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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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October 2018

Participate in a creative project on Kauai

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Thursday, October 18th, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Art Cafe Hemingway, Kapaa

Quo Imus (Where are we going) invites each one of us to join the playground of ideas. Do you ask yourself what our future will look like in 20 years as well? This exciting theme was taken on by an art project, which is located in Art Cafe Hemingway in Kapaa, and will travel around the world. All of us can co-create it until the end of the year on Kauai. The world is changing rapidly due to digitization. Our…

Cost: Free

December 2018

Sunday Market: Kalalea Anahola Farmer’s Hui

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Sunday, December 16th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Hokualele Road, Anahola, 96703, Anahola

A weekly farmers market hosted by the members of Kalalea Anahola Farmer's Hui. Vendors include local fresh produce, baked goods, vegan meals, crafts, jewelry, massage therapists, fresh coconut juice, local honey, Native Hawaiian educational games and puzzles, jams and curds, and much, much, more. Please visit our website at www.kafarmerskauai.com Event Contact Info: Auntie Aggie Marti Kini, 808-346-0473, info@kafarmerskauai.com

Cost: Free

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert – Ahupua’a

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Sunday, December 16th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. #1 BEST LIVE SHOW - 2018 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice. Traditional slack key music embraces you with Aloha creating an oasis of peace and deep relaxation... Perfect for your Kauai experience. 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'Tune…

Cost: $10 – $25

Open Mic Sundays in Poipu

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Sunday, December 16th, 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Paco’s Tacos Cantina Poipu,

Open Mic every Sunday in Poipu 4:30 to 7:00 pm at Paco's Tacos Cantina. More info www.openmickauai.com

Joy of Christmas

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Sunday, December 16th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
St. Raphael Church, Koloa, Koloa

Join us at the inaugural "Joy of Christmas" festival of lights hosted at St. Raphael Church. We have invited parishioners, local businesses and organizations to join us in creating a celebration of Christmas for all Kauai residents and visitors. Admission is Free. Festivities begin every Saturday and Sunday in December at 6pm until 8pm Christmas light display Food & Drink available for purchase Delicious soups, hot dogs, popcorn, home-made pastries Hot chocolate, coffee, latte, tea, soda, juice, water Gift Shop with…

Cost: Free

Waimea Historic Walking Tour

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Monday, December 17th, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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
Kealia Farm Tours

Kealia Farm Market and Tours

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Monday, December 17th, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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

Kaua’i Spiritual Healing Meditation Group

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Tuesday, December 18th, 7:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Kealia Beach, Kapaa

We meet every Tuesday at Kealia Beach in Kapaa, on the Left Entrance side. It is completely free of charge. I just want everyone to come and have a peaceful time with a group of good people that support each other. I provide sandmats for those that don't have anything to sit on. You're more than welcome to come join us and find some peace of mind, and hopefully make meditation at least part of your weekly routine, even if it's…

Cost: Free
Tasting Kauai Food Tour - North Shore. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – North Shore

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Tuesday, December 18th, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Multiple Stops along the North Shore,

Tasting Kauai offers three food tours every week that explore the North Shore, South Shore and East Side. All tours include tastings with some serious fun in Kauai’s most delicious and beautiful neighborhoods. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, you’ll enjoy delectable foods from one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, famous local restaurants and food trucks while receiving an insider’s view into the culture and history that defines the Garden Island. Walk away with new culinary perspectives, big smiles, satisfied taste buds and the confidence to explore new flavors.

Cost: $99

Kalaheo Sunshine Market

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Tuesday, December 18th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kalaheo Neighborhood Center, Kalaheo

Sunshine Market in Kalaheo at the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center. Local produce, flowers and fruit.

Cost: Free

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert – Sweet Hawaii Dreams

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Tuesday, December 18th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Princeville Community Center, Princeville

Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. #1 BEST LIVE SHOW - 2018 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice. Traditional slack key music embraces you with Aloha creating an oasis of peace and deep relaxation... Perfect for your Kauai experience. 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 18+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'Tune…

Cost: $10 – $25

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band Winter Concert

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Tuesday, December 18th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Lihue

Featuring students for the 2nd and 3rd Year Bands and the CKMS Jazz Band.  Come and join us for a night of great music!

Cost: Free
Tasting Kauai Food Tour - South Shore. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – South Shore

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Wednesday, December 19th, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Multiple stops along the South Shore,

Tasting Kauai offers three food tours every week that explore the North Shore, South Shore and East Side. All tours include tastings with some serious fun in Kauai’s most delicious and beautiful neighborhoods. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, you’ll enjoy delectable foods from one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, famous local restaurants and food trucks while receiving an insider’s view into the culture and history that defines the Garden Island. Walk away with new culinary perspectives, big smiles, satisfied taste buds and the confidence to explore new flavors.

Cost: $99

Kapaa Sunshine Market

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Wednesday, December 19th, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Kapaa New Town Park, Kapaa

Local produce, fruits and flowers.

Cost: Free

Kauai Culinary Market

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Wednesday, December 19th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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.

Free Hula at Coconut Marketplace

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Wednesday, December 19th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Coconut Marketplace, Kapaa

If you're looking for free, lively, and fun Hawaiian entertainment for your whole family, visit Coconut Marketplace in Kapaa for a hula show! Wednesdays at 5 pm and Saturdays at 1 pm.

Cost: Free

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert – Gifts of the Ancestors

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Wednesday, December 19th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
All Saints’ Church – Kapaa, Kapaa

<Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. #1 BEST LIVE SHOW - 2018 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice. Traditional slack key music embraces you with Aloha creating an oasis of peace and deep relaxation... Perfect for your Kauai experience. 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Gift Drawing. Family Friendly Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Audience rating 17+ yrs is 99.3% "Excellent, Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'Tune…

Cost: $10 – $25
Tasting Kauai Food Tour - East Side. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – East Side

Island Happenings »
Thursday, December 20th, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Multiple stops along the East Side,

Tasting Kauai offers three food tours every week that explore the North Shore, South Shore and East Side. All tours include tastings with some serious fun in Kauai’s most delicious and beautiful neighborhoods. Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, you’ll enjoy delectable foods from one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, famous local restaurants and food trucks while receiving an insider’s view into the culture and history that defines the Garden Island. Walk away with new culinary perspectives, big smiles, satisfied taste buds and the confidence to explore new flavors.

Cost: $99
NTBG Hula Shows

NTBG Weekly Hula Show

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Thursday, December 20th, 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
National Tropical Botanical Garden, Koloa

Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā’ala will preform a traditional Hula show highlighting the wahi pane, sacred places, of Kaua’i along with intriguing stories of the Hawaiian people and their connections with the gardens. Dancers will be accompanied by live Hawaiian music. Every Thursday from 2–2:45 PM National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitors Center Across from Spouting Horn

Cost: Free
Hanapepe Sunshine Market

Hanapepe Sunshine Market

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Thursday, December 20th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hanapepe Park, Hanapepe

Local produce, flowers and fruit.

Cost: Free
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