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.

Lights on Rice Street Festival

Friday, Saturday & Sunday December 2nd through 29th

Santa’s Gone Kauaiian at the Festival of Lights, open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 29th, 6-8 p.m., and surrounded by a dazzling display of park lights.  It’s a Kauai-style holiday wonderland inside the Historic County Building on Rice Street in Lihue. This December marks the 22nd anniversary of this extraordinary celebration, founded by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997. It showcases the beloved “Trash to Treasure” folk art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers!

In the twinkling interior of Kauai’s historic County Building, guests will find
colorful and fun Kauai-style displays– from Rainbows & Roosters to Hula Bears and Dolphins. A stand-out is Surfin’ Santa and the whimsical SPAM Can Tree! This is, photographically an outstanding spot for photos with Santa.

Lights on Rice Street is considered a genuine  reflection of Kauai’s Aloha Spirit!


Event Details

Date: Friday, Saturday & Sunday December 2nd through 29th
Organizer: Kauai County

Resolution Run

January 5th, 8 to 10 a.m.
Hosted by Pu’uwai Canoe Club on the first Saturday of the new year from 8 to 10 a.m., the Resolution Run winds through the newly opened public trails at Hokuala resort in Lihue. This race will be an opportunity to experience beautiful trails and magnificent scenery. Keiki (childrend) under 12 race free with an adult. Walkers and leashed dogs welcome. For more information email:


Event Details

Date: January 5th, 8 to 10 a.m.
Organizer: Pu‘uwai Canoe Club

First Saturday Art Walk Kapaa

January 7th, 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: January 7th, 5:00 pm
Organizer: Kapaa Business Association