The Hawaiian Islands are diving into summer!
The Kauai calendar is looking quite full for this upcoming June. Festivals, storytelling, basketball…the list goes on for events coming soon to The Garden Isle.
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2023 Events and Festivities
Events for Kauai in June 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
Mookuauhau o ha Lahui-Kauai Ancestral Stories
For a chance to hear entertaining and illuminating stories from some of Hawaii’s leading historians and cultural educators, you’ll want to visit Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihue on June 2nd. Mookuauhau o ha Lahui-Kauai Ancestral Stories will make for both an intellectually stimulating and poetically inspiring evening.
When: Thursday, June 2nd, 4 PM - 9 PM
Where: 4191 Hardy St, Lihue (Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall)
More Info: Friends of King Kaumualii Instagram
Kauai Pride Parade & Festival
On the first Saturday of the month of June, Kauai will take part in the celebration of Pride. First, there will be a parade down Rice Street in Lihue from 9 to 10. Following the parade, there will be a festival from 10 to 2, with live performances, food trucks, face painting, and henna.
When: Saturday, June 4th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Where: Rice St, Lihue
More Info: Kauai Pride Parade & Festival
Soto Zen Bon Festival
Dating back 5 generations and representing Hawaii’s rich Japanese American heritage, the Soto Zen Bon Festival is a celebratory showcase of Bon Dance culture. This multi-day event will be held at the Soto Zen Temple in Hanapepe. Music and dancing will abound! This is a wonderful opportunity to both rejoice and learn.
When: June 15th - June 19th, 12 PM - 5 PM
Where: 13500 Kaumualii Hwy, Hanapepe (Kauai Soto Zen Temple)
More Info: Kauai Soto Zen
Kauai Hoops Classic
June will also be a notable month for basketball in Kauai. That’s because the Kauai Hoops Classic will take place from June 23rd to June 26th at various gyms around the island. This, too, is something of a festival - a festival of youth basketball.
When: June 23rd - June 26th
Where: Various gyms
More Info: Kauai Hoops Classic
Healing Horses Horsemanship Camp
One of the most unique and intriguing events coming to Kauai this June is the Horsemanship Camp at Healing Horses in Kapaa. As their name implies, Healing Horses provides equine therapy for kids ages 4 to 18. Masks will still be required, and the number of participants will be limited.
When: June 6th - June 10th, 8:30 AM - 2 PM
Where: Kapaa Bypass, Kapaa (Healing Horses Kauai)
More Info: Healing Horses Kauai
On Sunday morning, June 19th, Vidinha Stadium in Lihue will be alive with a chorus of revving engines and squealing tires. That’s because it will be the site of Kauai Autocross, a must-see event for any car enthusiast.
When: Sunday, June 19th, 9 AM
Where: Hoolako St, Lihue (Vidinha Stadium)
More Info: SCCA Kauai
The events coming to Kauai this June seem nearly as manifold as the famous landscape they will take place on.
We hope you find this to be a helpful starting place for planning your June on the island of Kauai. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!