For Kauai Calendar Events for December 2018 All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them to for us to do for you

Now until January 4, Noon-6 pm Kauai Society of Artists Small Works Show
Original art from Kauai artists. Small works but a Big Show, just in time for holiday shopping. Open until 9 pm on Fridays. At KSA Gallery, Kukui Grove. Info 245 2782,,

Now until December 13 Botanical Illustration Workshops
Wendy Hollender, botanical artist, instructor and author, will lead intensive botanical illustration workshops along with fellow instructors Veronica Fannin and John Patoriza Pinol. One, two or three sessions workshop using graphite, colored and watercolor pencils, and watercolors. Open to artists of all levels. Info

Saturday, December 1 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Nounou Mountain
We will explore the mountain on several trails. Spectacular panoramic views of the East Side of Kauai. East Shore, moderately strenuous 5 miles. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Info Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594,

Saturday, December 1, 8:30am-1:30 pm CKTV Holiday Craft Fair
Handmade gifts, jewelry, books, clothing, hand bags and much more designed and created by local craft and artisan vendors. Proceeds also support the CKTV Advanced Media Class. Other fair on December 15th. At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Cafeteria. Info Kevin Matsunaga 645-0019

Saturday, December 1, 10am-4 pm Princeville Library Book Sale
Over 10,000 books, DVDs & CDs! All children may select one free book. After 2 pm everything is half price! Calling all Schools and non-profit facilities – Books Available FREE! Right after each quarterly sale, we remove over a thousand books, DVDs and CDs from our shelves to make room for new arrivals. Donations of books in good condition are always appreciated and may be brought to the Library desk whenever the Library is open. Info 826-4310,

Saturday, December 1, 6 pm It’s A Furry Christmas
Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and friends celebrate the Waimea annual tree lighting festival on Sesame Street. At Hofgaard Park, Waimea. Info

Now until December 29, 6-8 pm, 22nd Annual Kauai Festival of Lights
A Kauai tradition started by artist Elizabeth Freeman in 1997 and now showcasing the beloved “Trash to Treasure” Folk Art decorations of Auntie Josie Chansky and the gorgeous new “upcycled” creations designed by Elizabeth and crafted by our talented teen volunteers! At Historic County Building, 4396 Rice Street. Info

December 1 & 2, 4th Annual Christmas Sing-Along with Harps Concerts
Come sing your favorite Christmas carols accompanied by two amazing harpists: Sylvia Woods and Madeleine Brandli. Dec 1, 7 pm at Church of the Pacific, Princeville, and Dec 2, 4 pm at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Lihue. $15 at door. Info

Saturday, December 1, 7 pm KISS Presents A Christmas Concert
Kauai Island Singers Showcase celebrate the season at an intimate, acoustic concert in the All Saints Church sanctuary. Featuring many beloved holiday songs sung by eight talented vocalists. Free. Info

Saturday, December 1, 8 pm “Skankin’ on da’ Rock” Reggae Dance Party
Cocoa Tea with his Band the Legendary Jamaican Reggae Superstar. At Rob’s Good Time Grill. Tickets and info 896-4845,

Sunday, December 2 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve
Enjoy the majestic coastline. Visit the world-class ​archaeological site. South Shore, moderate 3 miles. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Info Allan Rachap 212-3108,

Wednesday, December 5, 3-6 pm Mahi’ai Technical Assistance Program Free Workshop Series for Minority Farmers & Ranchers
Korean Natural Farming Meat Bird Production with Juliua Ludivico of Ludovico Farms. Info 828-0685 x15,,

Wednesday, December 5, 5 pm Marine Debris & Plastic Pollution Lecture
Barbara Wiedner of the Surfrider Foundation Kauaʻi Chapter will provide information on the impact of marine debris and plastic pollution in our oceans. Marine debris harms wildlife habitats, is ingested by a multitude of animals, facilitates the spread of invasive species and can cause serious navigational hazards. This program will provide patrons with the information they need to help combat this worldwide problem. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310,

Friday, December 7, 10am-8 pm Kaua‘i Museum Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Purchase your Christmas gifts from a variety of local food and Kaua‘i made craft vendors. Info 245-6931,,

Friday, December 7, 7 pm In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene in Cathar Country
Free showing of the films In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene in Cathar Country (30min.) which explores sacred sites of the Aude region linked to Mary Magdalene and the Cathars, and the translated from French to English “Mary Magdalene: The Awakening of the Eternal Feminine” with Nadine Penna (45 min) a profound Magdalene channeling and visit to the Sainte Baume caves. At Princeville Community Center. Info

Saturday, December 8, 9 am NTBG Christmas Craft Fair
Join us for a day of holiday shopping and entertainment featuring NTBG plants and Kauai-made products, jewelry, clothing and more! Enjoy discounts in the NTBG Gift Shop, live music, and food from local food trucks. At South Shore Visitors Center. Info

Saturday, December 8, 9am-2 pm All Saints’ Holiday Craft Fair
Join us for our fair featuring over 70 booth spaces, get your holiday shopping from Kaua’i’s finest crafters. At All Saint’s Episcopal Church. Info,

