http://kauaifestivals.com/feed.xmlKauai Festivals2014-04-25T05:15:02ZKauai FestivalsXML::Atom::SimpleFeedhttp://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/a_taste_of_kauai_yesterday_and_today_3093.htmlA Taste of Kauai, Yesterday and TodayFriday, April 25th 2014Friday, April 25th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4397.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Taste paradise on this unique culinary tour and learn how ancient Hawaiian food and farming techniques relate to today. Designed by Marta Lane, local food writer and restaurant guide author, this culinary tour drenches you in stunning beauty and fresh, local flavors. Held exclusively at the Waipa Foundation, executive director Stacy Sproat-Beck (whose family were among the first Polynesians to settle on Kauai) guides guests through a taro garden, market garden and restored fishpond. Nestled in the Hanalei Valley Wildlife Refuge, you’ll see endangered birds, indigenous fish and native plants. The Waipa ahupuaa (watershed) is on 1600-acres and is one of the few undeveloped areas in Hawaii. Tour includes a taro tasting and four-course ohana (family) style lunch at Hanalei Bay. Meals are made with produce from the farm and local fish or organic chicken and have included Chicken Lau Lau; Lomi Lomi Kale Salad; Cucumber Kimchi; Fresh Fish Lau Lau with Purple Sweet Potatoes and Eggplant; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Lemongrass Burre Blanc; Fresh Poi, Poke, Passion Fruit Cheese Cake and Banana Lumpia. Waipa Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit serving as a Native Hawaiian learning center and community center where visitors renew ties to aina (land and resources), and learn about traditional values and lifestyle. Proceeds from this tour support Waipa Foundation and The Hawaii Food Bank - Kauai Branch. Reservations must be made three days before tour date. DETAILS: A Taste of Kauai, Yesterday and Today Location: Waipa Foundation Date: Friday, April 25th 2014 Time: 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/oscar_wildes__the_importance_of_being_earnest.htmlOscar Wilde's & The Importance of being EarnestFriday, April 25th 2014Friday, April 25th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4906.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Don't miss these revival performances for ONE weekend only—back by popular demand! The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym (Ernest) for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues. Live on Stage performed by students of Kaua‘i, Kapa‘a and Waimea High schools. Presented by the Kauai Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for all ages at the door only. Live on stage at the Kaua'i High School Gymnasium Stage in Lihu‘e. Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. DETAILS: Oscar Wilde's & The Importance of being Earnest Location: Kauai High School Gymnasium, 3577 Lala Place Date: Friday, April 25th 2014 Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/lihue_library_spring_used_book_sale.htmlLihu'e Library Spring Used Book SaleFriday, April 25th 2014Friday, April 25th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4964.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> The long awaited Friends of Lihue Library Used Book Sale is coming up next Friday and Saturday April 25th and 26th, 10-4 each day in the Lihue Library conference room. Please see the flyer below. We have also attached the flyer for you to pass out to friends and family. And boy do we have tons of books for sale! We will be setting up the book sale Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, April 22-24th, each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We need your help. Anybody who is available to volunteer to move and sort books for the sale please email or call and we’ll happily put you on the list of volunteers. We look forward to seeing you, your ohana, your neighbors, your colleagues, and your inlaws at the used book sale! DETAILS: Lihu'e Library Spring Used Book Sale Location: Lihue Library Conference Room Date: Friday, April 25th 2014 Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/last_day_of_student_art_work_grades_912_and_award_ceremony.htmlLast day of Student Art Work Grades 9-12 and Award CeremonySaturday, April 26th 2014Saturday, April 26th 2014 Don't miss out on the last day to view the beautiful art work from the students of Kauai from grades 9-12! This art is a must see! Also, please join us as we award these children for their talent at our award ceremony. DETAILS: Last day of Student Art Work Grades 9-12 and Award Ceremony Location: Date: Saturday, April 26th 2014 Time: 09:00 AM - 01:00 AM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/_ohana_daymalama_aina_huleia_fish_pond_and_childrens_art_exhibit_912.html Ohana Day-Malama Aina, Huleia Fish Pond, and Children's Art Exhibit 9-12Saturday, April 26th 2014Saturday, April 26th 2014 Come and join us as we celebrate a day of family and the earth as the Kauai Museum hosts its Ohana Day on Malama 'Aina or Earth Day. Also, please relax as you gaze at our HuleiaS Fish Pond and our Children's Art Exhibit from talented students from grades 9-12. DETAILS: Ohana Day-Malama Aina, Huleia Fish Pond, and Children's Art Exhibit 9-12 Location: Date: Saturday, April 26th 2014 Time: 09:00 AM - 01:00 AM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/king_kamehameha_2014_parade_workshops.htmlKing Kamehameha 2014 Parade WorkshopsSaturday, April 26th 2014Saturday, April 26th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4919.