May 02, 2023 at 9:56am | Lori Benkert
Kauai Events

Even though Kauai is known for its beautiful and lush tropical island, It has a lot to offer, and here are the top events taking place during May and June.


May 4 – “Siddhartha: Seeker of Truth” a musical comedy at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall
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May 11 – Aloha Market at National Tropical Botanical Garden
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May 13 – Paul Izak Trio at Anaina Hou Porter Pavilion
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For more information contact Greg Shepherd at or (808) 245-8269. Event Date and Time: May 4,5,6 at 7pm; May 7 at 4pm; May 11,12,13 at 7pm; May 14 at 4pm


June 3 – Hanalei Canoe Club 41st annual Ha’ena to Hanalei Run at Hanalei Canoe Club 
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June 3 – Kauai Poke Fest at Koloa Landing Resort
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June 17 – Soto Zen Bon Festival at Kauai Soto Zen Temple
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Contact Info: 808-346-4650

August 5–6, 2023, 9am to 5pm, Kapa`a Beach Park
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In 2023, Heiva I Kaua`i celebrates the 21st anniversary of a unique, exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition. This annual event provides a venue for performers of all ages to present their talent, skill and cultural knowledge to an audience of more than 1000 attendees daily! On Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, from 9am to 5pm, come and enjoy this community-sponsored, family-centered celebration of Tahitian culture at the Kapa`a Beach Park (4-1464 Kuhio Highway). Participants from Hawai`i, the Mainland and Japan, with a range in age from toddler to elder, perform solo and group competition and exhibition dances portraying legends and stories of Tahiti. Event admission is $8 at the door. Children age 12 and under are admitted free. After opening ceremonies, solo competition is held on Saturday, starting with the youngest age groups and continuing through adults, until the championship dance-offs in the afternoon. Solo categories include traditional otea vahine and tane, for junior, senior and master (age 26+) divisions. Group categories include otea, aparima, ahupurotu and drumming. Heiva I Kaua`i offers an amateur/youth group category for contestants under age 19. Group competition is scheduled for Sunday.
This event is ADA accessible. Persons in need of auxiliary aid to participate, please call the number below at least 7 days before the event. For information call 808-822-9447



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