By Léo Azambuja

Tenelle

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.