http://kauaifestivals.com/feed.xmlKauai Festivals2015-07-01T17:15:01ZKauai FestivalsXML::Atom::SimpleFeedhttp://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/first_fridays_painas.htmlFirst Fridays PainasFriday, July 3rd 2015Friday, July 3rd 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6309.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Hawaiian music, food, fun and entertainment in the Museum Courtyard. Our featured artist is the talented singer/song writer Darryl Gonzales. Ono local grinds (Delicious Cuisine) 11:30am - 1:00pm Kauai Museum Courtyard Rain or Shine $20 per person - Reservations required, seating is limited. DETAILS: First Fridays Painas Location: Kauai Museum Date: Friday, July 3rd 2015 Time: 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/kauai_slack_key_guitar___ukulele_concert.htmlKauai Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele ConcertFriday, July 3rd 2015Friday, July 3rd 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6215.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki & seniors). Audience rating over 15 years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music. Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." - David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key. It embodies Aloha!" - Bill The community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building - Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha). Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469. DETAILS: Kauai Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Location: Hanalei Community Center Date: Friday, July 3rd 2015 Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 AM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/pmrf_independence_day_freedom_celebration_.htmlPMRF Independence Day Freedom Celebration Friday, July 3rd 2015Friday, July 3rd 2015 Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands, announces its Stars & Stripes Freedom Celebration, to be held Friday, July 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. The general public is invited. The event will be held on the grounds of Shenanigans restaurant. Popular Top-40 band Dishwalla will perform, along with local entertainment. A heart-pounding fireworks display will then commence. Food, games and craft booths will be available throughout the event. Admission is free for this quality, family-oriented event. Guests can enter the base through the Kokole Point gate (adjacent to the county landfill) on Kaumualii Highway beginning at 5 p.m. Watch for signs on the highway for directions. Free parking will be available on base, although visitors are reminded that all vehicles will be subject to search. Seat belts must be worn by all drivers and passengers of vehicles while on base, no riding in pickup beds will be allowed. Sorry, no outside food or beverages, coolers, tents, pets, weapons (including knives of all types) or personal fireworks allowed. All backpacks are subject to search and beach umbrellas can be used. This is a Drug-Free event. For more information on this event, please call (808) 335-4446. DETAILS: PMRF Independence Day Freedom Celebration Location: : Pacific Missile Range Facility Date: Friday, July 3rd 2015 Time: 05:00 PM - 10:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/hanalei_canoe_clubs_30th_annual_tahiti_fete.htmlHanalei Canoe Club's 30th Annual Tahiti FeteSaturday, July 4th 2015Saturday, July 4th 2015 Come celebrate Independence Day on the North Shore as part of the Hanalei Canoe Club's family event on the beach. This community paddling classic is held at the historic Hanalei Pier on Hanalei Bay. Both visitors and kama'aina are welcomed to take part in our 1/4 mile, 6 man Outrigger Canoe Regatta. We will provide canoes, paddles and experienced steersman. Medals will be presented to the top three crews in each division. There are fun events for everyone with Special beach programs for the keiki (children). Snacks, vendors, local music and Tahitian dancing during the day. DETAILS: Hanalei Canoe Club's 30th Annual Tahiti Fete Location: Hanalei Pier Area Date: Saturday, July 4th 2015 Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/kauai_hospice_26th_annual_concert_in_the_sky_.htmlKaua`i Hospice 26th Annual Concert in the Sky Saturday, July 4th 2015Saturday, July 4th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6295.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> The Kauai Hospice 26th Annual Concert in the Sky on July 4, 2015 at Vidinha Stadium, is the largest 1 day event on Kauai. Advance Ticket Sales at special prices are available NOW at all Kaua`i Times/Big Save Markets and the Kaua`i Hospice Office. The Annual Friendraiser will feature the largest 3D Fireworks show choreographed to a 20 minute soundtrack especially created by Hospice..Just for Kaua`i. See the Kaua`i Premiere of Hawai`i's Super Group "The Rough Riders"...starring Henry Kapono, John Cruz and Brother Noland with an all star back up band. There's also performances by "Not My First Rodeo, Tsunami Taiko, and formal presentation of colors at 5pm with the Kapa`a High School JROTC. We invite you to come early for Keiki Games, water slides, bounce houses and more. There will be all the food you can imagine at affordable family prices too..plus silent auction, crafts and a keiki novelty tent. Gates Open at 4pm - 9:30pm. Fireworks display to take place at 8:30p.m. This event will be a shining example of the kind of event that public/private partnerships can achieve. It will provide opportunities for interaction between residents and visitors with a unique experience as this is the largest aerial fireworks event on Kauai on the 4th of July. Visitors will get to celebrate our national holiday with the local cultural experiences of music and dance. Tickets: Advanced Ticket Prices $10 and $5 (6-12) with Keiki 5 and younger free. Tickets prices At the Gate $15 Adults & $7 for Keiki (6-12) FREE Keiki 5 and Younger DETAILS: Kauai Hospice Concert in the Sky Location: Vidinha Stadium Soccer Field Date: Saturday, July 4th 2015 Time: 04:00 PM - 09:30 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/ahupuaa__slack_key_guitar__ukulele_concert.htmlAhupuaa - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele ConcertSunday, July 5th 2015Sunday, July 5th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6210.