Summer brings visitors and residents together for a great season of fun. I will just hit some of the highlights here . Please use the Calendar of Events link above to view all the events in store for you if you decide to visit this summer:
Since we live in Poipu, almost in our backyard is one of the nicest festivals of the summer: Koloa Planatation Days (July 23-31). Until about ten years ago sugar cane was the main crop of the island. This is a celebration of those days when everyone either worked in the cane fields or somehow derived their income from it. One of the main events is a parade and fair with entertainment, booths and games. Throughout the 9 days in Koloa and Poipu, you can choose to attend various cultural and historical festivities,
basically all are free. The highlights to us were the tour of the old sugar mill and to hear the old timers talk about the “good old days”. We also loved to listen to the deep rhythm of the Taiko Drummers. The photos below are by Anne E. O’Malley.
Another event that is quite popular is the Kauai Marathon on September 4. We get visitors from all over the world who compete in the event. The course is set along some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Another cool thing that happens during the summer is the Movies in the Park. Kauai’s Rotary Club sponsors movies on Friday evenings at sundown at Poipu Beach Park. Bring your beach blanket or chairs, listen to the surf while you watch the big screen under the stars – great family fun!