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.
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 & Saturdays
Free Hula Show at Coconut Marketplace in Kapa‘a at 4-484 Kuhio Highway. 5pm on Wednesdays and 1pm on Saturdays.
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Kauai Products Fair outdoor crafts fair in northern Kapa‘a, 9am–5pm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kauai Quilt Show 2018 over 70 hand made quilts on display, many of them for sale. Opening reception on February 9 from 5pm-8pm. Viewing is from 11am-5pm daily and is free. KSA Gallery, Kukui Grove Shopping Center in Lihu‘e. Call 808-652-2261.
Mokihana Club Golf Scramble & Silent Auction raises funds for scholarships for nursing students at Kauai Community College. Lunch will be catered by the Hyatt. You may join for golfing or just come for lunch and the silent auction. At Poipu Bay Golf Club. Reservations are due February 2nd, 2018. Visit: themokihanaclub.org.
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.
KISS Dance Party ten talented singers will perform all-time favorite rock and dance songs. Featuring Dhyana Dunville, Mike Kobayashi, Diana Leone, Christine Melamed, Alison Miller, Lee Miller, Melissa Mojo, Siri Shabad, Trishana Star and Karen Tilley. With Hank Curtis on piano, Edd Cook on bass, Chris White-Root on drums and Laine Griffith on sax. $10. 7pm-9pm at All Saints Church gym in Kapa‘a. Call 808-822-0545.
March 8 & 9
Tomatoes on a Windowsill thought provoking true life story will have you laughing, crying and sampling home made sauce. $30. 7:30pm at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4-1579 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa‘a. Call 808-755-9177.
4th Annual Bum Run is a fun run/walk/stroll around the front 9 holes on Poipu Bay Golf Course (approx. 3 miles). The event is not timed, kids & strollers are welcome. Registration for the Bum Run is $30 for adults, $15 for ages 6-17, kids 5 & under are free. Teams of 4 or more receive a 10% discount. Registration on the day of the event will take place from 3-3:45 at the Poipu Bay Golf Clubhouse, fees are an additional $5 the day of the event. 4pm-6pm. Call 88-742-1234.
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.
8th Annual Anahola Prince Kuhio Day Celebration event will reaffirm the leadership, stewardship, and vision of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaʻole and his legacy in perpetuating the growth of healthy Hawaiian community on ʻaina hoʻopulapula (homesteads land). 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. Free from 11am-5pm at Anahola Beach Park, Anahola.
March for Babies 2018 March of Dimes annual 2 mile walk at Lydgate Beach Park Pavillion. Registration starts at 6:45am. 8am march start. Visit marchforbabies.org.
April 13 & 14
Garden Island Orchid Society Spring Fantasy Show beautiful, exotic orchids are the focus this year. Noon-7pm Friday and 9am-4pm Saturday. Shop for orchid-themed crafts and orchid plants, see a demonstration on potting and repotting orchids, and enjoy food and beverages. Free event. At United Church of Christ, 4481 Kona Rd, Hanapepe. Call 808-635-3789.
Kauai Brewers’ Festival will feature craft beer from local Hawaii breweries and the mainland, food from top restaurants, live music, sunshine, and fun. Event is 21 and over only. A glass logo mug, beer, and food included with ticket purchase of $75. Proceeds benefit Kauai Habitat for Humanity and Junior Achievement Kauai. 2pm-6pm at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club. Visit eventbrite.com.
38th Annual Lei Day Competition sponsored by the Kauai Museum, this year’s event will be at the Kauai Marriott in Lihu‘e next to Kalapaki Beach. 11am-4pm. Free parking is available. Visit kauaimuseum.org.
Annual Banana Polka Roundup is an environmental fair that combines education of Kauai’s forest environment with good fun and Hawaiian music. NEW! This year the event will be returning to the CCC Camp run by Hui o Laka. There will be environmental exhibits, games for kids, Banana Poka basket making, crafts, drawings, Hawaiian entertainment, snacks, a silent auction, and a crowing contest at noon. 10am-3pm. Free Admission with donations accepted at Koke‘e Museum. Limited parking in the meadow with a short walk up to the camp. Lawn chairs are ok to bring, but coolers are not. Call 808-335-9975.
King’s Floral Parade & Celebration starts at 9am at the Vidinha Stadium heading up onto Rice Street ending at the Historic County Building. Pa‘u Island Horse Units, Floats, Walking & Riding Units and much more. At the end of the Parade our Ho‘olaule‘a will begin with lots of Hawaiian entertainment, food and crafts. Call 808-635-7205.