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July 2018

Kauai High School Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser

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Saturday, July 21st, 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Ocean Course Hokuala, Lihue

Join in on the fun for the 1st Annual Kauai High School Red Raiders Football Fun Run/Walk. Come out to the beautiful trails at Hokuala to enjoy a 5k run/walk followed by breakfast to help raise money for the Red Raiders! Details: Registration begins at 6AM, run beings at 7:30AM Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off with their pre-registration payment at Kaua’i High School’s main office, or ask a Football Player if you know of one. $35 for…

19th Annual Plantation Days Paniolo Heritage Rodeo

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Saturday, July 21st, 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
CJM Country Stables, Koloa

Rodeo is a big sport in Hawaii, you’ll be amazed at the level of competition displayed by our contestants. Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys and cowgirls) have been top rodeo competitors since Ikua Purdy of Waimea, Hawaii, won a national roping contest in Wyoming in 1908. From little keiki on up, ropers and riders throughout Hawaii compete in numerous events every year. This years 19th Annual Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo will feature Bull Riding, Wild Cow Milking, High Dollar Team Roping, Barrel…

Cost: Various

Family Fun Day Fundraiser

Community »
Saturday, July 21st, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Kilauea Ball Park,

Kilauea School PTSA is hosting a Family Fun Day with free entry for silent auctions, music, food, vendors, and more.  There will also be Keiki Zone with inflatable zip line, waterside and more.  All money raised go to Kilauea Elementary School.

Cost: FREE

Keiki Fishing at Waita

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Saturday, July 21st, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Kauai ATV, Koloa

Visit Waita Reservoir on Saturday afternoon, July 21 1:00pm to 4:00pm for a FREE keiki “catch and release” fishing experience, courtesy of Kauai ATV and Kauai Bass Fishing. Waita is Hawaii’s largest body of fresh water and is home to tilapia, big mouth bass and peacock bass. A rare opportunity to introduce this family activity of bygone years to your keiki. Reservations are required as space is limited. All keiki and family meet at Kauai ATV for check in and…

Koloa Plantation Days Festival Opening & Sunset Ho’olaulea

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Saturday, July 21st, 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Poipu Beach Athletic Club, Koloa

Sunset Ho`olaulea at Poipu Beach Athletic Club, FREE concert, 5-8:30pm. Join us for the revival of this Koloa Plantation Days tradition with music and food for an opening weekend celebration. This year brings a family focus to the event, with FREE games by Got Games! for all the keiki. Parents can enjoy a selection Kauai's best food trucks - including Porkys, The Fresh Shave, Kickshaws and more. Imu Bar & Restaurant will be open that night, offering family & fine…

Cost: Event and Parking Free

11th Annual Moonlight & Music Fundraiser

Entertainment »
Saturday, July 21st, 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
McBryde Garden, Koloa

Join National Tropical Botanical Garden for the Annual Moonlight & Music Fundraiser in the McBryde Garden on Saturday, July 21st, 2018. Kauaʻi`s premier gala event features dinner and dancing under the stars and benefits the critical plant conservation, research and educational efforts of NTBG. Sip cocktails and have dinner in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Bid on unique garden-themed items in the silent auction. Dance the night away with The Quake. Stroll through the beautifully lit Biodiversity…

Cost: $175

Kapaa Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance

Community »
Saturday, July 21st, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Kapaa Hongwanji Mission, Kapaa

Bon Dance is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. Join us at our mission that has served Kauai since 1922, for dancing, food, games and more festivities. Dancing begins at 7:30

Free Keiki Miniature Golf Tournament

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Sunday, July 22nd, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Lawai Beach Resort, Koloa

Free round on mini-golf course with tournament for keiki (kids) 13 and under. Refreshments and goodie bags. Limited to first 75 children. Register at 9:30am.

Cost: FREE

19th Annual Plantation Days Sunday Family Fun Rodeo

Sporting »
Sunday, July 22nd, 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
CJM Country Stables, Koloa

Rodeo is a big sport in Hawaii, you’ll be amazed at the level of competition displayed by our contestants. Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys and cowgirls) have been top rodeo competitors since Ikua Purdy of Waimea, Hawaii, won a national roping contest in Wyoming in 1908. From little keiki on up, ropers and riders throughout Hawaii compete in numerous events every year. This years 19th Annual Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo will feature Bull Riding, Wild Cow Milking, High Dollar Team Roping, Barrel…

Cost: Various

Mixed Plate – Live Music

Community »
Sunday, July 22nd, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Free Live Music in Old Koloa Town’s Courtyard Kama’aina and visitors are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy free live music on July 22 as Koloa Plantation Days and the Old Koloa Town merchants present the fifth annual Mixed Plate – Live Music Show. This is a chance for music lovers of all ages to enjoy some of Kauai's best music in a relaxed, outdoor setting. This year’s show will feature the music of Kauai-born singer/songwriter Violet Asuncion,…

