For Kauai

For Kauai Calendar Events for September 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 till Sept 4 Abigail Boroughs Group Show Beach Trash Art
The materials are humble. The subject matter important and the message simple. Work from Abigail Boroughs and others on display at Kauai Society of Artists (KSA) Gallery in Kukui Grove. Info

Sunday, September 2, 6 am, 10th Annual Kauai Marathon & Half Marathon
The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon both start in Poipu and share the first 11miles past hula dancers and Taiko drum troupes along the course while viewing striking mountain and ocean views. Info and to register

Monday, September 3, 7 am, First Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
The Kaua‘i Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Wailua Golf Course. An awards luncheon will be held immediately after the tournament at the Lydgate Beach Pavilion. You do not have to participate in the golf tournament to attend the luncheon. Info

September 6-13 & 14-20 The Gone But Not Forgotten Film Festival
Two weeks of movies 20 films for $20. Buy both weeks at the same time to save $10, 40 movies for $30. Tickets may be shared with friends and family. September 6, is bonus day, free with a ticket to either week’s festival. At Kukui Grove Cinema, Lihue. Info 245-3552,

September 7-23 Hawaii Nikkei Legacy Exhibit
A photographic exhibit covering the history and culture of Japanese Americans in Hawaii. The exhibit covers the initial immigration of Issei (first generation immigrants) from Japan in the late 1800s to modern day Hawaii, showing how the Nikkei (overseas Japanese) in Hawaii have merged their Japanese cultural values with the blend of cultures in Hawaii. Hours: Thurs 11am-3 pm; Fri, Sept 7, 6:30-8:30 pm; Fri, Sept 14 and 21, 11am-8:30 pm; Sat 11am-3 pm; Sun 11am-2 pm. The exhibit is free and open to the public. At Kukui Grove Center, Exhibition room. Info,

Saturday, September 8 Learn American Heart Association – CPR
Hearts4kauai is offering a full training day for AHA Heartsaver First Aid, CPR & AED training. 9-11 am Heartsaver First Aid, 11am-1 pm Heartsaver CPR & AED adult, child, and infant. Online also available. Fees vary. At Koloa Neighborhood Center. Info 652-1284,,

September 8 and 22, 9am-3 pm YWCA Kaua’i Financial University Fall 2018 Session
Brought to you by YWCA of Kaua’i, in partnership with The Allstate Foundation. This life-changing program provides participants with the knowledge they need to achieve economic security and independence. Under the leadership of Marjorie Bennett, CFA and other local professionals, covering topics such as: budgeting, savings, housing, financial aid, Head Start, legal aid, insurance, credit repair and more! Childcare, transportation and lunch provided. Eligible participants will also receive a  savings account match of up to $200! At YWCA of Kauai Women’s Center, 4410 Hardy St. Info 245-5959,

Saturday, September 8, 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. Donations of books in good condition are always appreciated and may be brought to the Library desk whenever the Library is open. 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. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310,

September 8-9, 10am-5 pm Kauai Psychic Faire
The purpose of the faire is to empower our attendees to recognize and validate their own personal inner intuitive guidance. There will different intuitive readers using varied methods including: tarot, astrology, medical medium, spiritual medium, numerology, plus a crystal booth and mandala making booth. Personal Readings $25. Free and open to the Public. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Info Genora Woodruff 482-1516

Saturday, September 8, 11am-5 pm Art Kauai 2018 Artists Entry Day
Entry day for artists taking part in Art Kauai. Please submit completed Entry Form, Artist Receipt and Art Labels, with entry fee and any membership dues. Pick up day of unaccepted work, Mon, Sept 10, Noon-5 pm, and opening reception Fri, Sept 14, 5-8 pm. At KSA Gallery at Kukui Grove Center. Info

Saturday, September 8, 11am-6 pm, 1st Annual Grove Farm Museum’s Sugar Plantation BASH!
Join us for a day of fun for everyone with: live entertainment, hula halau and cultural dancers, silent auction, prize drawing, a water slide and zip line for keiki, food and drinks for purchase, and a beer garden for those over 21, plus Grove Farm main house open for touring. Tickets $20 adults, $15 keiki aged 12-6 years, available from: Waioli Mission House, Magic Dragon P’ville, Kauai Music and Sound, Ha Coffee Bar, Island Soap and Candle Works and Talk Story Bookstore, cash only, or with credit card from Grove Farm museum. Info 245-3202,,

