For Kauai Calendar Events for July 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

Monday-Thursday, until July 13, 9am-3 pm Wild Roots Nature Connection Summer Program
Join us for 6 weeks of summer fun, or just drop in week by week. Our days include games, music, primitive skills and natural crafts. Your kids will be learning without even realizing it while tapping into a sense of belonging in the natural world. Info and to sign up Marie Francoise 760-519-8697,

Now till-July 16 KCC-OCET Kids College (for grades 6-8)
Week 5, July 2-6, No Classes, Week 6, July 9-13, 8-12 Sci-Fi vs Reality, Week 7, July 16-20, 8-12 Hawaiiana Myths & Crafts. At KCC-OCET. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

Now till-August 4 Bon Dance Season on Kaua’i
These celebrations held across the state are a Japanese tradition the observance of Obon, held in memory of our departed family members. Festivals feature food and, of course, a big group Obon dance. Everyone is welcome. Bon Dances and locations: July 6-7 Koloa Jodo Mission, July 13-14 West Kaua’i Hongwanji Mission (Waimea), July 20-21 Kapa’a Hongwanji Mission, July 27-28 Waimea Higashi Hongwanji Mission, Aug. 3-4 Kaua’i Soto Zen Temple. Info

Tuesday, July 3, 4-9 pm America’s Most West Freedom Fest 2018
Pacific Missile Range Facility welcomes the public to our Independence Day Celebration. Food, games, craft vendors, live music by Cruz Control, Henry Kapono & Duke’s on Sunday Band, Kapena and Ka Vibes and Kaua’i’s best fireworks display will highlight the celebrations. Bring cash as mobile ATM facilities will NOT be available on festival grounds. Free parking. No outside food, drugs or weapons. Subject to search. Photo ID required. Info 335-4446

Wednesday, July 4, 4pm-9:30 pm Kaua’i Hospice 28th Annual Concert in the Sky
The biggest fireworks show on the island, fun games, live music and delicious food. At Vidinha Stadium, Lihu’e. Tickets $15 for adults, $7 6–12 years. Info 245-7277

Saturday, July 7, 11:30 am & 2:30 pm Hula Ku’i with Mu’olaulani
Mu’olaulani is a contemporary Hawaiian dance company, led by Artistic Director and Kumu Hula Michael Pili Pang. The performers have been trained through the dance school Halau Hula No’eau in the style called hula ku’i a descriptive dance style which blends traditional hula with western idioms. The group brings to the stage Hawaiian rituals, myths, and legends with a contemporary flair, to tell the stories of Hawai’i and its rich culture. This 45-minute program is recommended for ages 5 and older. Young children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 11:30 am at Princeville Public Library 826-4310, and 2:30 pm at Hanapepe Public Library 335-8418

July 7-8, 9:30am-5 pm Transforming Suffering Buddhist Teachings with Khentrul Lodro T’haye Rinpoche
Transforming suffering and happiness and Vipashyana Meditation. Khentrul Rinpoche will reveal how we can enjoy much greater well being in our lives by sharing some remarkable tools for transforming adversity. Pre-registration recommended. Suggested donation: $100-150 for the weekend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. At Courtyard Marriott, Kaua’i, Chart Room. Info Katog Tara Ling 822-4599,,

Tuesday, July 10, 4:30 pm Bikes on Rice
Safe, slow paced fun rides throughout the Lihu’e neighborhoods for all ages and abilities. Other dates: Aug 14, Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 13. Meet at the Lihu’e Civic Center on Rice Street. Info 639-1018,

Wednesdays, July 11-Aug 8 TRI-Ha Chi-flow Dynamics
Explore and feel yourself in nature through meditative movement. Increase energy, fitness and unity with nature, under expert guidance of Sensei Marko. All 5 sessions $100, 1 session $30. Info

July 13-19 Joshua Huntoon Sculptor – Debut Art Show
Influenced by every sunrise and sunset, the power and beauty of being surrounded by ocean, the volcanic origins of the islands, and all that he’s learned from the ohana he has formed here, Josh has put together a show of unique concrete sculptures that I assure you are a wonderful surprise. You might even be tempted to ask, how in the world did he do that! Opening reception Friday 13th 5-9 pm, and then daily from 12-6 pm. At KSA Gallery Kukui Grove. Info,

July 13-July 29 Crimes of the Heart
Crimes of the Heart invites us into the lives of three Southern sisters as they love and feud their way through a very bad day. Humorous and heartfelt, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play captures the incredible power of family. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 4 pm at WIT’s End Theatre in Kukui Grove Center. $20 or $100 for a table for four. Info and tickets 635-3727,

Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 pm Leis and Laughs
Come join as we gather together to explore the various types of art of making of leis! All materials, drinks and pupus will be provided. This class is at no cost, only a smile is needed for admission. At The Specific Chiropractic Center at 2959 Umi St. Info 369-9733

July 20-29 Koloa Plantation Days 2018
The Koloa Plantation Days festival celebrates the many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them. Events vary but include: movies, rodeo, walks, fishing, mini golf, live music, history, art, craft fair, culture, food, a parade and much more! See the full schedule at

Saturday, July 21, 9am-Noon Historic Hapa Trail Walk
Meet at St. Raphael Church, Koloa for this free walk. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, July 21, 6-11 pm Moonlight & Music
Join National Tropical Botanical Garden for the Annual Moonlight & Music Fundraiser in the McBryde Garden. Kaua’i`s premier gala event features dinner and dancing under the stars and benefits the critical plant conservation, research and educational efforts of NTBG. Sip cocktails and have dinner in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world, bid on unique garden-themed items in the silent auction, dance the night away with The Quake. Tickets from $175. Info 332-7324 X 212,,

Thursday, July 26, 7 pm Summer Stars 2018
Gala and fundraiser. Presenting songs, stories and dances from our Rising Stars and Keiki at Play Summer Stars programs. At Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall. Info

July 27-29 Beauty and the Beast JR
Three nights only! Friday 27th at 7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th at 3 pm. All shows at At Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall. Info

Saturday, July 28, 9am-1 pm Keiki Day at Na ‘Aina Kai
Na ‘Aina Kai’s playday is a monthly event where you can enjoy quality time with your kids in the “Under the Rainbow” Children’s Garden. The kids can play in Jack’s fountain, explore the jungle tree house, and discover the many child friendly features of our Children’s Garden. Bring a towel and be prepared to get wet! Outside snacks are permitted. Reservations are recommended. $10 per person (children under 1 year old are free). Other dates: Aug 25, Sept 29, Oct 20, Nov 17. Info 828-0525,

August 4-5, 9 am, 17th Annual Heiva I Kaua’i
Group and Solo Tahitian Dance and Drumming Competition including an amateur youth group category. Professional Tahitian dance and Fire Knife Dance exhibitions daily, best costume award: solo senior division. Pacific Island artists and cultural demonstrations with emphasis on Tahitian products. Island foods and Polynesian crafts available, silent auction daily. Daily admission $7, children 12 and under free. At Kapa’a Beach Park. Info 822-9447,,

Sunday, August 5, 6:30 am, 11th Annual Never Forget Sandy G. Golf Tournament
Please join us for the YWCA of Kaua’i’s signature event! Our Never Forget Sandy G summer golf tournament helps the YWCA to raise awareness within the community whom we serve of the serious impact of violence, especially violence against women. At Hokuala Golf Course. Info and to sign up

Sunday, August 12, 1-4:30 pm, 18th Annual Pilgrimage of Compassion
Lawai International Center welcomes all to the 18th annual Pilgrimage of Compassion. Grandmaster Riley Lee, world-renowned shakuhachi flutist will issue a call to the pilgrims of the world. The members of Taiko Kaua’i will add their drumbeats to open the event. There will also be a bonsai exhibit, ikebana and calligraphy demos, bake sale, silent auction, as well as mochi and taro pounding, cultural and culinary demonstrations. Please bring an umbrella and wear comfortable shoes for this hillside walk. And if possible, please car pool and arrive early to facilitate parking. Donations are gratefully accepted. Info 639-5952,,

August 16-19 Kaua’i County Farm Bureau Fair
Annual event featuring exhibits, food, entertainment, petting zoo, carnival rides and much more. Open: Thursday 16th and Friday 17th from 6pm-midnight, Saturday from noon-midnight and Sunday from noon-11pm. $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 keiki 4-12, keiki 3 and under free. At Vidinha Stadium in Lihu’e. Info


First Fridays, 4-6 pm Conscious Living and Dying
No one does it alone. Face to face dialogue and facts about fully embracing all that is. All welcome to drop into ongoing group. At Golden Lotus Studio, Kapa`a. Info and to confirm 828-6236,,

Thursdays, 10:30 am Toddler Story Time
Join us for Toddler Story Time at Lihu`e Public Library. Program is suited for children ages 2 to 5 and includes stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Program schedule is subject to change. Contact the library 15 days in advance to request a sign language interpreter or if special accommodations are needed. Info 241-3222

Thursdays, 2-2:45 pm Free Weekly Hula Show at NTBG
Come out the National Tropical Botancial Garden South Shore Visitors Center and experience a traditional hula performance. Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā`ala will preform a traditional Hula show highlighting the wahi pane, sacred places, of Kaua`i along with intriguing stories of the Hawaiian people and their connections with the gardens every Thursday. Info 742-2623,