For Kauai Calendar Events for July 2017 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

July 2017

Saturday, July 1, 9 am Hanalei Canoe Club Tahiti Fete
Na Opio V1 competition. Kids and adults V1 and OC1 racing, double hull canoe rides, craft tent, food and more! At Hanalei Pier. Info Adam 652-9706,

Saturday & Sunday, July 1-2 GIRA Independence Day Night Race
Garden Island Racing Association event. Race entry fee: Jr’s $15 -$25, Pro ET and Top Gun Members $55 non-Member $85, Street ET, Bike ET, Sport Compact, Muscle V8, Super Pro member, $35 Non-member $55. At Kauai Raceway Park, take Highway 50 West past Hanapepe, past Waimea, and past Kekaha. Look for our Drag Racing banner between MM 28 and 29, then follow the dirt road toward the beach. Info and tickets 652-7140,,

Monday, July 3, 5 pm PMRF’s America’s Most West Freedom Fest 2017
Pacific Missile Range Facility invites the public to “America’s Most West Freedom Fest”. Food, games, crafts, live music and a fireworks display will highlight the celebration. Entry is on the beach adjacent to Shenanigans restaurant. Free parking will be available on base (note that vehicles will be subject to search). No outside food, beverages, coolers, tents, pets, weapons, drugs, fireworks or drones are allowed. Admission is free. Adult visitors must have a valid photo identification card; children under the age of 18 are not required to have identification. Info

Tuesday, July 4, 9am-3 pm Kauai Veteran’s Council Veteran’s RoundUp
To promote veteran’s benefits and foster the veteran’s ohana celebrating America’s birthday. At Kauai Veteran’s Center. Info 246-1135,

Tuesday, July 4, 4 pm, 28th Annual Concert in the Sky
Kauai Hospice 28th Annual Concert in the Sky. Watch fireworks, play games, enjoy live music and food all for a good cause. The biggest fireworks event on Kauai. $15 adults/$7 children. At Vidinha Stadium in Lihue. Info 245-7277

July 6-10 Forest Akamai Art Camp
Storybook Theatre’s summer offering for young people and their families in Koke’e State Park. Exciting daily art activities. Info 335-0712,

Tuesdays & Fridays, July 7-30, 8:30am-1 pm Sudeeka Summer SEEDlings Camp
Ariel Poling and Sol Love from Sudeeka Bellydancers are offering something new and exciting for the young girls of Kauai this summer. Bellydance will be the main focus, along with stretching, hooping, playing with veils, doing art projects, small meditations, and learning a short choreography that will be performed at the end of the Summer SEEDlings Camp on July 30. At Golden Lotus Studio. $450. Info and to register (505)-231-1234,,

Friday, July 7, 6-9 pm Free First Friday Film Series at Anaina Hou – Surf’s Up!
Anaina Hou is pleased to offer a series of free movies on the lawn at Kauai Mini Golf. Gather up the family, bring a blanket or lawn chair, join us early to save your spot and enjoy refreshments or dinner from our Cafe. Info

July 8 & 22, 8am-2 pm Kauai Island Crafters Fair – Northshore
Artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau and sunrise shell jewelry, bone and wood carvings, paintings and prints, note cards, sun catchers, American and Hawaiian quilts and futons and blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. At Church of the Pacific. Info 635-4314,

Saturday, July 8, 7 pm Free Movie in Prince Albert Park – The Lego Batman Movie
Bring your own picnic, blankets, chairs and a flashlight. Limited parking. In Prince Albert Park, Princeville. Movie starts at dusk. Info

Sunday, July 9, 7 am Boys & Girls Club of Kauai Golf Tournament
Funds raised through the tournament will be allocated to our teen programs and infrastructure. We ask for your support in either gathering a team of golfers or by being a hole sponsor. At the Ocean Course at Hokuala. $125 per player. Info and to register 949-4203,,

Sunday, July 9, 4:30 pm Vegan Potluck & Lecture – Making a Health Plan
A VSH Kauai presentation by Angela Kuzma. Angela Kuzma will be leading you through 10 of the most important lifestyle practices needed for optimum health and how you can implement them in your daily life at home. Free admission to the lecture. For the potluck dinner, please bring a VEGAN dish (with ingredient list/recipe). If no dish, join the potluck, suggested donation $10. $25 gift certificate for the best dish! At Sun Village Clubhouse, 3-3400 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue. Info 346-8743,

July 10-14 & July 24-28 Summer Critter Camps at Kauai Humane Society
Dog training, arts, crafts, games, outdoor activities, socializing with shelter animals and educational speakers. For keiki aged 7-12. $175 a session, early and late pick up/drop off $10 per day. Register at 632-0610, ext 103,

July 10-14 Camp Good News
Coming to train our youth in way of The Master Supreme Grandmaster, Jimmy, Son of John. Info and to register 639-9675,,

