July 25, 2018 All Day

Koloa Plantation Days, July 20-29, 2018

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9:30 am – Mahaulepu Coastal Hike – Hosted by Malama Mahaulepu. Moderate hike along beach trail and surrounding bluffs overlooking spectacular Maha’ulepu area. 

10 am – Traditional Hawaiian Games – Hosted by Kiahuna Plantation Resort by Outrigger.

Children have fun with games like disk throwing, spear throwing, coconut toss, and 50-yard dash. Music and refreshments including shave ice to follow. Craft tent where children can participate in making fun local souvenirs, learn coconut frond weaving, and how to “tro net” as the local fishermen do. 

3:30 pm – Plantation Cooking at Kauai Culinary Market – Hosted by The Shops at Kukui`ula – Culinary demonstration at 5pm.

On Wednesday, July 25, Koloa Plantation Days festivities continue at The Shops at Kukui‘ula during the weekly Kaua‘i Culinary Market from 3:30pm to 6pm, featuring plantation food and dishes from diverse cultures that were brought to Kaua‘i during the sugar plantation days, and continue to be enjoyed by residents and visitors today. At 5pm at the Palm Court, join us for a special chef demonstration illustrating the different flavors and cultural influences on local food. The Kaua‘i Culinary Market is a partnership between The Shops at Kukui‘ula and the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau and is held at The Shops at Kukui‘ula every Wednesday from 3:30pm to 6pm with a special chef demonstration featuring locally grown products at 5pm. This one-of-a-kind farmers market boasts over 25 participating local farmers, artisanal product producers and vendors offering fresh vegetables, fruits and other unique delicacies and is enhanced by live Hawaiian music from local artists and a wine and beer garden at the Palm Court. For more information, visit, follow @shopsatkukuiula on Facebook and Instagram or call 808.742.9545. 

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.