39th Annual Waimea Town Celebration

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39th Annual Waimea Town Celebration

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February 13, 2016 to February 20, 2016 All Day

In and around Waimea

8 DAYS OF EVENTS

Saturday, February 13, 6:30 pm KAUAʻI COCKTAILS & CUISINE – At WAIMEA THEATER

Sample drinks like Rum Punch and Pineapple Passion from Koloa Rum (the only distillery on the island), breweries on Kauaʻi and local cuisine by 3 of the most popular food trucks on the island!  Must be 21 years and older. For tickets and additional information, please contact Puni Patrick at 651-5744 or aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com

Sunday, February 14, 9am MANA TIME TRIAL – At MACARTHUR BEACH PARK

​The Mana Time Trial is a competitive bicycle road race for cyclists and triathletes.  This 10.8 miles TT starts and ends at MacArthur Park at Kekaha Beach and is open to ages 10 years and older.  Pick up an entry form at Sports Authority at Kukui Grove Shopping Center on 02.06 from 10 am – 2 pm and receive STORE DISCOUNTS!  Entry Fee is $20 in advance or $25 on race day. For additional information, please contact Mary Williamson at p2mKauai@gmail.com or visit http://pedaltothemeadow.com

Sunday, February 14, 12 pm KING KAUMUALIʻI FESTIVAL – At PĀʻULAʻULA (RUSSIAN FORT)

​A festival honoring the legacy of Kauaʻi’s last king will take place at Pāʻulaʻula (Queen Elisabeth Russian Fort). It will feature makahiki games and guided tours, LIVE entertainment by Michael Keale and special hula performances by Kauaʻi hālau. Kōnane, a traditional Hawaiian strategy will also be taught by John Kaohelaulii of hawaiiancheckers.com. Admission and parking is FREE and food/drinks may be purchased at the site. For additional information, please contact Aletha Kaohi at 338-1332

Monday, February 15, 10am-9 pm WAIMEA FILM FESTIVAL’S HIFF HANA HOU – At WAIMEA THEATER

Join us at the Historic Waimea Theater for a full day of cultural documentaries and films from the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival this past November. Ticket prices are $10 General Admission OR purchase a WFF Pass for all of the screenings. A complete list of entries and trailers will be posted on the Special Events page of http://www.waimeatowncelebration.com For additional information, please contact Puni Patrick at 651-5744 or aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com

Wednesday, February 17, 6:30 pm AMBASSADOR OF ALOHA – At WAIMEA THEATER

This annual event celebrates our island tradition of “community” by honoring a local leader who spreads aloha all year long through their actions.  Join us at the Historic Waimea Theater beginning at 6:30 pm for a nostalgic evening of music by the Neil Diamond Tribute Band CHERRY CHERRY. Ticket prices are $10 General Admission and available at the Waimea Theater. For tickets and additional information contact Puni Patrick at 651-5744 or aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com

Thursday, February 18, 6:30 pm TALES & TREATS – At WAIMEA THEATER

Come for an evening of storytelling at the Historic Waimea Theater beginning at 6:30 pm. The $10 price for admission includes comedic TALES told by Tony Silva of Da Braddahs comedy duo and TREATS of chocolate from Kauai Chocolate Company, cupcakes from Kuppycakes by J and Lokelani Ice Cream from Super Duper II. For tickets and additional information contact Puni Patrick at 651-5744 or aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com

Friday & Saturday, February 19-20 HERITAGE OF ALOHA HO’OLAULE’A – At THE OLD WAIMEA DAIRY SITE

A 2-day ho’olaule’a of continuous LIVE entertainment on a big stage, local food booths, games and rides for the keiki, craft vendors and a beer garden that includes Rum Punch and Pineapple Passion from Kaua’i’s own Koloa Rum. Admission is FREE!

​FRIDAY – 02.19          ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

5:30 – 6:15 pm             Mele ‘Uhane (Keikilani Lindsey & Leo Lindsey from Hawai’i island)

6:30 – 7:15 pm             Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond Tribute Band from Seattle)

7:30 – 8:30 pm             Kavibes (Kawai Pascua)

8:45 – 9:45 pm             Kapena

10:00 – 11:30 pm         The Green Stone Project

SATURDAY – 02.20    ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

10:00 – 10:45 am         Joe Kaneholani & Friends

11:00 – 11:45 am         Michael Keale

12:00 – 12:45 pm         Lappert’s Ice Cream Eating Contest

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm       Scotty’s Music ‘Ukulele Contest

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm       Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond Tribute Band from Seattle)

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm       Tsunami Taiko

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm       Halau Hula Ua Piha Mau Me’kealoha with Kumu Hula Ehu Kanahele & Hokuao Kaohelaulii

5:45 pm – 6:30 pm       Mele ‘Uhane (Keikilani Lindsey & Leo Lindsey from Hawai’i island)

6:45 pm – 8:15 pm       Shar Carillo

8:30 pm – 9:45 pm       Micah G

10:00 pm – 11:15 pm   Ekolu

Friday & Saturday, February 19-20 WAIMEA ROUND UP RODEO – At THE FRIENDSHIP DO RANCH (OLD WAIMEA DAIRY)

Traditional rodeo events including paniolo poʻowalu and double mugging, which are unique to Hawaiʻi rodeos. Team Roping on Friday (10 am – 5:30 pm) is FREE for spectators. Saturdayʻs events begin at 10 am with a special Opening Ceremony that includes inducting a talented cowboy into the Nā Paniolo Kauaʻi a me Niʻihau 2016 Hall of Fame. Admission on Saturday is $5/adults; $3/child (5-12 years). Food concession and crafts will be available for sale on site and will benefit the Kauaʻi Keiki & High School Rodeo Association. For additional information, please contact Kevin Blackstad at 645-1510 or kelkob@hawaii.rr.com

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, February 19-21 SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT – At THE WAIMEA ATHLETIC FIELD

Teams from across the State of Hawaiʻi compete in a double elimination tournament (ASA rules with a few modifications).  Admission for spectators is FREE. Food concession at the Waimea Athletic Field will raise additional funds for the Antone Balocan Memorial Fund.

