Coconut 1Are you ready to immerse yourself in all things coconut? There is something for everyone this weekend at the 19th Annual Coconut Festival: entertainment, cultural displays and experiences, shopping, history, games, cooking demonstrations, contests and food. Oh, did we mention the food?

The festival is at Kapa‘a Beach Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kapa‘a Beach Park is next to the Kapa‘a Library in Old Kapa‘a Town.

Coconut 4The 19th Annual Coconut Festival is open to the public at no charge, numerous events provide demonstrations about the many uses, by-products and history surrounding coconut, a vital staple among Polynesian cultures.

The festival also produces continual entertainment, cooking demonstrations by Kaua‘i’s signature chefs, a large gathering of Kaua‘i artisans featuring certified Kaua‘i Made products, crafters and Polynesian products. In addition there will be kooky coconut games, pie-eating contests, a coconut cook-off contest and hands-on activities for adults and children.

The Annual Coconut Festival is Kapa‘a Business Association’s most visible event, and at the heart of their mission: To promote, preserve and enhance the quality of life and business along the Royal Coconut Coast.

KBA hopes the public will take away a new respect for their most revered fruit, a greater understanding of this special area and happy memories of a fun day.