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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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September 2020

Paradise Craft Fair-a Virtual Online Event

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020Sunday, September 27th, 2020
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With so many in-person events being cancelled, we are bringing the event to you online.  Kauai has so many Talented Artisans and we have assembled a diverse sample of handmade products to choose from.  On our event website Paradise Craft Fair, we showcase the artists and their work as well as connecting you directly to them.  Each participant also offers a special discount during the event.  Whether you are looking for a gift or something for yourself, shopping local has…

Mokihana Festival Cultural Presentation – E Mau ana ka Puana Mele Inoa (Hawaiian Poetry)

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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 at 6:00 pm7:00 pm
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"E Mau ana ka Puana Mele Inoa--Continuing Mele Inoa Traditions: King Kaumuali'i, Queen Lili'uokalani, and President Barak Obama" Mele inoa (name songs that honor people) is a long-standing genre of Hawaiian poetry that goes back centuries. While each is personal to the honoree, there are meiwi, or poetic and stylistic devices that have continued over time. This presentation looks at three specific examples for leaders across three centuries: Kaua'i's last sovereign, King Kaumuali'i, Hawai'i's last monarch, Queen Lili'uokalani, and US President…

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Mokihana Festival Cultural Presentation – Did You Know? Now you Do!

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Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 8:00 am6:00 pm
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The Mālie Foundation is about educating the community of the rich history and interesting facts of Kauaʻi.  We have created the Mālie University featuring Kumu Hula Maka Herrod with Did You Know? & Now You Do! mini vignettes about our beautiful island of Kauaʻi.  Please join us virtually via social media on Facebook - the Maile Foundation.

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Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival Hula Hōʻike

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Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 6:00 pm7:30 pm
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Featuring hālau hula from Kauaʻi, Maui, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, California, and Japan along with highlights of previous KMF Hula Competition.  Also highlighting the Mokihana Mākeke (Market) sharing about products from Kauaʻi along with other craft vendors who have join.  Please join us virtually on September 25th to view the competition via social media on Facebook - Maile Foundation.

Cost: Donation

Kauaʻi Mokihana Festival – Miss Mokihana Hula Kahiko Competition – Submission Deadline September 5th.

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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm
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Miss Mokihana Hula Kahiko featuring soloist from participating hālau hula presenting choice mele hula connecting to their birth island.  Cash awards will be presented for Oli, Costume & Adornments, Hula Presentation and Overall.  Also presenting a short moʻolelo (story) Valley of the Kings.  Please join us for the competition on September 26th virtually via social media on Facebook - the Maile Foundation. To submit an entry by September 5th, please go to the Maile Foundation website or click here.

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