By Léo Azambuja
“The draw of the Coconut Festival is that it’s two days of all-things coconut,” event organizer Tricia Yamashita said.
On the weekend of Oct. 4 and 5, visitors and local residents will once again celebrate all things coconut with unique coconut crafts, games, contests and foods, with cooking demos by some of Kaua‘i’s best chefs.
The festival will also bring fire-knife dancing, coconut tree climbing, taiko drummers, hula, a children’s stage, petting zoo, inflatables and coconut activities.
“Kalapana will be our headliner entertainer on Sunday, Oct. 5,” said Yamashita, adding that local girl Shar Carillo, whose music is taking off nationwide, will be the entertainer on Oct. 4. “Those are really two big draws for us.”
On Oct. 4, the festival goes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Oct. 5, the hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The entrance fee is $5 for adults, and children under 12 are free.