Hawaiian Days

In addition to the federal and religious holidays that would be celebrated throughout  the United States, Hawaii has quite a few additional holidays and fun events:

Whale Watching Season Late November through April

Prince Kuhio Day
March 25*

Lei Day
May 1

King Kamehameha Day
June 11*

Hawaii Admission Day
3rd Friday in August*

Aloha Festivals
Mid-October (2 weeks)

Halloween in Lihue
October 31

First Night (New Years Eve) December 31

*State & County offices, banks, and schools are closed.



Resort Entertainment



All Saint's Day & electric light bulb patented by Thomas Edison (1879), November 1; Daniel Boone's birthday (1734), November 2; Birthday of John Montague, the creator of the sandwich, November 3; First Wagon Train Reached California, November 4; Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 6; U.S.A. Election Day = the first Tuesday after the first Monday & X-ray was discovered (1895), November 8; Sesame Street Debuted (1969), & U.S. Marine Corps established (1775) November 10; Veteran's Day, November 11; Fantasia Released By Walt Disney (1940) November 13; Prince Charles' Birthday (born 1948), November 14; Mickey Mouse's Birthday (1928) & William Tell shoots an apple off his son's head (1315), November 18; Gettysburg Address Delivered by President Lincoln (1863), November 19th; Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., November 24th; John F. Kennedy Jr.'s Birthday (1960) & Woody Woodpecker's Birthday - created by Walter Lantz (1940), November 25th; Charles Schulz's Birthday (1922), November 26th; Mark Twain's (born Samuel Clemens) birthday (1835), November 28th; King Tut's Tomb Opened (1922), November 29.


Sunday Afternoons
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.
Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and 'ukulele concerts. November 6 - Menehune Moonrise; November 13 -; November 20 -Heart of Slack Key; November 27 - Legends of Slack Key. Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors). The concerts are nahenahe - soft and sweet. Slack key guitar and ukulele in the real old style. All traditional music with songs and stories of the islands, telling the history of this Hawaiian musical art form. A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei. Hanalei Family Community Center. 3:00 p.m. For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit www.McMasterSlackKey.com.

Na Keiki O Ka Aina (The Children of the Land).
Classes in Hawaiian and Polynesian Arts and Culture for Keiki & Adults. Most Keiki classes are free, adult classes request a donation to the non-profit organization. Open from noon to 6:00 p.m. Located under the Whale Clock Tower in Kauai Village Shopping Center. For more information call Sandy at the Center at (808) 821-1234 or visit www.TheChildrenoftheLand.com.

Every Sunday
Hanalei River Fair.
A great way to spend a carefree Sunday Afternoon is at Hanalei's newest Venue showcasing artisans, craftsman, product and produce merchants from all over the island Explore the booths filled with local talent, enjoy great food, fresh produce and refreshing drinks! Live entertainment. Open every weekend rain or shine. Located in Hanalei across from the pier on Weke Road. For information call Ann Hettinger at (808) 651-8856.

Every Monday
Discover and Experience Waimea.
For visitors and residents of all ages interested in information on landmarks, history, culture, family history, genealogy of places and people. 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Waimea Historic Tours, Lei Making. West Kauai Tech & Visitor Center. Free (donations accepted). For information call West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center at (808) 338-1332.

Every Tuesday
90 Minute Theatrical Comedy "The Complete History of America: Abridged".
This hilarious 90- minute PG comedy features three actors (Jeff Demma, Ross Martineau and Nellie Foster) continuously changing characters and costumes as they cheerfully present five hundred years of American's history with a rather unique perspective. Your only disappointment will be that it is over. Aston Aloha Beach Resort, Kapa'a. Centrally located - right as you enter Lydgate Park in Kauai. Plenty of free parking. 5:30 p.m. For information and reservations visit www.OPtheater.com or phone (808) 212-8444 or email Info@OceansideProductions.com

Friday Evenings
Slack Key Guitar Concerts.
Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and 'ukulele concerts. November 4 - Honoring Ray Kane; November 11 - Mo'o Legends; November 18 - Hawaii's Sunset Music; November 25 - Spirit of Slack Key. Free gift drawing. Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors). A portion of the proceeds supports the Hale Halawai Ohana O Hanalei. Hanalei Family Community Center. 4:00 p.m. For information and reservations call (808) 826-1469 or visit www.McMasterSlackKey.com.

