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Whalers Cove Resort provides an event calendar to keep you updated on upcoming and reoccurring Kauai events. Please feel free to bookmark our page so you can check back for new additions. We recommend contacting us before making a reservation to confirm the event details are accurate as they can change quite frequently.


The Koloa Wine Shop Wine Tasting
The Wine Shop, located in the heart of Koloa Town, is a favorite stop for both Kauai residents and visitors. Check out the complimentary monthly wine tasting on the first Saturday of each month from 4-7 pm. The event showcases affordable wines and locally made specialty products available in the store. For more information visit us at the shop located just across the street from the Koloa Post Office or by phone at 808-742-7305.


Sunshine Farmers Markets
Koloa Monday Noon
Poipu - Kukuiula Wednesday 3pm
Lihue Friday 3pm
Hanapepe Saturday 9am
KCC Saturday 9am
Kanikaplia at Kukui'ula - Every Friday - 6:30PM-8:30PM

Kauai Food Tour – South Shore
Every Wednesday, from 1:15 to 5 p.m., taste the flavors of Kauai’s South Shore on this guided tour with stops at 6 restaurants or food trucks. From fresh fruit to tropical gelato, your taste buds will delight with the culinary options on our Garden Island. Tours are $120 and bookable online.
Tasting Kauai

2016 Events

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Please check back later for events!

March for Babies
May 7, 2016
Lydgate Park, 4470 Nalu Road, Kapaa HI

Walk for a good cause with the March of Dimes foundation to raise money for babies and their families in the community.

Kauai Fashion Weekend
May 7, 2016
Kauai Marriott Resort, 3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI

The fourth annual Kauai Fashion Weekend brings local Hawaiian designers together with international designers to showcase beach wear and evening wear for men and women. The show is at 7:30 p.m. but there’s a VIP dinner prior to the event at 6 p.m.

Pedal to the Meadow 2016
May 28 – 29, 2016
Kauai Raceway Park, Koke`e Road at marker #817.

Ride the hill from Kekaha at sea level to Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow in Koke`e State Park over Memorial Day weekend! You’ll have incredible views during the challenging 15.75-mile ride that gains 3,835 feet in elevation. The race starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

Banana Poke Round-Up
May 29, 2016
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Koke`e State Park

This free event runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and offers games for children, banana poke basket making demonstrations, crafts, Hawaiian entertainment, snacks, and more!

28th Annual Taste of Hawaii – The Ultimate Sunday Brunch
June 5, 2016
Smith’s Tropical Paradise, Wailua, HI

The Taste of Hawaii is an annual food and wine tasting event on Kauai! It’s a fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Kapaa but brings together more than 40 chefs from Hawaii and 15 beverage vendors to serve you amazing samples. There’s also live entertainment and beautiful views of the 30-acre Smith’s Tropical Paradise. The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 and tickets are $100 online or $125 at the door.

King Kamehameha Celebration and Floral Parade
June 11, 2016

This free event celebrates our state holiday honoring King Kamehameha the Great. Kamehameha was the first monarch of Hawaii and established the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810. Watch the parade, enjoy live entertainment including hula, and shop at craft and food booths. The celebrations begin at 9 a.m. and go until 2 p.m.

PMRF Independence Day Freedom Celebration
July 3, 2016
Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kekaha, HI

From 5 – 10 p.m., honor Independence Day in Kekaha with this free family-friendly event! You’ll find food, games, and live entertainment from top-40 bands, as well as a beer garden for adults. The event will also include an impressive fireworks display.

Kekaha Fourth of July Celebration Event
July 4, 2016
Faye Park, Kekaha, HI

Celebrate America’s birthday on the Garden Island with this free outdoor event! From 4 – 9:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, you’ll find family-friendly activities, food, Hawaiian cultural displays, live music, games, and of course a fireworks show!

Garden Isle Artisan Fair
July 9, 2016
Mano Kalanipo Park, Poipu Beach

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., shop the artisan fair that attracts more than 30 of Kauai’s best artisans, photographers, and jewelers. You can also find quality food items, soaps, and candles. The event is free and family-friendly.

Koloa Plantation Days
July 22 – 31, 2016
Various locations in Koloa and Poipu

This annual festival honors the heritage of plantation work on the South Shore with a series of events, activities, and a classic rodeo. There are educational lectures, films, games, and coordinated hikes. The annual parade is on Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. This is truly a unique and fun Hawaiian festival on Kauai.

