Kaua‘i Upcoming Events

 

In our first edition of The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook, we listed a calendar of local events for the island. It was a colossal waste of time! Things change so often in Hawaii that we couldn’t keep it current. The Web fixes that. Don’t get me wrong. Some of the events listed below will not occur or will change time or place. That’s because decisions about these things are made quite capriciously in the islands, often the day of the event. We’ll change this page daily if we have to, but you can’t bet your life on the timeliness of these events. Nonetheless, if you’re interested in attending a local event, these might be worth checking into.

 

On-Going Events

Wednesdays & Saturdays
Free Hula Show
at Coconut Marketplace in Kapa‘a at 4-484 Kuhio Highway. 5pm on Wednesdays and 1pm on Saturdays.

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Hawaiian Slack performances by Doug & Sandy McMaster Enjoy the soothing ambience of this fingerstyle, instrumental musical artform created by Hawaiian paniolo (cowboys) in the late 1700s. 6pm – Wednesdays at All Saints’ Church 4-1065 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa. 4pm – Fridays at Hanalei Community Center on Malolo Rd., Hanalei. 6pm – Saturdays at Princeville Community Center, 4334 Emmalani Dr., Princeville. And 3pm – Sundays at at Hanalei Community Center on Malolo Rd., Hanalei. Tickets are $25/adult, $20/senior & teens (13-19), $10 children 6-12, under 6 is free. Visit mcmasterslackkey.com.

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Kauai Products Fair outdoor crafts fair in northern Kapa‘a, 9am–5pm.

First Friday of Each Month
Free Movie Night from February through September of 2017. Bring your blankets, lounge on the lawn and enjoy an evening under the stars. Refreshments and dinner are available through the Café. Free event, 6pm start at Anaina Hou Community Park, Kilauea. Visit anainahou.org.

Fridays
Free Live Hawaiian Music with Larry Rivera
known as a musical legend in Hawai‘i, Larry Rivera has serenaded many visitors and locals alike with his soothing and soulful voice. 5pm at Coconut Marketplace in Kapa‘a at 4-484 Kuhio Highway.

Fridays
Ping Pong at Kilauea Neighborhood Center provided are tables, paddles and balls. Children need supervision after 6pm. In classroom building next to the gym. Free, 5pm-8pm. Call 808-828-1421.

Fridays
Art Night in Hanapepe
with the galleries open for browsing between 5pm and 9pm.

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
West Kauai Craft Fair outdoor crafts fair in Waimea on the main highway across from the West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center, 9am–4pm.

First Saturday of Each Month
Kauai Museum in Lihu‘e offers free admission as well as rotating exhibits and classes throughout the month. Call the Museum at 808-245–6931 for additional information.

First Saturday of Each Month
Kapa‘a Town First Saturdays every month merchants and restaurants stay open late and offer many specials that night.

Second Saturday of Each Month
Saturday Market at All Saints’ Church
a mix of local vendors including crafts, produce, plants and plate lunches courtesy of 3 Girls Local Grill. 9am-2pm at 4-1065 Kuhio Hwy, Kapa‘a. Call 808-822-4267.

Second Saturday of Each Month
The Shops at Kukui‘ula in Po‘ipu 
host an evening of fine art, fine dining and music under the stars from 6pm-9pm.

Second Saturday Hanalei Town different events happen each month, from art nights, to music, to hula, to fashion shows, to movies, to children’s theatre. The events are all non-alcohol and community oriented. Many businesses stay open late that night. 4pm-9-pm. Call 808-635-2074.

Last Saturday of Each Month
Kilauea Art Night discover locally made pottery, wood work, original fine art, jewelry, organic skincare, handmade soaps, wish trees, apparel, chocolates and more. There are a wide variety of food vendors. Enjoy dinner listening to live music; 3 musical offerings each month on the grounds of the historic stone building. Don’t miss the Keiki Fire & Light performance at 7pm on the back lawn. 4 to 8pm in Kilauea. Call 808-635-2572.

Second Sunday of Each Month
Princeville Night Market featuring live music and local artisans at the Princeville Shopping Center. 4pm-8pm. Call 808-635-2572.

 

November 2017

November 10 & 11
3rd Annual Wahine Comedy Festival women from around Hawaii perform. $10 at Trees Lounge, 440 Aleka Pl., Kapa‘a.  Call 808-542-8345,

November 10-26
Live on Stage – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue. Fri/Sat at b7pm, Sun at 4pm. Tickets $15, $10 seniors and students, children 3 an under are free. Call 808-246-8985.

November 10-26
Live on Stage Chitty Chitty Bang Bang this family-friendly musical about a flying car is fun for all ages. Fri/Sat at 7pm and Sun at 4pm at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e. Tickets $15, senior and student $12, 3 and under free. Call 808-246-8985.

November 11
Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run 5-Km, 10-Km, Half Marathon Runs, and non-competitive 5-K Walk. $30 or $40 – early registration required. 7am at Anne Knudsen Park, Junction Maluhia Rd. (RT520) & Emi Rd., Koloa. Visit oldkoloasugarmillrun.org.