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki & seniors). Audience rating over 15 years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music. Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." - David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key. It embodies Aloha!" - Bill The community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building - Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha). Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469. DETAILS: Ahupua'a - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Location: Hanalei Community Center Date: Sunday, July 5th 2015 Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/kauai_food_tour_on_the_north_shore.htmlKauai Food Tour on the North ShoreTuesday, July 7th 2015Tuesday, July 7th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/sample_hawaiian_food_6063.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Hop in your car and follow our guide on a tasting adventure through Kauai’s lush North Shore. We’ll experience out-of-the way establishments, taste products made with exotic fruit, sample Hawaiian food, learn about Tiki cocktail culture, meet farmers and food artisans … and more. This unique food tour is centered on the regional cuisine of Hawaii, where the host community lives, eats and plays. Join us at a family-owned organic farm and sample some of the best food the North Shore has to offer. If you’re a food lover, this tour is not to be missed! This food tour includes tastings at five stops, an experienced guide with plenty of local culinary knowledge and tasty surprises in between. The 4-hour tour ends at a farmers market where you will meet our favorite vendors and sample their products. At the end of the tour, you are free to stroll through the market and purchase gifts of aloha, or food to enjoy during your stay. These tours are designed by, Marta Lane, founder of Tasting Kauai. Marta, a Kauai-based food and farm writer since 2010, is the author of “Tasting Kauai 2015: An Insider’s Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island.” Michelle Lemay, Tasting Kauai’s culinary guide, has been a professional tour guide for 10 years and has led adventurous visitors on trips across the islands as well as around the world. Locally-made products that are available for purchase include, but are not limited to: fresh tropical fruit (seasonal), dried-fruit, honey, organic goat cheese, macadamia nuts, salsa, hot sauce, mustard, ice cream, cookies, pies, pasta and Hawaiian medicinals. DETAILS: Kauai Food Tour on the North Shore Location: Date: Tuesday, July 7th 2015 Time: 11:00 PM - 03:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/book_club__author_series.htmlBook Club & Author SeriesWednesday, July 8th 2015Wednesday, July 8th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6311.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> "The Providential Life & Heritage of Henry Obookiah" by Chris Cook sponsored by the Daughters of Hawai'i This month's book is "The Providential Life & Heritage of Henry Obookiah: Why Did Missionaries from New England and Tahiti Come to Hawaii?" written by Chris Cook. The memoirs of Henry Obookiah published in New Haven, Connecticut in 1818; a collection of written accounts from the 19th century describing Obookiah's influence on the American Protestant missionary movement. You can purchase the book for $15.00 online here or at the Kauai Museum gift shop. 5:30 to 7 pm at the Kauai Museum Main Gallery For more information call (808) 245-6931 DETAILS: Book Club & Author Series Location: Date: Wednesday, July 8th 2015 Time: 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/hawaiis_cowboy_music__slack_key_guitar__ukulele_concert.htmlHawaiis Cowboy Music - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele ConcertFriday, July 10th 2015Friday, July 10th 2015 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki & seniors). Audience rating over 15 years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music. Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." - David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key. It embodies Aloha!" - Bill The community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building - Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha). Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469. DETAILS: Hawaii's Cowboy Music - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Location: Hanalei Community Center Date: Friday, July 10th 2015 Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/celebrate_portuguese_festival.htmlCELEBRATE PORTUGUESE FESTIVALSaturday, July 11th 2015Saturday, July 11th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6312.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> A culture rich in music, food, and dance, the Portuguese arrived in Hawaii during the 1900s bringing with them their unique traditions. On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the Kauai Museum will celebrate the history and culture of Portugal with a day of delicious food, and arts and crafts. In the museum’s courtyard, guests will be able to experience the rich heritage of the Portuguese. The festival will include delectable treats like malasadas, sweet bread, and Portuguese bean soup. Guests will also be able to learn about the three cabinet makers who were credited with creating the “jumping flea” or, as we call it in Hawaii, the ukulele! 10:30 am to 2:00 pm Kauai Museum Courtyard For more information call (808) 245-6931 DETAILS: CELEBRATE PORTUGUESE FESTIVAL Location: Kauai Museum Date: Saturday, July 11th 2015 Time: 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/dreams_come_true__slack_key_guitar__ukulele_concert.htmlDreams Come True Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele ConcertSunday, July 12th 2015Sunday, July 12th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6184.