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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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November 2019

Poipu Food & Wine Festival – In the Kitchen

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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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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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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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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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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.

39th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival presented by Halekulani

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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).

Joy of Christmas

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November 30th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22nd, 2019

St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Koloa

Historic St. Raphael's church invites all residents and visitors to join us for the 2nd annual "Joy of Christmas" FREE festival of lights spread out across the 12 acre property. This year's theme is the 12 days of Hawaiian Christmas. Food and drink available for purchase. Gift shop with lots of Christmas items available. Free activities for the keiki each night. Join us this year to bring the Joy of Christmas to keiki, kapuna and all ages in between.

Cost: Free

The Legend of Koolau

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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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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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December 6th, 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…

NTBG Holiday Craft Fair

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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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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

The 13th Annual Kauai Sings Christmas

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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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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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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…

New Year’s Eve Firework Celebration at Poipu Beach Park

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December 31st, 2019 at 5:30 pm9:00 pm
Poipu Beach Park, Koloa

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park.   We will be showing a FREE family-friendly movie, (TBA), on the big outdoor screen followed by a spectacular fireworks show.  Food trucks will be lined up to keep bellies happy. The Celebration will take place on Monday, December 31st from 5 pm-8:30 pm.  Fireworks will be launched at approximately 8:15pm.

January 2020

Kauai Klassics

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Sunday, January 12th, 2020 at 4:00 pm6:30 pm
St Michael and All Angels Church – Lihue, Lihue HI

An intimate afternoon of world-class chamber music featuring musicians from the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras, San Francisco Symphony and Baltimore Symphony for the benefit of Kaua'i United Way. General Admission Concert only: $30, Youth FREE with paid adult, Pre-Concert Reception (starts at 3:00) and Concert $80 (heavy pupu, wine, entertainment.)   Tickets available online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egt2pj6x306d5177&llr=78cssleab&showPage=true

Cost: $30 – $80

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – Hula, Mele and Moolelo Week 2

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

EKK 2020 – “Hula, Mele & Mo’olelo” -- continues its 37th season on Monday, January 27, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with an evening of old-style Hawaiian mele and exciting insights into the anatomy of contemporary music. “Papakolea Serenaders” hail from the heart of Honolulu featuring Puka Asing, Taneesha Asing, Cory Mau and Jonah Solatorio. They are joined by Kaua’i’s own steel guitarist Edward Punua.   All EKK events are held in the Jasmine Ballroom of the Kaua`i Beach Resort…

4th Annual Hoʻomaluō Fundraiser

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Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 5:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Harbor House, Kekaha

The Kōkeʻe Resource Conservation Programs (KRCP) 4th Annual Hoomaluo Fundraiser is being held on January 19, 2020 from 5p-9p at the Kekaha Harbor House. There will be ono food, live entertainment, and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online at www.krcp.org or by contacting KRCP at kokeeresource@gmail.coml. All proceeds raised will support KRCPʻs volunteer and intern programs. Since being founded in 1998, KRCP has worked with 32,640 volunteers who have contributed 177,453 hours of volunteer service assisting KRCP staff…

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – Festival Opening Hula, Mele, & Moolelo

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Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

EKK 2020 – “Hula, Mele & Mo’olelo” -- opens its 37 th season on Monday, January 20, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with the Community Hula Night, a crowd favorite, hosted by the non-profit Malie Foundation under the leadership of Maka Herrod and Nathan Kalama. Four dynamite kumu hula will be teaching hula to guests during the first hour; all will be able enjoy two hours of show-your-stuff hula as all groups take turns dancing the hula they learned earlier.…

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