Kauai Events October

Events & Festivals on the island of Kauai

Hawaii’s smallest main island is to be particularly blessed this October with multiple festivals that rival any happening on any island all year long. Chocolate, coffee, wine, lots of live entertainment - it’s on.

Here are the best events and festivals coming to Kauai in October.

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2023 Events and Festivities

Events for Kauai in October 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

2022 Ohana FitFest

This is a 5K obstacle course in which the entire family can walk or run. Ohana FitFest is located at the pristine Prince Albert Park in Princeville and includes a silent auction, live entertainment, and a community expo. It also supports a good cause: maintaining North Kauai’s beautiful trails, towards which the event proceeds will be given. 

When: Saturday, October 1st, 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: 4334 Emmalani Dr, Princeville (Prince Albert Park)
More Info: Kauai North Shore Community Foundation - FitFest 

6th Annual Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival

No explanation is necessary. Don’t hesitate to get your tickets (see More Info) as you are unlikely to be alone in your interest. This is exactly the kind of festival that any Hawaii visitor would hope to see slotted during their stay. Workshops, demonstrations, farm tours, live entertainment, and, of course, lots of chocolate and coffee tastings and pampering stations. If you have nostrils and taste buds, don’t miss this one. 

When: Friday, October 14th, 5 PM - 9 PM; Saturday, October 15th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where: Hanapepe Town Park, Hanapepe Road, Hanapepe
More Info: Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival 

Poipu Food & Wine Festival

Another iconic festival making its annual resurgence in October is the Poipu Food & Wine Festival. Wines carefully paired with delicious foods and live music - the festival describes itself as an “exquisite epicurean event.” We can’t explain it any better than that! If you’re in Lihue between October 19th and 22nd, don’t miss it.

When: October 19th - October 22nd, 5 PM - 7 PM
Where: 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue (Ka Hale Imu a Kikuchi @ Kauai Community College)
More Info: Poipu Food & Wine Festival

Pupu O Niihau - Jewels of the Pacific 

The Kauai Museum’s next exhibit - and the final for this year - will include numerous items that have never been seen on Kauai before. One notable inclusion is the Niihau Shells Collection, a treasured and astoundingly diverse assortment of shells all gathered on the shores of Niihau - also called The Forbidden Island.

When: Begins Tuesday, October 4th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Where: 4428 Rice St, Lihue (Kauai Museum)
More Info: Kauai Museum

Guided Gather - A Locally Grown Culinary Experience 

This is a guided visit to the largest farmer’s market on Kauai, followed by preparing a traditional meal in the beautiful Anaina Hou Community Park. It is an excellent opportunity for hands-on learning about Hawaiian culture and culinary tradition. It’s also a perfect opportunity to soak up the sunshine and meet people on the island. 

When: Saturdays, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 10 AM - 1 PM
Where: 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea (Anaina Hou Community Park)
More Info: Anaina Hou - Locally Grown Culinary Experience 




We hope you find this helpful guide to planning your October in Kauai. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit! 

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