Oct. 18, 2018

KCA's 18th Annual Fall Festival

All the activities, food, silent auction, and excitement you have come to know and love, 
PLUS on Friday night only there will be a professional magician show! The event is free, 
but carnival activities require tickets which can be purchased at the event. 
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Oct. 16, 2018

4th Annual Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival

A celebration of all things chocolate and coffee with lots of sampling, educational displays and workshops, entertainment and exhibitor booths featuring a variety of chocolate and coffee products, from around the state. The Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival kicks off with a Thursday night VIP event then continues for two days beginning on Friday evening and then picks up again on Saturday morning highlighting all the attributes of these two favorite local crops. The festival takes place in Historic Hanapepe Town and includes, informative presentations, live entertainment, a silent auction, keiki activities, sampling and much more.

Presented by the County of Kaua`i, Hanapepe Economic Alliance, Friends and Family of Agriculture, The Garden Island and Special Events Hawaii, Hawaii Chocolate & Cacao Association and sponsored in part by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. The mission of the Kaua`i Chocolate & Coffee Festival is to offer an event that entertains both visitors and residents of Kaua`i; highlights Hawai`i agricultural industries of both cacao and coffee; and showcases the fine products and talents of our local farmers, chefs, roasters, chocolatiers, baristas and manufacturers while bringing prosperity to Historic Hanapepe Town. The festival will feature chocolate and coffee from Kaua`i and around the Hawaiian Islands. For more information and tickets visit www.KauaiChocolateandCoffeeFestival.com

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Oct. 12, 2018

Hammers N’Ales Oktoberfest

This Saturday, October 13th from 2-6pm at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club

Come support Kauai Habitat’s efforts on affordable housing at the ultimate Island Oktoberfest. This event is 21 and over only. Enjoy food from top local restaurants likes Keoki’s Paradise, Merriman’s Fish House, Plantation Gardens, Lava Lava Beach Club, The Kitchen at Papayas, The Right Slice, The Cabana, and Ruth’s Chris. Sample over 30 craft beers from Kohola, Kauai Island Brewery, Lani Kai and many more from local Hawaii and mainland brewers. Listen to live music from Homestead and Cruz Control. All food, drink, and glass logo mug are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $75 PreSale or $85 on day of event. Enjoy a fun afternoon and support affordable housing on Kauai.
For tickets or more info go to 
https://kauaifestivals.com/festival/hammers-nales-oktoberfest/

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Oct. 11, 2018

Kauai Museum Presents Ni’ihau - The Forbidden Island

Celebrate “Na Ohana o Ni’ihau” The Forbidden Island.
This Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at the Kauai Museum.
Learn about the People, the Language, and the Art. Enjoy food, purchase
Ni’ihau jewelry or make your own Ni’ihau shell earring. Listen to the stories
of Ni’ihau and traditional songs written by the matriarch of Ni’ihau Mama
Ane Kanahele. Ni’ihau jewelry appraisals will be available.

 

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Oct. 9, 2018

Hanalei Initiative's Playground Fundraiser



Hanalei Initiative is hosting the Hanalei Playground Fundraiser
Sunday Oct. 14th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at the Faye Estate in Hanalei
A great playground not only provides children with endless hours of free play and exercise, but it can also help tie a community together by serving as a common space for families to gather. In a relaxed setting where residents and visitors can connect and interact, new friendships are formed and community ties are deepened through feelings of belonging. The Hanalei Initiative is in discussions with the County of Kauai to design and build the first Hanalei public playground in over three decades! They have a design committee with participants from the community beginning the design phase and for feedback once they get a few ideas.
This is a legacy project that will fill the community with pride for years to come.
How you can help build the Hanalei Playground!
Want tickets to the fundraiser? Click Here. If you cannot attend, they will assign your ticket to someone in the community who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend, such as a teacher at Hanalei School. While they are not certain of a site, they are hopeful that The Waioli Corporation will consider allowing a playground to be built behind the basketball court in the Waioli Town Park.  Other locations are being considered and a list of pros and cons has been developed. If you would like to participate, have concerns, or want to support please go to www.hanaleiinitiative.org
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Oct. 4, 2018