Saturday, September 8, 2:30 pm, 3rd Annual Walk To Prevent Suicide
Please show your support for stopping suicide on Kaua`i by participating walk. Standing strong together; providing education, awareness and intervention; and stopping the stigma by talking about it brings us healing and one step closer to preventing this tragedy from happening to another family. At this year’s walk: hear from local and state representatives, listen to live music, receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last), and connect with family and friends. At KCC. Info

September 11-13 Mani Lomi 2 Workshop
Advanced Mana Lomi techniques including hot towel therapy, specific protocol for entire body, and Hawaiian spiritual philosophies. Mana Lomi Level 1 training required. $485. Info 652-5691,

Tuesday, September 11, 4:30 pm Bikes on Rice
Safe, slow paced fun rides throughout the Lihue neighborhoods for all ages and abilities. Other dates: Oct 9, Nov 13. Meet at the Lihue Civic Center on Rice Street. Info 639-1018,

Wednesday, September 12, 8:30-11:30 am How to Start a Small Business on Kauai Workshop
Participants will learn about entrepreneurship, forms of business organization, key ingredients for business success, steps involved in starting your own business, sources of capital and services offered by the Hawaii SBDC Network as well as other resources for the start-up business. A registration fee of $20 is required. We accept Visa/Master Card and Personal Checks only. At, Hawaii Small Business Development Center, The Lihue Plantation Building, 2970 Kele Street #101, Lihue. Info 241-3148,

Thursday, September 13 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public Maha’ulepu Coastal Hike
Poipu area. Spectacular coastal walk with breath taking views along this magnificent coastline! Moderate 4 miles round trip. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834,

Saturday, September 15 Ultimate Hawaiian Trail Run
Run a 10K, 5K or 5K team run through pristine lands of the Knudsen Trust solely available for this race. Prepare for muddy slopes and uphill climbs. Info

September 15-21 Kauai’s Vision Quest – Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Tap into your infinite soul, cultivate deep healing, and create a path for successful creative expression. A 6 Day spiritual retreat, emerging with a clear vision for your life-journey and purpose. At Camp Naue Haena beach front. $1125/$1320. Info 651-3409,,

September 15-October 27, Noon-6 pm Art Kauai 2018 Show
KSA’s Juried Premier Exhibition of the Year with Juror, Maika`i Tubbs, raised in Honolulu, Maika`i achieved his BFA in painting from UH Manoa and his MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons New School of Design in New York City. Open until 9 pm on Fridays. At KSA Gallery at Kukui Grove Center. Info

Saturday, September 22 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public Wailua Beach To Nukoli’i Beach Sunset to Full Moon Walk
Meet at Lydgate Beach Park for a picnic dinner. Learn about Sierra Club’s role in stopping construction of a seawall along this pristine coastline. Enjoy the full moon glistening on the ocean with a sky full of stars. An easy 3miles on the South Shore. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Leader: Judy Dalton 482-1129,

Saturday, September 22, 9am-3:30 pm Matsuri Kauai
Matsuri Kauai showcases different groups of Japanese talents and perpetuates the Japanese culture on Kauai. Taiko performances and classical Japanese dances will also be featured. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Free. Info

September 22, 10am-10 pm KauaiCann Cannabis Expo and Conference
The first consumer-based cannabis conference and expo on Kauai. Enjoy numerous speakers, vendors, live music, and networking opportunities. At 8 pm, dance to Still Watah and Revival. Tickets $10 adv, $15 door. Concert tickets can be purchased separately for $15 adv, $25 door. If you have a ticket stub from the Expo, tickets at the door are only $20. At Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay. Info,

