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Exploring: Calendar > Kauai > February
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.
December through April
HUMPBACK WHALE WATCHING SEASON
Humpbacks begin their southern migration from Alaska to Hawai'i in December every year to give birth to their calves as well as to mate. Whales stay through about April, but dates can vary somewhat.
HULA HOIKE WITH LEILANI BOND
Colorful, exciting hula and Polynesian dances and great music by Leilani Bond and others make a great family-oriented Hawaiian event. Keiki and adult members of Halau Hula o Leilani dance to music by Leilani Bond and musicians. Hawaiian crafts and food sales start at 5 PM; show starts at 7 PM. There is an admission fee. For more information call (808) 651-0682.
"EAT DESSERT FIRST" ZONTA CLUB FUNDRAISER
This fun filled annual event features lots of delicious homemade and restaurant desserts, fresh fruits and beverages. There is entertainment and a silent auction with items donated by local businesses including activities, accommodations, dining, clothing, jewelry, home accessories plus much more! Location: Aston Kaua`i Beach at Makaiwa, just north of the Coconut Marketplace. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For tickets or more information call 808-346-1058 or 808-635-3845 or 808-822-5798.
WAIMEA TOWN CELEBRATION
Continuous entertainment, food, crafts, games, beer garden, contests at the old Waimea Sugar Mill, and many sporting events. Friday evening and all day Saturday. For more information call (808) 335-2824.
Mondays in February, March and April
E KANIKAPILA KAKOU MUSICAL `OHANA
Composers, songwriters and kumu hula share their compositions, knowledge and love of Hawaiian music in this special season of Musical `Ohana. Learn songs and sing with the presenters in a backyard-style jam held at Island School auditorium in Puhi, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. A donation in the calabash defrays expenses. Presented by the Garden Island Arts Council. Song sheets are provided. Free to the public and all are welcome. For more information call (808) 245-2733.
CAPTAIN COOK CAPER FUN RUN
2, 5, & 10k Fun Run, beginning in the morning. Hosted annually by the Waimea High School Track Team. For more information call (808) 335-2824.
KILOHANA LONG DISTANCE CANOE RACE
Traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Racing along the Waimea shoreline. This is the first event of the Kauai canoe racing season. Races for single person canoes, women and men. The race finishes around noon and is hosted by Kilohana Canoe Club of Waimea. Free for spectators. Part of the annual Waimea Town Celebration sponsored by West Kauai Business & Professional Assoc. For more information call (808) 335-2824.
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.