Coconut Coast Events

Earth Day – Lydgate Park Event April 22nd

Join a group of Kauai folks as they span out across the 50 plus acres of Lydgate Park to help paint the Kamalani Play Bridge, and clean up the park beach front and as well as the ancient Hikina’akala heiau and Pu’uhonua o Hauola “city of refuge” sacred sites during the 12th annual Earth Day Community Work Day, running from 7:30 am to 12 Noon, Saturday, April 22. The event is organized by the Friends of Kamalani and Lydgate Park. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a water bottle, work gloves, sun screen and wear appropriate shoes. Lunch will be provided. Come show your aloha spirit for the wonderful gift that is Lydgate Park.

Kicking off the morning at the park’s main pavilion will be an unveiling of a series of interpretive signs at the park produced for the Kaua’i Nui Kuapapa cultural and historical project, geared to provide locals and visitors with a historical background of the land divisions and natural resources management the ancient Hawaiians employed.

On the workday morning volunteers are asked to report to the Main Pavilion in Lydgate Park near Morgan’s Pond.

You can learn more about volunteering with the Friends and register for the work day by visiting www.KauaiPath.org/Kamalani or call (808) 639-1018.

Sealing Kamalani Bridge. Photo by Kauaipath.org

Upcoming Events on the Royal Coconut Coast

Make plans to attend one of these great events on the Royal Coconut Coast.

Every first Saturday of the month: Kapaa Art Walk,

March 22nd: Gabriela Martinez, Concert Pianist, Kauai Concert Association

April 17th: Earth Day at Lydgate Park

June 4th: Taste of Hawaii, Smith’s Tropical Paradise

August 5th and 6th: Heiva I Kauai, Tahitian Dance Contest, Kapaa Beach Park

September 22-24: Kauai Pow Wow, Kapaa Beach Park

October 7-9: Kauai Coconut Festival, Kapaa Beach Park

Monthly: Kauai Food Tour on the Royal Coconut Coast

Monthly: Slack Key Guitar Concerts All Saint’s Church, Kapaa

Find out about festivals and events around the entire island of Kauai at https://kauaifestivals.com

First Saturday Art Walk Kapaa — April 1st and May 6th

A recurring major event on the Royal Coconut Coast is the First Saturday Art Walk, held in Kapaa’s Old Town every month.   April 1st and May 6th will be the next dates that 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.

Kapaa’s First Saturday Art Walk draws lots of entertainment and food. Photo by Heidi Siefkas, misstravelingpants.com

Luau Makaiwa Opens on the Royal Coconut Coast

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There’s a new luau on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast at the Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach. Featuring both Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment,  Luau Makaiwa is performed by award winning Kumu Hula and recording artist Leilani Rivera Low every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 5:30pm. The luau location is ocean front and considered royal surfing grounds during the time that Kauai was under its own monarchy.  This luau starts off with an interactive experience with cultural specialists, includes a cocktail reception, torch lighting ceremony, and a culinary feast of Hawaiian and local foods, followed by performances by Halau Hula O Leilani. The show includes Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori, Tongan and Samoan performances. For reservations and more information contact 808.821.9698.

Kauai Food Tour – April 21 – On the Royal Coconut Coast

Legendary chef, Jean Marie Josselin makes something amazing for guests on this tour

Legendary chef, Jean Marie Josselin makes something amazing for guests on this tour

Hop in your car and follow a guide on a tasting adventure through Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast region. Take a short stroll down an old plantation road and learn about taro farming; sample Hawaiian street food and enjoy tastings at some of the East Side’s best farm-to-table restaurants. This food tour is centered around the beauty and creativity of the Royal Coconut Coast and spotlights a founding chef of Hawaii Regional Cuisine. Join us at a family-owned farm and sample some of Hawaii’s traditional foods while learning about plantation history and culture of the Kealia area. Upcoming tours are slated for April 21 and May 19. For more information, go to: tastingkauai.com or call 888-331-4660 or email info@tastingkauai.com.

 

Hukilau Lanai Restaurant is dedicating the month of March to help raise funds for the Hawaii Ag Foundation’s “Veggie U” educational programs. Committing $1.00 for every order of its unique entr

First Saturday Art Walk – November 7th and December 5th

A recurring major event on the Royal Coconut Coast is the First Saturday Art Walk, held in Kapaa’s Old Town every month. November 7thand December 5th will be the next dates that 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.

Kapaa's First Saturday Art Walk draws lots of entertainment and food. Photo by Heidi Siefkas, misstravelingpants.com

Kapaa’s First Saturday Art Walk draws lots of entertainment and food. Photo by Heidi Siefkas, misstravelingpants.com