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September through May
KAUAI CONCERT ASSOCIATION CONCERT SERIES
The Kauai Concert Association concert series features a wide variety of performances including Latin/jazz, string quartet, modern and classical dance, piano/violin, jazz piano, gospel, classical piano, a jazz festival and more. Programs vary year to year. All performances take place at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center. For more information call (808) 245-SING.
KAUAI MUSEUM LEI DAY CELEBRATION
May Day is Lei Day at the Kauai Museum. Wear a lei, give a lei or make a lei and enter it in the annual lei contest. For more information call (808) 245-6931.
May and December
KAUAI COMMUNITY COLLEGE INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAMS
The KCC Instrumental Programs feature Kauai's Orchestra, Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble. Concerts are performed in May and December every year. The programs are sponsored by the University of Hawaii through the Kauai Community College. Every May and December the Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony have a joint concert. The Orchestra also has a concert in the same time frame. Concerts take place at the KCC Performing Arts Center. The website for the KCC instrumental programs is www.kccmusic.org. For more information call 808-645-1571.
KAUAI COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYMPHONY
This annual evening spring concert is always a delight. Kauai Community college performing Arts Center. Free.
MOTHER'S DAY ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW
A beautiful annual show with hundreds of orchids on display and for sale. Friday afternoon and evening, Saturday all day at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihue. For more information call Lea Ingram (808) 823-6921.
VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK
The Hawaii Hotel Association (HHA) annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk is Hawaii's largest single-day fundraiser, taking place simultaneously on Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai. Each year, proceeds benefit local charities. Millions of dollars have been raised for local charities since the walk began in 1978. Walk begins at the Kukui Grove Pavilion in the morning. For more information call (808) 826-2273.
KAUAI POLYNESIAN FESTIVAL
The annual Kaua`i Polynesian Festival is presented Memorial Day weekend. The Kaua`i Polynesian Festival kicks off with a Grand Polynesian Luau. Enjoy Tahitian, Maori, Samoan and Hawaiian entertainment, Polynesian arts and crafts, solo and group dance competitions, food booths, and much more all day at the soccer field next to Vidinha Stadium on Kapule Highway (Lihu`e). Attendance fees vary. For more information call Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza at (808) 335-6466.
BANANA POKA ROUNDUP
The Kokee Natural History Museum's annual forest education fair features Hawaiian music, environmental exhibitions, forest craft workshops, family activities and more. Rid Kauai's native forests of an invasive weed and learn to make a basket. Free. For more information call (808) 335-9975.
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.