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July 2018

Koloa Jodo Mission Bon Dance

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Friday, July 6th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Koloa Jodo Mission,

Koloa Jodo Mission Bon Dance Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7: Koloa Jodo Mission Koloa Jodo Mission will hold its Bon Dance on Friday,August 4 and Saturday, August 5. Bon is a traditional Japanese cultural and Buddhist religious celebration honoring family members who have passed away. The Bon Dance is a free event – come to watch, participate, and enjoy the entertainment and dancing. Contact: 742-6735 Dancing begins at 7:30

Koloa Jodo Mission Bon Dance

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Saturday, July 7th, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Koloa Jodo Mission,

Koloa Jodo Mission Bon Dance Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7: Koloa Jodo Mission Koloa Jodo Mission will hold its Bon Dance on Friday,August 4 and Saturday, August 5. Bon is a traditional Japanese cultural and Buddhist religious celebration honoring family members who have passed away. The Bon Dance is a free event – come to watch, participate, and enjoy the entertainment and dancing. Contact: 742-6735 Dancing begins at 7:30

All Saints’ Church Saturday Market

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Saturday, July 14th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All Saints’ Church – Kapaa, Kapaa

All Saints' Saturday Market takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  The market is a mix of the best local vendors including crafts, produce, plants and ono plate lunches courtesy of 3 Girls Local Grill.  You can even get a massage!

Cost: Free

Kapaa Hongwanji Mission Bon Dance

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Friday, July 20th, 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

Historic Hapa Trail Walk

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Saturday, July 21st, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Raphael Church, Koloa

Hosted by Koloa Community Association and Hui Malama o Koloa An easy morning walk along historic Hapa Trail by the Koloa Community Association. Meet your tour guides at St. Raphael’s Church - this is the island’s oldest Catholic church, so your historical tour is off to a good start. Hapa Road Trail isn’t used anymore, but it was once a major route connecting Koloa and the Poipu area. Today, Hapa Trail has been designated by the County of Kauai as…

Cost: FREE

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

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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

Mixed Plate – Live Music

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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,…

2018 Annual Historic Koloa Plantation Days Parade

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Saturday, July 28th, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Horseback and walking units, floral floats, vintage cars, and decorated vehicles are in a great hometown parade that celebrates aspects of the workers’ camps in plantation towns. Each camp had its ethnic identity, customs, foods, games and sports, music and dance. This is a festival signature event, don't miss it! The people walking, on decorated floats, on horseback, and in decorated vehicles will do their best to capture some aspect of plantation life. They will have colorful costumes, perhaps play…

2018 Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run/Walk

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Sunday, July 29th, 6:30 AM to 10:30 PM
Poipu Beach Park, Koloa

Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run/Walk  Poipu Beach Park Sunday, July 29; 6:30am – 10:30am Bring the entire family to Poipu Beach Park on Sunday, July 30 for the Family Fun Run/Walk by Kukui’ula Canoe Club.  Different course lengths (1 mile keiki run; 5K run/walk; 10K run; 10 mile run; 10 mile walk) to test your endurance.  The event is 6:30am to 10:30am.  Register at ACTIVE.com.  Race fee is $35; keiki run is $15; $5 discount per person for groups of…

August 2018

Soto Zen Bon Festival

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Friday, August 3rd, 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Kauai Soto Zen Temple, Hanapepe

The Soto Zen Bon Festival has a lively look and feel for an ancient tradition, with a festival logo and theme, "Let's Bon Dance!" The major elements of the festival are: (a) traditional Japanese folk dancing, singing, and drumming, (b) food booths, (c) games booths, (d) cultural exhibits, (e) opening and intermission performances, (f) country store/bazaar, and (g) religious memorial services. It brings out the best in what a Bon tradition is all about, celebrating the diverse cultural, religious, and…

Cost: Free

Heiva I Kauai 2018

Community »
Saturday, August 4th, 12:00 AM
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Heiva I Kaua`i 2018 celebrates the 17th anniversary of a unique, exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition. This annual event provides a venue for the next generation of performers to present their talent, skill and cultural knowledge to an audience of more than 1000 attendees daily! On Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, from 9am to 5pm, come and enjoy balmy sea breezes and whispering palm trees at this community-sponsored, family-centered celebration of Tahitian culture at the…

Cost: $7

Soto Zen Bon Festival

Community »
Saturday, August 4th, 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Kauai Soto Zen Temple, Hanapepe

The Soto Zen Bon Festival has a lively look and feel for an ancient tradition, with a festival logo and theme, "Let's Bon Dance!" The major elements of the festival are: (a) traditional Japanese folk dancing, singing, and drumming, (b) food booths, (c) games booths, (d) cultural exhibits, (e) opening and intermission performances, (f) country store/bazaar, and (g) religious memorial services. It brings out the best in what a Bon tradition is all about, celebrating the diverse cultural, religious, and…

Cost: Free

Heiva I Kauai 2018

Community »
Sunday, August 5th, 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa

Heiva I Kaua`i 2018 celebrates the 17th anniversary of a unique, exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition. This annual event provides a venue for the next generation of performers to present their talent, skill and cultural knowledge to an audience of more than 1000 attendees daily! On Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, from 9am to 5pm, come and enjoy balmy sea breezes and whispering palm trees at this community-sponsored, family-centered celebration of Tahitian culture at the…

Cost: $7

All Saints’ Church Saturday Market

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Saturday, August 11th, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
All Saints’ Church – Kapaa, Kapaa

All Saints' Saturday Market takes place on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  The market is a mix of the best local vendors including crafts, produce, plants and ono plate lunches courtesy of 3 Girls Local Grill.  You can even get a massage!

Cost: Free

Pilgrimage of Compassion

Community »
Sunday, August 12th, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Lawai International Center, Omao

With Grandmaster Riley Lee & members of Taiko Kaua'i Sunday, August 12 1:00PM -4:30PM 1:00PM Activities Start 2:30PM Program Starts Lawai International Center Click here for slideshow of last year's Pilgrimage It's time for hearts to unite on the sacred grounds of Lawai International Center. The Center welcomes all to the 18th annual Pilgrimage of Compassion on Sunday, August 12th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program will start at2:30 p.m. celebrating the timeless spiritual vision of a valley long recognized as…

Bikes on Rice

Community »
Tuesday, August 14th, 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Lihue Civic Center, Lihue

You’re invited to Bikes on Rice—a series of monthly free, supported group bicycle ride on Lihue’s quiet streets. WHO: People of all ages & abilities who enjoy bicycling WHAT: Free, supported, slow paced 6-mile bicycle ride on level streets, no hills, followed by free grilled hot dogs WHEN: 4:30 PM show-up for a 4:45 PM roll out, first event will be on TUESDAY, FEB. 13, 2018 WHERE: Start & end at the Mayor’s Office, 4444 Rice Street, Lihue, HI 96766…

Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair

Art & Crafts »
Thursday, August 16th, 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Vidinha Stadium, Lihue

Four days of fun, food, farming and great entertainment for the whole family! Our fair features floral and cooking demonstrations, hula halau exhibition, petting zoo, carnival, great island food and much more! For the full daily schedule of events, please visit www.kauaifarmfarm.org For more information, contact the Kauai County Farm Bureau at (808) 337-9944

Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair

Art & Crafts »
Friday, August 17th, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Vidinha Stadium, Lihue

Four days of fun, food, farming and great entertainment for the whole family! Our fair features floral and cooking demonstrations, hula halau exhibition, petting zoo, carnival, great island food and much more! For the full daily schedule of events, please visit www.kauaifarmfarm.org For more information, contact the Kauai County Farm Bureau at (808) 337-9944

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