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Cheryl Wong & Hazel Chun bring years of experience as active participants in Kaua'i's King Kamehameha Day Parades. They have been involved for many years helping family and friends as community volunteers. Learning and teaching the Pa'u wrapping has become part of their lives. Keoua Kaneakua a self taught lei maker uses his vision to create and design different styles of leis. He will share his talents in an upcoming Lei Making Workshop on Saturday May 31, 2014 DETAILS: King Kamehameha 2014 Parade Workshops Location: Lihu'e Neighborhood Center Date: Saturday, April 26th 2014 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/spring_into_beauty.html"Spring Into Beauty"Saturday, April 26th 2014Saturday, April 26th 2014 Vendors from the Health, Beauty & Fashion industry coming together for an amazing and fun event. Vendors will be selling fashion accessories, consultations with beauty tips and products and health and wellness coaches to help you get started looking and feeling your best! DETAILS: "Spring Into Beauty" Location: Courtyard Marriott Date: Saturday, April 26th 2014 Time: 04:00 PM - 07:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/zonta_club_of_hanalei_luxury_ladies_spa_day_.htmlZonta Club of Hanalei Luxury Ladies Spa Day Thursday, May 1st 2014Thursday, May 1st 2014 Zonta Club of Hanalei Luxury Ladies Spa Day Event Description: Located at an exclusive Kauai North shore Estate and treat your self to a day of pampering with massages, activities and a gourmet lunch-limited to 50 guests. DETAILS: Zonta Club of Hanalei Luxury Ladies Spa Day Location: Kalihiwai Ridge Date: Thursday, May 1st 2014 Time: 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/national_day_of_prayer_celebration.htmlNational Day of Prayer CelebrationThursday, May 1st 2014Thursday, May 1st 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4976.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> People of all faiths are gathering on Thursday, May 1st, 2014, National Day of Prayer, to pray for our community, our nation and the world. The ceremonies will begin at 9 am at the County of Kauai Mo’ikeha Rotunda (inside the Round Building). Mayor Carvalho will open the ceremony with a proclamation for the day. Representatives from Hawaiian, Buddhist, Christian, Quaker, Baha’i, Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Eckankar, Brahma Kumari, Happy Science, Science of Mind and many others from the diverse faiths on our island will share song and prayers. Everyone is welcome! For additional information visit our website at interfaithroundtableofkauai.org DETAILS: National Day of Prayer Celebration Location: County of Kauai Moikeha Building Rotunda Date: Thursday, May 1st 2014 Time: 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/hawaiian_paina.htmlHawaiian Pa'inaFriday, May 2nd 2014Friday, May 2nd 2014 Have fun at the Kauai Museum was we hold our Pa'ina once again for anyone who wishes to join us for a day of family, friends, and community. DETAILS: Hawaiian Pa'ina Location: Date: Friday, May 2nd 2014 Time: 09:00 AM - 01:00 AM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/na_lei_hiwahiwa.htmlNa Lei HiwahiwaFriday, May 2nd 2014Friday, May 2nd 2014 Malie Foundation presents a May Day concert featuring Hawaiian music makers KUINI; band members are Hoo, Kehau & Gobbles. also talented Triple T will share their melodic voices. There will be day time activities and craft vendors as well. DETAILS: Na Lei Hiwahiwa Location: Kaua'i Beach Resort Date: Friday, May 2nd 2014 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/na_lei_hiwahiwa_hiku__7th_annual_may_day_.htmlNa Lei Hiwahiwa Hiku - 7th annual May Day Friday, May 2nd 2014Friday, May 2nd 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4917.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Hawaiian hula and live music celebrate the beauty of flower lei on Kaua'i. Featuring Kuini, the Triple T's and a special appearance by Nathan Kalama and his Mei Day Lei Court. Presented by Malie Foundation as a scholarship fundraiser, the hospitality, lokahi, will surround all who attend. Tickets $25/Advance and $30/Door for adults. $5 children 6-17. Ticket outlets: Vicky's Fabrics, Kauai Music &amp; Sound and Kauai Beach Resort. Food available for purchase. Location: Kauai Beach Resort. For tickets call (808) 652-4497 or find tickets online: maliefoundation.org DETAILS: Na Lei Hiwahiwa Hiku - 7th annual May Day Location: Kauai Beach Resort Date: Friday, May 2nd 2014 Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/st_catherine_carnival.htmlSt. Catherine CarnivalFriday, May 2nd 2014Friday, May 2nd 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4973.