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 for a complete list of island-wide happenings.

Saturday Mornings at Lydgate

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.

Every Saturday morning from 8:30 until 10:30, at Lydgate Beach Park, community volunteers tackle beach clean up — clearing driftwood, washed up branches and marine debris to maintain the pristine quality of this popular swimming beach, loved by locals and visitors alike. All are welcome to participate. Snacks are served at 10:30. This weekly project is organized, in part, by the Friends of Kamalani. Wear shoes that can get wet or sandy and bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen and bottled water. Go to the protected rock wall swimming area and look for voluteers wearing yellow Beach Cleanup Team tee shirts. Participants are referred to the coordinator or assigned a task.

The Friends of Kamalani, a non-profit organization, focuses on Lydgate Beach Park, Kamalani Playground and Kamalani Kai (a kid-friendly beach park to the west of Kaha Lani Resort). For more information go to:

Photo credit: Friends of Kamalani

Event Details

Date: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.
Organizer: Friends of Kamalani
Contact: Thomas Noyes
Telephone: 808.639.1018

Humpback Whale Count

February 23rd, 8:00 am

         From November through April, enormous Humpback whales are seen breaching and spouting from the Ke Ala Hele Makalae coastal bike path on Kauai. This 3.8 mile long multi-use pathway travels along Kauai’s eastern coastline passing by several beaches and scenic viewpoints. It’s common to see Humpback whale activity from many vantage points.

          On February 23rd and March 30th, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Sanctuary, asks volunteers to observe and count the number of whale sitings from 8 a.m. until noon at Kapaa Lookout. The data is used to monitor growth or decline of the endangered Humpback whale population.  Kauai’s visitors and residents are welcome to participate by signing up as a volunteer. For more information about Kauai’s whale count, go to NOAA’s website. 

       The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) oversees the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, which protects winter breeding, calving and nursing. According to NOAA’s website the largest Pacific population of the endangered Humpback whale (megaptera novaeangliae) is found in the Hawaii sanctuary which encompasses 1,218 square nautical miles of coastal and ocean waters.

Event Details

Date: February 23rd, 8:00 am
Organizer: NOAA

Kealia Beach B-rad Clean up with Surfrider Kauai

Saturday, February 23rd 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

On Saturday, February 23rd, Kauai’s Surfrider chapter is joining hands with the B-rad Foundation to host a morning of beach clean-up at Kealia Beach Park from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All are welcome to join in, whether visitor or local. Kids are encouraged to participate too. Meet at the park’s lifeguard stand at 9:30 a.m. Bring water, hat, gloves and sunscreen.

Created to honor the life and legacy of Bradley “B-Rad” Parker through projects that support community wellness, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship, this organization focuses on youth, leading them through programs based on environmental stewardship, health and adventure.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, February 23rd 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Organizer: Kauai Surfrider Chapter and Kauai B-rad Foundation
Contact: Barbara
Telephone: 808-635-2593

First Saturday Art Walk Kapaa

March 2nd, 5:00 pm
Art Walk Kauai

A recurring major event on the Royal Coconut Coast is the First Saturday Art Walk, held in Kapaa’s Old Town every month.

Kapaa merchants and restaurants stay open late offering many specials. Artists, food vendors and musicians set up along the street with musical performances throughout the town. The event has grown in popularity drawing hundreds of residents and visitors.

Three acres of extra parking for this highly popular event is found at Restore Kauai, 4451 Lehua St., Kapaa, HI 96746, next to Specialty Lumber. Parking is within walking distance of Old Kapa‘a town. For more information go to:

Checkout this short video about First Saturday Art Walk in Kapaa:

Event Details

Date: March 2nd, 5:00 pm
Organizer: Kapaa Business Association