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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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February 2020

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – Hula, Mele and Moolelo

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Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang of Halau Hula Ka No’eau Hula Academy brings to the EKK stage a truly unique presentation. He narrates the evolution of hula through decades of hula kahiko and hula chants followed by a showcase of auwana hula and mele. Michael‘s presentations are artistic, emotional, informative and exciting as he guides you through a time-and-space travel through the genealogy of the traditional hula ku’i. His studied with Hula Master Maiki Aiu and Mae Kamamalu Klein and…

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – “Hula, Mele and Mo’olelo” – Week 4

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Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang of Halau Hula Ka No’eau Hula Academy brings to the EKK stage a truly unique presentation. He narrates the evolution of hula through decades of hula kahiko and hula chants followed by a showcase of auwana hula and mele. Michael‘s presentations are artistic, emotional, informative and exciting as he guides you through a time-and-space travel through the genealogy of the traditional hula ku’i. His studied with Hula Master Maiki Aiu and Mae Kamamalu Klein and…

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – “Hula, Mele and Mo’olelo” – Week 5

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Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

Monday, February 17, 6:00 – 9:00 pm By popular demand the wafting scent of original music by power couple Lihau and Kellen Paik, better known as Kupaoa, together with the Ke Ala Aumoe Hula dancers, return to the EKK stage for an evening of music, hula and playful storytelling. They continue to thrill the EKK audiences with their original music, island-style humor and consummate showmanship. All EKK events are held in the Jasmine Ballroom of the Kaua`i Beach Resort from…

43rd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Kauai Paniolo Showdown Rodeo

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 6:00 pmSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 6:00 pm
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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Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 6:30 pm8:30 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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Friday, February 21st, 2020 at 5:30 pmSaturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 11:45 pm
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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

43rd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Caper Fun Run(10K, 5K, 2K Races)

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Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at 6:00 am10:00 am

The 43rd Annual Captain Cook Caper Run benefits Waimea High Schoolʻs Track and Field Program. Cost is $30/Adults and $25/Students (17 years and younger). Register online or at the Heritage of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa (Old Waimea Mill Site) on Friday (2.23.18) from 4:30 -10:00 pm. Late Registration is $40. Check-in 5:30 to 6:30 am. Register online at: https://flpregister.com/455 For additional info, please contact Thomas Nizo 808-645-0996

Cost: $30

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – Hula, Mele, and Moolelo

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Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

NUE - Nā Ukulele & Ekolu - is Bryan Tolentino on tenor ukulele, Halehaku Seabury from the group Na Hoa on baritone ukulele and Kama Hopkins from the group Holunape on U-Bass. Friends for many years, these three consummate musicians love getting together to share their music and passion for the ukulele! They have been doing NUE for about 4 years whenever the opportunities present itself! They look forward to sharing their unique sounds with the EKK audience. All EKK…

Moʻolelo o Waimea: Live theater performance featuring historical figures from West Kauaʻi at the historic Gulick-Rowell House

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Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at 4:00 pm5:30 pm
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Hale Puna, Waimea

FREE ADMISSION Time: 4pm-6pm Location: 9567 Huakai Road, Waimea, HI Hale Puna/Gulick-Rowell House. Street parking available. Come listen to historical figures from west Kauaʻi tells stories from their perspectives on the grounds and within the food forest of the historic Hale Puna house built in 1828. Stories to be shared include: Captain Cookʻs landing at Waimea, as told by Chiefess Kamakahelei The return of Prince Humehume to Kauaʻ, as told by King Kaumualiʻi The kidnapping of Kaumuali'i, as told by…

Cost: Free

March 2020

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – Hula, Mele and Moolelo – week 7

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Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

Napua Greig, Hawaiian musician, vocalist, songwriter, record producer, educator and award-winning kumu hula of Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka at the Merrie Monarchs, embodies the phrase that “dynamite comes in small packages.” She commands the stage and thrills the audience with her phenomenal singing which won her numerous Na Hoku Hano Hano awards, local-girl humor and a refreshing on-stage style that steals your heart. Napua is a “pistol” and sure to thrill the EKK audience. All EKK events are held…