Saturday, December 8, 4-9 pm Holiday Hula Celebration 2018
An evening of hula, chant, music and holiday spirit, with over 100 dancers and musicians. Each year, Kumu Kapu prepares her dancers with a selection of wonderful chants and songs that honor Hawaii’s Alii, place names, nature and its elements, and of course, holiday tunes are a must! You are invited to be a part of this festive evening with Halau Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani and their Kumu Hula Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza. At Kauai Marriott & Beach Club’s Kauai Ballroom. $20 adv/$25 door. Tickets Mel 634-8574, Maka 652-2761

Saturday, December 8, 5:30-9:30 pm Black & White Ball 2018
This island formal black tie optional event is held at the St Regis Resort Princeville main ballroom. A Gourmet Dinner from Executive Chef Hubert DesMaris, dinner music by: Gypsy Spice, Rumba De Fuego, Salsa, and Swing, Soul. Silent and live auction. $150 pp. Tickets

Saturday, December 8, 7 pm The 12th Annual Kauai Sings! Christmas “Comfort & Joy”
Join Kauai’s best crooners as they cheer in the holiday season with some of your most beloved holiday songs in a benefit for Malama Pono Health Services, at Kilohana Luau Pavilion. Cash bar and food for purchase. Tickets $25 Adv, $30 door. Info Malama Pono 246-9577,

Sunday, December 9, 4 pm Kauai Community College Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Featuring music by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Grundman, Hylkil, and Cacavas. This concert includes classical music, folk songs, and holiday music. There will be music for all tastes. Free. At KCC Performing Arts Center. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Sunday, December 9, 4:30 pm Renewing our Natural Love For Food
Vegan potluck and lecture with guest speaker Amanda Smith. For the potluck dinner, please bring a vegan dish (with recipe/ingredient list), or $10 donation (free for children 12 and under). $25 gift certificate for the best dish! At Sun Village Clubhouse. Info 346-8743,

Monday, December 10, 6:30 pm Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Beginning Band Preview Concert
Featuring 120+ Beginning Band students in their first concert. Special guests, the Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble. Free. At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Friday, December 14, 7 pm Kauai Community College Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony Winter Concert
Featuring everything from Jazz to Classical music! Highlights from the program include music from every “Harry Potter” Movie, jazz standards, and holiday music. Free. At KCC Performing Arts Center. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Saturday, December 15 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Waimea Canyon Hike
We will explore lovely panoramic views of the Waimea Canyon and ocean beyond as well as the upper reaches of Waipo’o Falls on this loop hike including the Pu’u Hinahina Trail, Cliff Trail, Canyon Trail, Black Pipe Trail, Halemanu- Koke’e Trail, Kumuela Trail, and return on Canyon Trail. Strenuous 8 miles. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Info Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594,

Saturday, December 15, 8:30am-1:30 pm CKTV Holiday Craft Fair
Handmade gifts, jewelry, books, clothing, hand bags and much more designed and created by local craft and artisan vendors. Proceeds also support the CKTV Advanced Media Class. At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Cafeteria. Info Kevin Matsunaga 645-0019

Saturday, December 15, 9am-2 pm Kauai Made Holly Jolly Holiday Fair
Come join us for a Jolly day of finding your favorite certified Kauai Made Products sure to delight anyone on your list! All Kauai Made products are guaranteed to be made on Kauai and unique to Kauai Island. At K-Mart parking lot. Info 241-4946,

Saturday, December 15, 10-11 am Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Bring your camera for photos with Santa at Princeville Community Center. Light refreshments to be served. Info

Saturday, December 15, 5-9:30 pm Pepper & Stick Figure Concert
Pepper & Stick Figure are coming to Poipu Beach Athletic Club. Tickets $35-89.50: Poipu Beach Athletic Club, Pono Market, Deja Vu Surf at Kukui Grove, Hanalei Surf, Progressive Expressions, Rainbow Gas & Mini Mart in Kapaa, and online at,

Saturday, December 15, 6:15 pm, 24th Annual Waimea Lights Parade
The parade begins at Waimea Canyon Middle School and ends at Hofgaard Park. The Waimea Bridge will close at 5:30 pm and reopen at 8 pm, so come early to shop for Kauai made items and food sold by local businesses and community organizations. Stay late for our Christmas Party in the center of town with the live band QuAke! Lots of free parking behind the West Kauai Tech Center. Info

Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm, 4th Night of Chamber Music with Ensemble Henrietta
A dynamic NYC/Kaua’i collaboration with cellist Josh Nakazawa from Hawai`i Symphony Orchestra, pianist Monica Chung, violinists Drew Ricciardi from Boston, and Kaycee Parker. At St. Michael’s and All Angels. Info

December 16 & 17 Auditions For ‘Proof’
Women in Theatre auditions for the drama ‘Proof’ two males and two females needed. Auditions 16th at 1pm and 17th at 6 pm, both days at WIT’s End in Kukui Grove. Callbacks 19th at 6 pm. To find out more email,