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki & seniors). Audience rating over 15 years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music. Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." - David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key. It embodies Aloha!" - Bill The community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building - Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha). Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469. DETAILS: Dreams Come True - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Location: Hanalei Community Center Date: Sunday, July 12th 2015 Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/kauai_food_tour_on_the_south_shore.htmlKauai Food Tour on the South ShoreWednesday, July 15th 2015Wednesday, July 15th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/interact_with_local_chefs_6098.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Follow our culinary guide in the comfort of your own car and sample the sights, flavors and history of Kauai’s sunny South Shore. The stops on our South Shore food tour are a celebration of street food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse cultures. Experience Japanese food, taste street tacos, sample tropical gelato, learn about Hawaiian staple foods, meet farmers and food artisans … and more. This unique food tour concludes at the Kauai Culinary Market, Kauai’s premiere gourmet market. This food tour includes tastings at six stops, an experienced guide with plenty of local culinary knowledge and tasty surprises in between. The 4-hour tour concludes with a cooking demonstration at The Shops at Kukuiula, a South Shore culinary destination. There will be time to interact with local chefs and learn their favorite recipes. Afterwards, enjoy “pau hana” with live Hawaiian music, an outdoor beer and wine gardens by award-winning restaurants, or shop for Kauai-inspired treasures in a unique collection of shops, art galleries and boutiques. Hand-crafted products that are available for purchase include, but are not limited to: fruit (seasonal), honey, tropical jellies, jams and curds; fresh-baked bread, pies, soups and butter croissants with a variety of fillings including passion fruit curd, mango and macadamia nuts. These tours are designed by, Marta Lane, founder of Tasting Kauai. Marta, a Kauai-based food and farm writer since 2010, is the author of “Tasting Kauai 2015: An Insider’s Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island.” Michelle Lemay, Tasting Kauai’s culinary guide, has been a professional tour guide for 10 years and has led adventurous visitors on trips across the islands as well as around the world. DETAILS: Kauai Food Tour on the South Shore Location: Date: Wednesday, July 15th 2015 Time: 01:15 PM - 05:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/the_magic_of_music.htmlThe Magic of MusicFriday, July 17th 2015Friday, July 17th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_5973.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> KAUAI VOICES PRESENTS THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF DISNEY Kauai Voices, the island’s highly popular 40-member auditioned choral ensemble, invites music lovers to Be Our Guest on A Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride with some of the best music on earth — the music of Disney — at its Magic of Music concert on Friday and Saturday, July 17 & 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at St Michael’s Church in Lihue. Audience members can Let It Go during a magical evening of favorite songs from beloved movies and shows, including: Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Jungle Book, Aida, Pippin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, and many more that will come to life with multiple styles of music and fond memories. An array of talented instrumentalists also will join with Kauai Voices to delight the young and young at heart in the ensemble’s ninth season. So Whistle While You Work, but Can You Feel The Love Tonight when you Step In Time and join Kauai Voices for The Magic Of Music. “Zip-a-Dee Do Dah”! Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door (if seating is still available) at KauaiVoices.org or from Kauai Voices singers. DETAILS: The Magic of Music Location: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Date: Friday, July 17th 2015 Time: 07:30 PM - 09:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/ohana_slack_key_guitar__ukulele_concert.htmlOhana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele ConcertFriday, July 17th 2015Friday, July 17th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6188.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki & seniors). Audience rating over 15 years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music. Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." - David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key. It embodies Aloha!" - Bill The community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building - Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha). Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469. DETAILS: 'Ohana Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Location: Hanalei Community Center Date: Friday, July 17th 2015 Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/soto_zen_bon_festival_3871.htmlSoto Zen Bon FestivalFriday, July 17th 2015Friday, July 17th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6324.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> "Let's Bon Dance!" Experience and enjoy Kauai's Japanese-American folk culture that has evolved over five generations in the islands to make it a popular summer-time happening. Traditional Japanese folk dancing, singing, drumming; Japanese & local food; game booths;live performances, cultural exhibits; memorial religious services. DETAILS: Soto Zen Bon Festival Location: Date: Friday, July 17th 2015 Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/koloa_plantation_days_2015.htmlKoloa Plantation Days 2015Friday, July 17th 2015Friday, July 17th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6316.