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

Mondays
Waimea Historic Walking Tour 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. Registration is required (by Friday at noon the week prior) for participation and special group tours are available. 8:30am-11:30am. Leaves from the Visitor Center. Donations accepted. Call 808-338-1332.

Mondays & Fridays
Kealia Farm Market & Tours 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. Market purchases credited toward wagon ride. 3pm-7pm. Call 808-635-8290.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
Build-A-Bar Workshops for Chocolate Lovers
create your own gourmet chocolate bars (then try and leave without eating them!). 9:30am-11:15am at Wild Kauai Chocolate in Wailua. $60. Register online. Visit wildkauaichocolate.com.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & 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 – Tuesdays at Princeville Community Center, 4334 Emmalani Dr., Princeville. 6pm – Wednesdays at All Saints’ Church 4-1065 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa. 4pm – Fridays at Hanalei Community Center on Malolo Rd., Hanalei. 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.

Wednesdays
Kauai Culinary Market at Kukui‘ula Village meet local farmers and Kauai grown/Kauai made packaged food vendors. Soak up the sunshine in the Beer & Wine Garden, near Merriman’s, and experience live chef demonstrations from some of the island’s most talented chefs. Enjoy live contemporary Hawaiian music. 4pm-6pm. Call 808-742-9545.

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

Thursdays
Free Weekly Hula Show at Nation Tropical Botanical Gardens 
Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leina‘ala will preform a traditional Hula showhighlighting the wahi pane, sacred places, of Kaua‘i along with intriguingstories of the Hawaiian people and their connections with the gardens. Dancers will be accompanied by live Hawaiian music. 2pm-2:45pm at 4425 Lawai Rd, Po‘ipu. Call 808-332-7324.

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
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.

Most Saturdays
Kauai Island Crafters Fair local vendors share their made on Kaua‘i specialty items for sale. Locations alternate from Koloa to Princeville to Lihu‘e. Check their website for the location and date that suits you. Visit kauaiislandcraftersfair.com.

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
Second Saturday at Warehouse 3540 
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. 6pm-9pm at 3450 Koloa Rd., Kalaheo. Visit warehouse3540.com.

Sundays
Kalalea Anahola Farmers Market includes 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 more. 10am-3pm. Visit kafarmerskauai.com.

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 2019

February 14-March 3
The Shadow Box 
Pulitzer prize winning drama takes place over twenty-four hours. Three patients agree to be apart of a psychological scheme where they live within the hospital grounds and have interviews with a psychiatrist. Thursday-Saturday at 7pm, Sundays at 4pm. Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

February 17
42nd Annual Waimea Town Celebration: Heritage of Aloha a cultural presentation of hula and mele by Ka Pa Hula o Hinano honoring Kaua’i’s last king, Kaumualii (1778-1824). Hawaiian Plate prepared by Kilohana Canoe Club. Fresh flower leis available for sale by the Kupuna Klub. $30/person. All ages show. Visit waimeatheater.com.

February 19
La Voix from Britain’s Got Talent & The Ab Fab Movie for the past 10 years La Voix has been taking on the big divas and making them her own, on both stage and screen. Her unique stage show features Amazing Live Singing, Fabulous Musicians, Hilarious Comedy and amazing gowns. Adult themed show. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. 7pm at KCC Performing Arts Center in Puhi. Visit lavoix.co.uk.

 

March 2019

March 1-3
The Shadow Box Pulitzer
prize winning drama takes place over twenty-four hours. Three patients agree to be apart of a psychological scheme where they live within the hospital grounds and have interviews with a psychiatrist. Thursday-Saturday at 7pm, Sundays at 4pm. Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

March 9
Grove Farm Old Time Games test your skill at the midway games, join in the races and pie eating contests, pet miniature horses, get some ono food, and find something yummy at the Sweet Shoppe. $1–$2. 10am-3pm at Grove Farm, 4050 Nawiliwili Hwy, Lihu‘e. Call 808-245-3202.

March 16
9th Annual Anahola 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. Hoʻokupu (offering) protocol ceremony will begin at 11am. Admission is free. This is an alcohol and drug free event. 11am-4pm at Anahola Beach Park, Anahola. For more information contact La Contrades at khpono@gmail.com.

March 28-April 14
KCP Presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” each play being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors. Thurs-Sat. at 7pm, Sun at 4pm at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, Lihu‘e, Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

March 30
4th Annual Keiki Fun Day listen to great music from Kapaa Middle School Band & Choir and Candice & Co. Watch the Salsa dances, Kapaa Elementary School Kid Fit Crew and more. Enjoy the Slide and Glide inflatable fun for $15 All-day wrist band pass. Noon-6pm. $15 at Kapa‘a Beach Park. Call 808-755-5763.

March 30
2nd Annual iSiva Youth “Burn Out Suicide” Fire Knife Competition 6pm-9pm at Kapa‘a Beach Park. Fireknife competition, drumming exhibition and special presentations from 2010 World Fireknife Champion Rex Tiumalu of Disney Orlando, Florida and iSiva Fireknfie Crew. Free event. Call 808-755-5763.

 

April 2019

April 4-14
KCP Presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” each play being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only three actors. Thurs-Sat. at 7pm, Sun at 4pm at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, Lihu‘e, Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

April 13
Pacific Harp Project with Noel Okamoto surprises listeners with a unique and exciting sonic experience by incorporating classical harp music into the realms of jazz, pop, and fusion. 7pm at KCC Performing Arts Center, in Puhi. Tickets $10-$30. Call 808-245-7464.

 

May 2019

May 9-26
KCP Presents Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Tony Award-winning tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Shows on Thursdays—Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 4pm at Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, Puhi. Visit kauaicommunityplayers.org.

May 22
Hawaii International Music Festival featuring Metropolitan Opera Singer Amy Shoremount-Obra, Internationally-Acclaimed Eric Silberger and Kaua‘i’s own Monica Chung. 8am-5pm at KCC Performing Arts Center, Puhi. $10-$30. Call 808-245-7464.

May 26
Banana Poka Roundup this annual family friendly event features Hawaiian music, basket making, children’s games, crowing contest, forest crafts and hands-on exhibits from over ten environmental organizations. 10am-3pm in Koke‘e Park. Call 808-335-9975.

 

June 2019

June 2
Taste of Hawaii 2019—The Ultimate Sunday Brunch 
chefs from around the state gather to provide our guests with a tasting extravaganza. Wash it down with offerings from 15+ beverage vendors providing micro brews, big name beer wine (dozen of varieties), soda or bottled. $100. 11:30am-3:30pm at Smith’s Tropical Paradise, 3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Wailua. Visit tasteofhawaii.com.

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