Sunday, December 16, 2-4:30 pm “Island Breeze” CD Release Concert
Featuring Kenny Endo, Riley Lee, Jeff Peterson. An all-star trio blending Hawaiian and Japanese instruments in a creatively inspiring and exciting style: Kenny Endo on taiko, Riley Lee on shakuhachi, Jeff Peterson on Hawaiian slack key guitar. At Historic Waimea Theater. Info Garden Island Arts Council 245-2733

Tuesday, December 18, 6:30 pm Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Band Winter Concert
Featuring students for the 2nd and 3rd Year Bands and the CKMS Jazz Band. Come and join us for a night of great music! Free. At Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School Kilohana Playcourt. Info Sarah Tochiki 387-6772,

Thursday, December 20 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Maha’ulepu Coastal Walk
This hike starts and ends at Shipwreck Beach and is ideal for hikers who want a strenuous workout, heading to Kamala Point and back. Spectacular coastal walk with stunning views each step of the way! This magnificent coastline is unique with its fascinating craggy rock limestone formations. South Shore, strenuous 6 miles. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Info Lee Gately 661-373-4834,

Thursday, December 20, 6-8 pm Designing Support for Kauai Inventors
With Rich O’Reilly. Rich is a Kauai resident who has been helping local inventors through the Kauai Makerspace realize their inventions and pursue manufacturing abroad. Rich will share the voyage of these local innovations and show what is possible for our community. At KCC Innovation Center. Info

Friday, December 21 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public – Sunset to Full Moon Wailua to Nukoli’i Beach
We’ll meet at Lydgate Beach Park for a picnic dinner (not a potluck, bring own food) and then proceed on a lovely walk along a pristine beach with no development in sight for miles. Easy 1.5 miles. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Info Judy Dalton 482-1129,

Friday, December 21, 7 pm Augie T Last Stand
At 50 years old and after 27 years of performing comedy Augie T. is hanging it up. With one last big show at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. With special guests: Jose Dynamite & Daryl Bonilla. $20/$35. Tickets

Saturday, December 22, 5 pm, 4th Annual Kilauea Christmas Concert
Featuring the Kilauea Social Club, the Kilauea Christmas Choir, and multiple Na Hoku Hanohano award winners. Free although suggested food bank donation is one can pp. At Kilauea Park. Info 258-6677

Monday, December 31, 5-8:30 pm New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at Poipu Beach Park. We will be showing a free family-friendly movie on the big outdoor screen followed by a spectacular fireworks show. Food trucks will be lined up to keep bellies happy. Fireworks start at 8:15pm. Bring your lawn chairs. Food trucks on site. Info 742-7444

Monday, December 31, 10 pm New Year’s Eve Party Under the Stars
Celebrate the new year under palm trees and stars with us and enjoy live music, dancing, a hula show, countdown, champagne toast and a fire dance finale. At Hualani’s Restaurant, Lihue. Complimentary admission, $60 beverage package. Info 320-7400

January 4-20 Arsenic And Old Lace
This play is a farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the Mayflower settlers, but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs. Shows: Thursday-Saturday at 7 pm and Sundays at 4 pm. At Puhi Theatrical Playhouse. Info

Friday, January 4, 7:30 pm Comedy Show with JP Sears
HI Tide Nation presents a comedy show with YouTube superstar JP Sears. At Aqua Kauai Beach Resort. Tickets: General Admission $38.50 + s/c – VIP Meet-N-Greet Tickets $87.50 + s/c. Tickets

Saturday, January 5, 8-10 am Resolution Run Kauai
Hosted by Pu’uwai Canoe Club on the first Saturday of the new year, the Resolution Run winds through the newly opened public trails at Hokuala resort in Lihue. This race will be an opportunity to experience trails and scenic views you never knew existed in your own backyard! Keiki under 12 race free with an adult. Walkers and leashed dogs welcome. At Hokuala Kauai, 3551 Ho’olaulea Way, Lihu‘e. Info 635-6311

Saturday, January 12, 5-9 pm Heroine’s Song: Our Hopes, Our Dreams
​​All-female concert. Genre is pop and theater ​featuring songs from Wicked, Frozen, Anastasia and more. Includes pupus and no host drinks. This all-female Concert Scholarship Fundraiser is hosted by The Zonta Club of Kauai Foundation, raising money for educational scholarships and to help other community organizations. $75 adv, $100 at door. At Kauai Memorial Convention Hall. For ADA information: Jeanette 651-3242. Info and tickets

Mondays, 6-9 pm, January 21-March 25 E Kanikapila Kakou 2019 “Music is Our Mo’olelo”
Garden Island Arts Council presents ten weeks of the best of Hawaiian Music, Artists, Composers, Storytellers, Kumu Hula who share their songs, stories and dance in a casual interactive setting. Many Mondays start with an hour of ‘ukulele or hula lessons for interested participants. Food and drink available for purchase. Donations welcome at the door. At Aqua Kauai Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Info 245-2733,,

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