2024 Events and Festivities

In May 2024, Kauai is set to host a vibrant array of events and festivals that highlight the island’s rich culture, arts, and community spirit. Here’s a detailed look at some of the standout occasions that your friend might enjoy during their visit:

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May Day is Lei Day Celebration

This event is a festive celebration of Hawaiian culture. It features traditional lei making, where guests can create and showcase their lei. The day is filled with enchanting hula performances and live Hawaiian music, reflecting the true spirit and hospitality of the island.

When: May 1st

Where: 4428 Rice St, Lihue, HI 96766 (Kauai Museum)

For more Info and lei applications email [email protected]

Nā Lei Pua ʻOle – Flowerless Lei Competition

This inventive competition challenges participants to think beyond the traditional floral lei and create beautiful, unconventional lei using alternative materials. It’s a testament to Hawaiian creativity and a unique twist on a cherished cultural practice.

When: May 3rd, 2 PM - 7:30 PM

Where: 650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746 (Kauai Sheraton Coconut Beach) 

More Info: Malie Foundation

Kauaʻi Community College Wind Symphony and Kauaʻi Youth Honor Band 2024 Spring Concert

Enjoy an evening of stirring musical performances as local youth and community musicians unite. The concert showcases the talent and dedication of Kauai’s young performers and the community’s commitment to fostering musical education. 
When: Friday, May 3rd, 7 PM

Where: 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766 (KCC Performing Arts Center)

More Info: KCC Instrumental

Princeville Farmers and Arts Market

Located in scenic Prince Albert Park, this market is a hub for local produce, arts, crafts, and live music. It’s a lively venue where locals and visitors alike can enjoy fresh goods and the works of local artists while soaking in the vibrant community atmosphere.

When: Every Saturday, 9:30 AM - 12 PM

Where: 4334 Emmalani Rd. Princeville, HI 96722 (Prince Albert Park)

More Info: Princeville Farmers Market

This May, on Kauai, you can catch a scenic concert featuring one of Hawaii’s best and most decorated musical artists. You can also taste, savor, and celebrate one of the best things about Hawaii—the fresh produce. 

Whatever choice you make, it is sure to enhance your visit tremendously. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!

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