There’s always something Fun to do on Kauai!
Weekly and monthly recurring events
Kapaa Sunshine Markets
Held each Wednesday at Kapaa New Town Park at 3:00 p.m. Browse local produce, flowers and fruits at these sunny outdoor Kauai markets. The nearby Kapaa New Town Park Sunshine Market is one of the larger Kauai farmer’s markets. Get there early to snatch up the delicious Hawaii produce and treats!
First Saturday Art Walk
A regular major event on the Royal Coconut Coast is the First Saturday Old Town Art Walk, held every month. Kapaa merchants and restaurants stay open late offering many specials. Artists, food vendors and musicians set up along the street with musical performances throughout the town. The event has grown in popularity drawing hundreds of residents and visitors.
Upcoming Kauai Festivals and Events
Kaua`i Music Festival 2014
Courtyard by Marriott Kaua`i
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday July 31, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday August 1, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 AM
Saturday August 2, 2014, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The Kaua'i Music Festival (KMF) Songwriter Conference and Concert Series is a 4-day celebration of the art & craft of songwriting. During the KMF Songwriter Conference daily activities, you will learn songwriting and/or refine your skills through [expand] interaction with some of the best professional songwriters in America. Then, during the Friday & Saturday evening concerts, you will hear Grammy, Na Hoku Hanohano, and Emmy-winning musicians from throughout Hawai`i and the mainland perform on the KMF stage. The 2 evening concert series is a once-a-year event not to be missed!
Social Media For Business, Google Plus And You Tube
Kauai Community College-OCET
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
July 30, 1-4pm; Social Media for Business, Google Plus and YouTube Learn how to set up a YouTube channel and integrate YouTube into your website and other social media platforms. GooglePlus is important to your business because like YouTube, it is [expand] Google so it helps your business get found. Learn the basics of how to set up and use Google Plus.
John Cruz Performs With Docroc July 30th 8:30pm At Port Allen Sunset
Port Allen Sunset Grill and Bar
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Grammy Award winner will perform with DocRoc. John will start at approximately 8:30pm. Come enjoy this incredible local talent as he performs his soulful music that has drawn acclaim on the islands and beyond. Music by DocRoc begins at 6:30. [expand] Excellent local dishes and drinks available. Come early to get a good seat and enjoy a meal. Advance tickets for $10 recommended as space is limited to the first 100. Call the Grill (335-3188) or Kauai Music and Sound (823-8000) for your tickets.
Kcc Basic Drawing
Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei
Thursday July 31, 2014, 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
KCC-OCET in partnership with Hale Halawai Ohana HO Hanalei Register with KCC-OCET at https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/office-of-continuing-education/drawing Or call 245-8318 Thursdays, 3:30-6:30pm; July 31 - October 2 Hale Halawai Ohana O [expand] Halanei This course introduces students to the fundamental and beginning concepts of drawing. Throughout the course a variety of media will be introduced to assist in learning the basic vocabulary of drawing. Specifically, this course explores composition, contour, line variation, positive and negative space, perspective, gesture, value, contrast, texture and figure ground relationship. After completing this course, students will be able to address basic rendering issues presented in two-dimensional representation through a variety of medium.
Lihue Hongwanji Mission
Friday August 1, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday August 2, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
The Kauai Buddhist Council coordinates the yearly schedule for 9 temples on the island. Religious memorial services to remember loved ones who have departed are conducted by each temple before the dancing starts.
Spirt Of Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert
Hanalei Community Center
Friday August 1, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday October 5, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday December 12, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling it's history. Free gift drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki, senior, kamaaina) 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 Best Live Show Directions: In [expand] Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn left on Malolo Road towards the mountains at the small Hanalei Community Center sign (access road on the edge of the Waioli park/soccer fields). Go twenty yards and turn left into graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building.
Lihue Hongwanji Bon Dance Festival
Lihue Hongwanji Buddhist Temple
Friday August 1, 2014, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday August 2, 2014, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Bon Dance Festival at Lihue Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. Good food and games in addition to the festive bon dance music and dancing. Friday night intermission entertainment will be a performance by the group Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko. Saturday night [expand] intermission entertainment will be provided by the Koi Dancers. Please join us for dance, music, food and games!
Back To The Future (artist Reception) Exhibit Aug 1 To 19
KSA gallery, Kukui Grove Center
Friday August 1, 2014, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fourteen Kaua’i artists come together to celebrate now & then. “Back to the Future” brings together 14 eclectic Artists each with 30+years in the arts. The artists are presenting an exhibition of the work they have created over the course of [expand] their years on Kaua’i. The creative path of their art includes paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking, jewelry and functional works. Opening with a reception for the Artist on August 1, 2014, the exhibit will run through August 19. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibit OPEN: M, TU, W, TH , SA from 11am to 5pm Fridays: 11am to 8pm Sunday: CLOSED August 1 to August 19. Exhibiting Artists - A.Kimberlin Blackburn, Jolly Bodine, Kathy Cowan, Carol Ann Davis, Charles Davis, Sally French, Winston Kawamoto, Betty Jean Nativio, Penny Nichols, Ray Nitta, Patrice Pendarvis, R. Eve Solomon, Carol Kouchi Yotsuda, Freddy Zollinger
First Saturday Fun In Kapaa
Kapaa Town from Canal to Canal
Saturday August 2, 2014, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Come on down to Kapaa Town and join the Kapaa Business Association and Kapaa Town Community in this festival event. Street vendors, music, truck vendors and all the wonderful businesses of Kapaa host a grand time for everyone!
