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Exploring: Calendar > Kauai > June
First Sunday in June
TASTE OF HAWAII - THE ULTIMATE SUNDAY BRUNCH
The largest, oldest, and best food and beverage tasting event in Hawaii. Over 50 chefs from all over the Hawaiian islands converge to prepare signature dishes. For one admission ticket, you can enjoy food prepared by 50 of Hawaii's best chefs, imbibe at any or all of 15 beverage stations (beer, fine wines, water, soft drinks, coffee and specialty coffee drinks and smoothies), listen to 14 musical groups perform throughout the afternoon and shop a large silent auction. All set within the beautiful park-like grounds of Smith's Tropical Paradise. Proceeds support Rotary projects all over the world. For tickets or more information call (808) 246-0857.
KING KAMEHAMEHA CELEBRATION FLORAL PARADE AND HOOLAULEA
Marching units, decorated vehicles and glamorous Pau units commence at the Vidinha Stadium, down Rice Street, ending at the historic County Building where the hoolaulea (celebration) will be held on the front lawn. Local musicians and hula dancers entertain and local artisans show their crafts. Feast on local food. For more information call (808) 821-6895.
NA HULA O KAOHIKUKAPULANI EXHIBITION
Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani presents an evening of chants, music and hula. Little keiki (children) from ages 4 years to Kapuna (grandmothers) dance in an evening of Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment and arts and crafts. Fee for admission at the door. For more information call (808) 335-6466.
HAWAII HEALING GARDEN
The Hawaii Healing Garden - Statewide Festivals celebrate the multi-cultural medicinal and nutritional plants of Hawaii. Polynesian, Hawaiian, Ayurvedic, Chinese, Filipino, cultural practitioners and ethno-botanists, share their knowledge of Hawaii's rich botanical treasures. Featuring lectures, tours, workshops, adult and children's programs, a Healing Arts Fair and cultural presentations. All day. Various locations around Kauai. For more information call (808) 638-0888 .
ANNUAL RED CLAY JAZZ FESTIVAL
A wine, beer, and pupu event plus the evening concert. Jazz acts, eat, drink and be merry. For more information call (808) 245-SING (7464).
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.
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