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Festivals & Events

Experience one-of-a-kind festivals, cultural performances and musical events on the island of Kauai. Plan your trip during one of Kauai`s many special events.

Pedal to the Meadow

Pedal to the Meadow 2016 is the seventh annual running of the official bicycle hill climb race on the island of Kaua`i (Hawai`i), presented by Tradewind Cycling Team. It starts on the west side of the island and climbs along the Waimea Canyon rim up to the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke`e State Park. It is a scenic and challenging climb that starts at hot dry sea level and ends deep in the cool wet upland forest of the Garden Island's interior.
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Tahitian Festival

In 2016, Heiva I Kaua`i celebrates the 15th anniversary of a unique, exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition. This annual event provides a venue for the next generation of performers to present their talent, skill and cultural knowledge to an audience of more than 1000 attendees daily! On Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, from 9am to 5pm, come and enjoy balmy sea breezes and whispering palm trees at this community-sponsored, family-centered celebration of Tahitian culture at the Kapa`a Beach Park (4-1464 Kuhio Highway). Participants from Hawai`i, the Mainland and Japan, with a range in age from toddler to elder, perform solo and group competition and exhibition dances portraying legends and stories of Tahiti. Event admission is $6 at the door. Children age 6 and under are admitted free.
6415 Olohena Rd, Kapaa 808-822-9447 View More Details

Taste of Kauai

The Taste of Hawaii is the original food and wine tasting event for the islands and on Kauai. Produced by the Rotary Club of Kapaa and countless community volunteers, this year marks our 28th year of hosting The Ultimate Sunday Brunch. Taste of Hawaii will be held on Sunday June 5, 2016 at Smith's Tropical Paradise. Purchase your tickets online or at Selected Ticket Outlets (link to ticket outlets) and reserve your spot at this year's event.
3-5971 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa View More Details

Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo

Koloa Plantation Days is held on Kauai's south shore every year in July. The many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them, are celebrated through music, dance, costumes, and food throughout this ten-day festival. Come and enjoy the festival in Koloa and Poipu this July at Koloa Plantation Days!
Poipu 808-652-3217 View More Details

Red Clay Jazz Festival

Kauai's Red Clay Jazz Festival Adds More Blues and Jazz with a Hawaiian Flair National and local jazz and blues artists play June 25-28 at the 7th Annual Red Clay Jazz Festival on Kauai with jam sessions, workshops and 2 concerts, one of them outdoors with an ocean view.
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Hawaii Ocean Film Festival

The Hawaii Ocean Film Festival combines the power of the ocean with the voices and visions of people around the globe to express their love of the ocean. Embracing culture and community, sport and spirit, the ocean theme opens the door for interpretation of the environment, its issues and sciences, or water sports activities. From below the sea, to the salty air above the wild surf, films at past events covered a vast array of topics. Adventure stories, extreme sports, environmental documentaries, and short films find an audience in Hawaii, and hopefully, around the world !
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Prince Invitational Golf Tournament

The Prince Invitational Tournament is a 36-hole stroke play format with four flights, based on the USGA Handicap Index: Professional/Championship (handicap of 5 or less), A Flight (handicap 6-11), B Flight (handicap 12-18), and Women's (open). The overall champion will be the player with the lowest 36-hole gross score. Professionals will compete for cash prizes and amateurs for merchandise, with the amount of the final purse determined by the number of entries and sponsors. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the 18-hole Prince Course has been consistently ranked by Golf Digest in recent years as Hawaii's number one golf course and is the only course in the State of Hawaii to be recognized on Golf Digest's 2009/2010 list of America's Top 100 Greatest Courses.
5-3900 Kuhio Highway, Princeville 808-826-5001 View More Details

Mokihana Festival

A week-long celebration (September) of Hawaiian culture, including educational lectures and music and hula competitions on the island of Kaua?i.
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Kauai Music Festival

KMF`s Hawai`i Songwriting Festival is unique from other music conferences because its small size and the relaxed island atmosphere create an intimate experience where amateurs, professionals, and everyone in between can develop meaningful relationships through the one thing that unites us all: ?music!?
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Garden Island Orchid Show

Twice a year, the society conducts orchid shows. These shows provide enjoyment to the public, generate interest in orchids, and raise funds for society activities. The Spring Fantasy Orchid Show is held for one weekend during March or April in the recreation hall at the United Church of Christ in Hanapepe. Admission is free. In addition to enjoying a beautiful display of orchid plants, those attending may purchase orchid plants as well as refreshments. The Orchids in Paradise Show is held in conjunction with the Kauai County Farm Bureau Fair in August. The society display is quite elaborate and gives all members an opportunity to participate. The display is located in the Farm Bureau exhibits tent. The society also conducts orchid plant sales in the commercial tent.
808-742-0333 View More Details