The 8th Annual Kaua‘i Kau Wela Summer Festival at Kamokila Hawaiian Village kicks off this evening at 5 p.m., with the Evening of Wela. The gates open at 4 p.m., and today’s event lasts until 8 p.m. There will be fire dancing, a torch-lighting ceremony and tahitian drummers. Singer-songwriter Ilima Rivera will arrive in a double-hull canoe, along with Punohu the warrior and Na Kane o Wailuanuiahoano, the men of Wailua.
On Saturday, the festival continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the gates opening at 9 a.m.
Saturday’s schedule includes workshops, canoe rides, hula hoop competitions, Polynesian dance, games, crafts, music, food by the Green Pig, shave ice and more. The event will also feature special guests Chief Heifara and singer-songwriter Larry Rivera.
Tickets for adults are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For children 3-12 years old, tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
Visit www.villagekauai.com or call Kamokila Hawaiian Village at 822-0559 for more information.