Hanapepe Town, Kauai
- Name: Hanapepe Town
- Where: South shore, west of Koloa
- What: Small town, art capital of Kauai
Located on the south shore west of Koloa, Hanapepe Town once flourished as one of Kauai's largest communities. From World War I to the early 1950s, West Side Hanapepe was also one of Kauai's busiest towns, alive with GIs and sailors, training in the Pacific Theater.
Hanapepe Town celebrates its artists every Friday, from 6-9pm, as painters, sculptors and craftspeople open the doors of their galleries and studios to celebrate the arts. Visit the galleries, take a walk on the “Hanapepe Swinging Bridge” — which is always an adventure to cross — then shop and dine in one of Kauai’s most famous small towns.