Aloha from beautiful Princeville! So….. There are people who think that there’s no nightlife on the garden island of Kauai but this post will prove otherwise. Located in and around the Princeville shopping center, the second Sunday of every month there’s an event worthy of bringing you out of the Princeville rental condo or house you rented for your stay on Kauai.
Welcome to the North Shore’s best event located at the Princeville shopping center.
Here’s a map so you don’t get lost!
At the night market you can find the some of the islands best, local coffee, photography, art, clothing, skincare, jewelry, pottery, artists, local artisans, food, learn about fitness in Princeville, listen to live music and do some dancing! There are places to get adult beverages too.. This is a pretty rockin’ evening so don’t worry you won’t get bored.
If you want to pick up some souvenirs or treats for your family you left back home on the mainland, this is the ultimate spot. Local pottery guru Courtney Puig had the vision to start this and it’s taking off like wildfire with more artisans signing up monthly!! You’ll be able to meander with in the brick and mortar businesses and get the local flavor of pop-up-shop style farmers market vibes.
Remember, this is ONLY held on the second Sunday of every month at dusk. Mark the calendar and don’t miss it!!
You’ll definitely see the local community setting up their tents and funky streetlights well before dark. Bring some cash, barter and negotiate, have some fun and dance like nobody is watching! No need to dress up to come to this event, feel free to come sandy and “local style” (straight from the beach). After all, you are on a little rock in the middle of the Pacific ocean, you’re likely to never see any of these people ever again :-). It’s a great time to get out of your Princeville rental house and let loose.
If you’ve been to this market and missed something you can’t live without, here is a list of some of the local rockstar artists that you may want to connect with to conduct some business.
Wood Laser Art
Tie Dye Clothing
The Ocean Paper
Haole Girl Sweets
Abe’s Kauai Photo
Last but not least you can even stop in to say hello to the Princeville Vacation Rentals Hui! We are located up above Le Petit Bakery at C207. Come up and say hey! We are happy to answer any questions about Vacation Rental Management on Kauai. We can even give you a Rental Performance Analysis on your condo, investment home or something you have your eye on that’s currently listed ;).
5-4280 Kuhio Hwy – C207
Princeville, HI 96722
As an avid rider originally from the Western Washington area turned Princeville property manager, I feel it’s my duty to share some of the tips I’ve leaned here on Kauai. If you rent a Princeville Vacation rental from us here on the North shore and expect to get in a large block of miles it may be difficult due to the location and all the vegetation. Here we regularly have plants and grasses that grow so fast that the county can’t keep… The roads are sometimes unrideable. This is about all you are gonna get for space.
I would recommend going to North Shore Bike Doktor Hanalei and renting some MTN bikes. Let’s face it, if you are interested in getting in some serious road miles, you may want to head over to Maui or Big Island after your stay here on Kauai. The roads just have so much moss and such little shoulder I can’t honestly say that road riding on the North Shore is a good idea.
Once you get those full suspension machines, dawn your least favorite gear (it’s gonna be red and muddy soon) and head to the trails. Here are some tips for trails: Powerline, Anahola, Moalepe, Coconut Coast Path.
If you are not deterred by these warnings and have no fear of the roads, here’s a great route to ride. Princeville to Kapaa and back gives you hills, views, an option to to to Moloaa beach to take a break from busy Kuhio Hwy etc. Pardon my candid comments on the Strava activity screenshot below but it’s true. This particular day I was busy dodging lumber and all sorts of sharp objects. It was gnarly!
Kapaa has an amazing path that you can ride for hours but it’s not too long. If you want to add miles I’d suggest heading up Kuamo’o or down through Lydgate to Nawiliwili harbor.
Here are a couple more places to read about Kauai cycling:
If you have specific questions about roads or wanna invite me on a ride with you (haahahaa) my number is 808-755-5866. I’m always interested in meeting new people and enjoying some time in the saddle!