Plantation-Style Living: An Afternoon of Art, Stories and Refreshment

Community »
Monday, July 23rd, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Smith Memorial Parsonage, Koloa

This event takes place at the historic Smith Memorial Parsonage, an old-fashioned plantation-style home on a beautiful acre of land in the heart of Koloa. The parsonage is owned by Koloa Union Church and has been fully restored and transformed into an art gallery featuring the vibrant watercolors of Hawaiian artist Alan Akana, who paints the flowers of Hawai`i, including indigenous flowers that are found nowhere else in the world. Rev. Dr. Akana is also the pastor of Koloa Union…

Cost: Free

Historic Sugar Exhibit and Plantation Life Storytelling

Community »
Monday, July 23rd, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Shops at Kukuiu’ula, Koloa

On Monday, July 23, The Shops at Kukui‘ula will host the Opening Night of the 2018 Koloa Plantation Days’ annual Historic Sugar Exhibit at 6pm as well as the inaugural “Plantation Life Storytelling” with Master Storyteller Kathy “Tita” Collins from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The Historic Sugar Exhibit features portraits of plantation life by photographer Carol Ann Davis, along with a century of archival images from the plantation era courtesy of Grove Farm Homestead Museum. The exhibit also includes artifacts from…

Koloa Plantation Days Heritage Craft Fair

Art & Crafts »
Tuesday, July 24th, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Koloa

Experience a part of Hawaii's past, present and future through crafts, demonstrations and music. Crafters will share kapa, Hawaiian print bags, children's items, jewelry, wood carvings, specialty soaps and fragrances, island jams and jellies and photographs. Learn about Niihau shell leis, listen to Hawaiian contemporary music (from 9:30am to 3:30pm) at Seaview Terrace and share stories of Hawaii.

Historic Tour of McBryde Garden and Talk Story

Community »
Tuesday, July 24th, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
National Tropical Botanical Garden, Koloa

Meet at the National Tropical Botanical Garden South Shore Visitors Center for a free historic tour of McBryde Garden and talk story about its plantation past. A unique tour just for Plantation Days, new this year. Advance reservations requested as space is limited. (808) 742-2623

Mahaulepu Coastal Hike

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Wednesday, July 25th, 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Poipu,

Moderate hike along beach trail and surrounding bluffs overlooking spectacular Maha’ulepu area. Hosted by Malama Mahaulepu Meet at CJM Stables at 9am. Drive on Poipu Beach Road past the Grand Hyatt Poipu. Continue about a half mile on the dirt haul cane road. Turn right at CJM Stables sign. Drive to the Stables parking area. Please park facing Haupu Mountain. Wear sturdy shoes or slippers, hats, sunblock, and bring drinking water.

Cost: Free

Traditional Hawaiian Games

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Wednesday, July 25th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Kiahuna Plantation Resort, Poipu

Children have fun with games like disk throwing, spear throwing, coconut toss, and 50-yard dash. Music and refreshments including shave ice to follow. Craft tent where children can participate in making fun local souvenirs, learn coconut frond weaving, and how to "tro net" as the local fishermen do.

Cost: Free

Summer Stars 2018 Gala Showcase Fundraiser

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Thursday, July 26th, 5:30 PM
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue

Celebrate the magic of live theater, as the Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s ‘Summer Stars’ program presents their ‘Rising Stars Gala Showcase and Fundraiser’. One night only! Thursday, July 26th at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Enjoy dinner at the theatre, homemade baked goods, peruse the silent auction items, and mingle with friends before the show starts at 7 PM. All proceeds go to Hawaii Children’s Theatre, benefitting Kauai’s youth. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10…

Cost: $8 – $10

“The Living Legacy of Koloa Plantation” Talk Story With Catherine Pascual Lo

Community »
Friday, July 27th, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Koloa Public and School Library, Koloa
Cost: FREE

Old Koloa Town Historical Walk

Community »
Friday, July 27th, 5:30 PM
Koloa School, Koloa

Walk and learn about the history of Old Koloa Town, which was built up around one of Hawaii’s first commercial sugar plantations. Meet your guide, Gail Little, at the Koloa Library and School on Poipu Road. She will have fascinating photos and other displays on the Koloa area in various eras. Then, the group proceeds to Old Koloa Town, where Gail will point out historic buildings and chat about their previous incarnations as a dispensary, churches, motel for traveling salesmen,…

Kauai Island Crafters Fair

Art & Crafts »
Saturday, July 28th, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Church of the Pacific, Princeville, Princeville

E Komo Mai ! Come on down and follow the crowd to the Kauai Island Crafters Fair. It’s the place to be when shopping for a handmade Hawaiian product. Shop with confidence and enjoy the wide array of local Kauai artisans and crafters that the Kauai Island Crafters Fair bring to their monthly events. Each artisan and crafter showcase their high standards of quality made craftsmanship into their work. Original and fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone…

Cost: FREE
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