For Kauai Calendar Events for October 2019. All these events and more can be seen on our online calendar where you can add them yourself, or email them to Honey at for us to do for you

Now till-October 25, 34th Annual Art Kaua`i
The Kaua`i Society of Artists presents its 34th Annual Juried Exhibition: Art Kaua`i at the KSA Gallery, Kukui Grove Center in Lihue with Tiffany DeEtte Shafto, owner of Tiffany’s Art Agency on the Big Island as Juror. All visual art mediums are represented: Ceramics, fiber, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and wood. Info

October 1-December 31 Kaua`i Independent Food Bank Holiday Food Drive
Help us achieve our goal of $45,000 and 45,000 lbs of food. Food donations can be dropped off at any County Fire Station and the KIFB warehouse. Accepting monetary donations and perishable food items at our Nawiliwili warehouse 8am-4 pm M-F. Info Leona Perez 246-3809 ext. 2,

Friday, October 4, 9am Mahelona Hospital’s 7th Annual Breast Cancer Walk – A Walk to Celebrate Life!
Please join us as we spread awareness and celebrate survivorship and honor those touched by cancer. Zumba warm up, light refreshments, wear pink. Volunteers needed to push wheelchair bound residents. Donations to America Cancer Society welcome. Meet at Ke Ala Hele Makalae (Kapa`a Bike Path behind the Neighborhood Center). Info,

October 4-6 Kaua`i Yoga and Peace Festival
Yoga classes, meditations, workshops, vendors, dance, music, food and much more. At Lydgate Park. Info

Saturday, October 5 Sierra Club Po`omau Canyon Vistas Hike
Explores vistas of Po`omau Canyon, which feeds into the Waimea Canyon, from both sides as we hike this partial loop hike that includes many highlights, including a “hikers dream lunch spot” and a bit of adventure. Leader Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594

Saturday, October 5, 8:30am-12 Noon Ohana FitFest Trail Run
Anaina Hou Community Park and Wai Koa Loop Trail 5k and 10k obstacle trail run. Entry fee includes race tee shirt and light fare after the run. Keiki 12 and under free with adult registration. Info,

Weekends, October 5-26 Kukui Grove’s Halloween Fun
Freaky Friday’s 6-9 pm with haunted house, keiki games, and Aloha Dance ‘flash mobs’. Spooktacular Saturday’s 5-8 pm with haunted house, keiki games, and Halloween movie nights. At Kukui Grove. Info

Wednesday, October 9, 10am-1 pm Kaua`i Family Fun Day at Kukui Grove
Arts and crafts for the ohana, activities for you to do with your keiki, community resources for the whole family. At Keiki Korner, Kukui Grove. Info

Saturday, October 12 Sierra Club Sunset to Full Moon: Wailua to Nukoli`i Beach Walk
We’ll meet at Lydgate Beach Park for a picnic dinner and walk along a pristine beach. East side. Easy 1.5 miles. Leader ​Judy Dalton 482-1129

Saturday, October 12, 9am-4 pm Hui o Laka/Koke`e Natural History Museum present Eo e Emalani I Alaka`i
Queen’s entourage arrives on horseback at 11 am. Hula, exhibits, crafts, silent auction, delicious food. Free and open to the public. Parking limited; please carpool; bring own seating; no coolers. At Koke`e State Park. Info

Saturday, October 12, 2-6 pm Hammers N’ Ales Oktoberfest
Fundraiser for Kaua`i Habitat affordable housing on Kaua`i with over 30 craft beers from Kohola, Kaua`i Island Brewery, Lani Kai, food from top local restaurants – Keoki’s Paradise, Merriman’s Fish House, Plantation Gardens, Lava Lava Beach Club, The Kitchen @ Papayas, The Right Slice, The Cabana, Ruth’s Chris, and music from Homestead and Cruz Control. 21 and over only. At Po`ipu Beach Athletic Club. Tickets presale $75, on the door $85. Info Chris Young 635-0411,,

Friday, October 18, 4-8:30 Matsuri Kaua`i
The festival will showcase different groups of Japanese talents: soba making and sampling, bonsai, dancing, featured enka singer Torao Hikariyama, drumming, mochi pounding, craft vendors, origami folding, fortune picking game, tea ceremony and much more. Free. At Kaua`i War Memorial Convention Hall. Info Pearl Shimizu 822-5353,,

October 18-19, 2019 Kaua`i Chocolate and Coffee Festival
Join us for all things coffee and chocolate with live music, presentations and more. The event is free but for guaranteed tastings and special offers buy a passport for $15 in adv, or $20 at the door. Running Friday, 5-9 pm and Saturday, 10am-4 pm. In Historic Hanapepe Town. Info 234-0404,

Saturday, October 19 Sierra Club Waimea River Walk and Float
Start at Kukui Trailhad and hike down into Waimea Canyon and along the old Waimea River jeep road. Bring floatable tubes to inflate and float down the river for over a mile, passing through a tunnel. End at outskirts of Waimea town and shuttle back to Kukui Trailhead. Strenuous, 11 miles one way, part of this floating. Elevation change of 2250 feet, mostly downhill. Leader Ken Fasig, 346-1229

Saturday, October 19, 5:30-9 pm Aloha Banquet
Part of the Matsuri Kaua`i Festival. Tickets $60. At Kaua`i Marriott Resort. Info 335-319

Sunday, October 20 Sierra Club Mo`alepe Trail Hike
A beautiful hike through farmland and forest, with glorious mountain views and ever-present birdsongs. This trail offers great rewards without a lot of effort. East Shore. Moderate, 6 miles 800 feet elevation gain. Leader Julio Magalhães 650-906-2594

Saturday, October 26 Sierra Club Maha`ulepu Coastal Hike
Spectacular coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline! Po`ipu area. Moderate 4 miles round-trip mild elevation change on a rocky trail. Leader Lee Gately 661-373-4834

Saturday, October 26, 7:30am-Noon Make a Difference Day – 25th Anniversary of Kamalani Playground
Join us for a community clean up day to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the building of Kamalani Playground by ensuring future generations of keiki ca