Sunday, August 21, 7:00 pm
Kyoto Tachibana High School Band Benefit Concert
7th Kauai Tour since 1998
One of the best marching and brass band in Japan’s Kansai Western region, 110 member band, which has performed at the Rose Bowl and 1996 World Olympic Games in Atlanta
Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall, Lihue
To benefit Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band, Director Sarah Tochiki, & Kauai High School Band, Director Darryl Miyasato
Info:  Art Umezu






Saturday, August 27, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Kauai Museum presents Japanese Cultural Day & Exhibit
Joyful Noise Taiko Drummers, Kyle Chew Shakuhachi Performance,
Chef Steven Nakata Food Demonstration, San Shin Performance
& Mini Bon dance; Exhibits on View
Food available for purchase
Cost $15 entry fee
Contact:  Kauai Museum; (808) 245-6931


Pilgrimage of Compassion
with Shakuhachi Grandmaster Riley Lee and members of Taiko Kaua’i.
Sunday, August 28
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
1:00 pm Activities Start
2:30 pm Program Starts
Bonsai Exhibit, mochi pounding, ikebana and calligraphy demonstrations,
Lei making, basket weaving, bake sale, silent auction,
Cultural and culinary demonstrations
Donations are appreciated
Contact 639-5952,




Sunday, September 4, 6:00 am – 1:00 pm
Kauai Marathon 2016
Grand  Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
Cost:  Registration Fee
Contact:  Bob Craver, (808) 283-2078


Friday, September 9, 6:00 doors/7:00 show
Hiroshima – Hawaii Tour 2016
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
$45 general; $65 Gold Circle
Contact:  Lazar Bear,




Sunday, September 18 – Saturday, September 24
Kauai Mokihana Festival 2016
A week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture
Music Contest, 3-day hula competition, crafts fair and workshops, and more
Kauai Beach Resort plus other venues
Tickets & Info:
Contact:  Maka Herrod


Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 23, 24, 25, 11:00 – 6:00 pm
18th Annual Kauai Powwow in Paradise
Native American Crafting & Education Tents, Drumming,
Organic Fry Bread, Grand Entry Parade & Hawaiian Blessing
Kapaa Beach Park, Kapaa
Contact:  Kaplan Bunce, (808) 647-4285




October 8, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Queen Emalani Festival
11:00 am – Arrival of Queen on Horseback
followed by Presentation of Ho`okupu and Hula by Halau
Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow, Kokee State Park
Open to the public
Contact:  Hui o Laka,






Saturday, November 5, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Community Swap Meet with Grove Farm
Grove Farm Park, Puhi
Cost:  Free to Shop
Register to Participate:  Linda, (808) 245-3678

Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veterans Day Parade 2016
Parade, food & craft booths; Entertainment
Historic County Building, Lihue
Free & Open to the public
Contact:  Russel Maeda, (808) 652-4802

Saturday, November 12, 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Niihau-Kauai Festival
Celebrating the ties of Niihau and Kauai
With Cultural displays, Hula, Live Music & Entertainment
Location:  Elepaio Road
Tickets:  TBD
Contact:  Nalani Brun, (808) 241-6394




Friday, December 2, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Lights on Rice Parade 2016
Parade from Vidinha Stadium, up Rice Street to the Historic County Building, Lihue
Crafts Fair by the Kauai Museum, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Food Vendors
Free and Open to the Public
Contact:  Eileen Winters, (808) 639-3571

Friday, December 2 – December 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Festival of Lights 2016
Light creations by Auntie Josie’s and Kauai artisans
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening
Contact:  Elizabeth Freeman, (808) 63908564

Saturday, December 31, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
New Year’s Eve Celebration
Food trucks, live entertainment, movie in the park, keiki activities, spectacular Fireworks display
Poipu Beach Park, Koloa
Free and Open to the public
Contact:  Jody Kjedsen, (808) 742-7444




Kauai Community Players 2017 Season:
January 13 – 29
Kauai Community Players present
Little Shop of Horrors
By Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
Directed by Rebecca Hanson
Winner of 1983 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical


Thursday, January 26, 2017; 6:00 Door; 7:00 Show
An Evening with Judy Collins
Singer-Songwriter & Folk Music Icon
Special Guest: Ari Hest – Hawaii Tour 2017
Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center
Tickets:  $45 general; $65 gold circle
Tix Outlets: Kauai Music & Sound, Hanalei Music & Strings, Progressive Expressions, Kauai Harley Davidson, Scotty’s Music
Contact:  Lazar Bear, (808)