A Taste Of Kilohana
Saturday January 4, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday February 1, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday March 1, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday April 12, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday May 3, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday June 7, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday July 5, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday August 2, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday September 6, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday October 11, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday November 1, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday December 6, 2014, 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
A Taste of Kilohana is an exclusive, guided food tour that offers a seasonal taste of Kilohana Plantation. Amidst lush landscaping and pineapple fields, the exclusive tour includes an off-the-menu, three-course, locally sourced meal that’s served [expand] in the Private Dining Room of the historic Wilcox Mansion. The unique tour begins with a ride in an open-air plantation-style train through the 105-acre orchard, which has more than 50 varieties of exotic fruit trees. Guests disembark and feed wild boar, goats and chickens and stroll through the orchard with Kai, Kilohana’s expert in local agriculture. After picking and eating exotic fruit, guests sit and relax as Kai demonstrates how to select and prepare tropical fruit, then taste the best of Kilohana in a super-fresh fruit salad. After a short tour of the historic Manor House, guests learn how to make Gaylord’s signature mai tai with fresh-pressed sugarcane and lime juice at Mahiko Lounge. Meet Gaylord’s executive chef Todd Barrett while he explains the day’s preparations and enjoy a three-course, locally sourced lunch in the Private Dining Room.
Kauai Sand Festival
Near Black pot beach
Saturday August 2, 2014, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Come to the FREE Hawaii Sand Castle/Art/Sculpture Contest and Festival to build a sand castle or sand art to win lots of PRIZES. For kids thru adults, individuals or teams of any size. All are welcome to create their dream and enjoy a day at the [expand] beach as sand artists.
Heiva I Kaua`i
Kapaa Beach Park
Saturday August 2, 2014, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday August 3, 2014, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Heiva I Kaua`i is an international Tahitian dance and drumming competition with solo and group competitors from Hawai`i, the Mainland and Japan. Multi-cultural Polynesian exhibition dancing and music are featured along with an extensive craft fair [expand] with an array of items from the south and western Pacific. Heiva 2014 presents a special guest group from Tahiti performing the exciting dances of the Marquesas Islands. Tahitian dance and drumming and Samoan fire knife dance workshops are offered on Saturday afternoon, August 2 and Sunday morning, August 3.
Paradise Ride Kauai (9th Annual)
All over island
Saturday August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday August 3, 2014, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Join us for the most beautiful cycling event in the world! This amazing ride (not a race) of about 120 miles over 2 days offers the opportunity to experience some of Kauai’s most breathtaking scenery - along beaches, over mountains, and through [expand] jungles. PARADISE RIDE KAUA’I is the signature fundraising event for Malama Pono Health Services— Our mission is to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, STDs and infectious Hepatitis on Kaua`i and to serve those affected.
Women Of Inspiration
Gaylords at Kilohana
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Women of Inspiration presented Hawaiian Tea Time Honoring Queen Lili`uokalani Hosted by Regina Carvalho Event Description: Experience an afternoon of music, culture, culinary creations, and exotic teas from around the world. This is a great way to [expand] network with other women in the community. Feel free to share with other women's organizations.
Kauai Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert
Hanalei Community Center
Sunday August 3, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday October 10, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday December 14, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling it's history. Free gift drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 Keiki, senior, kamaaina) 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 Best Live Show Directions: In Hanalei, [expand] just a block past the shopping center, turn left on Malolo Road towards the mountains at the small Hanalei Community Center sign (access road on the edge of Waioli Park/Soccer fields). Go twenty yards and turn left into graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building.
Beginning Computer Keyboarding
Kauai Community College-OCET
Monday August 4, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays; Aug 4 - 17; 4:00-6:00pm This course is designed to develop and to review the basic techniques of typing to achieve and acquire efficiency as a typist in the workplace. Our goal is to help you reach at least 25 WPM typing. With [expand] our innovative typing software you can access from home between classes, you can increase your speed even more!!
Beginning 10-key By Touch
Kauai Community College-OCET
Monday August 4, 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Mondays & Wednesdays; Aug 4-27; 6:30-8:30pm This course is designed to help develop 10-key skills by touch. Many different types of jobs require ten key skills. Data entry jobs, administrative and secretarial work, and bookkeeping positions at [expand] retail stores, medical offices, and legal practices. Even if not specifically required, having a good 10-key skills can be a great thing to add to any resume.
Social Media For Business, Intermediate Google Plus
Kauai Community College-OCET
Wednesday August 6, 2014, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
August 6, 1-4pm; Social Media for Business, Intermediate Google Plus We will cover Google Plus About Page set-up, HangOuts, circle filtering, styling your writing, notifications, authorship and a follow-up on concepts from the introduction class, [expand] including how to +mention and address posts. All Google Plus classes include membership in the valuable KCC-OCET Google Plus circle.
Bon Dance Festival
Waimea Shingon Mission
Friday June 13, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday June 14, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday June 27, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday June 28, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday August 8, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday August 9, 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
The Kauai Buddhist Council coordinates 9 temples on Kaua'i yearly. Religious memorial services to remember loved ones who have departed are conducted by each temple before the dancing starts.
Mountain To Sea Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert
Hanalei Community Center
Sunday June 1, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday August 8, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday October 12, 2014, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday December 19, 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki, seniors, & kamaaina). Audience rating over 15 [expand] years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." -David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key music. It embodies Aloha!" –Bill Directions: In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn left on Malolo Rd. towards the mountains at the small Hanalei Community Center sign (access road on the edge of Waioli Park/soccer fields). Go twenty yards and turn left into graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building. http://www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html
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