Festivals of Kauai
Visitors are encouraged to join in on the year-round celebrations of Kauai Festivals (www.kauaifestivals.com), to experience firsthand how locals honour the culture of the islands.
Some notable cultural Kauai festivals include the Koloa Plantation Days Celebration (July), which turns Old Koloa Town into a gathering place for food, entertainment and a parade honouring Koloa’s multicultural heritage. The Kauai Mokihana Festival (September) features a hula competition, performances and cultural workshops. The Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival (October) in Kokee State Park pays homage to Queen Emma’s journey across the Alakai forest and swamp. It features a three-day hula competition showcasing dancers from around the world.