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 Mokihana Festival - Coconut Coast Events

September 23rd at 10:00 AM and September 26th at 5:30 PM

Kauai’s 33nd annual Mokihana Festival launches in Kapaa on Sunday, September 23rd at 10 a.m. with a special Hawaiian church service at the historic Kapaa First Hawaiian Church, located at 4-1320 Kuhio Hwy. Festival organizers and church members welcome all (visitors and residents) to this meaningful celebration providing special music, hula, and song in both English and Hawaiian language. Kapaa First Hawaiian Church was founded by Queen Deborah Kapule in 1879.  After the service, all are invited to join in refreshments.

On September 26th, at Smith’s Tropical Paradise from 3 until 5:30 is an immersive historical and cultural experience, called Wahi Pana o Wailuanuiahoʻano (Legendary Place of Wailua), scheduled as part of the Mokihana Festival. Learn the history of Wailuanuiahoʻano, presented by Kamealoha Forrest who will bring you back to ancient times and share rich stories of this historical place, its names, meanings, legends, and responsibilities.

Check out the full list of exciting events during the week of Kauai’s Mokihana Festival.

Queen Deborah Kapule, image credit: Kapaa First Hawaiian Church

 

Event Details

Date: September 23rd at 10:00 AM and September 26th at 5:30 PM
Organizer: Malie Foundation
Telephone: 808-651-1868
Website: https://www.maliefoundation.org/kaua-i-mokihana-festival

19th Annual Pow Wow In Paradise

September 28 to 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Image courtesy of Kauai Powwow Council

The 19th Annual Kauai Powwow In Paradise will be held on the east side of the island at the Kapaa Beach Park September 28th, 29th, & 30th, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free family event with special Native American crafting and education tents; Native American drumming, organic fry bread food booth, and hand made one-of-a-kind Native American arts and crafts.

The Kauai Powwow Council is a non-profit 501-C3 in its sevente4enth year. Its focus is to provide Native American educational outreach to children with special emphasis on cultural exchange between the native American and Polynesian culturtes. Each year the Council provides a traditional powwow in Kapaa with the goal of perpetuating the culuture through song, dance, art and tradition. Event admission is free. Enjoy fascinating dance, drumming and chants.

 

 

Event Details

Date: September 28 to 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Organizer: Kauai Pow Wow Council
Website: https://kauaifestivals.com/festival/19th-annual-powwow-in-paradise/2018-09-28/

Kauai Yoga and Peace Festival

September 28 – 30, 8:00 am

This three-day festival, located on the eastern side of Lydgate Park and next to the mouth of the Wailua River, is being organized by the Aloha Kauai Yoga and Peace Festival. Organizers say that “This is not your typical yoga festival … it’s a soul journey in one of the most magical places on earth … and foucsued on the intention of … a critical mass awakening on the planet bringing peace to all of humanity.”

The festival aspires to generate coherence with thousands of others meditating together.

The Kauai Yoga and Peace Festival features teachers, speakers, artists and vendors committed to awakening humanity.

For registration and details, go to: https://www.alohafestival.org

Event Details

Date: September 28 – 30, 8:00 am
Website: https://www.alohafestival.org/

First Saturday Art Walk Kapaa

October 6th, 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: http://kbakauai.org.

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

Event Details

Date: October 6th, 5:00 pm
Email: info@kbakauai.org
Website: http://kbakauai.org/1st-saturday/

CocoFest Lite Triple Event

November 3rd, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The annual Kauai Coconut Festival is combining with the annual Kauai Veteran’s Day Parade and Kapaa’s monthly First Saturday Night Art Walk on November 3rd to bring a full day of festivities through the length of Kapaa town. Named the CocoFest Lite Triple Event (formerly the Kauai Coconut Festival), the day starts with Kauai’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade sat 9 a.m. at All Saint’s Church in Kapaa. The colorful parade proceeds through town to Kapaa Beach Park, where this year’s “CocoFest Lite” will launch. The festivities provide a full afternoon of demonstrations, foods, entertainment and crafts surrounding all-things-coconut. The day will wrap up in Kapaa Town with the monthly First Saturday Art Walk, with music, demonstrations, open shops and gallery tours. For more information: https://kbakauai.org/coconut-festival/

Learning how to weave coconut fronds into a hat at Kauai’s Coconut Festival. Photo by M. Hough

 

Event Details

Date: November 3rd, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Organizer: Kapaa Business Association
Website: https://kbakauai.org/coconut-festival/