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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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August 2022

Makai Music & Art Festival

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 at 1:00 pm
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Makai Music & Art Festival, Princeville, HI

Located on the Makai Lawn, the Makai Music and Arts Festival is hosted on each Wednesday of the week from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Join us and experience entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai, and shop from an assortment of hand made jewelry, crafts, art and much more by local vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun.

Cost: Free

Kapaa Sunshine Market

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm
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Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Local produce, fruits and flowers.

Cost: Free

Kauai Culinary Market

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 at 4:00 pm6:00 pm
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Kukui’ula Village, Koloa

Explore this gourmet farmer's market every Wednesday and meet local farmers and Kauai grown/Kauai made packaged food vendors. Soak up the sunshine in the Beer & Wine Garden, near Merriman's, and experience live Chef demonstrations from some of the island's most talented Chefs! Enjoy live contemporary Hawaiian music with John & Pali, shop the island's best retail stores and taste the fresh culinary offerings from Kauai's hottest new chefs. Hosted in conjunction with the Kauai County Farm Bureau.

Aloha Market at NTBG

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022 at 10:00 am2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 29th, 2022

This event is every Thursday from 10am - 2pm through December 29, 2022.   FREE HULA SHOW @ 12:30   Food Trucks - Shaka Burgers ~ Japanese Grandma (subject to change)  

Common Ground Pau Hana Farm Tour

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022 at 3:00 pm6:00 pm
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Common Ground Kauai, Kilaeua

Welcome the night with exquisite farm crafted cocktails and pupus on Kauaʻi’s majestic North Shore. Common Ground’s Farm Tour cannot simply be described as a walk around the farm. It is not just a visual experience, nor a lecture. It is a vibrant reconnection with the land and the bounty it produces. Once home to Kīlauea Sugar Plantation and Guava Kai Plantation, Common Ground invites guests to a deeper understanding of the ecosystem and food systems of Kauaʻi and the Hawaiian…

Hale Puna Farmers Market

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Thursday, August 11th, 2022 at 3:30 pm5:30 pm
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Hale Puna, Waimea

Date and Time: Every Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm Location: 9567 Huakai Rd. Waimea, HI 96796. Under the old monkeypod tree at the historic Hale Puna house (formerly known as the Gulick-Rowell House) near the Kauaʻi Veterans Memorial Hospital. Street Parking Available. EBT and Cash accepted All produce and products sourced from the Hale Puna educational Hawaiian food forest or locally from responsible growers. Proceeds go towards supporting the Hale Puna Student Farm Internship Program and the restoration and preservation of…

Art Exhibition – Lehua: An Island Reborn

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Friday, August 12th, 2022 at 12:00 pmFriday, August 19th, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Kauai Society of Artists, Lihue

DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife is partnering with Island Conservation to host an art show focused on the natural beauty, native species, and the powerful mana of Lehua Island. This is a show with the intention of sharing an Artistʻs Perspective on Lehua Island, educating the public about Lehua, and raising funds to support the ongoing restoration work on this beautiful island. The Entry Day for all art submissions is Saturday, Aug 6, 2022. Artists of all ages and…

Aloha Friday Art Nights on Kress Street

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Friday, August 12th, 2022 at 2:00 pm6:00 pm
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Kress Street, Lihue

Join us every Aloha Friday on Kress Street for live art. From music to murals, artists share their magic with our community. If you are a muralists, musician, or artist in general and want to share your magic with the community, sign up online at www.kauaimurals.com

Cost: Free

Friday Art Night

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Friday, August 12th, 2022 at 5:00 pm8:00 pm
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Hanapepe Road, in Historic Hanapepe Town on the Island of Kaua`i, Hawai`i,

Join us for the magic of Hanapepe Art Night every Friday, from 5pm to 8pm in Historic Hanapepe Town on the west side of Kaua'i. Come visit the galleries, shops, street merchants, restaurants, food trucks, and live musicians that make for a unique Kauai experience. For more information visit hanapepe.org.

Cost: Free

Hanalei Farmers’ Market

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Saturday, August 13th, 2022 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.

