Kauai Events in June

Events & Festivals on the island of Kauai

2024 Events and Festivities

Kauai, often called the "Garden Isle" due to its lush landscapes and serene atmosphere, is a jewel in the Hawaiian archipelago. Known for its dramatic cliffs, verdant valleys, and pristine beaches, Kauai offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty and vibrant local culture. In June 2024, the island comes alive with various events and festivals highlighting its rich cultural heritage, musical traditions, and culinary delights. These events provide an excellent opportunity for visitors and locals to immerse themselves in the island's unique charm and hospitality. Here are some key events to look forward to:

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Kauai Pride Parade & Festival

The Kauai Pride Parade and Festival is a joyous celebration of diversity and inclusion. The parade begins at 9:00 AM, featuring a colorful procession of floats, performers, and community groups marching down Rice Street. Following the parade, the festival continues from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with live music and food trucks offering a variety of local and international cuisines, face painting, henna art, and booths from local vendors and organizations. This event is a celebration and a platform for promoting awareness and acceptance within the community.

When: Saturday, June 1st, 9 AM - 2 PM

Where: Rice St, Lihue

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Kauai Poke Fest

The 4th Annual Kaua'i Poke Fest is a gastronomic celebration of one of Hawaii's most iconic dishes—poke. Set against the picturesque Koloa Landing Resort backdrop, the festival features a lively competition where professional and amateur chefs present their unique poke recipes. The event includes live entertainment, a poke demonstration by James Beard Award-winning Chef Sam Choy, and opportunities to sample various poke preparations. This festival is a culinary delight for food lovers and a chance to experience the flavors and traditions of Hawaiian cuisine. Additionally, the festival supports a good cause, with proceeds benefiting the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Maui Strong Fund, aiding those affected by the Maui wildfires.

When: Saturday, June 8th, 2 PM

Where: Koloa Landing Resort

More Info: Kauai Poke Festival

Kauai Songwriters Music Festival

The Kauai Songwriters Music Festival is a must-attend event for music enthusiasts. This two-day festival features workshops led by renowned songwriters and musicians, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the craft of songwriting. Participants have the opportunity to learn from industry veterans such as Jason Blume, a hit songwriter and teacher, and Emily Elbert, a globally recognized performer and guitarist. The event culminates in an evening concert on Saturday, where attendees can enjoy live performances from a lineup of talented artists, including Grammy Award-winning guitarist Ken Emerson. The festival celebrates music and fosters a sense of community among artists and fans alike.

When: Friday, June 7th & Saturday, June 8th

Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Wailua Bay

More Info: Kauai Song Writers

These events are just a glimpse of Kauai's vibrant cultural and recreational activities in June 2024. Whether you are drawn to the island's natural beauty, rich cultural traditions, or culinary delights, Kauai's events and festivals provide a perfect way to experience the essence of this enchanting island.

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