July 27, 2018 All Day

Koloa Plantation Days, July 20-29, 2018

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9 am – Watercolor Class at Mahaulepu – Hosted by Malama Mahaulepu. 

Presented by Malama Mahaluepu, with local artist, Patrice Pendarvis. Explore strategic viewpoints of this beautiful rugged coastline beyond Poipu. The beauty and tranquility of Kawailoa Bay has historically been an exceptional spot for fishing, swimming, and reconnecting with nature. It is a place for families to gather and spend quality time together. Most of the keiki in Koloa learned to swim in the shallow tide pool at this bay. Ages 15 and up. To provide the attention required, attendance is limited to 12 participants. 

4 pm – Historic Koloa Town: the Living Legacy Of Koloa Plantation – Talk Story by Catherine Pascual Lo – Hosted by Koloa Public Library.

Catherine Pascual Lo, author of The Filipinos of Koloa, published in 2017, was a public, school and academic librarian. She retired as head librarian of Kaua`i Community College.  In retirement, she writes poetry and records local history. Under the heading “Historic Koloa Town: The Living Legacy of Koloa Plantation,” Lo will spotlight prominent sons and daughters of Koloa representing various ethnicities, including adopted sons and daughters of the town — who improved the quality of life in the town that Koloa Plantation built. They rose to prominence by virtue of their services to Koloa, to the County of Kaua`i, and to the State of Hawai`i. Catherine Lo will also cast some light on the descendants who continue their elders’ legacy of service and aloha. No charge. For more information: 808-245-8693 or visit

5 pm – Historic Sugar Exhibit – Hosted by The Shops at Kukui’ula

Historic Sugar Exhibit Hosted by The Shops at Kukui’ula. The Historic Sugar Exhibit – PLANTATION MUSEUM – features portraits of plantation life by photographer Carol Ann Davis, along with a century of archival images from the plantation era courtesy of Grove Farm Homestead Museum. The exhibit also includes artifacts from plantation camp life provided by local families and the Grove Farm Homestead Museum. Volunteers and docents, authors, and historians from the KAUAI HISTORICAL SOCIETY, established in 1914, will share Koloa’s cultural traditions, people, and stories of Old Koloa. Grove Farm’s “Long Sugar” and “Sweet Refrain” movies will alternate showings throughout the week. Museum and Book Store open daily from 5pm to 9pm through Friday, July 28. FREE – Museum located across from the Lanai Restaurant in Suite B119. For more information contact Kauai Historical Society at 808-245-3373. 

5:30 pm – Flavors of Kukui‘ula: Koloa Plantation Days – Hosted by The Shops at Kukui`ula.

On Friday, July 27, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, The Shops at Kukui‘ula will present Flavors of Kukui‘ula in celebration of Koloa Plantation Days. As Kauai’s largest family-friendly pau hana party, Flavors of Kukui‘ula will pay homage to the island’s plantation heritage.

Joining the celebration will be Kauai’s top bands including The Tradesmen and Kauai’s premiere “kachi kachi” band Wally Rita Y Los Kauaianos. Plus, plantation treats and delicacies will be sold street-food style along with a variety of alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic refreshments. For more information, visit, follow @shopsatkukuiula on Facebook and Instagram or call 808.742.9545. 

5:30 pm – Old Koloa Town Historical Walk – Hosted by Gail Little.

Walk and learn about the history of Old Koloa Town, which was built up around one of Hawaii’s first commercial sugar plantations. Meet your guide, Gail Little, at the Koloa Library and School on Poipu Road. She will have fascinating photos and other displays on the Koloa area in various eras. Then, the group proceeds to Old Koloa Town, where Gail will point out historic buildings and chat about their previous incarnations as a dispensary, churches, motel for traveling salesmen, supply store for whaling ships, soda factory, and other enterprises. This is a great way to work up your dinner appetite and to learn a lot about historic and charming Koloa Town.