FRIDAY from 5 pm – 9 pm at H.P. Faye Park In Kekaha

SATURDAY from 8 am – 5 pm at Waimea Athletic Field & 8 am – 9 pm at H.P. Faye Park in Kekaha

SUNDAY from 8 am – 2:30 pm at Waimea Athletic Field for Playoffs / Championship Games (1:30 pm for B-Bracket / 2:30 pm for A-Bracket)

For additional information, please contact Don Ouderkirk at 482-0886 or donald.ouderkirk@yahoo.com

Friday & Saturday, February 19-20 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – At WAIMEA CANYON PARK BASKETBALL COURTS

This is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the island and benefits the Westside Basketball Club.  All games are held at the Waimea Canyon Park Basketball Courts on the corner of Huakaʻi Road and Kaumualiʻi Highway. The cost is $10/player (school division) and $25/player (adult division). Late Registration is $30/player. Adult Male Teams’ Late Registration is at 5 pm on Friday with games from 6 pm – 9 pm. Youth Teamsʻ Late Registration is 8 am on Saturday with games from 9 am – 4 pm. For additional information, please contact Dino Pabre at 286-2064

Saturday, February 20 WAIMEA TOWN CELEBRATION REGATTA – At WAIMEA LANDING

Traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes race along the Waimea shoreline competing in the Century (+300), Half-Century (+150) and Quarter-Century (+75) Divisions for Men, Women and mixed crews. Lunch will be provided to all paddlers and the Awards Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm. A food concession will be on site and admission is FREE. For additional information, please contact Dana Miyaki at 332-7625

Friday & Saturday, February 19-20 PANIOLO HAT LEI CONTEST – At WEST KAUAʻI VISITOR CENTER

Make a lei that a cowboy would be proud to wear on a cowboy hat and enter it in 1 of 2 categories: “Most Beautiful” (use only fresh materials) and “Most Unique” (any material is acceptable). Lei are to be dropped off between 7am-9 am on Friday (02.19) and judging until noon. All lei will be available for viewing from noon-6 pm on Friday and 10am-4 pm on Saturday.  Awards will be given at 3:30 pm on Saturday. Download an entry form from our “Applications” page. For additional information, please contact Aletha Kaohi at 338-1332

Saturday, February 20 FUN RUN (10K, 5K, 2K RACES) – At WAIMEA PLANTATION COTTAGES

The 39th Annual Captain Cook Caper Run benefits Waimea High School’s Track Team. 10K Race from 1/3 miles east of the Navy Housing Gate to Waimea Plantation Cottages. 5K Race from Hwy 50 fronting Kekaha Neighborhood Center to Waimea Plantation Cottages. 2K Race on the grounds of the Waimea Plantation Cottages. Cost is $30/Adults and $25/ 17 years and younger. (Late Registration is $40.)  Register on Friday (2/19) at the Heritage of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa (Old Waimea Mill Site) from 4:30-10: pm. Late Registration is Saturday (2/20) at the Waimea Plantation Cottages from 5:30am-6:30 am. Download the registration form from our “Applications” page or pick one up from Sports Authority at the Kukui Grove Shopping Center on 02.13 from 10 am until 2 pm and receive STORE DISCOUNTS! For additional information, please contact Carmen Twiggs at 208-6617

Saturday, February 20, Noon LAPPERT’S ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST – At OLD WAIMEA MILL SITE

Lappert’s Ice Cream Eating Contest is FREE to participate.  Sign up at 11:30 am on Saturday (2/20) next to the big stage at the Old Waimea Mill Site. The contest begins at noon. Age categories are as follows: (1) 5 to 8 years old; (2) 9 to 15 years old; (3) 16 to 25 years old; (4) 26 to 35 years old; (5) 36 to 54 years old; and (6) 55+ years and older. For additional information, please contact Candy Barr at 338-1522

Saturday, February 20, 1 pm SCOTTY’S MUSIC ʻUKULELE CONTEST – At OLD WAIMEA MILL SITE

Sign up on Saturday (2/20) from 10am-12:45 pm at the Information Booth at the Old Waimea Mill site. Rules are (1) 3 minutes maximum per song; (2) 1 song per entry; (3) Soloists only, no groups allowed; (4) Judged on presentation, tone, showmanship, difficulty of song and overall performance. Only ʻukulele talent will be judged, not singing. Age Groups: Up to 6th grade; 7th to 9th grade; 10th to 12th grade; and Adults. Prizes: Every player will walk away with a prize!  An ʻukulele will be awarded to the “Best ʻUkulele Picker” in memory of Byron Hahn-Morin.

For additional information, please contact Carrie Newcomb at 338-1332

Friday & Saturday, February 19 & 20 SILENT AUCTION – At OLD WAIMEA MILL SITE

 

Island activities, hotel stays and Kauaʻi-made-products will be available to bid on to support the preservation of the Historic Waimea Theater. Cash and credit card payments will be accepted.  Mahalo to all of our local businesses for their support!  Friday 5-9 pm and Saturday 10am-8 pm. For additional information, please contact Darlene Schneider at 335-4670

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