Kauai Museum Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole Celebration

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Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 10:30 am12:00 pm
Kauai Museum,

Kauai Museum along with Ahahui Kikiwa Hawaii o Moikeha Hawaiian Civic Club honors our Prince Kuhio Kalanianaole through mele (music), Hula (dance), and Mo'olelo (strorytelling). Join us on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10:30am to 12noon. Light refreshments to follow. Born on March 26, 1871 in Kukuiula, Koloa on Kauai, an heir to King Kaumualii the last King of Kauai. Educated in Oahu, California and England, he returned to take a prominent role in government. He established the Hawaiian Homes…

Cost: Admission cost

JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band

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Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
KCC Performing Arts Center, Lihue

This is the first event for the Hawaii International Music Festival, and the only one being held on Kauai Island. Don't miss this Enjoy Metropolitan Opera Soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra followed by the JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band. One Night only!

Cost: $10 – $30

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – Hula, Mele and Moolelo- Week 8

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Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

EKK Audience will need to hold on to their seats as Keale and LT Smooth join forces to bring their unique brand of Hawaiian music to the EKK stage. Both are popular musicians but when they join forces, expect the unexpected, as they each thrive on serendipitous encounters with each other, with the audience and whatever the evening brings to the table. Keale has just released a new album, and LT Smooth travels extensively sharing his story and music with…

The 10th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration

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Saturday, 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). The theme for this yearʻs event is ʻOhana. Participate in a day of fun filled activities.…

Cost: Free

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – Hula, Mele, & Moolelo – Week 9

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Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

Natalie Ai Kamau’u, four-time Na Hoku Hanohano “Female Vocalist of the Year” and 2016 Grammy Nominee, shares the EKK stage with husband I’olani Kamau’u and daughter Sha-Lei Kamau’u. She also embraces the hula world where she was named 1990 “Miss Aloha Hula” and sings for her parent’s Halau Hula Olana performances at the Merrie Monarch. The fashionable Natalie is sought out for her powerful vocal performances which is at the same time sweet, soaring, effortless and accompanied with memorable stories.…

E Kanikapila Kakou 2020 – Hula, Mele, & Moolelo – week 10 – FINAL WEEK

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

John Mahi, Kawaiola Yaris and Bronson Aiwohi, three Kaua’i artists make up the group ‘Oiwi or Native Sons. They delivered such a fun night in 2019 that EKK audience requested them back. This year John Mahi, known for his smooth and effortless falsetto, will introduce new and upcoming falsetto singers as part of the program. Introducing new talent is a big part of the EKK platform; this will be another exciting way to top off the 2020 season. All EKK…

The Color Run

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Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 8:30 am3:00 pm
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Lihue

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Team Unify wants to raise awareness and money for Special Olympics Kauai. We would like for you to help us support inclusion and acceptance through a fun and unique activity, The Color Run. The Color Run is a 1-3 mile untimed event. Color Runners will be doused from head to toe in different colored powders as they run. Participants will wear white at the starting line and finish the race plastered with color. The money raised…

April 2020

La Voix Returns to Kauai!

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Saturday, 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

(CANCELLED) 2020 Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival

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Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 6:00 pm10:00 pm
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Kauai Veterans Center, Lihue

Come join us at the 2020 Kauai Okinawan Dance Festival at Kauai Veterans Center from 6pm to 10pm* on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th! The festival features traditional Okinawan food, live Okinawan music, and dance. The lively entertainment also features traditional Japanese bon dances. There will be crafters and a Country Store offering baked goods, produce & plants. Free admission and open to all! For more information and updates, follow our Facebook Event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/2239703223005757/ *Gates open at…

Cost: Free

May 2020

May Day by the Bay

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Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 9:30 am5:00 pm
Waiʻoli Beach Park, Hanalei

May Day by the Bay is a Community event that features the best in Hawaiian music performed by groups from Kauaʻi and throughout the state, including hula, cultural demonstrations by local practitioners, a Kauaʻi made products craft fair, displays by community groups, Hawaiian food and a Silent Auction. We are proud to showcase the best parts of Kauaʻi - our people, culture and beauty. By shining the spotlight on the people in our community who are “Keeping the Culture Alive”…

Cost: $5.00
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