Waimea Town Celebration
By Léo Azambuja
Waimea Town Celebration is the largest and oldest festival held in Waimea. For more than four decades, the West Kaua‘i Business and Professional Association hosts this nine-day long event. The festival raises money for WKBPA to support the Historic Waimea Theater and the restoration of Pāʻulaʻula, also known as the Russian Fort.
On the event’s last Saturday, a ho‘olaule‘a lasting all day attracted thousands of people to shop local crafts and foods, plus dance to live music that rocked the Old Waimea Sugar Mill from 10 a.m. to midnight.
Left to right, McKenna Pascua, Vance Pascua and Randy Ortiz
Left to right, Edwin Vea, Brett Vea, Alia Lazaro, James Kowalewski and Flo Texeira
Chaz Kamauu and Hiwalei Alaser
Left to right, Peggy Ventura, Jordan Silva and Vanessa Lewis
Left to right, Charlene Ortiz, Keane Hosaka and Kyle Quilausing
Michelle Sproat, left, and Tiana Sproat
Left to right, Ryan Watanabe, Allie Venturi and Alfred Farias
Left to right, Winnie Hoeppaer, John Pankow and Adriana Clark
Left to right, Jerrelyn Mahiai, Stel Pimentel, Taylor Carvalho, Jessica Carvalho and Tyra Carvalho
Kahelelani Makepa and Jeremy Makepa