Guided Gather: A Locally Grown Culinary Experience at Anaina Hou

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Saturday, August 13th, 2022 at 10:00 am1:00 pm
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Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea

  ANAINA HOU INTRODUCES GUIDED GATHER A LOCALLY GROWN CULINARY EXPERIENCE AT KAUAʻIʻS LARGEST FARMERʻS MARKET   Kaua‘i’s unique and beautiful North Shore gathering place, Anaina Hou Community Park (pronounced A NYNA HO), invites visitors to experience Kauaʻi at its roots, in a ʻGuided Gatherʻ through the largest farmers market on the island. Every Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm, in an experience designed especially for parents and teens, Guided Gather arms culinary enthusiasts with recyclable shopping totes and sends…

Downtown Lihue 2nd Saturday Night Market

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Saturday, August 13th, 2022 at 4:00 pm8:00 pm
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Kress Street, Lihue

Join us on Kress Street for Downtown Lihue's 2nd Saturday Night Market. Locally made crafts, gifts, food trucks, baked goods, live entertainment, and much more! With over 50 local vendors we're sure that there's something for you to enjoy. This event is free to attend, family friendly, and  an outdoor open to the public. If you are an interested vendor, register at www.downtownlihue.com

Cost: Free

Plant Swap Sundays with Alakoko Shop

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Sunday, August 14th, 2022 at 10:00 am1:00 pm
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Alakoko Shop, Lihue

Calling all plant lovers! We invite you to share in the love for plants at Plant Swap Sundays.  At the plant swap you can buy or sell your favorite plants. As many of us plant lovers say "more plants is always a good idea." Mark your calendar. First Plant Swap January 16, 2022

Cost: Free

Princeville Artist & Flea Market

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Sunday, August 14th, 2022 at 3:00 pm7:00 pm
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Princeville Community Center, Princeville

Located at: Princeville Community Center 4334 Emmalani Dr, Princeville, HI 96722   Bloom and Prosper is hosting the Princeville Artist & Flea Market at the Princeville Community Center on every second Sunday of the month from 3pm-7pm. Enjoy local vendors offering crafts, vintage apparel and accessories, jewelry, health products, food, and live music. Bloom & Prosper will be bringing the mother load of the most epic vintage fashions and home goods. We will have all of our vintage collections available,…

Thomas Michael Allen, Tenor

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Sunday, August 14th, 2022 at 5:00 pm7:00 pm
St. Michael’s Church, Lihue

Unlike Schubert and Schumann,  Johannes Brahms wrote just one song cycle, Die Schöne Magelone for singer, narrator and piano. He set romantic poetry by Ludwig Tieck to soaring melodies with a virtuosic piano accompaniment. Internationally acclaimed tenor, Thomas Michael Allen, Monica Chung and actor Boon Koh (911, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Sunnyside) join forces to tell the tale of the handsome young count Peter and his passionate love for the beautiful, noble maiden Magelone.

Cost: $15 – $40

Makai Music & Art Festival

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 1:00 pm
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Every Wednesday
Makai Music & Art Festival, Princeville, HI

Located on the Makai Lawn, the Makai Music and Arts Festival is hosted on each Wednesday of the week from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Join us and experience entertainment from some of the best musicians on Kauai, and shop from an assortment of hand made jewelry, crafts, art and much more by local vendors. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun.

Cost: Free

Kapaa Sunshine Market

Island Happenings »
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 3:00 pm4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Local produce, fruits and flowers.

Cost: Free

Kauai Culinary Market

Island Happenings »
Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 at 4:00 pm6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Kukui’ula Village, Koloa

Explore this gourmet farmer's market every Wednesday and meet local farmers and Kauai grown/Kauai made packaged food vendors. Soak up the sunshine in the Beer & Wine Garden, near Merriman's, and experience live Chef demonstrations from some of the island's most talented Chefs! Enjoy live contemporary Hawaiian music with John & Pali, shop the island's best retail stores and taste the fresh culinary offerings from Kauai's hottest new chefs. Hosted in conjunction with the Kauai County Farm Bureau.

Aloha Market at NTBG

Island Happenings »
Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 10:00 am2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 29th, 2022

This event is every Thursday from 10am - 2pm through December 29, 2022.   FREE HULA SHOW @ 12:30   Food Trucks - Shaka Burgers ~ Japanese Grandma (subject to change)  

Common Ground Pau Hana Farm Tour

Island Happenings »
Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 3:00 pm6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 31st, 2023

Common Ground Kauai, Kilaeua

Welcome the night with exquisite farm crafted cocktails and pupus on Kauaʻi’s majestic North Shore. Common Ground’s Farm Tour cannot simply be described as a walk around the farm. It is not just a visual experience, nor a lecture. It is a vibrant reconnection with the land and the bounty it produces. Once home to Kīlauea Sugar Plantation and Guava Kai Plantation, Common Ground invites guests to a deeper understanding of the ecosystem and food systems of Kauaʻi and the Hawaiian…

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