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Here you’ll find regular happenings around Kauai such as farmers markets, arts and crafts fairs, beach cleanups, music concerts, and local theater productions. These events are often great opportunities to support our small businesses and get involved with local organizations.

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December 2019

Sunday Brunch with Santa

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Sunday, December 8th, 2019 at 10:00 amSunday, December 22nd, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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Every Sunday from 12/8 to 12/22
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

Bring the 'ohana to Sunday Brunch with Santa at Naupaka Terrace! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet featuring breakfast favorites - bacon, omelet station, hot entrees, waffles, pancakes, assorted pastries and more, drink specials - $5 bloody mary's, and $5 mimosas. Plus, snap photos with Santa, enjoy goodies for the keiki and enter to win a stay at the Resort!

Cost: $15 – $30
Kealia Farm Tours

Kealia Farm Market and Tours

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Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 3:00 pm7:00 pm
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Kealia Farm Lanai, Kealia

The farmers at Kealia offer their produce and products under a covered lanai at Kealia Farm. Visitors can take a wagon ride to tour the farm and waterfall during the market.

Cost: Market Purchases Credited Toward Wagon Ride

Lihue Sunshine Market

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Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Vidinha Stadium, Lihue

Local products, fruits and flowers.

Cost: Free

Traditional Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

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Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 4:00 pm6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, repeating until January 31st, 2020

Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided…

Cost: $10 – $25

Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk

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Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 5:30 pm9:30 pm
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Hanapepe at Old Town, Hanapepe

Come join the festivity! Every Friday evening, Old Town Hanapepe is bustling with fun & activity! With a wide variety of shopping, local crafters, several excellent restaurants, a dozen art galleries, stilt walkers, classics cars, live music and entertainment, there is always something for the whole family to enjoy!

Cost: Free

Kekaha Sunshine Market

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 9:00 am10:00 am
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Kekaha Neighborhood Center, Kekaha

Local produce, flowers and fruits.

Cost: Free

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

Hanalei Farmers’ Market

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 9:30 am12:00 pm
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Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei (Hanalei Community Center), Hanalei

Delicious locally grown fruits & vegetables from Kauai North Shore farmers. Tasty treats highlighting the culinary talents of the local area. Unique and beautiful Kauai made arts and crafts created by talented, local artists. Open every Saturday, 9:30 am to 12 noon on the grounds of Hale Halawai ‘Ohana O Hanalei.

Kauai Community Market

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 10:00 am1:00 pm
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Kauai Community College, Lihue

New weekend value added farmers market hosted by the Kauai County Farm Bureau and Kauai Community College. Kauai Community Market features a wide variety of locally grown fruit and produce, value added products like coffee, honey and goat cheese, plus culinary treats, breakfast and lunch items to eat at the market or take home. Learn ways to grow and prepare local foods, educational demos and garden tours held regularly. A great way to buy fresh and buy local - supporting…

Cost: Free

Mahi‘ai Workshop: Making Jams & Jellies

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 3:00 pm5:30 pm
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In this workshop, Certified Master Preserver, Kalen Kelekoma, will be joining us to teach how to make jams and jellies. Youʻll learn how to: safely process and preserve jams and jellies; use of liquid and powder pectin; and the water-bath method of canning. Participants will leave with a jar each of jam and jelly, and the knowledge to make more. All supplies provided. $70 fee for class - registration available at: http://www.malamakauai.org/mk/events/mahiai-workshop-making-jams-jellies Only 12 total spaces available! Scholarships available for…

Cost: $70

Joy of Christmas

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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
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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

Kalalea Anahola Farmers Market

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 10:00 am2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Wednesday, repeating until December 31st, 2019

