No matter what time of year it is, there is always a lot of fun to be found on the Kaua’i calendar of events. There is no shortage of incredible musical, artistic, culinary, and sporting talent on this island, so there’s sure to be an event that promises loads of fun for you and your family. In between your visits to the Garden Isle’s amazing sights, be sure to check out some of these terrific Kaua‘i events.
Prince Kūhiō Festival
Every March, Kaua‘i honors Prince Jonah Kūhiō’s birthday (March 25) with a weekend-long celebration. Showcasing local art, music, and cultural traditions, this free event takes place at Prince Kūhiō Park and on the grounds of the Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa. The Prince Kūhiō Festival kicks off with a parade then continues with Hawaiian entertainment, hula, a torch lighting ceremony, Taiko drumming, and a craft fair.
Kōloa Plantation Days
This weeklong tribute to Kauaʻi’s plantation shows up each year in late July on the Kaua’i calendar of events. Whoop it up at the Plantation Days Rodeo and enjoy browsing the many crafts and food booths. A colorful parade kicks off the celebration, and is followed by major Hawaiian recording artist concerts, an ‘ukulele competition, and loads of activities and fun events.
Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival
Come spend an evening of jazz, food and wine under the stars at one of the most popular annual Kaua‘i events, the Westin Princeville Jazz and Wine Festival. Set in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful locales in the world, guests will have the opportunity to pair numerous culinary dishes with over 30 fine wines from top vineyards. Performances feature top national jazz groups and some of Kaua‘i’s finest local jazz musicians. The festival is in mid-September on the Kaua’i events calendar.
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Kick back at the Kaua‘i Marriot Resort and Beach Club and enjoy a day of music by Hawai‘i’s top slack key guitar players. Inspired by the timeless music of slack-key legend Gabby Pahinui, this annual festival occurs each year in mid-November and is one of our favorite Kaua‘i Events. What better way is there to spend a day in paradise?
Kaua‘i Festival of Lights
Get in the holiday spirit at the annual Festival of Lights, a magical holiday wonderland at the historic Kaua‘i County Building. The Festival of Lights tradition was created over five decades ago by Kapa‘a resident “Auntie Josie,” who would turn trash into treasure and decorate her home inside and out for all to enjoy during the holiday season. Upon her death in 2009, her massive collection of handmade decorations was donated to Kaua‘i County. Auntie Josie’s beautiful tradition is continued every year from December 1st through December 24th on the Kaua’i events calendar at the County Building on Rice Street in Lihu‘e. Be sure to bring the kids to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
The excitement from all of these Kaua‘i events can really wear you out
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