July 10-14, & 17-21 Healing Horses, Kauai Summer Horsemanship and Riding Camp
Fun filled equestrian adventures await! From $45 per day. Ages 4-14. For more info and to register 634-3896,

Wednesday, July 12, 5-6:30 pm A Celtic Harp Concert by Sylvia Woods & “I’ve Always Wanted to Play the Harp” Workshop
Sylvia Woods is a local, award-winning harp player who has written and published over 650 arrangements for the harp. She will give a 45 minute concert on the Celtic harp, featuring Celtic, pop and original music. Following her performance, she will teach audience members who “Always Wanted to Play the Harp,” the basics of learning to play the harp. Sylvia will bring to the workshop 12+ harps for all to touch and play. At Princeville Public Library. Info 826-4310,

Thursday, July 13, 5 pm Summer Stars Showcase Gala and Fundraiser
Celebrate the magic of live theater, as the Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s ‘Summer Stars’ program presents their ‘Rising Stars Gala Showcase and Fundraiser’. One night only! Enjoy a dinner for purchase, homemade baked goods for dessert, peruse the silent auction items, and mingle with friends before the show at 7 pm. All proceeds go to Hawaii Children’s Theatre, benefiting Kauai’s youth. At Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. Tickets $8 in adv $10 door. Info 246-8985,

July 13-14, 6:30 pm Love Notes II – An Evening of Cabaret
How do you keep the music playing? Enjoy an evening of cabaret starring Rita Andriello-Feren and Patrick Feren. At CSL Kauai, 4-1579 Kuhio Hwy. Advance ticket sales only $45. Info and tickets 431-1700,

Friday, July 14, 5:30-8 pm Free Mo’olelo “Talk Story” Presentation
Come enjoy stories about the history of our community! Speakers: TBD. The evening will begin at 5:30 with music from the beloved Kilauea Social Club! This event is sponsored by Anaina Hou Community Park, but will be held at the Christ Memorial Parish Hall in Kilauea. The series will continue quarterly throughout 2017 on 10/13.

July 14-16 The Lion King, JR.
Celebrate the magic of live theatre, as the Hawaii Children’s Theatre’s ‘Summer Stars’ program presents ‘The Lion King, JR.’. One weekend only! Friday, July 14 at 7 pm and Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 at 3 pm at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall. All proceeds go to Hawaii Children’s Theatre, benefitting Kauai’s youth. Tickets $10 in adv, $12 door. Info 246-8985,

Saturday, July 15, 8am-2 pm Kauai Island Crafters Fair – Koloa
Artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau and sunrise shell jewelry, bone and wood carvings, paintings and prints, note cards, sun catchers, American and Hawaiian quilts and futons and blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. At Koloa Elementary School Cafeteria. Info 635-4314,

Saturday, July 15, 8:30 am Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters
This course will provide you with the education requirements for operating a vessel in state waters, as set forth by the National Association of Boating Laws Administrators and the DLNR. Also covered are safety issues with boating in Hawaiian ocean waters, customary practices and sport etiquette, environmental and cultural issues, competitive sporting events, commercial operations, and visitor industry aspects of boating in Hawaii. At KCC OCET. $125. Info Peggy Lake 245-8318,

Saturday, July 15, 5 pm Movie Night at McBryde Garden – Moana
Enjoy family-friendly activities with KCC Cognition Learning Center before the movie and purchase food from Kauai’s favorite food trucks and restaurants. Advance-purchase $10 adults, $5 kids, free for NTBG members. Season passes also available! Prices go up at the door. At McBryde Garden, free parking and shuttles into the garden. Tickets and info

Saturday, July 15, 6-9 pm Mahelona Hospital 100th Anniversary
Through the Years, the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital’s Centennial Anniversary. On the grounds on the hospital. Info

Wednesday, July 19, 9-11 am Financing For Your Small Business
Are you in need of a small business loan or line of credit? This workshop is for you! A panel of business bankers and business advisors will answer your questions and provide you with essential information to achieve your goal of starting a business or growing your existing business.Topics to be covered: what is necessary to obtain financing, the key elements of a loan package, options available for financing. Free. At KCC OCET. Info 241-3148,

July 21-30 Koloa Plantation Days
Koloa Plantation Days is held on Kauai’s south shore every year in July. The many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them, are celebrated through music, dance, costumes, and food throughout this ten-day festival. Events include: movies, rodeo, services, history, fishing, golf, live music, and much more. Info and schedule at

Friday, July 21, 9am-4 pm Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo- Preliminary Roping
Admission is free and everyone is invited to watch Team Roping Teams Battle for the top 20 spots in Saturday and Sunday’s Rodeo Show. Get your fix of island delights at the “Food Truck Frenzy!” Local crafts, vendors and rodeo logo wear. Fun for the entire ohana! At CJM Stables. Info 651-5951,

