The Shops at Kukui‘ula to Host 33rd Annual Koloa Plantation Days

The Shops at Kukui‘ula welcomes the 33rd Annual Koloa Plantation
Days by hosting three special events:
• Historic Sugar Exhibit and Plantation Life Storytelling – Monday, July 23, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• Plantation Cooking at Kaua‘i Culinary Market – Wednesday, July 25, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
• Flavors of Kukui‘ula: Koloa Plantation Days – Friday, July 27, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

“We are thrilled to once again be part of Koloa Plantation Days,” said Stacie Chiba-Miguel, general manager at The Shops at Kukui‘ula. “It is such a significant event for our community and a true celebration of Kauai’s history.”

The Historic Sugar Exhibit will feature 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 will also include artifacts from plantation camp life provided by the museum and local families. The exhibit will be open daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through July 28 in Suite B119 (next to Skyline Eco Adventures).

New this year, The Shops at Kukui‘ula will host Plantation Life Storytelling by Master Storyteller Kathy “Tita” Collins, a well respected entertainer. At the Palm Court, attendees can enjoy refreshments under the stars while listening to Tita’s detailed narration of life during the plantation era.

The weekly Kaua‘i Culinary Market will feature plantation foods that were brought to Kaua‘i during the sugar plantation days from diverse cultures and continue to be enjoyed by residents and visitors today, along with a special chef demonstration of the different flavors and cultural influences on local food.

The Shops at Kukui‘ula will also present a special Flavors of Kukui‘ula event 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. Kauai’s top Kachi Kachi band, Wally Rita Y Los Kauaianos, will join the celebration and plantation treats and delicacies will be sold street-food style along with a wide variety of refreshments.

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On the sunny south shore of Kaua‘i, nestled in renowned resort playground of Po‘ipu, The Shops at Kukui‘ula is the island’s premier shopping, dining and art destination. Showcasing architecture that pays homage to Hawaii’s plantation past, the center is home to dozens of unique shops and boutiques, award-winning restaurants and contemporary art galleries. For more information, follow us @shopsatkukuiula on Facebook and Instagram, visit or call 808-742-9545.

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