September 14, 2016

October Events Guide

October 2016
October 1
KISS Concert: Sing & Soul local performers delight audiences with their vocal stylings. At All Saints Church on Kuhio Hwy in Kapa‘a. 6pm-7:30pm. Free event. Call 808-822-0545.

October 1 & 2
20th Annual Coconut Festival celebrate all that is coconut with unique coconut crafts, coconut games, delicious coconut foods and contests with some of the best crafters, artists and entertainers in Hawaii!. Enjoy non-stop music, taiko drummers, hula, and fun. Live music Saturday and Sunday. At Kapa‘a Beach Park in downtown Kapa‘a. Free event. 9am-5pm both days.

October 8
Kauai Island Crafters Fair artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at The Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

October 8
Eo E Emalani i Alakai o commemorate an historic event honoring Queen Emma’s 1871 visit to Kokee and Alakai Swamp. Each year people are chosen to represent Queen Emma, Kaluahi, and attendants. The event starts at 10am along with exhibits, crafts and snack sales in the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow. At noon, a dozen halau perform dances and chants honoring Queen Emma. There is no admission although donations are accepted at the Koke‘e Museum. 10am-4pm. Call 808-335-9975.

October 15
Princess Ka‘iulani Keiki Festival event includes live entertainment, hula, children’s activities, cultural activities, a children’s art exhibit, children’s performances, taiko drumming, a royal procession and parade, and children’s story time. The festival culminates with the Princess’ Birthday Party in Sparky’s Garden at Storybook Theatre in Hanapepe. Noon-4pm. Call 808-335-0712.

October 15
Kauai Island Crafters Fair artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at The Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

October 15
Matsuri 2016 with Japanese dance, singing, flower arranging, Tea ceremony, Kimono dressing, Shodo, origami, craft booths, mochi pounding, food booth, bonsai, taiko drumming, kendo, karate. 9am-3pm at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihu‘e. Call 808-822-5353.

October 16
Canoe Plant Festival a canoe-plant themed day full of keiki activities, chef demonstrations & tastings, agriculture workshops, food, music and more. 10am-5pm $15 donation (keiki are free) at Malama Kauai Community Farm, Wai Koa Plantation, Kalihiwai Ridge. Visit www.malamakauai.org.

October 22
Kauai Island Crafters Fair artisans and crafters showcase their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, and much more. 8am-2pm at The Church of the Pacific, 5-4280 Kuhio Hwy, Princeville. Call 808-635-4314.

October 27-29
Nightmare in Waimea Annual Haunted House includes a food booth, da zumba zombies (7pm all nights), movies on the lawn (bring a blanket and chair). At Waimea Canyon Basketball Courts, can’t miss it. 5:30-7:30pm for non-scary and 7:30pm-11pm for scary. The event is free but requires one canned food donation per entry that will go to local church food pantries. No cellphones or flashlights in the house are allowed. No alcohol/drugs at this event. Sorry no contact information for this event.

October 28 & 29
16th Annual Fall Festival features ono food from local vendors, a huge silent auction, live music, carnival games, art vendors, a corn maze, pony and hay rides, bounce houses, and more. 4pm-9pm at Kauai Christian Academy, 4000 Kilauea Rd., Kilauea. Free event. Call 808-828-0047.

October 31-November 6
Kauai Writers’ Festival provides a comprehensive resource for writers from across Hawaii and across the United States who want to develop their skills, both in craft and in publishing savvy. Visit www.kauaiwritersconference.com.