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Exploring: Calendar > Kauai > July
GARDEN ISLE ARTISAN FAIRE
Hanalei Town "Under the Big Tent!" Over 40 artisans showcase their products from Kauai and Polynesia. Hawaiian music all day! Ono food, Hawaiian shave ice and smoothies! Free & open to the public. For more information call (808) 245-9021.
Every July Fourth
"CONCERT IN THE SKY"
This annual fundraiser for Kauai Hospice offers the largest aerial fireworks show on Kauai, as well as family fun and games, and great food from top hotels and restaurants. Gates open at 2pm with continuous live entertainment. Vidinha Soccer Field in Lihue. Admission price is $10 for adults; $5 for keiki (children) 6 - 12 yrs; under 5 free. Tickets available after May 1 at all Big Save and Menehune Food Marts. For more information call (808) 245-7277.
Last Week of July Every Year
KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS
A full week of special events and festivities. Including entertainment, sporting events, craft fair, block party, rodeo, Hawaiian games, a parade, historic walks & videos, and a full day celebration. For more information call (808) 822-0734.
HAWAIIAN SAILING CANOE ASSOCIATION RACE
The Hawaiian sailing canoe association will be holds its longest race of the season. Fifteen Hawaiian sailing canoes race from Haleiwa, Oahu to Nawiliwili, Kauai--90 miles in a 6-man sailing canoe. Both men and women race this event together. No gender divisions. For more information call Terry Galin (808) 262-4681.
KAUAI CHANNEL RACE
This race begins at Ko'Olina Marina and Resort on Oahu and ends 78 miles later at the Nawiliwili Harbor,Kauai. Organized by the Nawiliwili Yacht Club on Kauai, the race begins at 7 AM on Friday, July 31 with the first boat arriving Nawiliwili that afternoon. The boats will be greeted when they arrive Nawiliwili on Friday. On Saturday, August 1 the Nawiliwili Yacht Club will host an awards party with pupus and dancing. For more information call Rear Commodore Terry Wells 808-828-1011.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (ongoing)
KAPAA HISTORY TOUR
Interpretive guides from the Kauai Historical Society give 90-minute walking tours on the history and architecture of Kapaa Town. For more information call (808) 245-3373.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (ongoing)
OLD WAIMEA SUGAR PLANTATION WALKING TOUR
Tour Waimea Plantation Cottages and the neighboring Waimea Sugar Co. "camp" houses dating from the turn of the century. For more information call (808) 335-2824.
Friday and Sunday (ongoing)
SLACK KEY GUITAR - MUSIC OF HAWAII
Delightful concerts of Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele with songs and stories inspired by the beauty of Kauai. Fridays at 4pm and Sundays at 3pm, Hanalei Community Center. Admission fee. For more information call (808) 826-1469.
HISTORIC WAIMEA WALKING TOUR
Tour historic Waimea, the place Captain Cook first landed in Hawaii. Waimea was once a major population center and home to ruling chiefs. Missionaries established schools and rice and sugar growers changed the landscape. Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. The 90-minute free tour begins at the West Kauai Technology and Visitor Center in the morning. For reservations or more information call (808) 338-1332.
Friday Nights (ongoing)
HANAPEPE ART NIGHT
Participating galleries take turns hosting weekly original performances or demonstrations with a theme. Every Friday night is unique. All the galleries are lit up and decked out, giving the town a special, festive atmosphere. Enjoy a stroll down the streets of quaint, historic Hanapepe Town and meet the local artists. For more information call (808) 335-0343.
Every day (ongoing)
COCONUT MARKETPLACE ENTERTAINMENT
Free entertainment every day at 5:00 p.m. The shows vary and often include hula. For more information call (808) 822-3641.
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (ongoing)
KAUAI MUSEUM TOUR
Docents provide interpretation of Kauai and Niihau culture as they lead tours through the museum's galleries. For more information call (808) 245-6931.
KAUAI POW WOW
Over 200 Native Americans from across America and many friends join in a celebration of cultural exchange with the people of Kauai, accompanied by visiting youth drum groups. Native American and Native Hawaiian-made crafts, clothing, food, musical instruments and hands-on activities. Native American dancing all day. Friday evening; all day Saturday and Sunday. Kapaa Beach Park. For more information call (808) 828-1294.
Every Friday (ongoing)
Free lei-making workshops are held every Friday at the West Kauai Technology & Visitors Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Come learn how to create the Hawaiian symbol of aloha. For reservations or more information call (808) 338-1332.
Monthly on the Closest Saturday to the New Moon (ongoing)
Kauai is an ideal location for astronomical observation. The Kauai Educational Association for Science & Astronomy conducts a monthly starwatch in Kaumakani at the softball field. Follow highway 50 west past Hanapepe. After mile marker 18, look for KEASA signs on the right. Follow the KEASA signs for parking and starwatch. A monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. is followed by the public star watch at sunset. For more information call (808) 332-7827.
Every Monday (ongoing)
Fresh locally grown produce, flowers, and Kauai made products are available for sale at Kukui Grove Center's Farmer's Market on Mondays at 3pm. 3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue.
Monday through Friday (ongoing)
WEST KAUAI TECHNOLOGY & VISITOR CENTER
The West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center opened in 1999 in beautiful Waimea Town, located on the west side of the Garden Island. The West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center features exhibits, programs, and classes reflecting the multi-ethnic diversity of its historical and present agricultural community. Exhibits and displays based on themes relevant to visitors and residents alike are changed periodically to reflect the time of year, local celebrations, ancient Hawaiian traditional lifestyles, and the ethnic diversity of the West Kauai community. The center also presents a video about the island. Computers with free Internet access are available. Monday morning walking tours of Historic Waimea. Open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, 9565 Kaumualii Hwy., Waimea Town. For more information call (808) 338-1332.