Significant Cultural Events Lined up on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast for Late Summer and Early Fall

Tahitian Dancers perform at the Annual Heiva I Kauai in early August on the Royal Coconut Coast

Central to Kauai, the historic Royal Coconut Coast will be home to a series of well-known cultural events August 5th and 6th, September 23rd and 24th, and October 7th and 8th. These include the 16th annual Heiva I Kauai, the 19th Annual Powwow In Paradise, and the 21st annual Kauai Coconut Festival. Kapaa Beach Park is the location for all events. This area of Kauai, which includes the towns of Kapaa and Wailua, also hosts smaller events such as concerts, entertainment and sporting events scheduled throughout the year. For updated event information, go to http://royalcoconutcoast.com/kauai-info/kauai-events/.

August 5th and 6th – Heiva I Kauai: Kauai’s exciting and colorful Tahitian dance and drumming competition is set for Kapa’a Beach Park from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. This 16th annual contest features solo and group competitors from Hawaii, the Mainland and Japan. Performers are considered the next generation of talent portraying their cultural knowledge and skills. On both days, the award-winning Honolulu Tahitian dance group, Te Vai Ura Nui, provides house drumming and exhibition dancing. Participation is encouraged for an audience dance competition and in coconut husking contests. During this celebration of Polynesian culture 40 vendors provide an array of Pacific island crafts, food and demonstrations. For more information, go to heivaikauai.com.

September 23rd and 24th: The 19th Annual Powow in Paradise: Honoring Native American cultural traditions, Kauai’s visitors and residents enjoy drumming, dancing, storytelling, traditional foods, silent auction, Native American and Hawaiian arts and crafts, Native…

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