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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 2018

Holiday Hula Celebration 2018

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Saturday, December 8th, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club, Lihue

Let’s Hula for Christmas! Yes, that's right! Its the theme for Kauai’s annual Holiday Hula Christmas Celebration, says Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza of Halau Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani from Hanapepe, Kauai. The halau is entering its 32nd year with its Hawaiian Holiday Christmas Presentation. Its an evening of hula, chant, music and holiday spirit, with over 100 dancers and musicians from the halau. Each year, Kumu Kapu prepares her dancers with a selection of wonderful chants and songs that honor…

Cost: $20

Second Saturday at Warehouse 3540

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Saturday, December 8th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Warehouse 3540, Kalaheo

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 6-9pm, for vendors, shops, food trucks, and live music. This is a great family-friendly event in a cool old warehouse converted into a community space on the south side.

Joy of Christmas

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Saturday, December 8th, 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

The 12th Annual Kauai Sings Christmas

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Saturday, December 8th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Kilohana Luau Pavilion, LIhue

Join Kauai's best crooners as they cheer in the holiday season with some of your most beloved holiday songs in a benefit for Malama Pono Health Services.  Tickets available at http://mphskauai.org/kauai-sings-christmas/ or Call Malama Pono (808) 246-9577

Cost: $25 – $30

88 Shrines at Lawai International Center

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Sunday, December 9th, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lawai International Center, Omao

Tour times: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm Brief Video & talk story session by Lynn Muramoto. Donations are appreciated.

Cost: Donations Accepted

Sunday Market: Kalalea Anahola Farmer’s Hui

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Sunday, December 9th, 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 – Poina ‘Ole – Never to be Forgotten

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Sunday, December 9th, 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

Princeville Night Market

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Sunday, December 9th, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Princeville Shopping Center, Princeville

The Princeville Night Market brings together 40 different Kauai artisans, live music, and food trucks every Second Sunday of the month! The market runs from 4-8pm and features diverse products such as wood carvings, handmade jewelry, local skincare, photography, and more.

Cost: Free

Kauai Community College Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

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Sunday, December 9th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center, Lihue

Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Grundman, Hylkil, and Cacavas.  This concert includes classical music, folk songs, and holiday music.  There will be music for all preferences and the concert is free!

Cost: Free

Open Mic Sundays in Poipu

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Sunday, December 9th, 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 9th, 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 10th, 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 10th, 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

Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Beginning Band Preview Concert

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Monday, December 10th, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, Lihue

Featuring 120+ Beginning Band students in their first concert.  Our special guests will be members of the Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble.

Cost: Free

Kaua’i Spiritual Healing Meditation Group

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Tuesday, December 11th, 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 11th, 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 11th, 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 – Kauai Style

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Tuesday, December 11th, 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
Tasting Kauai Food Tour - South Shore. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai Food Tour – South Shore

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Wednesday, December 12th, 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 12th, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Kapaa New Town Park, Kapaa

Local produce, fruits and flowers.

Cost: Free
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