Coconut Coast Events

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.

First Saturday Art Walk Kapaa - April 1st

April 1st, 5 to 9 p.m.

Every month on the Royal Coconut Coast, Kapaa’s popular First Saturday Art Walk, is held in Old Kapaa Town during the late afternoon and evening hours.

Kapaa merchants and restaurants stay open late offering many specials. Crafters, poets, fine artists, jewelers, musicians and other added value vendors including food trucks and food vendors line up the street.  Hear musical performances throughout the town. The event has grown in popularity drawing hundreds of residents and visitors.

Parking available at Kapaa Beach Park or the Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex.

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


Event Details

Date: April 1st, 5 to 9 p.m.
Organizer: Kapaa Business Association

Lydgate Beach Volunteer Beach Clean Up - April 1st

April 1, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Join the Friends of Kamalani at Lydgate Beach Park to participate in beach clean up projects on this coming Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Volunteers tackle 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.  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 volunteers wearing yellow beach cleanup team tee shirts. Participants are referred to the coordinator or assigned a task. Wear shoes, sunscreen, hat and water bottle are recommended.

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). Any questions? Contact Tommy by e-mail or at 808 639-1018. Check out the Friends of Kamalani Facebook page:

Event Details

Date: April 1, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Organizer: Friens of Kamalani
Contact: Tommy Noyes

Wailua Bay Creators Fair -- April 23rd

April 23rd, 8:30 am to 1 pm

The Wailua Bay Creators Fair is set for April 23rd featuring vendors who create their products here on Kauai and are passionate about supporting the local community. You will find anything from artists, clothing, accessories, hand-sewn items, jewelry, photography, wood carvings, home decor, Kauai keepsakes, and so much more. Enjoy your day with live music and ono (delicious) delights from local food vendors! Enjoy this wonderful local-sourced experience at the Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay from 8:30 to 1 p.m.

Event Details

Date: April 23rd, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Organizer: Wailua Bay Creators Fair

Charity Walk Kauai - May 6th, 2023

May 6th 7:30 am to Noon

The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA), Kauai Chapter is planning its annual charity walk for May 6th starting at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue. Who can participate? Anybody! You do not have to be a hotel employee, or a member of the HLTA, or part of the visitor industry. Visitors welcome. Invite family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, clients, schools, or clubs. This is a fun walk with great aid stations and entertainment. All proceeds benefit charities on Kauai. Walkers enjoy entertaining aid stations, a post-walk breakfast and entertainment and prizes.

“Kaua’i is all about ‘ohana. ‘Ohana extending beyond immediate family to include friends, neighbors and co-workers. The annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk raises funds to help our island community through programs from keiki to kupuna and everything in between. Whether it is with after school programs for youth or providing housing for residents needing to travel to O’ahu for medical care, every dollar raised stays on island. When those in need receive, we all win. I proudly support HLTA’s Visitor Industry Charity Walk and am happy to be a part of something that makes Kauai a better place.” Claudia Dowdy
Grand Hyatt Kaua’i

Stay tuned for registration forms.


Charity Walk Route

(808) 652-542544

Event Details

Date: May 6th 7:30 am to Noon
Organizer: HLTA Kauai Chapter
Telephone: (808) 652-5425

King Kamehameha Day Parade -- June 10th

June 10th, 9 a.m. to noon

King Kamehameha Day, celebrated throughout Hawaii, is lined up this year on Kauai with The Kings Parade and Ho’olaule’a (celebration) will start at 9 a.m. from Vidinha Stadium in Lihu’e, and make its way up Rice Street to end at the Historic County Building, where the ho’olaule’a begins from 10 a.m. with an array of food offerings, protocol, craft vendors and live entertainment.

Pa‘u units including the queen and her entourage of princesses are wahine (women) wear long, colorful skirts called pa‘u. The unis characteristically ride astride rather than sidesaddle, and stem from the early 19th century when horses were introduced to Hawaii and ali‘i (royalty) women dressed up to ride for formal occasions. The riders participated in performances and displays, the outfits became more elaborate. Other mounted units and displays are included in the parade

The long, colorful skirts are usually of the color of the Hawaiian Islands the rider represents, such as purple being the color of Kaua’i, yellow representing O’ahu, green being the color of Moloka’i, pink for the lokelani, or native rose, of color of Red, or Ohia Lehua for the Big Island, Orange or the Yellow and Orange Air Plant for Lanai and White, orß

This year is the 15st anniversary of the Kings Parade. Pau riders wear special flowers and leis, along with special dresses flowing off the back of the horse. Horses also are decorated with stunning lei configjrationns and flowers intertwined into manes and tails. This parade is a sight to behold and shouldn’t be missed.

Resources: The Garden Island article by Dennis Fujimoto, and Wikipedia search for Pa’u Riders

Event Details

Date: June 10th, 9 a.m. to noon