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A Hawaiian vacation, for many, is truly a dream come true! The islands of Hawaii are paradise for those who love the beach, and they are also home to a rich native culture that continues to thrive. Kauai is a hidden gem among the islands, featuring much of the beauty and culture of Hawaii without as many visitors. During your next stay in Kauai, become immersed in the local culture and traditions during one of these popular festivals! Check out these Kauai festivals!

Koloa Plantation Days

Each July, Kauai’s South Shore hosts a 10-day festival to honor the cultural diversity of the Hawaiian Islands! A key part of Hawaiian history is the influx of workers from all over the world, who came to islands to work on the sugar plantations. Held in the spot where Hawaii’s first sugar plantation was founded in 1835, this family friendly festival not only celebrates the culture of the immigrants who came to work here, but also the mixing of their cultures with native, making Hawaii the unique melting pot that it is today! Enjoy live music, delicious food, craft, historic exhibitions, a film night and more! Each day offers a different event, many of which have free admission!

21st Annual Coconut Festival

On Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, Kapa’a Beach Park becomes a celebration of all things coconut! This family friendly festival features activities for those of all ages, including a children’s stage, live petting zoo, and inflatables. The island’s best chefs cook up their best coconut dishes and many local artists create beautiful crafts using this native plant. You can also enjoy live music and entertainment all weekend long! Best of all, admission is only $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under, so bring the whole family along!

Kauai Mokihana Festival

For over 30 years, the last week September has been devoted to the Kauai Mokihana Festival, a lively celebration of Hawaiian culture. The festival kicks off with a service at the First Hawaiian Church. Each day of the festival features performances and competitions for both music and hula. There is also a cultural presentation and an arts festival. General admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door and is free for children 6 and under. If you want to attend multiple events, you may want to invest in the Mokihana pass for $75, which offers admission to all of the events. There is really no better way to celebrate Hawaiian culture than at the Kauai Mokihana Festival!

Enjoy the Best Kauai Festivals When You Stay with Princeville Vacation Rentals

Ready to pack your bags for the best vacation you’ll ever have? Follow our guide to the best Kauai festivals and you’ll have a blast! Stay in one of our beautiful vacation rentals and you won’t miss anything from home!