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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

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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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

Veterans Day Parade and Entertainment

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Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at 9:00 am3:00 pm
Kapaa / Various Locations, Kapaa

NOVEMBER 2ND 9:30 TO 11:30 P.M. The Kauai Veterans Day Parade will move through downtown Kappa on November 2nd, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ending at Kapaa Beach Park, there will be entertainment on the stage after veteran’s announcements, including the Kapaa Middle School Ukulele band, and a local hula halau performing contemporary and ancient hula. Bring a beach chair to watch along the route and enjoy the performances at the beach park. This event is organized by the Veterans…

Cost: Free

Vegetarian Society of Hawaii Vegan Potluck and free talk “How to Get Plastic Out of Your Diet”

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Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Kapaa 7th Day Adventist School, Kapaa

Sunday, November 3, Vegetarian Society of Hawaii Vegan Potluck and free talk “How to Get Plastic Out of Your Diet” by Suzanne Frazer, at Kapaʻa 7th Day Adventist School, 1132 Kuhio Highway. Feast 1pm, talk 2-3pm. Bring dish with ingredient list or $10 donation for potluck. A $25 gift card from Eat Healthy Cafe for best vegan dish. More information www.vsh.org/kauai/ or call Robert Zelkovsky (808) 634 6597. SHOCKING NEW INFORMATION ON PLASTIC & YOUR FOOD Kauaʻi – The Vegetarian…

Cost: Free

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

39th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani

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Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

HIFF Kauai Screening: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 7:00PM YELLOW ROSE | United States | 95M Rose, an undocumented 17-year-old Filipina, dreams of one day leaving her small Texas town to pursue her country music dreams. Her world is shattered when her mom suddenly gets picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Rose, facing this new reality, is forced to flee, leaving behind the only life she knows, and embarks on a journey of self-discovery as she searches for a new home…

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 9:00 am10:00 pm
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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. Delicious farm-to-table meals and cash bar available. Schedule of events and more info at www.kauaioldtime.com or call 631-3455. Workshops and evening show: $25. Daytime performances in Kōkeʻe Lodge: free. Keiki come free! Cabin and camp accommodations available.

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am10:00 pm
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One event on November 23rd, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on November 24th, 2019 at 8:00 am

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. Delicious farm-to-table meals and cash bar available. Schedule of events and more info at www.kauaioldtime.com or call 631-3455. Workshops and evening show: $25. Daytime performances in Kōkeʻe Lodge: free. Keiki come free! Cabin and camp accommodations available.

39th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani

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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 1:15 pm3:15 pm
Historic Waimea Theater, Waimea, Kauai

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23 1:15PM MADE IN HAWAII Shorts | PROGRAM LENGTH 106M This shorts program will include EIGHT short films. The films will be as follows: 808: HOW WE RESPOND, DOWN ON THE SIDEWALK IN WAIKIKI, DRIVING, FALL GUY ('Ohina), LIKE MADDAH ('Ohina), MO'O ('Ohina), MOLOKAI BOUND, OTHER PEOPLE ('Ohina).

Kauai Old Time Gathering – 11/22-24

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Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on November 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 am

One event on November 24th, 2019 at 8:00 am

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. Delicious farm-to-table meals and cash bar available. Schedule of events and more info at www.kauaioldtime.com or call 631-3455. Workshops and evening show: $25. Daytime performances in Kōkeʻe Lodge: free. Keiki come free! Cabin and camp accommodations available.

The Legend of Koolau

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Saturday, November 30th, 2019 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion, Kilauea

  "The national touring play Legend Of Ko'olau is returning to Kauai for two days only on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Porter Pavilion at Anainahou Community Park in Kilauea. Recipient of a national grant, the play tells the historically-based story about the Kauai cowboy Kaluaiko’olau and his resistance to forces that overthrew the monarchy in 1893 and would tear apart his family and exile his son and him to the Hansen's Disease colony on Molokai. The play…

Cost: $20.00

December 2019

The Legend of Koolau

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Sunday, December 1st, 2019 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion, Kilauea

"The national touring play Legend Of Ko'olau is returning to Kauai for two days only on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at the Porter Pavilion at Anainahou Community Park in Kilauea. Recipient of a national grant, the play tells the historically-based story about the Kauai cowboy Kaluaiko’olau and his resistance to forces that overthrew the monarchy in 1893 and would tear apart his family and exile his son and him to the Hansen's Disease colony on Molokai. The play has…

Cost: $20.00

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Friday, December 6th, 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…

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.

Kauai Festival of Lights

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Saturday, December 7th, 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 8th, 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…

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