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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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March 2019

Open Mic Sundays in Poipu

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Sunday, March 24th, 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

April 2019

Tasting Kauai Food Tour - South Shore. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – South Shore

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Wednesday, April 24th, 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, April 24th, 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, April 24th, 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, April 24th, 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

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Wednesday, April 24th, 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 - 2019 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. Family Friendly Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12). Gift Drawing. Audience rating 20+ 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

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Thursday, April 25th, 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, April 25th, 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, April 25th, 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, April 25th, 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Kilauea Neighborhood Center, Kilauea

Local produce, flowers and fruits.

Cost: Free
Kealia Farm Tours

Kealia Farm Market and Tours

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Friday, April 26th, 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, April 26th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Vidinha Stadium, Lihue

Local products, fruits and flowers.

Cost: Free

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert

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Friday, April 26th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. There are so many songs and stories that we have over twenty different themes for the concerts which incorporate different songs and stories.  Themes include:  Tour of the Islands, Hanalei Slack Key, For the Birds, Honoring Raymond Kane, Whales Homecoming, Sea Turtle Serenade, Honoring Keli'i Mawae of Molokai, 'Ohana Slack Key, Aloha Music of Hawaii, Hawaii's Sunset Music, Heart of Slack Key, Spirit of Slack…

Cost: $10 – $25

Hanapepe Friday Night Festival & Art Walk

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Friday, April 26th, 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, April 27th, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Kekaha Neighborhood Center, Kekaha

Local produce, flowers and fruits.

Cost: Free

Hanalei Farmers’ Market

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Saturday, April 27th, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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, April 27th, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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

Garden Tours

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Saturday, April 27th, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Grove Farm museum, Lihue

The gardens at Grove Farm museum will be in their full glory, and we can't wait to show them off to you.  Join us for a special one hour walking tour and see a preserved working plantation-era domestic farm, which displays life from the 1800s until today.  Lead by Master Gardeners the tours will depart at 11:00 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:00, 12:30, and 1:00 p.m.  Space is limited!  Call 808-245-3202 or email tours@grovefarm.org to make your reservation.  A donation…

Cost: $10.00

Free Hula at Coconut Marketplace

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Saturday, April 27th, 1:00 PM to 2:00 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

Island Happenings »
Sunday, April 28th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Hanalei Community Center, Hanalei

Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. There are so many songs and stories that we have over twenty different themes for the concerts which incorporate different songs and stories. Themes include: Tour of the Islands, Hanalei Slack Key, For the Birds, Honoring Raymond Kane, Whales Homecoming, Sea Turtle Serenade, Honoring Keli'i Mawae of Molokai, 'Ohana Slack Key, Aloha Music of Hawaii, Hawaii's Sunset Music, Heart of Slack Key, Spirit of Slack…

Cost: $10 – $25
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