July 22, 2018 All Day

Koloa Plantation Days, July 20-29, 2018

For more information and to sign up for many events visit,

10 am – Miniature Golf Tournament – Hosted by Lawai Beach Resort.

Free round on mini-golf course with tournament for keiki (kids) 13 and under. Refreshments and goodie bags. Limited to first 75 children. Register at 9:30am. 

11 am – 19th Annual Plantation Days Rodeo Two full days of Hawaiian Style Rodeo Action – Hosted by CJM Country Stables / Paco’s Tacos. 

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 since Ikua Purdy of Waimea, Hawaii, won a national roping contest in Wyoming in 1908. From little keiki on up, ropers and riders throughout Hawaii compete in numerous events every year. This years 19th Annual Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo will feature Bull Riding, Wild Cow Milking, High Dollar Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Break-away Roping, and Hawaiian’s own events Po’o Wai U & Double Mugging. The young keiki cowboys and cowgirls will get into the action with Mutton Busting (sheep riding) Keiki Barrel Racing, Jr. Steer riding and Kids Stickhorse / Dummy Roping. Witness first hand thrilling rodeo action, Paco’s Tacos Cantina, an assortment of food trucks, and enjoy an array of merchandise, art, interactive and informational booths. We have an exciting lineup of distinctive designed days below: 

July 20th Friday Night Bash-4:30 to 9:30, live country band and dancing music & the best of the best state’s team ropers competing in a The High Dollar Roping. Watch our ladies turn and burn their first round of the Wahine Barrel Racing. Also meet our Queen contestants vying for the crown to be announced the following day. 

July 21st Paniolo Heritage Saturday Rodeo- 11:00 to 3:30 – first round of rodeo events including Bull Riding, Double Mugging, Kids Mutton Busting, Team Roping and our new event Wild Cow Milking. In addition to the exciting events will be a tribute to the Hawaiian Cowboy the Paniolo. There will be a special grand entry, educational booths, Hawaiian themed foods, workshops and displays to honor our past.

July 22nd Kids Family Fun Sunday Rodeo- 11:00 to 3:30 – final round where winners are crowned after each event. Before, during and after the rodeo there will be kid friendly foods, carnival games and activities like our petting zoo.

Admission $10 at gate, presale tickets online $8, kids under 12 are free. Free parking. For more information go to

5 pm – Mixed Plate – Live Music – Hosted by Old Koloa Town. 

Free Live Music in Old Koloa Town’s Courtyard

Kama’aina and visitors are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy free live music on July 22 as Koloa Plantation Days and the Old Koloa Town merchants present the fifth annual Mixed Plate – Live Music Show. This is a chance for music lovers of all ages to enjoy some of Kauai’s best music in a relaxed, outdoor setting. This year’s show will feature the music of Kauai-born singer/songwriter Violet Asuncion, and the eclectic musical talents of Falling Down Romance, from 5pm – 7:00pm. Violet is an ukulele artist and songwriter who has been playing Old Koloa Town’s Mixed Plate – Live Music show since the center began hosting this popular annual event. Since those small kid days, Violet and her music have matured phenomenally. Violet is currently working on an album and has singles available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and at other online music outlets. Mixed Plate will be her final performance before departing for NYU this fall, and will feature her new band. Falling Down Romance is a is a musical collaboration between Dan Cruces & Diane Rubio. This ukulele virtuoso and composers create a captivating performance illustrating this year’s theme Many Cultures, One Community with a rich world sound featuring everything from ukulele, to cello and erhu and fascinating audiences with their diversity of music talent and delightful rhythms. Falling Down Romance currently plays weekly at Garden Island Grille Thursdays through Saturdays 6pm – 8pm, and has become a favorite among residents and visitors alike. 

The courtyard is a lovely outdoor venue, surrounded by plantation-era buildings and shaded by a massive monkey-pod tree. The performers are framed by the lanai of the Koloa History Center – don’t miss this exploration into Koloa’s past during the week. As evening falls, the twinkling lights of the courtyard enhance the magic of the musical experience. Folding chairs will be available for seating, but people are encouraged to bring their own chairs and make themselves comfortable. For those who also bring their appetite, Pizzetta, Garden Island Grille, Aloha Roastery, Koloa Shave Ice, Kauai Nut Roasters, and Koloa Mill Coffee and Ice Cream are located in the center and will be open during the performance. Don’t miss Crystal Harmonics and Crazy Shirts, also located in the Courtyard. For more information, email or call Melissa at 652-3217.