Waimea Town Celebration: Heritage of Aloha
Waimea Town Celebration:Heritage of Aloha (WTC) provides 9 days of culturally diverse events (33) for visitors and kamaaina to discover, experience and honor Hawaii's cultures. WTC provides numerous interactive opportunities for all ages to enjoy. The Waimea Town Celebration:Heritage of Aloha events cover a range of elements; Cultural Practitioners(Music in the Park),Concert(Music in the Park, 2 day Hoolaulea), Sports(6-man Canoe regatta, Softball and basketball tournaments, 2k-5k-10k races, 12Mile bike race), Food and Spirits showcase(Kauai Cocktails and Cuisine and Hoolaulea), Film Festival(HIFF Hana Hou), Contests/Competition(Hat Lei, Ukulele, Ice-cream eating, Hot dog eating, Spam Musubi eating, Kim Chee eating), Child/Family friendly(Tales and Treats, Whacky Crazy rides Hoolaulea), Recognizing/Honoring(Ambassador of Aloha), Rodeo(Kauai High School Rodeo Association Rodeo). Kauai Products(Kauai Cocktails and Cuisine, Music in the Park,Vendor ally-Hoolaulea). Waimea Town Celebration's goal is to ensure each of our events displays the values that we live by: laulima (cooperation), mooolelo (tradition), noeau (talent),ola kino (healthy living), aloha (inclusive of all) and aloha aina (stewards of the land). All these aspect play an important role in the preservation of our historic sites, paying tribute to those kupuna and ancestors that have shaped Kaua'i's history and culture, providing avenues to share and continued evolution of diverse cultures that make up the current fabric of Kaua`i. Our festival gives visitors and other residents the opportunity to be immersed into a tight-knit community that is thriving and growing its rich culture of Kauai. All of the events of WTC is physically focused in the town Waimea, venues that are used throughout the week include Paulaula(aka Waimea Russian Fort), Historic Waimea Theater, Historic Waimea Sugar Mill, Waimea Historic informative board walk, Capt Cook Statue in Hofgaard park Salt Pond Beach, Waimea Pier, Kekaha Beach and The Waimea Plantation Cottages. The festival promotes Kauai and our island brand of Rejuvenation.