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Annual school and parish carnival! A country carnival not to be missed! Featuring a tent full of games for all ages, paintball, novelty, face painting, balloons, horse back and tractor rides, bounce houses, keiki rides, petting zoo, special pronto pups and flying saucers as well as Filipino and Hawaiian foods, center stage featuring live entertainment, huge country store with plants, baked goods and homemade specialty items, silent auction, book fair and religious article stores for great shopping. For over 40 years St. Catherine Parish and school have hosted this great event to bring the people of Kauai together and celebrate our heritage! Come and enjoy all that Kauai has to offer in this great long standing community event!! It's TRADITION!! DETAILS: St. Catherine Carnival Location: 5021 Kawaihau Road - St. Catherine School Date: Friday, May 2nd 2014 Time: 05:00 PM - 11:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/art_opening__donias_ocean__travel_art_at_java_kai_kapaa.htmlArt Opening ~ Donia's Ocean & Travel Art at Java Kai, KapaaSaturday, May 3rd 2014Saturday, May 3rd 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/java_kai_art_show__donia_lilly_4928.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Great Mother's Day gift shopping! Donia's Ocean Series and Travel Memories paintings will be on display at Java Kai in Kapaa from Saturday, May 3rd until Friday, June 6th. Opening Party during Old Town Kapaa Art Walk (First Saturdays) Meet the Artist! 5 - 9pm on Saturday, May 3rd Donia's metal prints and original artwork will be on display for the entire month. Greeting cards will also be available at the Art Walk Opening, May 3rd. DETAILS: Art Opening ~ Donia's Ocean & Travel Art at Java Kai, Kapaa Location: Java Kai Date: Saturday, May 3rd 2014 Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/nordic_walkingin_kapaa.htmlNordic Walking...In KAPAAMonday, May 5th 2014Monday, May 5th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/nordic_walking_4946.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Nordic Walking is just walking with special poles designed to engage the upper body's musculature. It has many health benefits and can be practiced by anybody, regardless of fitness levels or age. Classes are May 5 - June 4; Mon/Wed, 5:30-6:30pm. Meeting at Kapaa Middle School Office. DETAILS: Nordic Walking...In KAPAA Location: Kapaa Middle School Date: Monday, May 5th 2014 Time: 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/mokihana_club_and_kauai_historical_society_present_the_last_word.htmlMokihana Club and Kauai Historical Society Present "The Last Word"Wednesday, May 7th 2014Wednesday, May 7th 2014 Mokihana Club hosts coffe/tea hour and invites Historical Society members and friends to attend. After the coffee hour, everyone goes from Lihue Parish Hall into Lihue United Church for a short play "The Last Word" by David (Penhallow) Scott. It's a fable that enacts how several prominent citizens might have decided to found the Kauai Historical Society 100 years ago. Limited seating; call Historical Society at 808-245-3373 by May 5 for reservations. DETAILS: Mokihana Club and Kauai Historical Society Present "The Last Word" Location: Lihue Parish Hall, Nawiliwili Road Date: Wednesday, May 7th 2014 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/a_few_good_men.htmlA Few Good MenFriday, May 9th 2014Friday, May 9th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4974.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a cover up of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial. DETAILS: A Few Good Men Location: Puhi Theatrical Warehouse, 4411E Kikowaena St Date: Friday, May 9th 2014 Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/may_day_by_the_bay_.htmlMay Day by the Bay Saturday, May 10th 2014Saturday, May 10th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4462.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> May Day by the Bay features Hawaiian music performed by groups from throughout Hawaii. Cultural demonstrations by local practitioners, a craft fair of Kaua'I made products, Hawaiian food, displays of local non-profits, and a Silent Auction. DETAILS: May Day by the Bay Location: Date: Saturday, May 10th 2014 Time: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/100th_anniversary_festival_of_cultures.html100th Anniversary Festival of CulturesSaturday, May 10th 2014Saturday, May 10th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4935.