If you stay at our Kauai vacation rentals on New Year’s Eve, read this annual report featuring things to do on Kauai. Then join us at Poipu Beach park for an outdoor movie and dazzling fireworks in the tropical night sky. Our enchanting island is one of the last places on earth to see this year end.
You can also watch fireworks live on our Kauai webcam at 8:15pm (Hawaii Standard Time).
Fireworks in Hawaii have become a tradition to ring in a prosperous New Year with a loud bang heard across the Pacific. Here is our updated guide for New Year’s Eve 2019.
Portions of Poipu Beach Park, specifically Keiki Lagoon, will be closed all day. This is the area where the fireworks will be launched since the tombolo cannot be accessed.
5:00pm – Food Trucks Open at Poipu Beach.
You’ll find places to eat around the main county pavilion at Poipu Beach Park. Look for The Fresh Shave, Kickshaw’s, Rafael’s Aloha Taco’s, Ono Pops, Kauai Poke Company, Chipwrecked and more!
6:30pm – Free Outdoor Movie.
After sunset, a feature movie begins for the entire family to enjoy on large outdoor screen. This year’s movie is Abominable.
8:15pm (Sharp!) – Hawaii Fireworks Hosted by Southwest Airlines and the Poipu Beach Heritage Foundation.
After a magical Kauai sunset the crowds will gather for the annual fireworks show. This popular Kauai family event is not to be missed as the evening sky explodes in colors over the Pacific.
Kauai Dining Opportunities.
You can also plan a memorable night of Kauai dining at popular South Shore restaurants. Our guest concierge can check seating times for you. Another option is to search on Open Table for choices remaining on this popular evening.
Our best advice for those driving is to arrive early and park on the grassy area next to the main Poipu Beach parking lot on Hoowili Road. If that area is full, you may find parking on any of the residential side streets heading towards Nihi Kai Villas.
More Kauai Events To Enjoy.
If you decide to buy fireworks to have your own show, please protect our island and ocean by removing any firework debris when you’re through. Fireworks are popular in local neighborhoods too and the sky at midnight can be a mixture of noise, smoke and color seen around the island.
Wherever you celebrate New Year’s Eve you can keep Aloha in your heart and wish everyone Hau`oli Makahiki Hou. “Makahiki” means year in Hawaiian and refers to an ancient four month celebration of resting and feasting.
“Hau’oli Makahiki Hou” from all of us at The Parrish Collection Kauai.
Arthur Hernandez says
Has their ever been any accidents reported at the Poipu New Years Celebration in the parking lot?
Aloha Arthur, I am not sure whay you mean by “accidents” but the celebrations had been going for years with no major events that I know of. Post COVID, I hope they return.
J.J. Jackson says
Where will parking be available for the full evening of activities at Poipu Beach Dec. 31st? Any tips? THANK YOU
Hi JJ – That’s a good question and we have some suggestions. There will be additional parking on the grassy area next to the main Poipu Beach parking lot on Hoowili Road. If that doesn’t work, consider driving down towards Nihi Kai Villas and park on any of the side streets. Our best advice is to arrive early. Have a great time on Kauai!
Aloha from the Parrish Kauai team
Jackie Lee says
Will be spending New Years on your island this year. Would love any information on things to do. Will be there for one week.
The best place to see what is happening is on our blog. Click on About on the top of our page and under Kauai – Events, there is a calendar full of ideas for what to do. Happy Holidays!