2018 Ohana Fit Fest

The annual Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health, a 5K and 10K obstacle trail run/walk, is Saturday on the Wai Koa Loop Trail. This fun family event is hosted by the nonprofit Kauai North Shore Community Foundation. The start and finish lines, as well as a community expo, will be located at the new Porter Pavilion at Anaina Hou Community Park. Participants will climb, crawl and test their coordination on obstacles along the way as they run or walk the course. Day-of-race registration, $35, starts at 7 a.m. The race starts at 9. Awards and a free concert will follow. “Run the obstacle course and get competitive, or just walk and focus on the fun,” said Ken Rosenthal, board member of the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation and co-director of the Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health. “This event is about fitness and fun, even if you’re competitive enough to win one of the beautiful competitor medals.” The foundation created its Fit Fund to give grants to nonprofits with a focus on health and wellness. For more info got to www.OhanaFitFest.com

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Sept. 27, 2018

19th Annual Powwow in Paradise

Starting Friday 9/28 through Sunday 9/31
from 11:00am till 9:00pm at the Kapaa Beach Park
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 art and crafts.
The Kauai Powwow council is a non-profit. Their focus is providing Native American educational outreach to children with a special emphasis on cultural exchange between the Native American and Polynesian cultures. Each year they provide the Island of Kauai with a traditional Powwow in the town of Kapaa. It is their goal to perpetuate the culture through education of song, dance, art and tradition. They believe that in this way we are securing a future that is respectful of all cultures. For more info go to www.kauaipowwow.com
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Sept. 25, 2018

MAKANA - WAIPA : Eat The Invasives

MAKANA Waipa : Eat The Invasives is a unique culinary event hosted in partnership with Kona Brewing Company, the Waipa Foundation and it's team of practitioners, staff and volunteers on September 29th, 2018. MAKANA Waipa: Eat The Invasives 2018 will build on the partnership established in 2016 with Kona Brewing Company and provide an opportunity to celebrate community, increase awareness for aina based work and raise additional funds to support Waipa Foundation’s important programs and services.
In 2016, Kona Brewing Company selected the Waipa Foundation as a beneficiary for a grant in connection with it's launch of a new brew, the Hanalei Island IPA. Waipa is a Hawaiian, community-based, nonprofit managing the 1,600 acre ahupua'a of Waipa as a living learning center. Located on the shores of Hanalei Bay, Waipa is a cultural kipuka where people can connect with and learn about aina, local values and lifestyle. Waipa welcomes more than 4,000 lifelong learners annually, and many thousands more to it's farmers markets and community events.
Through MAKANA Waipa : Eat The Invasives a unique opportunity is created for local practitioners to engage with chefs and the community on the grounds of Waipa while also providing attendees with an opportunity to support and experience firsthand the food, culture and mission of Waipa Foundation. Chefs will partner with practitioners and highlight invasive produce and other ingredients sourced from Waipa and the surrounding aina to create one of a kind dishes. 
For more info or tickets Click Here

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Sept. 20, 2018

Kauai Japanese Cultural Society presents Matsuri Kauai Festival

Matsuri Kauai

The 2018 Kauai Japanese Cultural Society’s “Matsuri” is scheduled to
be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, at Kauai
War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue. The event is free and open to the
public. 
The festival will showcase different groups of Japanese talents
and to perpetuate the Japanese culture on Kauai. Taiko performances
and classical Japanese dances will also be featured. Usually a featured
performance from Japan is presented at this event along with some
hands on activities (i.e. oshibana, origami, oshie), crafts, kimono
dressing, tea ceremony, shodo, bonsai, ikebana, etc…

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Sept. 18, 2018

Robert Cazimero Concert Thu. 9/20

Kauai Museum presents One Enchanting Evening with Robert Cazimero

Enjoy the melodic voice of Hawaii’s very own Robert Cazimero.
His stories through music of the golden years is sure to delight the heart.
Come and take this journey with us on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Doors open at 5:30 pm, heavy pupu 6:00pm to 7:00pm, and concert from
7:00pm to 8:30pm. Tickets on sale now $100.00 at the museum Gift Shop
or call (808)245-6931 to reserve your seat. Proceeds benefit the museum’s
exhibits and programs.

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