November 11
Kauai Island Crafter’s Fair featuring handmade products from Kaua‘i’s crafters and artisans. 8am-2pm at Church of the Pacific, 4520 Kapaka St., Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

November 18
Kauai Island Crafter’s Fair featuring handmade products from Kaua‘i’s crafters and artisans. 8am-2pm at Koloa Elementary School Cafeteria, 3223 Poipu Rd., Koloa. Call 808-635-4314.

November 25
Kauai Island Crafter’s Fair featuring handmade products from Kaua‘i’s crafters and artisans. 8am-2pm at Church of the Pacific, 4520 Kapaka St., Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

 

December 2017

December 1-24
Annual Festival of Lights opens with a night parade down Rice Street in Lihue on December 1 and then the county building is open with an interior display of Auntie Josie’s gorgeous creations and the dazzling creations crafted by Kauai artisans is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 6pm-8pm. through Christmas Eve with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Call 808-639-8564.

December 2
Kauai Island Crafter’s Fair featuring handmade products from Kaua‘i’s crafters and artisans. 8am-2pm at Kauai Veterans Center, 3215 Kapule Hwy, Lihu‘e. Call 808-635-4314.

December 2
KISS Concert: Songs of the Season the spirit and music of the season with Kauai Island Singers Showcase. Free event. 7pm at All Saints Church, 1065 Kuhio Highway, Kapa‘a. Call 808-822-0545.

December 3
8th Annual Kalo Festival at Waipa’s beautiful Halulu Fishpond. Educational displays, a biggest kalo contest, poi pounding, kalo tastings, and foods inspired by kalo. Live music will flow all day, hands-on activities, local artisans, a recipe contest, silent auction. Right on Hanalei Bay from 11am-5pm. $5 for adults and $1 for keiki (ages 3-18). Call 808-826-9969.

December 4
2nd Annual Mahelona Hospital Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony enjoy thousands of Christmas lights, decorations, inflatables, entertainment and much more. 6pm-9pm at Mahelona Hospital Courtyard, 4800 Kawaihau Rd., Kapa‘a. Call 808-823-4138.

December 8
Ohana Ni‘ihau O Waimea Concert a unique, cultural, and spiritual concert featuring the beautiful voices from Mama Ane Kanahele’s ohana, and Hale Pule. Food and Ni’ihau Shell Lei for sale. Free event. 7pm-8:30pm at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, 4191 Hardy St., Lihu‘e. Call 808-639-1261.

December 9
Kauai Island Crafter’s Fair featuring handmade products from Kaua‘i’s crafters and artisans. 8am-2pm at Church of the Pacific, 4520 Kapaka St., Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

December 9
14th Annual National Tropical Botanical Garden Holiday Craft Fair a day of holiday shopping and entertainment featuring Kauai-made products, jewelry, clothing, and more. Enjoy discounts in the NTBG Gift Shop, live music, and local food trucks. Admission is free, donations are appreciated. Non-perishable food items will also be accepted for donation to the Kauai Branch of Hawaii Food Bank. 10am-3pm. 4425 Lawai Rd., Koloa. Call 808-332-7324.

December 16
Santa Claus Comes to Princeville bring cameras for photos. Refreshments Served. 10am-11am at the Princeville Community Center, 4334 Emmalani Rd. Call 808-826-6687.

December 21 & February 1-8
The Inspirational Film Festival see 22 wonderful classic films at Kukui Grove Cinema in Lihu‘e on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen. The tickets may be shared with friends and family. For example see a film at 4pm then pass the ticket to your cousin to see the show at 6pm. $20 for all 22 films. Call 808-245-5055.

December 31
New Years Eve Fireworks in Po‘ipu this family-friendly event includes food trucks, food booths, a movie showing at the beach park and fireworks. Fireworks are set to begin at 8:15pm. The holiday festivities run from 5:30pm to 9pm. Free and open to the public. Call 808-742-7444.

 

January 2018

January 19-21
Kauai Voices – A Banquet of Voices 
will feature the musical genres of pop, Latin, Cuban, Broadway, Jazz, movies, gospel, Hawaiian, American musical, world peace, classic, African, patriotic, sound choir, speaking choir and rock. $15 each in advance and $20 at the door. Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3pm at St. Michael’s Church, 4364 Hardy St., Lihu‘e. Call 800-838-3006.

 

February 2018

February 1-8
The Inspirational Film Festival see 22 wonderful classic films at Kukui Grove Cinema in Lihu‘e on the big screen the way they were meant to be seen. The tickets may be shared with friends and family. For example see a film at 4pm then pass the ticket to your cousin to see the show at 6pm. $20. Call 808-245-5055.

February 9
Haku Lei Making at Kauai Museum 
from 11:30am-2:30pm cost is $50. 4428 Rice St, Lihu‘e. Call 808-245-6931.

February 13
25th Annual Eat Dessert First local vendors will showcase desserts. Monies go to scholarships for local high school seniors. $30 in advance and $35 at the door. 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Kauai Marriott in Lihu‘e. Visit zonta-kauai.org.

 

March 2018

March 10
All Saints Saturday Market 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. 9am-2pm. Free. 4-1065 Kuhio Highway, Kapa‘a. Call 808-822-4267.