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Celebrate the 30th annual Koloa Plantation Days in sunny Poipu, Kauai! Over 25 events celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Kauai's south shore communities of Koloa and Poipu, during this 10-day family-oriented festival. Each year, the festival brings visitors and residents together to learn about Koloa's multicultural history, experience a diverse range of local foods, culture and activities, explore the area's unique ecology and archaeology, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the south shore's resorts, golf courses, and other neighborhood venues. You’ll find rodeo events, “talk stories” about growing up on the plantation, live music events, cultural performances, film nights, culinary demonstrations, craft fairs, guided walks and hikes, activities and games just for keiki (children), sporting events, and the historic parade and park celebration which after 29 years has become an annual Kauai tradition. Visit our website for the full schedule of events! http://koloaplantationdays.com/eventlist DETAILS: Koloa Plantation Days Preliminary Roping at CJM Stables Location: Date: Friday, July 17th 2015 Time: 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/free_movie_in_the_parkprinceville.htmlFree Movie in the Park/PrincevilleSaturday, July 18th 2015Saturday, July 18th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6329.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Come out for a fun family night featuring... Big Hero 6 in Prince Albert Park, 4334 Emmalani Drive (across from the Library) Saturday, July 18th 6.30pm (Movie begins at dusk) DETAILS: Free Movie in the Park/Princeville Location: Prince Albert Park Date: Saturday, July 18th 2015 Time: 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/paradise_craft_fairan_event_benefitting_malama_ponoa_kauai_nonprofit_.htmlParadise Craft Fair-an event benefitting Malama Pono-a Kauai Non-Profit Saturday, July 18th 2015Saturday, July 18th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6172.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Come see Kauai’s vast array of Hand Crafted products from 40 different vendors. Offerings include: Clothing, Jewelry, Heritage Crafts, Paintings, Photos, and much more. The perfect place for gifts and special keepsakes. Enjoy local foods and a Mini Farmer’s Market. And with live entertainment this event has something for everyone! DETAILS: Paradise Craft Fair-an event benefitting Malama Pono-a Kauai Non-Profit Location: Manokalanipo Park Date: Saturday, July 18th 2015 Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/tour_of_the_islands____slack_key_guitar__ukulele_concert.htmlTour of the Islands - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele ConcertSunday, July 19th 2015Sunday, July 19th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6220.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki & seniors). Audience rating over 15 years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music. Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." - David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key. It embodies Aloha!" - Bill The community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building - Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha). Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469. DETAILS: Tour of the Islands - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Location: Hanalei Community Center Date: Sunday, July 19th 2015 Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/koloa_plantation_days_2015_more_events.htmlKoloa Plantation Days 2015 (more events)Monday, July 20th 2015Monday, July 20th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6323.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Celebrate the 30th annual Koloa Plantation Days in sunny Poipu, Kauai! Over 25 events celebrate the plantation heritage and modern-day vitality of Kauai's south shore communities of Koloa and Poipu, during this 10-day family-oriented festival. Each year, the festival brings visitors and residents together to learn about Koloa's multicultural history, experience a diverse range of local foods, culture and activities, explore the area's unique ecology and archaeology, and enjoy the warm hospitality of the south shore's resorts, golf courses, and other neighborhood venues. You’ll find rodeo events, “talk stories” about growing up on the plantation, live music events, cultural performances, film nights, culinary demonstrations, craft fairs, guided walks and hikes, activities and games just for keiki (children), sporting events, and the historic parade and park celebration which after 29 years has become an annual Kauai tradition. Visit our website for the full schedule of events! http://koloaplantationdays.com/eventlist DETAILS: Exhibits, film, shops Location: All over Koloa and Poipu Area Date: Monday, July 20th 2015 Time: 06:00 PM - 07:45 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/kauai_food_tour_on_the_royal_coconut_coast.htmlKauai Food Tour on the Royal Coconut CoastThursday, July 23rd 2015Thursday, July 23rd 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/taro_loi_5989.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Hop in your car and follow our guide on a tasting adventure through Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast. 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. DETAILS: Kauai Food Tour on the Royal Coconut Coast Location: Across Kapaa Date: Thursday, July 23rd 2015 Time: 11:00 AM - 04:30 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/gift_of_the_ancestors__slack_key_guitar__ukulele_concert.htmlGift of the Ancestors - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele ConcertFriday, July 24th 2015Friday, July 24th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6230.