Spring is a magical time on the island of Kaua’i. The mountains and forests are lush and green from the winter rainy season, the island says goodbye to peak tourist season and returns to its relaxed pace, and the perfect days get just a little bit longer. We think spring is one of the best times to visit Princeville Kauai, and here at Princeville Vacation Rentals we have the perfect luxury accommodations to suit your every need. Come join us this spring, and be sure to check out all of the fun activities and cultural festivals the island has to offer!
The Prince of the People
The single biggest celebration on island commemorates the life and accomplishments of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole, born March 26, 1871 in southern Kaua’i. The island remembers all of his efforts in perpetuating the Hawaiian culture and fighting for the rights of native Hawaiian people with a special ceremony on his birthday and two weeks of island-wide celebrations from March 15-29. From beach parks to 5-star hotels, the celebrations include hula shows, luaus, outrigger canoe races, live Hawaiian music, lei making, guided tours, and cultural demonstrations. Several other festivals take place during this time of year in his honor.
Nature Festivals and Live Hawaiian Music
Kaua’i is the lushest and greenest of the Hawaiian Islands. From the daily farmer’s markets to the weekend spring festivals, the island’s residents embrace this connection to their `aina (the land). Hanapēpē, “the Biggest Little Town” on Kaua’i, celebrates the rainbow of colors of the island’s flowers with the Garden Island Orchid Society’s Spring Fantasy Orchid Show. Held in late March and free to the public, this spectacular gathering of local farmers and horticulturists features artistic arrangements, dazzling flowers, and live Hawaiian music (call 808-335-5944 for more information).
Both a festival and a call to action, the Banana Poka Roundup (Koke`e State Park, May 27) is a perfect family day with tons of kids’ activities, arts and crafts, traditional Hawaiian music and exhibits, and educational events. The festival is a celebration of Hawai’i’s native forests and raises awareness of the invasive species threatening them. Free to attend, visit here for more information.
Other festivals include Lei Day celebrations (May 1) and the Garden Isle Artisan Fair (March 17) in Poipu. Here you can sample traditional island handcrafts and marvel at the incredible talent and artistry of local craftsmen, indulge in local delicacies and treats, and relax to the soothing sounds of island music.
Battling the Waves in Princeville Kauai
From May to September, every weekend is a prime time to watch outrigger canoe races in various beach parks around the island. These exciting events are well worth watching, are an excellent addition to any beach day, and offer a glimpse into the ocean-voyaging past of the Hawaiian Islanders.
Come see why the relaxing spring season is the perfect time to visit Kaua’i and experience the island’s unique and fascinating culture. Start planning your perfect island getaway, and book your perfect accommodations at Princeville Vacation Rentals today!