September 22-23 Kauai Flood Relief – Lifesongs by Kathleen Dahill
Featuring: Deborah Baumung, Liz Hahn, and Kamele Woodward. Calabash donations at the door. Please bring canned good for Loaves & Fishes. Starting at 7:30 pm on the 22nd, and at 3 pm on the 23rd. At St. Michael’s Church, Lihue. Info 431-4560

Sunday, September 23 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public Maha’ulepu and Makauwahi Cave Reserve
Enjoy the majestic coastline on this moderate 3 mile South Shore hike. Visit the world-class ​archaeological site. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Leader: Allan Rachap 212-3108,

September 23-29 Kauai Mokihana Festival
A week-long celebration of Hawaiian culture, including educational lectures and music and hula competitions. Including: Hawaiian church service, Kauai composer concert and contest, Eō E Lili’u keiki Hawaiian language song competition, and solo and group Hula competition. Info and tickets

Sunday, September 23, 1-3 pm Five Elements Yin Yoga Workshop Series
Connect to the natural world of the Tao and experience healing and peace through the natural elements. Each session will be a combination of lecture material and yin yoga postures to cultivate and harmonize these five alchemical energies that are located in the universal field, and which play a distinct role in our own bodies. At Kalaheo Yoga, 4427 Papalina Road. $40. Info 977-0213,

Thursday, September 27 Sierra Club Hike Open to the Public Canyon Trail to Waipo’o Falls
Unparalleled views of the canyon from the other side. Visit two waterfalls and dip your toes into a cool pool. A moderately strenuous 4 miles round trip in Waimea Canyon. Requested donation for members and participants under 18 is $1. For all others: $5. Leader: Lee Gately 661-373-4834,

September 28-30, 19th Annual All Nations Powwow In Paradise
Kauai Powwow’s focus is providing Native American educational outreach to children with a special emphasis on cultural exchange between the Native American and Polynesian cultures. Each year we provide the island of Kauai with a traditional Powwow in the town of Kapaa. It is our goal to perpetuate our culture through education of song, dance, art and tradition. We believe that in this way we are securing a future that is respectful of all cultures. A free family event to promote cultural exchange and education. Native foods, crafts, games, vendors, and more! At Kapaa Beach Park. Info

September 28-30, 1st Annual ALOHA Kauai Yoga & Peace Festival
Meet our Island Tribe, join us for 3 Full Days of Yoga, Sunrise Meditation, Workshops, Ecstatic Dance, Candle Lit Kirtan and So Much More! Our prayers are amplified on this sacred land and we wish to share our offerings for peace with people from around the world! Info

September 28-October 14 The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell
Starring: Maureen Sharpe, Jennifer Cullen, Laurel McGraw, Ron Wood, Claudia Cowden in this play about three widowed friends. Directed by Arnold Meister. Thurs, Fri, Sat at 7 pm, Sun at 3 pm. At WIT’s End Theatre in Kukui Grove Center. Tickets $20 in adv, $25 door. Info 635-3727,

Saturday, Sept 29, 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 garden. Bring a towel and be prepared to get wet! Outside snacks are permitted. Reservations are recommended. $10 per person (free for children under 1 year). Other dates: Oct 20, Nov 17. Info 828-0525,

Saturday, October 6 Ohana Fit Fest
Run the 5K or the 10K, or walk the 5K. Obstacles along the way will test you. You’ll climb and crawl, and test your coordination and balance. Sunny or rainy (and fun in the mud!), the race is a go on the Wai Koa Loop trail at Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea. $35/25 if registered by Sept 15. Info 240-2670,

Saturday, October 6, 9-11 am Lihue Christian Church Bazaar
Local-style crafts, baked goods, sushi, nishime, fresh produce, quilts, and more will be on sale. A lucky number with fabulous prizes will also be on hand as well as a silent auction. In addition to LCC, proceeds of certain items will benefit LCC’s Boy Scout and Girls Scout Troops and Ae Kamalii Preschool. At the LCC social hall on Kress Street. Info 245-2348

October 6-7, 10am-4 pm, 22nd Annual Coconut Festival
Immerse yourself in all things coconut. Entertainment, cultural displays and experiences, shopping, history, games, cooking demonstrations, contests and food. At Kapaa Beach Park. Info