Friday Evenings
Art Night in Hanapepe.
Every Friday evening, Old Town Hanapepe is bustling with fun & activity! Stroll through the many art galleries in historic Hanapepe and meet the local artists from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a wide variety of shopping, local vendors, several excellent restaurants, art galleries, stilt walkers, classics cars, live music and entertainment. Strolling is free; art is priced as noted. Help support Kaua'i's many talented local artists. For information call Ed Justus at (808) 335-6469.

Saturday Evenings
Kapa'a Slack Key Saturdays.
Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and 'ukulele concerts. November 5 - Hawaii's Cowboy Music; November 12 - No Concert Scheduled; November 19 - Gift of the Ancestors; November 26 - Heart of Slack Key. Tickets: $20 ($15 keiki/seniors). A portion of the proceeds supports Na Keiki O ka 'Aina. Located in the Children of the Land Cultural Center, Kauai Village (Safeway/Longs) Center, K a p a ' a . 5 : 0 0 p .m. F o r information and reservations call ( 8 0 8 ) 8 2 6 - 1 4 6 9 o r v i s i t www.McMasterSlackKey.com.


Saturday, November 5
Kauai Veterans Day Parade.
Veterans themed parade through Kapa'a Town and ending at Kapa'a Beach Park where there will be music, food, and military demonstrations. Come join us in honoring our veterans. For information call Bill Honjiyo at (808) 246-1135.

Saturday, November 5
KIDS 23rd Annual Holiday Craft Carnival and Silent Auction Event.
A fundraiser for KIDS preschool with carnival games for keiki, bake sale, crafters, large Silent Auction, lau-lau lunches and tag sale, on the beach one block from Veteran's Day parade through Kapa'a town. Kauai Independent Daycare Services, Inc. (KIDS School), 1346 Inia St, Kapa'a, behind 1st Hawaiian Bank on the beach. (808) 822-0262.

Sunday, November 6
Live in Concert Polynesian Superstars!
TE VAKA. Award Winning! Best Pacific Group 2008, 2010 Best Polynesian Music 2011. Kauai Marriott Hotel, Kauai Ballroom. $35 General Seating, $40 at the door. Ticket Outlets: Havaiki Oceanic and Tribal Art- Hanalei Kauai Music and Sound- Kapa'a Pictures Plus- Kukui Grove Shopping Center Larry's Music- Koloa Scotty's Music- Kalaheo Kaua'i Marriott- Concierge. For information call (808) 241-4946.

Saturday, November 12
Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run.
Anne Knudsen Park, Junction Maluhia Rd. (RT520) and Emi Rd., Koloa. The 10 mile race will start at 7:00 a.m., the 10-K race will start at 7:15 a.m., and the 5-K race and 5-K walk will start at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at the end of the race at about 9:00 a.m.. at which time the winners will be announced. Race packet pickup is on Friday, November 11th between 12 - 6 a.m. at the Kukui Grove Shopping Mall, exhibit area by Deja Vu and Zales. Professional timing by JTL Timing. For additional information call Tom Lodico at (808) 635-5404 or v i s i t www.oldkoloasugarmillrun.org.

Sunday, November 13
Garden Island Range and Food Festival.
Chefs will get a particular cut of meat a couple days before the event and come up with a way to serve it. Graze your way though samples of each recipe while you mix and mingle with farmers and ranchers who provided the Kauai-grown products for the feast. Familyfriendly entertainment with a makahiki theme, drawings for prizes and soft drinks. Kilohana Pavilion, 3-2087 Kaumuali'i Hwy., Lihue. Tickets are $35 for adults; half price for children; children 5 and under free. For tickets and information call (808) 652-2802 or (808) 338-0111.

Sunday, November 20
19th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival - Kauai Style.
Located at the Hilton Kauai Beach Resort and Spa and featuring a minimum of 15 of some of Hawaii's finest artists in the Slack Key Guitar Genre. Enjoy food booths featuring some of Hawaii's favorite local foods, island crafters, exhibits, festival merchandise and informational booths by different community groups. For information call Milton Lau at (808) 226-2697.

Please note: All events are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm dates and times.