Soto Zen Bon Festival
July 22 – 23, 2016
Soto Zen Temple

Experience traditional Japanese folk dancing, singing, and taiko (drums) performances. This free event is open to everyone and also includes festival foods and cultural exhibits. The festival celebrates the Japanese-American culture that’s evolved on Hawaii through five generations.

Heiva I Kauai 2016
August 6 – 7, 2016
Kapa`a Beach Park, Kapa`a, HI

The Heiva I Kauai is an international Tahitian dance competition. See otea, aparima, and ahupurotu dances as well as drumming performances from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Tickets are only $6 per person though children under the age of six are admitted for free. Tickets are sold at the gate and the festival also has clothing, crafts, jewelry, and food for sale.

Paradise Ride
August 6 – 7, 2016
Experience Kauai’s breathtaking scenery and beauty on this 120-mile bike ride. The emphasis is that it’s a ride and not a race so find a stable pace and enjoy the stunning views of the beaches, jungles, and mountains. The ride raises funds for Malama Pono Health Services and registration can be completed online.

Kauai Marathon
September 4, 2016

The Kauai Marathon will put you in a runner’s paradise, or at least paradise as you run through Poipu! The marathon starts at 6 a.m. next to the Poipu Shopping Village. Racers can choose either the full or half marathon and must attend the Kauai Marathon Sports and Fitness Expo on Friday or Saturday prior to the race. There is also a 3-mile fun run on Saturday, Sept. 3 for registered runners and non-registered local residents.

Malie Foundation Kauai Mokihana Festival
September 18 – 24, 2016
Kauai Beach Resort, 4331 Kauai Beach Dr., Lihue, HI

Celebrate and learn more about the Hawaiian culture during the week-long Mokihana Festival. From educational lectures to hula competitions, there’s a variety of events to suit everyone’s interest.

2016 Kauai Powwow
September 23 – 25, 2016
Kapa`a Beach Park

The Powwow is a free family-friendly event where Native Americans exchange values and traditions with us to enrich our cultural appreciation and respect of other groups. The protection of these cultural traditions through a festival was granted the status of a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The event honors Polynesian and Native American songs, dances, and drumming.

Free Museum Day at Grove Farm Museum
September 24, 2016
Enjoy free entry to the Grove Farm Museum and the Waioli Mission House as part of the Smithsonian’s free museum day.

Annual Coconut Festival
October 1 – 2, 2016
Kapa`a Beach Park

This fun annual festival is always the first weekend in October and celebrates all things coconut: Cooking demonstrations, games, contests, food, and entertainment! Events on Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and events on Sunday run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is $5 per person but free for children 12 and under. Kids will love the inflatables and petting zoo as well as the live music and games.

Matsuri Kauai
October 15, 2016
Kauai Veterans Center, 3215 Kapule Hwy., Lihue, HI

Immerse yourself in the Japanese culture with displays of talents such as dancing or try the hands-on activities like origami, kimono dressing, or participate in the tea ceremony.

Veterans Day Parade 2016
November 5, 2016
Honor our veterans at this moving and memorable parade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parade is on Rice Street in Lihue.

Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run
November 12, 2016
The 14th annual run is at Anne Knudsen Park and has a race for every runner or walker. The event has a 5Km, 10Km, half-marathon, and non-competitive 5K walk. The first wave begins at 7 a.m. and there are registration fees depending on the competition you enter.

24th Annual Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival “Kauai Style”
November 20, 2016
Kauai Beach Resort, Lihue, HI

This six-hour long concert brings together some of the finest guitar players in the slack key genre. The entry fee is only $10 at the door and begins at noon.

Festival of Lights 2016
December 2, 2016
Historical County Building, Lihue, HI

This free, month-long event showcases dazzling holiday light displays every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night from 6 – 8 p.m. in December. This event is family-friendly. On Friday, Dec. 2, there’s an all-day crafts fair in the Kauai Museum and then the Lights on Rice Street parade at 6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Poipu Beach Park
December 31, 2016
Poipu Beach Park

Ring in the New Year on the beach with food trucks, entertainment, kids’ activities, and a wonderful sendoff into 2017 with a fireworks show! The event is free (minus food purchases) and is open to the public. Event festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.