Events You Can’t Afford to Miss – Spring Edition

Mention Kauai and most people picture pure white beaches, crystal Pacific Ocean waters, and palm trees swaying in the breeze. But did you also know that this island paradise hosts many springtime special events? Here’s a look at just some of the many celebrations you can enjoy during your Hawaiian adventure.


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  • The annual Kauai Orchid and Art Festival features displays of tropical orchids along with works of art by local crafts people. You’ll also find a variety of workshops for the aspiring artist.
  • The Prince Kuhio Celebration of the Arts celebrates the birth of Jonah Kuhio This all-day festival goes from early morning until after dark with activities for everyone to enjoy.
  • The Garden Isle Artisan Fair on Poipu Beach gives visitors the chance to explore the island’s rich handicraft tradition by enjoying and purchasing creations from the local arts and craft community. The event also features live music and plenty of great food.


  • The Banana Poka Roundup at Kokie State Park includes craft shows, kid’s activities, special exhibits, live music, and various educational events.
  • The Kauai Museum Lei Day celebration includes lei-making contest, pageants, and arts and craft shows.
  • Each weekend, from May to September, competitive canoeists gather to race. These are thrilling events that are well worth watching.
  • Annual charity walk. This is Hawaii’s largest and most popular all-day fundraiser. Enjoy a 3.25 mile fun walk and help to raise money for local charities. This event is usually held on the third Sunday of every May.
  • Each weekend from May through September you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy outrigger canoe racing events across the state. Participate yourself or simply watch this thrilling competition. Events are held for both single and team canoeists.


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  • The annual Taste of Hawaii features culinary creations from more than 60 local chefs. The event also includes live music, a Sunday brunch, and other activities.
  • The Kauai Concert Association’s annual Red Clay Jazz Festival features entertainment from both local and nationally known jazz musicians along with food and beverages.
  • The Obon Days Festival is a rich local tradition with strong native Hawaiian overtones. It’s held in honor of deceased ancestors.
  • The King Kamehameha Parade is a daylong celebration with all sorts of fascinating things to see and do.
  • The annual Hula Exhibition features an evening of hula dancing, local music, and other cultural activities.

Dates for many of these events vary from one year to the next, so we advise you to check ahead of time before planning to attend them. Meanwhile, we invite you to browse our site and see our rich selection of beautiful, fully furnished vacation homes from which to choose. We look forward to seeing you in Paradise this spring.



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