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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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October 2019

Matsuri Kauai 2019 – Japanese Cultural Festival

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Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 4:00 pm8:30 pm
County Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

The Kauai Japanese Cultural Society presents Matsuri Kauai! Featuring some of Hawaii's celebrated Japanese musicians - Anju Makoda, Sheree Tamura, Torao Hikariyama, as well as Japanese Dancing! Fun for the whole family! Mochi pounding Authentic soba noodle making Kanzashi making Iris folding cardmaking Origami Kauai Bonsai Tea ceremony Craft vendors Food Admission is FREE! Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall 4-8:30pm (For more information, call 808.822.5353)

Cost: Free

2019 Kaua`i Chocolate and Coffee Festival

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Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:00 pm9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 19th, 2019

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

2019 Kaua`i Chocolate and Coffee Festival

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Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 10:00 am4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until October 19th, 2019

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

Trio con Brio Copenhagen on Kauai

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Monday, October 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center, Lihue

“Glowing reports hold true. The Trio con Brio Copenhagen clearly occupies a lofty perch in today’s musical scene.” – Washington Post “From the first note, Trio con Brio exudes class … both explosive and exquisitely intimate – aspects that this performance delivers with compelling panache.” – The Strad Acknowledged as one of the finest piano trios in the world, the Trio con Brio Copenhagen is about to enter a banner year – 2019 will mark their twentieth anniversary. For a…

Cost: $10 – $30

November 2019

The Kauai Poke Fest

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Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at 9:00 am4:00 pm
Koloa Landing Resort, Koloa

The Kauai Poke Festival will start at 9:00 am on November 2nd at The Koloa Landing Resort. The event features a Farmer’s Market and a Poke Demonstration by Sam Choy! Celebrity Judge Panel, Flavors of Kauai Food Tasting, Live Entertainment. Think your poke has got what it takes to compete? Enter our poke competition for your chance to win one of the below prizes. Enter at kauaipokefest.com/register Guests may cast their votes for their Favorite Poke! Amateur Winner // 2-night…

Cost: $65

Poipu Food & Wine Festival – Culinary Market and Demonstration

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 3:30 pm6:00 pm
The Shops at Kukuiu’ula, Koloa

Wednesday, November 6th | Poipu Culinary Market & KCC Culinary Demonstration 3:30pm – 6:00pm Discover the freshest island ingredients at the Kauai Culinary Market at the Shops at Kukui`ula on Wednesday, November 6th from 3:30 to 6:00pm. Local musicians serenade as you shop the open-air market, supported by the Kaua`i Farm Bureau, while exploring locally grown fruits, vegetables and coffee, along with spices, jams and cheeses. At 5:00pm, the Kauai Community College Culinary Arts Program will take the stage with…

Cost: Free

Poipu Food & Wine Festival – In the Kitchen

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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 8:30 am6:30 pm
The Shops at Kukuiu’ula, Koloa

Thursday, November 7th | In the Kitchen | 10am – 6pm (various classes) Participate in a hands-on cooking class with some of Poipu’s top chefs in their own restaurant. The hour-long classes are $50 per person, limited in size and include a tasting and a commemorative gift. Tickets available at www.poipufoodandwinefestival.com. 8:30–9:30am Eating House 1849 10-11am: Chef Aletha Thomas, Monkeypod Jam 11:30-12:30pm: Chef Rafael Camarillo, Holo Holo Grill at Koloa Landing Resort 1:00-2:00pm: Chef Mark Arriola, Merriman’s Fish House 1:00-2:00pm:…

Cost: $50

Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run

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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 7:00 am11:00 am
Anne Knudsen Park, Koloa

The Rotary Club of Kauai is pleased to announce the 17th annual Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run set for Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Anne Knudsen Park, Junction Maluhia Rd (RT520) & Emi Rd, Koloa. This is Kauai’s premier 5-Km, 10-Km, Half Marathon Runs, and non-competitive 5-K Walk. The Half Marathon will start at 7:00 A.M.; the 5-K run and walk will start at 7:15 A.M., and, the 10-K run will start at 7:30 A.M. The run will include a…

Cost: $30.00

Poipu Food & Wine Festival

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Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Koloa Landing Resort, Koloa

Saturday, November 9th | Poipu Pa`ina, An Exquisite Epicurean Gala Poipu Pa`ina, an exquisite epicurean event and benefit for the Kauai Community College Culinary Arts Program on Saturday, November 09. The Gala will feature some of Hawaii’s finest chefs and perfectly paired wine, live music and a silent auction. Tickets available pre-sale at $125 and $135 at the door, along with Tables of 10 for $1,000 and a Gold Sponsorship for $3,000 that includes a table of 10 and a…

Cost: $135

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 8:00 am11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 23rd, 2019

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 24th, 2019

Kokee State Park, Koke'e

Music! Crafts! Performances! Dances! Come join the fun at the Kauaʻi Old Time Gathering, held up in the beautiful mountains of Kokeʻe. Three days of workshops and music from old time days. You’ll learn leo kiʻekiʻe and cajun singing, ukulele and banjo, pakini bass and washtub bass (ok, it’s da same ting). ʻUlu cookoff! Kids come free! More details at kauaioldtime.com or follow us on Instagram.

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 am11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 23rd, 2019

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 24th, 2019

Kokee State Park, Koke'e

Music! Crafts! Performances! Dances! Come join the fun at the Kauaʻi Old Time Gathering, held up in the beautiful mountains of Kokeʻe. Three days of workshops and music from old time days. You’ll learn leo kiʻekiʻe and cajun singing, ukulele and banjo, pakini bass and washtub bass (ok, it’s da same ting). ʻUlu cookoff! Kids come free! More details at kauaioldtime.com or follow us on Instagram.

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 amMonday, November 25th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 23rd, 2019

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 24th, 2019

Kokee State Park, Koke'e

Music! Crafts! Performances! Dances! Come join the fun at the Kauaʻi Old Time Gathering, held up in the beautiful mountains of Kokeʻe. Three days of workshops and music from old time days. You’ll learn leo kiʻekiʻe and cajun singing, ukulele and banjo, pakini bass and washtub bass (ok, it’s da same ting). ʻUlu cookoff! Kids come free! More details at kauaioldtime.com or follow us on Instagram.

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at 8:00 amTuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 23rd, 2019

An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until November 24th, 2019

Kokee State Park, Koke'e

Music! Crafts! Performances! Dances! Come join the fun at the Kauaʻi Old Time Gathering, held up in the beautiful mountains of Kokeʻe. Three days of workshops and music from old time days. You’ll learn leo kiʻekiʻe and cajun singing, ukulele and banjo, pakini bass and washtub bass (ok, it’s da same ting). ʻUlu cookoff! Kids come free! More details at kauaioldtime.com or follow us on Instagram.

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.

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

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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