Friday, July 21, 5:30-8 pm Bull Bash
For a “Bucking” good time gates open at 5 pm for the ever popular Bulls, Barrels, Mutton Busting, BBQ & Beer Bash! Enjoy the Colorful Grand Entry at 5:30pm followed by an evening full of exciting Rodeo Events including the crowd pleasing Bull Riding, Junior Steer Riding, Barrel Racing, “Keiki Mutton Busting” (sheep riding) and The Iron Horse Race (beast versus machine, barrel racer versus dirt bike rider). Get your fix of island delights at the “Food Truck Frenzy” abound with hamburgers, local plate lunches, Mexican food, sandwiches, salads, open fire BBQ, fried ice cream, Ono Pops and shave ice. Local crafts, vendors and rodeo logo wear available. Two-step to your hearts content or relax and enjoy an ice-cold beer in the Country Beer Garden while Kauai’s own country music band “Not My First Rodeo” perform live after the action packed rodeo. A great way to kick off the Koloa Plantation Days Celebration. Paniolo style fun for the entire ohana! Admission $8, children free when accompanied by adult. At CJM Stables. Info 651-5951,

July 21-22, 7:30-10:30 pm Obon Dance & Festival – Waimea Higashi Hongwanji
The summer Obon season perpetuates the Buddhist tradition of honoring the spirit of those passed on celebrated with special services and festivals. The festival includes food booths, taiko drummers and other colorful sights and sounds, bon dances that have become a cultural touchstone for all in Hawaii. Services at 7 pm. At 9554 Kaumualii Highway. Info 338-1847

Saturday, July 22, 9 am Ohana Fit Fest
Hosted by the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, the popular Ohana Fit Fest will once again offer fun games and competition for residents and visitors of all ages. This year’s Ohana Fit Fest will include an obstacle course, beach flag games, and wellness expo. Registration is free, and participants who register by Friday, July 14, receive a discount event t-shirt. At Waioli Beach Park. Info

Saturday, July 22, 9am-1 pm, 3rd Annual Back To School Bash
3rd Annual Back to School Bash & School Supplies Giveaway. At Kukui Grove, Center Stage. Info

July 22-23, 11am-3 pm, 18th Annual Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo
Two full days of Hawaiian Style Rodeo Action. Rodeo is a big sport in Hawaii, you’ll be amazed at the level of competition displayed by our contestants. Hawaiian Paniolo (cowboys and cowgirls) have been top rodeo competitors from little Keiki to Kapuna. Ropers and riders throughout Hawaii compete in numerous events every year. This years 18th annual Koloa Plantation Day Rodeo will feature bull riding, double mugging, team roping, open barrel racing, rescue race, women’s break-away roping, steer un-decorating, the iron horse race and the Hawaiian classic Po’o Wai U, an event simulating wild cattle catching from the old Paniolo days. The young keiki cowboys and cowgirls will get into the action with mutton busting (sheep riding) keiki barrel racing, jr. steer riding and keiki team roping. Contestants range from age 2-88 years young. They travel from Maui, Molokai, Oahu, the Big Island and the U.S mainland. Come cheer on Hawaii’s best cowboys and cowgirls as they compete for prizes in one of Hawaii’s top rodeos. Come early to enjoy the spectacular grand entry, wide selection of local food trucks, country beer and wine garden, shave ice and more. Shop under the tent for Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo collectible T-shirts, local handmade jewelry & crafts. $3 Pony Rides for the young or young at heart. Dress in your favorite cowboy attire and bring your camera for a photo opportunity on a rodeo horse at the Wild West Photo booth. Paniolo Style fun for the entire ohana. Admission $8, Military & Seniors $5, 17 & under free. At CJM Stables. Info 651-5951,

July 25-30 Lemuria Remembered – Accessing the Wisdom of the Ancients
Tap into the knowledge of the ancients! Lemuria is an ancient civilization that existed before the time of Atlantis. If you are an old soul, then you where there in the time of Lemuria and this is about helping you to remember your life then. This retreat is about re-awakening who you are, what you are here to contribute  and how you can help with the ascension process. We are talking about exponential expansion! It is connecting with the gifts, knowledge and information that was lost- when we could instantly heal, teleport anywhere on the planet, move through dimensions, manifest effortlessly, and more! Info 822-4414,

July 27-August 13 Lucky Stiff
HCT’s After Dark presents “Lucky Stiff”. A hilarious musical about Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, that lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Directed by Chris Alderete. Opening Thursday, July 27-Sunday August 13. All shows are at 7 pm at the Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Info and tickets 246-8985,

