43rd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Kauai Paniolo Showdown Rodeo

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February 20th, 2020 at 9:00 am
The Friendship Do Ranch (Old Waimea Dairy), Waimea

The largest traditional rodeo in all of theHawaiian Islands features events like the Paniolo Poowalu and Double Mugging which are unique to Hawaii Rodeos. $5/Adult and $3/Child(5-12 years). For additional info, please contact Kimo Akita at 808-639-8598.

Cost: $3 – $5

43rd Annual Waimea Celebration: Tales and Treats

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February 20th, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

Stories & songs from the Hawaiian Cowboy, Hawaiian storyteller Moses Goods returns to Waimea to explore a remarkable person, Duke Kahanamoku!

Cost: $10

43rd Annual Waimea Celebration: Heritage of Aloha Hoolaulea

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February 21st, 2020 at 5:30 pm
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One event on February 23rd, 2019 at 10:00 am

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 2020

The 10th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration

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March 14th, 2020 at 11:00 am4:00 pm
Anahola Beach Park, Anahola

The 10th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2020 on the mauka side of the 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). Members of the community will also be honored for their contributions as leaders and strong advocates…

Cost: Free

April 2020

La Voix Returns to Kauai!

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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

September 2020

The 12th Annual Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon

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September 6th, 2020 at 6:00 am2:00 pm
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…

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