Kalalea Anahola Farmers Market, Anahola

The Kalalea Anahola Farmers Market, open from 10am-2pm every Sunday and features farm fresh produce, locally crafted gifts and wares, and ready to eat meals and shave ice. (Live Polynesian Drumming on Sundays) Come experience the true Aloha Spirit at this homegrown Hawaiian farmers market, just off Kuhio Highway between Kapaa and Kilauea. Learn more at www.KAFarmersKauai.com Vendor Application: https://www.kafarmerskauai.com/become-a-vendor Open Rain or Shine! Parking Available! Keiki Friendly! Directions: https://goo.gl/NKAh6K 4541 Hokualele Road Anahola, HI 96703

Mahi‘ai Workshop: Weaving Niu Bowl & Hat

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 1:00 pm5:00 pm
Malama Kauai Community Farm, Kalihiwai Ridge

Eugene “Uncle Onio” Punzal will be joining us to teach how to weave coconut leaves into a bowl and hat. Participants will leave with one of each they have weaved themselves. These items make great value-added products to sell at your farm stand or booth, display produce, or use for gifts or gift baskets. $50 fee for class; some scholarships available for minority farmers – contact megan@malamakauai.org to request a scholarship.

Cost: $50

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 3:00 pm5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 31st, 2020

Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Award winning traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 20+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will ‘Tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 11 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided…

Cost: $10 – $25

Centering Prayer/Meditation Group

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 4:00 pm5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1st, 2019

An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 15th, 2019

Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Kilauea

Pastor Gae Chalker and Dr. Matthew Miller lead a Centering Prayer group every first and third Sundays of the month, from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm in the sanctuary of the beautiful historic Christ Memorial Church. ​Centering Prayer is a wonderful way to quiet our minds and be present to our God. There are many gifts that come with a centering practice: relieving stress and anxiety, creative inspiration, awakening of the senses, and a sense of becoming one with Mary, Jesus and…

Cost: Free

Joy of Christmas

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Sunday, December 15th, 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

St. Francis Wine Pairing Dinner

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue

Wine & dine with St. Francis Wine maker Katie Madigan at our 4-Course St. Francis Wine Pairing & Educational Dinner. A 4-course menu will be paired with St. Francis Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir & Reserve Zinfandel. Sunday, December 15, 2019 6:00pm $60 Per Person* Naupaka Terrace MENU First Course Roasted kombucha squash soup, burrata crostini, shiso, shaved vegetable salad Second Course Seared scallops, wild rice, spinach, salsa verde Third Course Braised short ribs, supreme mash potato, roasted aliʻi mushroom,…

Cost: $60

Waimea Historic Walking Tour

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Monday, December 16th, 2019 at 8:30 am11:30 am
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West Kauai Visitor Center, Waimea

Take a 2.5 hours walk back through time in the place where Captain Cook first landed in Waimea. Where the agricultural landscape changed from taro to rice to corn, watered by a intricate ditch system with a marvelous history dating back to the time of the legendary menehune. Learn about the last king of Kauai, missionaries, and other famous citizens of Waimea along the landmarks they left behind. Enjoy a taste of the past in one of the most historic…

Cost: Admission by Donation

Historic Grove Farm museum tours

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Monday, December 16th, 2019 at 10:00 am12:00 pm
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Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at either 10am or 1pm
Grove Farm museum, Lihue

The historic Grove Farm sugar plantation homestead museum is open weekly for tours! If you love history, architecture or beautiful gardens, there is something for everyone. Started in 1850 and opened as a museum in 1980, the homestead was the home to the Wilcox family who grew sugar on Kauai. 2-hour guided tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at either 10:00am or 1:00pm. Please join us for a step back in time, and listen to some stories of…

Cost: $20.00

Historic Grove Farm museum tours

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Monday, December 16th, 2019 at 1:00 pm3:00 pm
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Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at either 10am or 1pm
Grove Farm museum, Lihue

The historic Grove Farm sugar plantation homestead museum is open weekly for tours! If you love history, architecture or beautiful gardens, there is something for everyone. Started in 1850 and opened as a museum in 1980, the homestead was the home to the Wilcox family who grew sugar on Kauai. 2-hour guided tours are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at either 10:00am or 1:00pm. Please join us for a step back in time, and listen to some stories of…

Cost: $20.00
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