Coconut Coast Events and Entertainment

Every week on the Royal Coconut Coast there are concerts, craft fairs, special performances, farmer’s markets, interesting lectures, cultural demonstrations and delightful local events. The monthly First Saturday Art Walk is highly popular. Several major events also come to the area throughout the year, providing full weekends of festival-fun. And, there are a number of community events that always welcome visitors. Check out our ongoing list of featured events, and don’t miss going to KauaiFestivals.com for a complete list of island-wide happenings.

Taste of Hawaii -- June 7th

June 7th, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Update: April 25th — this event is postponed due to COVID-19 issues, with the new date to be determined.

Voted the best community event for the past 12 years, 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 the 31st year of hosting  The Ultimate Sunday Brunch at Smith’s Tropical Paradise. Purchase your tickets online  ($110 online, $135 the door). Don’t miss this amazing food and beverage extravaganza, popular with locals and visitors.

Taste of Hawaii features:

  • 25+ chefs from restaurants around Hawaii

  • 10+ beverage vendors

  • 12+ musical and entertainment groups

  • Online silent auction – Bid from your computer, smart phone, or tablet

  • Smith’s™ Tropical Paradise stunning 30 acre private park

  • FREE Parking and shuttle service from VIDINHA STADIUM to/from Smith’s™

Event Details

Date: June 7th, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
Organizer: Rotary Club of Kapaa
Website: https://tasteofhawaii.net/

Heiva I Kauai - Tahitian Dance and Drumming Competition

August 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Heiva I Kauai celebrates the 19th anniversary of this unique, exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition on August 1st and 2nd.  This annual event provides a venue for performers of all ages to present extraordinary talent, skill and cultural knowledge to an audience of more than 1000 attendees daily. Enjoy sea breezes and coconut trees while attending this outdoor community-sponsored, family-centered celebration of Tahitian culture at the Kapaa Beach Park (4-1464 Kuhio Highway). Participants from Hawaii, 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 $8 at the door. Children age 12 and under are admitted free.

Award-winning Honolulu Tahitian dance group Te Vai Ura Nui provides house drumming and exhibition dancing on both days. Participation is encouraged for the audience dance competition and coconut husking contests.

After opening ceremonies, solo competition is held on Saturday, starting with the youngest age groups and continuing through adults, until the championship dance-offs in the afternoon. Solo categories include traditional otea vahine and tane, for junior, senior and master (age 26+) divisions. Group categories include otea, aparima, ahupurotu and drumming. Group competition is scheduled for Sunday.

Event Details

Date: August 1 and 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Organizer: Heiva I Kauai
Email: keahimanea@gmail.com
Telephone: 808-822-9447
Website: http://heivaikauai.com/