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki & seniors). Audience rating over 15 years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music. Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." - David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key. It embodies Aloha!" - Bill The community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building - Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha). Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469. DETAILS: Gift of the Ancestors - Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Location: Hanalei Community Center Date: Friday, July 24th 2015 Time: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/pilgrimage_of_compassion_with_grandmaster_riley_lee.htmlPilgrimage of Compassion with Grandmaster Riley LeeSunday, July 26th 2015Sunday, July 26th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_5920.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> It's time for hearts to unite on the sacred grounds of Lawai International Center. The Center welcomes all to the dedication of the Hall of Compassion at the 14th annual Pilgrimage of Compassion on Sunday, July 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program will start at 2:30 p.m. celebrating the timeless spiritual vision of a valley long recognized as a healing sanctuary. Grandmaster Riley Lee, world-renowned shakuhachi flutist will issue a call to the pilgrims of the world. Carried by the wind through the trees, the soothing sounds of Grandmaster Lee's shakuhachi are the voice of Lawai International Center. Riley Lee's Grandmaster designation did not come easily. He attained the rank 30 years ago after rigorous training that included practicing barefoot in the snow, blowing his flute while standing under a waterfall, and playing in blizzards until icicles formed at the tip of his flute. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. The members of Taiko Kaua`i will add their drumbeats to the celebration of birth of the Hall of Compassion. There will also be a bonsai exhibit, ikebana and calligraphy demos, bake sale, silent auction, as well as mochi and taro pounding, cultural and culinary demonstrations. Lawai International Center is a nonprofit, nondenominational community project driven by its volunteers, whose earnest efforts are bringing the valley back to prominence as an international center of compassion, education, and cultural understanding. Please bring an umbrella and wear comfortable shoes for this hillside walk. And if possible, please car pool and arrive early to facilitate parking. The gates open at 1:00 p.m. with demonstrations and exhibits open. The program starts at 2:30 p.m. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information contact LM@hawaii.rr.com, call 639-5952 or visit www.lawaicenter.org Map to Lawai International Center DETAILS: Pilgrimage of Compassion Location: Lawai International Center Date: Sunday, July 26th 2015 Time: 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/hanalei_slack_key_guitar___ukulele_concert.htmlHanalei Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele ConcertSunday, July 26th 2015Sunday, July 26th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/_6225.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader's Choice - #1 BEST LIVE SHOW. Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history. Free Gift Drawing. Tickets $20 ($15 keiki & seniors). Audience rating over 15 years is 99.3% "Highlight of our trip!". This concert will 'tune your world to Aloha'! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music. Typical comments: "Awesome music & talent!" - Kathy "Soothing to the soul and spirit." - David & Dianne "To really feel Hawaii, you must hear slack key. It embodies Aloha!" - Bill The community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the graveled parking area. The concert is in the brown building - Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha). Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469. DETAILS: Hanalei Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele Concert Location: Hanalei Community Center Date: Sunday, July 26th 2015 Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/kauai_food_tour_at_the_farmers_market.htmlKauai Food Tour at the Farmers MarketWednesday, July 29th 2015Wednesday, July 29th 2015<img src="http://kauaifestivals.com/assets/images/festival_photos/medium/begin_your_vacation_with_local_produce_6038.jpg" width="214" height="143" align="left" vspace="4" hspace="4" border="0" /> Meet local farmers and chefs and learn how to select perfect produce, when it’s in season and how to cook with it during Tasting Kauai’s one-hour farmers market class. This class is perfect for first time visitors who have access to a kitchen. Schedule this at the beginning of your trip and eat like a local during your entire stay! “We very much enjoyed the tour and found it incredibly useful. We proudly sent photos of our purchases to our families back home, telling them all that we bought (13 of which we had never tried or even seen before!). Tonight, we had a fantastic salad with fresh greens and a simple dressing of milk, mayonnaise, herbs and key lime juice. It was spectacular – so fresh! Tomorrow we’ll sauté all of the greens. We’re eating fruit as it ripens, and over the weekend we’ll snack on avocados. Wonderful! We were very impressed – with your knowledge, the relationships you share with the growers, the preparation suggestions you shared with us, and how easygoing and fun the whole experience was.” ~ Ann & Robert Boylan, Washington This tour is guided by, Marta Lane, founder of Tasting Kauai. Marta has been a Kauai-based food and farm writer since 2010 and is the author of “Tasting Kauai 2015: An Insider’s Guide to Eating Well on the Garden Island.” DETAILS: Kauai Food Tour at the Farmers Market Location: Date: Wednesday, July 29th 2015 Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM