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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 2018
Tasting Kauai Food Tour - North Shore. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – North Shore

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Tuesday, August 21st, 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, August 21st, 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 – Honoring Keli’i Mawae of Molokai

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Tuesday, August 21st, 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. 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 - South Shore. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – South Shore

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 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, August 22nd, 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, August 22nd, 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.

Surfrider Foundation 34th Anniversary Celebration and Net Patrol at Kealia

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kealia Beach, Kapaa

Protect what you love, make a big difference and help us cut and remove derelict fishing nets and marine debris from our coast. Follow the Surfrider signs. Wear sunscreen and good shoes, bring water in your reusable container. Gloves and other materials provided. For more info please call Barbara at (808) 635-2593 Net patrol from 4-6pm and from 6-7, we'll have refreshments, cake and a band. We'll also be launching our new logo! Surfrider Kauai joins with locals, visitors, and…

‘Ohana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 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

Trivia Night Poipu

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Wednesday, August 22nd, 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Bangkok Happy Bowl, Koloa

If you're on the south side on a Wednesday night, there's only one place to be---- TRIVIA NIGHT at Bangkok Happy Bowl, the south shore's favorite location for Thai food, sushi and great drinks. Trivia is FREE to play and we cover all kinds of subjects: geography, history, sports, pop culture, current events, movies, languages, science, music, etc. There's a little something for everyone! $50 gift certificate for 1st place, $25 for 2nd. For more information check out Instagram or…

Cost: Free
Tasting Kauai Food Tour - East Side. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – East Side

Island Happenings »
Thursday, August 23rd, 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 Weekly Hula Show

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Thursday, August 23rd, 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, August 23rd, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hanapepe Park, Hanapepe

Local produce, flowers and fruit.

Cost: Free

Kilauea Sunshine Market

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Thursday, August 23rd, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Kilauea Neighborhood Center, Kilauea

Local produce, flowers and fruits.

Cost: Free

Rob’s Good Times Trivia Night

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Thursday, August 23rd, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Rob’s Good Times Grill, Lihue

Every Thursday is trivia night at Kauai's favorite sports bar, Rob's Good Times Grill! Get a team together and come join the fun.  Trivia is FREE to play and we have $50 for the winning team, $25 for second and $25 for third place. Come test your knowledge in subjects such as sports, history, geography, current events, movies, music, pop culture, science, etc. There's a little something for everyone on the team! Trivia starts at 8, goes until 10 and is…

Cost: Free
Kealia Farm Tours

Kealia Farm Market and Tours

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Friday, August 24th, 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

Lihue Sunshine Market

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Friday, August 24th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Vidinha Stadium, Lihue

Local products, fruits and flowers.

Cost: Free

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert – Aloha Music

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Friday, August 24th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 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

Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk

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Friday, August 24th, 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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, August 25th, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Kekaha Neighborhood Center, Kekaha

Local produce, flowers and fruits.

Cost: Free

Craft Fair in Paradise

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Saturday, August 25th, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Mano Kalanipo Park, Poipu

Come see Kauai’s vast array of both Hand-Crafted and Imported products from 40 different vendors. Offerings include: Clothing, Jewelry, Heritage Crafts, Paintings, Photos, and much more. The perfect place for gifts and special keepsakes. Enjoy local foods and a Mini Farmer’s Market. And with live entertainment this event has something for everyone!

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