Midsummer is on the horizon for Hawaii, and Kauai is no exception. An impressive range of events is on the calendar for this July - from ocean waves to rural farms.
Here is your guide to the best events and festivals coming to Kauai in July.
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2023 Events and Festivities
Events for Kauai in July 2023 will be posted in the coming weeks. Typically, we'll update this page about six to eight weeks before the month in question. Below, you can review a summary of what happened within the last 12-18 months, as many of these Hawaii events are held annually.
2022 Events and Festivities
Concert In The Sky Fireworks
Naturally, one of the celebrations happening all over the 50th US State is Independence Day. If you’re in Kauai on July 4th, you’ll definitely want to catch a fireworks show. Most agree none is better than the Concert In The Sky. Held at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue, it’s a great location and a fireworks display that is raved about.
When: Monday, July 4th,
Where: Hoolako St, Lihue (Vidinha Stadium)
More Info: Event Seeker
13th Annual Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge
For fans of physical exertion in a scenic setting, July is also the time when the Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge comes to Kauai. The World Open Water Swimming Association ranks this one of the top 100 American Open Water Swims. If you’re a serious swimmer, July 30th is your chance to find out why!
When: Saturday, July 30th, 7 AM - 11 AM
Where: Hanalei Bay Pier
More Info: Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge
Herbal Medicinal Workshop
On the same Saturday as the swim challenge, those of slightly different interests may find fulfillment in the Herbal Medicinal Workshop at Lawai International Center, led by Sean Chun. This is a spectacular chance to encounter the traditional medicine culture of Hawaii.
When: Saturday, July 30th, 9 AM - 12 PM
Where: 3381 Wawae Road, Kalaheo (Lawai International Center)
More Info: Lawai Center
4th Annual Garden Island Boogie Board Classic
This is “Hawaii summer event” epitomized. Register to join the fun at Prince Kuhio Beach in Koloa!
When: July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 7 AM - 3 PM
Where: 5000 Lawai Road, Koloa (Prince Kuhio Beach)
More Info: Garden Island Boogie Board Classic
21st Annual Paniolo Heritage Rodeo
Thanks to Hawaii’s unique brand of cowboy culture, July also boasts a huge rodeo event. There will be music, delicious food, and multiple days of festivities at CJM County Stables.
When: July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 4 PM - 9 PM
Where: CJM County Stables, Koloa
More Info: Kauai Rodeo
From Kapa To Quilt
If you like looking at beautiful and historical things in museums, head to Rice Street starting July 5th and check out Kauai Museum’s exhibit on traditional Hawaiian quilts. Practitioners will also be at the museum doing demonstrations and workshops.
When: Begins July 5th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Where: 4428 Rice St, Lihue (Kauai Museum)
More Info: Kauai Museum
Live one day as we were meant to live.” At this special event, you will spend the day in a lo’i - a traditional taro farm. To be so immersed in peaceful, pure nature of this totality is a rare experience to be seized by any lover of the outdoors.
When: Begins July 1st, 8:30 AM - 1 PM
Where: 9922 Waimea Road, Waimea (Kakalae Kauai Farm)
More Info: Kulaiwi Connection
We hope you find this to be a helpful guide to planning your calendar for Kauai this July. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!