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Kauai Historical Society and the Historical County Building celebrates its 100th anniversary with a festival of music, dances and traditional dress of Hawaiians, Japanese, Okinawan, Filipino, Portuguese, and Tongans. Also featuring contemporary music by local musicians Darryl Gonzales and Garret Santos. Festival is free admission, family-friendly and on the lawn of the Historic County Building. County of Kauai is also sponsoring the event and tours inside the building, opened 100 years ago, are being guided by council chairman Jay Furfaro at 3:00, 5:00, 7:00. On the lawn, food booths will sell local favorite dishes of Japanese, Okinawan, Portuguese, Hawaiian, and Filipino people. These small plates will let attendees sample lots of different foods at a reasonable cost, and it's like the sharing of foods between plantation workers. This cultural festival is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to explore Kauai's diverse people and history. The Kauai Historical Society booth will have information on the society's resources, collections and membership privileges. Food and Beverages for sale. DETAILS: 100th Anniversary Festival of Cultures by Kauai Historical Society and Historic Location: Historic County Building Date: Saturday, May 10th 2014 Time: 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/kauai_island_crafters_fair.htmlKauai Island Crafter's FairSaturday, May 10th 2014Saturday, May 10th 2014 Kauai artisans and crafters will be showing and selling their “made in Kauai” merchandise at the Kauai Veteran’s Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8:00a - 2:00p. A large selection of quality made Kauai products can be purchased for that joyous occasion and gift giving to that special graduate, wedding couple, mother’s or father’s day or birthday celebration. Find that unique gift that will be cherished for years. Food and beverages will be available. Proceeds to benefit The Kauai Veteran’s Club. Contact email kauaiparadiseheirlooms@hotmail.com or Instagram kauaiparadiseheirlooms DETAILS: Kauai Island Crafter's Fair Location: Kauai Veteran's Center Date: Saturday, May 10th 2014 Time: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/conflict_resolution_3380.htmlConflict ResolutionTuesday, May 13th 2014Tuesday, May 13th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4955.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> May 13 & 15, Tues/Thurs; 8:30-11:30am In this class you will examine the nature of conflict and gain an understanding of the alternatives for settlement. You will be able to practice using real work situations and will leave class with a 'toolbox' of communication tips. DETAILS: Conflict Resolution Location: Kauai Community College-OCET Date: Tuesday, May 13th 2014 Time: 08:30 AM - 11:30 AM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/pesticide_violation__label_interpretation.htmlPesticide Violation & Label InterpretationFriday, May 16th 2014Friday, May 16th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4953.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> May 16, 1:00-3:00pm Get an overview of the laws and regulations related to pesticide use, components of a pesticide inspection, frequent violations uncovered by inspectors and the importance of quality record keeping. You will be able to practice the use of basic measuring devices and the calculation of pesticide dilution. DETAILS: Pesticide Violation & Label Interpretation Location: Kauai Community College-OCET Date: Friday, May 16th 2014 Time: 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/garden_isle_artisan_fair_3255.htmlGarden Isle Artisan FairSaturday, May 17th 2014Saturday, May 17th 2014 Under the Big Tent. This event offers a great selection of handcrafted products from over 40 of Kaua'i's finest Artisans. Photography! Jewelry! Aloha wear! Palm Bark Baskets! Wood carvings! Photo albums! Pounded Mulberry Bark! Local Fruit, jellies & sauces! Soaps! Candles! Original Oil Paintings! Table linens! & much more! Live Tahitian Drumming! Local Plate Lunches! Shave Ice! Ice Cold Coconuts! DETAILS: Garden Isle Artisan Fair Location: Kapaa Beach Park Date: Saturday, May 17th 2014 Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/2014_visitor_industry_charity_walk.html2014 Visitor Industry Charity WalkSaturday, May 17th 2014Saturday, May 17th 2014<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_4864.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> The Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association Kaua'i Chapter will host the 36th Annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk. The walk will start at 7:00 a.m. at the Historic County Building and take walkers through Lihu'e on a 2.9 mile route. The Charity Walk is open to the public and everyone is welcome to participate. Those under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult and walkers under the age of 18 must have walker form application signed by a parent or guardian. All walkers should have minimum donations regardless of age. Please note that ALL pets are NOT allowed on the Charity Walk. DETAILS: 2014 Visitor Industry Charity Walk Location: Historic County Building Date: Saturday, May 17th 2014 Time: 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/zonta_club_of_hanalei_luxury_ladies_spa_day__3398.htmlZonta Club of Hanalei Luxury Ladies Spa Day Saturday, May 17th 2014Saturday, May 17th 2014 Fundraiser for the Zonta Club of Hanalei DETAILS: Zonta Club of Hanalei Luxury Ladies Spa Day Location: Date: Saturday, May 17th 2014 Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM