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.

Kauai Quilt Show 2020

February 14 to 26, 10 am to 6 pm

Quilters, including Maile Bloxsom, Julie Whitney, Cynthia Halasey, Lea Ingram, Vicky Masuoka, Toni Wass,  Jeni Conley and Joanne Watson, show off some of the quilts that will be featured at the Kauai Quilt Show 2020. Pdhoto by Dennis Fujimoto.

Source: The Garden Island, Quilt Show Offers Awards, Mini Category and More, by Dennis Fujimoto

Over 70 locally made quilts will be on display during the Kauai 2020 Quilt Show, opening Valentines Day through February 26th at the Kauai Society of Artists Gallery, Kukui Grove Center in Lihue.  Some quilts are for sale. A few are made by “snowbirds” — visitors who spend winters on Kauai. A meet-the-quilters reception is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 14th. Daily display hours are 10 am to 6 p.m. Included in the display are donation quilts where purchase proceeds go to a Kauai non-profit organization of the buyer’s choice. A new addition to the show is the Mini Quilt Challenge, where quilterscan make their own quilts — minimum size of 6 inches by 6 inches, and maximum size of 18 inches by 18 inches. These will be hung in a special section of the show.

This event, one of the larger events at Kukui Grove Center is organized by Kauai Quilt Guild, Nene Quilters, Vicky’s Fabrics of Kapaa, Kapaia Stitchery and Discount Fabric Warehouse.

 

Event Details

Date: February 14 to 26, 10 am to 6 pm
Organizer: Kauai Quilt Guild, Vicky's Fabrics of Kapaa and more.
Telephone: 808-652-2261
Website: https://www.thegardenisland.com/2020/02/01/hawaii-news/quilt-show-offers-awards-mini-category-more/

Two Sierra Club Hikes -- Sleeping Giant and Kuilau Ridge

February 22nd and 23rd

The Sierra Club, Kauai Chapter is leading two great hikes on Kauai’s east side this coming weekend.

Saturday, February 22:

Kuilau Ridge Trail: This hike is considered easy to moderate or 3.5miles with a 280 feet elevation change. It is a gentle steady walk on a wide path with sweeping view of lush valleys and Mount Waiʻaleʻale and Makaleha Mountain Ranges. This excursion offers great rewards without a lot of effort, including glorious views and ever-present bird songs. Hike to bridge and picnic tables for lunch. Call the leader, Vivian Hager, 808-652-3234 for the start time and location.

Sunday, February 23:
Nounou Mountain (AKA Sleeping Giant) — Ascent from the East: This is considered an intermediate hike of 3.2 miles with a 1,000 feet elevation change. Nounou Mountain dominates the Royal Coconut Coast and offers spectacular panoramic ocean, and interior mountain views. We will explore the east side and summit.
Call the leader,  Julio Magalhães, 650-906-2594 for the start time and location.

Event Details

Date: February 22nd and 23rd
Organizer: Sierra Club Kauai
Website: https://sierraclubkauai.org/kauai-group-hikes-clean-ups-service-projects/

Ten Weeks of Music - E Kanikapila Kakou

Mondays, through March 23, 6-9 pm

E Kanikapila Kakou, (EKK) Kauai’s annual celebration of Hawaiian music, is held every Monday through March 23rd, featuring many guest artists of considerable renown.

Coming up on February 24th is NUE – Nā Ukulele & Ekolu featuring Bryan Tolentino on tenor ukulele, Halehaku Seabury from the group Na Hoa on baritone ukulele, and Kama Hopkins from the group Holunape on U-Bass. Friends for many years, these three consummate musicians love getting together to share their music and passion for the ukulele! They have been doing NUE for about 4 years whenever the opportunities present
itself! They look forward to sharing their unique sounds with the EKK audience.

All EKK events are held in the Jasmine Ballroom of the Kaua`i Beach Resort from
6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A suggested donation in the calabash of $10 -$15 treats you to an
unforgettable evening of aloha from the heart.

A no-host bar and food concession in the ballroom operates throughout the event.
All EKK events are open to the public.

Event Details

Date: Mondays, through March 23, 6-9 pm
Organizer: The Garden Island Arts Council
Telephone: 808.245.2733
Website: https://www.gardenislandarts.org/news/ekk-lineup-2020/

Humpback Whale Count -- February 29th

February 22, 8 am-noon

Every year in January, February, and March (peak season for whale activity in Hawaii), volunteers count whales from the shores of Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island. The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count offers Hawaii residents and visitors the chance to monitor humpback whales in their breeding grounds by conducting a yearly shore-based census during the peak season. The second ocean count day is February 22nd from 8 a.m. until noon. Kapaa Lookout is one of 12 count-locations on Kauai, is easily accessible and located on the north side of Kapaa. Turn right at the driveway just past mile marker #9. Proceed through the first parking lot to the second larger parking lot. Bring beach chairs

Launched in 1996 when 150 volunteers took to the shorelines of Oahu to count Hawaii’s endangered whale population and document the animals’ surface behavior. The event now draws more than 2,000 volunteers across Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii.

Photo credit: Hawaiian Islands National Marine Fisheries

Event Details

Date: February 22, 8 am-noon
Organizer: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Website: https://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/involved/ocwelcome.html

"Talk Story" about Polynesian Voyagers at the Kauai Museum

Mondays, 11:30 am
Coconut Coast History

Every Monday at 11:30 a.m., stories and legends surrounding Polynesian voyagers are presented by Jim Jung at the Kauai Museum. These “talk story” (discussion) sessions are included in the price of admission. Jung provides detail and insight into Polynesian navigation used for thousands of years for long voyages across thousands of miles in the open Pacific. Navigators traveled to small inhabited islands using way-finding techniques. Polynesian voyagers were the first human settlers in the Hawaiian islands. At 10:30 a.m. Jung also holds a “talk story” session about Cleopatra’s Barge, a royal yacht commissioned by King Kamehmeha II.

For more than 55 years, the Kauaʻi Museum has preserved the rich history of Kauai, Niihau and its people. Today, the Kauai Museum houses cultural treasures, works of art and priceless artifacts that exist nowhere else in the world.

Event Details

Date: Mondays, 11:30 am
Telephone: 808-245-6931
Website: https://www.kauaimuseum.org/