Guide to The Hawaiian Islands : Kauai Travel Planner 2019-2020
800-262-1400 45 For a complete directory of Kaua‘i’s products and services, see pages 48-52 . JULY JULY 4 Concert in the Sky Residents and visitors of all ages celebrate July 4th at Līhu‘e’s Vidinha Stadium with family fun, great food from Kaua‘i’s top hotels and restaurants, continuous live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show set to music. For more information, contact Kaua‘i Hospice at 808-652-4988 or visit kauaihospice.org/kauai-concert-in- the-sky. JULY 19-28 KØloa Plantation Days Sport events, historic walks, rodeos, block parties, a craft fair, Polynesian dancing and entertainment throughout the week. For event schedule, call Kōloa Plantation Days at 808-652-3217 or visit koloaplantationdays.com. AUGUST AUGUST 3-4 Heiva I Kaua‘i Dance groups from Tahiti, Hawai‘i, the U.S. mainland, Japan and Canada take part in this Tahitian dance competition. Also traditional and contemporary drumming categories. For more information, call 808-822-9447 or visit heivaikauai.com. AUGUST Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair Fun for the whole family. Features floral and cooking demonstrations, hula halau exhibition, petting zoo, great island food and much more. Held at Vidinha Stadium, Līhu‘e. For more information, contact the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau at 808-337-9944 or visit kauaifarmfair.org. SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 1 The Kaua‘i Marathon The Kaua‘i Marathon and Half Marathon begins in Po‘ipū and follows the scenic coastline, offering magnificent views of the island’s picturesque beaches, rugged volcanic peaks and tropical rain forests. Call 808-283- 2078 or visit thekauaimarathon.com. SEPTEMBER 22-28 Kaua‘i Mokihana Festival Island-wide events featuring a dance competition for men and women, a composers’ contest, crafts, festivals, lectures and workshops. Call 808-822-2166 or visit maliefoundation.org/MokihanaFestival. html. OCTOBER OCTOBER 12 EØ e ‘Emalani i Alaka‘i At the meadow fronting the Kōke‘e Natural History Museum. Various hula halau from across the state come to dance. Features a royal procession, Hawaiian entertainment, hula, crafts and demonstrations. Contact the museum at 808-335-9975 or visit kokee.org/festivals/the-emalani-festival. OCTOBER 18 Matsuri Kaua‘i Join the Kaua‘i Japanese Cultural Society in celebrating this year’s festivities with traditional Japanese music, dance, food and craft demonstration. Enjoy music, hula and Japanese dance by our Japanese visitors and local artists. For more information, call 808-822-5353. OCTOBER 18-19 Kaua‘i Chocolate and Coffee Festival This event features chocolate cooking, growing and tasting, coffee growing and tasting, as well as art exhibitions at galleries in Hanapēpē, recipe contest, chocolate and coffee plant sale and propagation demonstrations. hanapepe.org NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 6-9 Po‘ipË Food & Wine Festival This three-day event will celebrate Kaua‘i’s diverse culinary resources and talents, while supporting the Culinary Arts Program at Kaua‘i Community College. poipufoodandwinefestival.com NOVEMBER 24 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Kaua‘i Style” Hawai‘i’s most prominent artists in the slack key genre throughout the state perform on Kaua‘i. Festivities include crafters, ono food and great music. slackkeyfestival.com DECEMBER DECEMBER 6 Lights on Rice Parade Approximately 40 lighted parade entries come from all over the island. This popular event follows the opening ceremony of the Festival of Lights. Over 8,000 people lined Rice Street last year, so come early for best seating. For more information, call 808-639-6571 or visit lightsonrice.org. DECEMBER 6-31 Festival of Lights Enjoy gorgeous handcrafted decorations and look for the beautiful Kaua‘i Lantern Tree, Kaua‘i Mermaid Kingdom, Santa’s Cane Train Village and the SPAM Can Tree. kauaifestivaloflights.com. DECEMBER 31 New Year’s Celebration at Po‘ipË Beach Join the New Year’s Eve fireworks celebration. Food trucks will be lined up before the fireworks show begins. poipubeach.org/new-years-eve-fireworks. For specific dates and times, check the websites listed or visit KauaiFestivals.com. Events subject to change.