Fridays till July 28, 8:30am-Noon Malama Kauai Fridays on the Farm
Continuing last summer’s hands-on educational series, Fridays on the Farm are back, providing an opportunity for the community to join us on the Community Farm in Kalihiwai for service learning projects. Please bring sun protection, closed-toe shoes, and a reusable water bottle! At Malama Kauai Community Farm. Info Shalini 828-0685 x 11,,

July 28-29, 6-10:30 pm Obon Dance & Festival – Kauai Soto Zen Temple
The Soto Zen Bon Festival is the largest and most popular Bon celebration on the island of Kauai. Visitors are most welcomed to participate and enjoy our diverse multi-cultural heritage of Hawaii.The festival is a celebration and an expression of Japanese-American folk culture and religious traditions that evolved in Hawaii for over five generations. It carries the universal theme of honoring and remembering our ancestors.The activities include traditional Japanese folk dancing around a yagura (raised platform) with distinctive music and live performances of singing and taiko (drums). Dancers dress in traditional kimonos, yukatas, or happi coats. Food, game booths for children, cultural performances and exhibits are also featured. At 1-3500 Kaumualii Highway. Info Gerald Hirata 346-4650,,

Saturday, July 29, 7-11 am, 11th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge
The event consists of five races for all ages, with 2 fun races for the kids and 1,000 meter, 3,000 meter and 1,000 meter snorkel and fin categories for all ages. People come from all over the world to compete in this fun open water event in beautiful Hanalei Bay. Info and to register

Saturday, July 29, 4:30-8:30 pm Hanalei Canoe Club’s 44th Annual Luau
Fundraiser for Hanalei Canoe Club. Ono food, local entertainment, fire dancer, live music, canoe rides and silent auction. At The Hanalei Canoe Club. Tickets $50 in adv, &60 door, $15 keiki. Info 639-4048,

Saturday, July 29, 7 pm KISS Concert: Sounds of the 1960s
Kauai Island Singers Showcase presents nine inspired vocalists performing 20 beloved and iconic songs from the 1960s. Featuring Lee Miller, Trishana Star, Christine Melamed, Mary Ellen Kopitzke, Melissa Mojo, Siri Shabad, Trudy Vella and Diana Leone. With Hank Curtis on vocals and piano, Paul Foti on bass, Jim Fiore on drums. At All Saints Church. Free. Info

Saturday, July 29-30, 10am-9 pm Shakespeare in the Park Renaissance Faire
Renaissance faire, live performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, crafts, food and drink, walking entertainers: jugglers, musicians, and magicians and more. At Vidinha Stadium. One day pass $10, two day pass $15, under 11 free. Info Jason 346-6759,

Sunday, July 30, 8:30-10:30 am Koloa Plantation Days Family Fun Run 2017
Special KOA Challenge: Sign up your paddlers as a group; the canoe club with the most participants will win a special gift package for your club; $5 discount for every entry in the group. 5:30 am – 10 Mile Walk start, 7 am – 10 Mile Run start, 7:30 am – 5K & 10K Run start, 8:45 am – Race Awards, 9 am – Keiki 1-mile start, 9:30 am – Keiki Awards. A FUNdraiser for Kukuiula Outrigger Paddling Program. At Poipu Beach Park. Info Janet Nathanson (310)-960-8855, Fran McDonald 635-0165

August 4-5, 7:30-10:30 pm Obon Dance & Festival – Koloa Jodo Mission
Experience this island celebration of the Obon Festival, brought to Hawaii by Japanese immigrants that have evolved into a social and cultural event. The Obon honors ancestors that have passed on with dances and festivals across the island that are held throughout the summer. At 3480 Waikomo Rd. Info 742-6735

Saturday, August 5 GIRA Night Race
Garden Island Racing Association event. Race entry fee: Jr’s $15 -$25, Pro ET and Top Gun Members $55 non-Member $85, Street ET, Bike ET, Sport Compact, Muscle V8, Super Pro member, $35 Non-member $55. At Kauai Raceway Park, take Highway 50 West past Hanapepe, past Waimea, and past Kekaha. Look for our Drag Racing banner between MM 28 and 29, then follow the dirt road toward the beach. Info and tickets 652-7140,,

August 5-6, 9am-4 pm, 16th Annual Heiva I Kauai 2017
A two day colorful Tahitian cultural festival. Group and Solo Tahitian Dance and Drumming Competition including an amateur youth group category. Guest performances by Oahu’s Te Vai Ura Nui. Pacific Island artists and cultural demonstrations with special emphasis on Tahitian products. Island foods and Polynesian crafts available, silent auction daily. At Kapaa Beach Park. Daily admission $7, children 12 and under free. Info 822-9447,


First Saturday, 10am-5 pm Heaven On Earth Health Fair
Are you in need of clarity or relief in your life? Come discover some of the wonderful practitioners of Kauai! There’s a wide array of professionals here to serve all of your health needs. At Dolphin Touch Wellness Center. Info 822-4414,



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