Whether it's a county fair, ukulele jam or international film
festival, Kauai offers interesting events throughout the year.
Information is subject to change, so always double check dates.
Mid-April to end-August. Polo Season on Kauai features Sunday
afternoon matches at the Anini Beach Polo Grounds.
1. May Day Is Lei Day. Presentations and demonstrations held at the
Kauai Museum. (808) 245-6931.
24. The annual Banana Poka Festival at the Kokee Natural History
Museum includes a forest education fair, hikes, crafts workshops
and entertainment. (808) 335-9975.
28 to 31. The prestigious Prince Albert Music Festival features
classical musicians and Hawaiian performers. The festival will also
include a statewide keiki kane hula competition for boys ages 6 to
12, and a Holoku Tea, featuring traditional formal wear and a Songs
of Hawaii competition. The Festival will be held at the Princeville
Hotel. (808) 828-6659.
TBA. Oceans Day. Save Our Seas sponsors an international Clean
Oceans Conference. Located at Princeville Hotel. (808)
13. King Kamehameha Day is celebrated on Kauai with cultural
presentations and events at various venues on the island.
To September. Wonder Walks. Guided hikes are offered on summer
Sundays in Kokee State Park.
4. The Eighth Annual Concert in the Sky features fireworks, food,
crafts and game booths, entertainment, a petting zoo and family
games. Held at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue. (808) 245-5006.
18 to 25. Koloa Plantation Days, an annual weeklong celebration
of Old Koloa Town's heritage, includes storytelling, a tennis
tournament, cultural shows, bike races and a parade. (808)
6 to 9. The Tahiti Fete marks the cultural exchange between Tahiti
and Hawaii at Lydgate Park in Wailua. e-mail:
20 to 23. The Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair and Orchid Show with
food booths and tropical flower exhibits at Vidinha Stadium and
other venues. (808) 828-2120.
18 to 26. The Mokihana Festival spotlights the island's artistic
community with a composers contest, men's hula competition, a
ukulele jam and other events at the Kekaha Center and other venues.
9 to 18. Hawaii's annual Aloha Festival is celebrated on Kauai at
several locations with concerts, traditional dances, music and
crafts. (808) 852-7690.
10. The 10th annual Eo E Emalai I Alakai Festival. A highlight
of the Aloha Festival recreates an 1871 royal procession into the
Alakai Swamp by Queen Emma and her entourage. (808) 335-9975.
TBA. Kauai Orchid Show. Many varieties of orchids are on display by
the Kauai Orchid Society at the War Memorial Convention Hall in
Lihue. (808) 247-8335.
13 to 19. The Hawaii International Film Festival features
presentations by award-winning filmmakers, shown at local theaters
on Kauai. (800) 752-8193.
24 and 25. Gala Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holiday buffets
will be offered at the Kauai Marriott, Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort
and Spa, Princeville and other island hotels (similar celebrations
also set for New Year's).
TBA. The Kauai Rodeo is an all day event complete with paniolo
(Hawaiian cowboys). Held at CJM Stables on the south shore of the
island. (800) 742-6096.
23. Annual Hula Hoike (show). Over 100 dancers from Hula schools
in Kauai perform at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in