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.

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.

 

February 2017

February 17-26
Going Home the final play in Hawaii playwright David Penhallow Scott’s series four plays about plantation life in World War II-era Hawaii. In this fourth and final episode, Eudora, the widow of a plantation manager, struggles to make a new life for herself after her husband’s death. Thu-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 4pm. Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena St., Lihu‘e. Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

February 18-25
40th Annual Waimea Town Celebration Hawaiian rodeo, canoe and stand up paddling races, a film festival, softball and 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, a fun run (10k, 5K, 2K), hat lei and ʻukulele contests, cultural exhibits and culminating in a 2-day celebration on the 24th and 25th with continuous entertainment on the big stage, food booths, games and rides for the keiki, craft vendors and a beer garden. Visit waimeatowncelebration.com.

February 24
Eat Dessert First a fundraiser for student scholarships. Entertainment, food and desserts will be in abundance and a silent auction. Local vendors will showcase desserts. Drinks to accompany desserts include Kauai Coffee, Organo Gold Black Tea and Ice Latte. No Host Bar available. 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Kauai Beach Resort in Lihu‘e. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Visit zonta-kauai.org.

February 25
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at The Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

 

March 2017

March 3-5
Going Home the final play in Hawaii playwright David Penhallow Scott’s series four plays about plantation life in World War II-era Hawaii.  In this fourth and final episode, Eudora, the widow of a plantation manager, struggles to make a new life for herself after her husband’s death. Thu-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 4pm. Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena St., Lihu‘e. Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

March 4
Derby with The Garden Island Renegade Rollerz are hosting an Inter-Island battle with Oahu’s Pacific Roller Derby Team. All are welcome. It’s family fun for all ages. $5 from 5pm-7:30pm at Kapaa Hockey Rink at the roundabout in Kapa‘a. Email g.i.renegades@gmail.com.

March 11
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at The Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

March 11
The Mokan Nokan Beautiful Hawaii Roadshow enjoy sounds of original scores in orchestral ballet, hip hop, and modern Hula by local filmmaker/director/composer Mel Bell-Grey as well as classical music of Tchaikovsky’s traditional Swan Lake and other modern classical composers and contemporary artist. Shows at 11am and 3pm at KCC Performing Arts Center in Puhi. $20 adults in advance/$25 at door. Children $10 in advance/$15 at door. Visit kauaidanceceenter.com.

March 11
One Fine Evening is a fine art, culinary, wine, and music experience. Enjoy pupus from ten top local chefs, music by Rumba de Fuego, unique wines, masterpieces by local artists, fun selfie booth, and a huge silent auction. Benefits local community programs of the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach. $60 in advance/$70 at door. 5:30pm-9pm, Kilohana Lu‘au Pavilion, Lihu‘e. Visit onefineevening.org.

March 18
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at Koloa Elementary School Cafeteria, 3223 Poipu Rd, Koloa. Call 808-635-4314.

March 18
Garden Island Artisan Fair under the big tent at Po‘ipu Beach offers a great selection of quality handcrafted products from over 35 of Kaua‘i’s finest Artisans. 9am-3pm. Call 808-634-0243.

March 18
7th Annual Prince Kuhio Day Celebration a day of fun-filled activities. There will be educational, cultural, health and wellness exhibits for the whole family. Enjoy live music, entertainment, and hula performances in celebrating the past and embracing the future of Prince Kuhio’s legacy. There will also be food and craft booths. 11am-5pm at Anahola Beach Park. Admission is free. This is a alcohol and drug free event. Call 808-639-1754.

March 19
Island Grown Artisan Fair handmade gifts and treasures. 1pm-6pm at the Princeville Community Center, next to the playground. Call 808-652-8586.

March 25
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at The Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

March 31
Savannah Sipping Society latest by Kauai’s favorite playwrights, Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. In this delightful laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women are drawn together by Fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. 7pm at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena St., Lihu‘e. Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

 

April 2017

April 1
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at Kauai Veterans Center, 3215 Kapule Hwy, Lihu‘e. Call 808-635-4314.

April 1-April 16
Savannah Sipping Society latest by Kauai’s favorite playwrights, Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. In this delightful laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women are drawn together by Fate – and an impromptu happy hour – and decide it’s high time to reclaim their enthusiasm for life. Thu-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 4pm. Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena St., Lihu‘e. Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

April 8
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at The Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

April 29
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at Koloa Elementary School Cafeteria, 3223 Poipu Rd, Koloa. Call 808-635-4314.

 

May 2017

May 5 & 6
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. Friday 5pm-9pm and Saturday 8am-2pm at Kauai Veterans Center, 3215 Kapule Hwy, Lihu‘e. Call 808-635-4314.

May 12-28
Talley’s Folly taking place in 1944 in a Victorian boathouse in Lebanon, Missouri, this funny, sweet love story follows two seemingly incompatible lovers as they come to realize they are truly kindred spirits who have found each other. Thu-Sat at 7pm, Sun at 4pm. Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411 Kikowaena St., Lihu‘e. Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

May 13
May Day by the Bay 2017 featuring Hawaiian music performed by groups from Kaua‘i and throughout the state, including hula, cultural demonstrations by local practiitioners, Kauai-made products craft fair, displays by community groups, Hawaiian food and a silent auction. 10am-6pm at Wai‘oli Beach Park, Hanalei. Call 808-635-9028.

May 20
Kauai Island Crafters Fair 
artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at Koloa Elementary School Cafeteria, 3223 Poipu Rd, Koloa. Call 808-635-4314.

 

June 2017

June 10
King’s Celebration & Parade 
celebrate Hawaii’s kings with this colorful parade down Rice Street in Lihu‘e. 8am-2pm. Call 808-635-7205.

June 24
Doghouse Beer Fest local entertainment, small bites from restaurants and beers from Hawaii and on the mainland will be showcased at the event. Tickets are $75 each/$90 at door. All proceeds will be split between Kauai Humane Society and Junior Achievement of Hawaii. 21 and over event. 808-632-0610.