Kauai hosts events and festivals year-round, but some of the island’s most popular events occur during fall and winter. If you are vacationing on Kauai during this period, it is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the local culture and community by attending an event.
The team at Parrish Kauai is here to help guide you through some of fall and winter’s top events. With our local insights, you can attend an event that will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your Hawaiian vacation.
Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival
Indulge in the delicious, rich delicacies of chocolate and coffee at the annual Kauai Chocolate & Coffee Festival at Kilohana Plantation. This event is a celebration of all things chocolate and coffee. The highlight of the festival is the chocolate tasting and coffee sampling, which you can enjoy with the purchase of a tasting passport. However, admission to the festival is completely free, making this a great event for every budget.
Festival of Lights
Get in the holiday spirit at the Festival of Lights, a Hawaiian take on a winter wonderland. Head to the Historic County Building Park in Lihue, where you will find a dazzling display of festive lights, decorated trees, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The lights are lit every night from Thanksgiving to New Year from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., and admission is free. This is one of Kauai’s most popular events for families.
Waimea Town Celebration
Participate in Kauai’s oldest festival, the Waimea Town Celebration. This nine-day celebration of culture and history begins on President’s weekend and features local traditions, live entertainment, competitions, and more. From shaved ice eating competitions and long-distance canoe races to live music from talented local artists, the Waimea Town Celebration offers a little bit of everything.
Kauai Steel Guitar Festival
February brings sweet melodies to Kauai with the annual Kauai Steel Guitar Festival. Held at Kukui Grove Center in Lihue, this festival celebrates the unique sounds of the steel guitar, which has a special place in Hawaiian music. Enjoy live performances from steel guitar masters, a vintage steel guitar exhibit, workshops, and the opportunity to connect with musicians who are passionate about preserving this musical tradition.
More Fall & Winter Events on Kauai
These are just a few of the many fall and winter events that Kauai has to offer. Additional events include the Lights on Rice Parade, Waimea’s Christmas Twilight Parade, Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, and more. No matter your age or interests, Kauai has an event for you.
You can experience the magic of Kauai’s fall and winter events and festivals when you book accommodations from Parrish Kauai. Our vacation rentals are located throughout Kauai, allowing you to find the perfect location to stay near the festival of your choice. Browse our condos and vacation homes and make a reservation online today.