Hanapepe Art Night
Hanapepe (literally translating to “crushed bay” in Hawaiian, due to landslides in the area) is a small town on the western side of Kauai. One scenic drive away from the south, this sleepy town is filled with art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and a library. The Aloha Spirit hangs heavy here, as though you’ve passed through an invisible curtain and slipped right back in time. Hanapepe brings simplistic living to a whole new level and that’s just the way residents like it.
Deemed “Kauai’s biggest little town,” Hanapepe hasn’t changed much over the last century. During World War I until the 1950’s the town’s population was mostly made up of training soldiers and sailors. Its historic look and feel is so authentic that the town has been a location for many films including; “The Thornbirds,” “Flight of the Intruder,” and even Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch.”
Hanapepe offers Art Night every Friday night from 6pm to 9pm. The town lights up with a festive atmosphere where you can enjoy music, food and meet local artists. Food trucks and outdoor booths line the signature stretch of Spaghetti Western looking road. Here you will find a flavor to satisfy every type of palate!
Grab a custom drink at Little Fish Coffee or stop by the Aloha Spice Company and Banana Patch Studio to pick up some locally made goods. Visit an art gallery or step out onto the famous Hanapepe Swinging Foot Bridge. Located above the Hanapepe River, this historic bridge was rebuilt after the 1992 hurricane. Make your way to Talk Story Bookstore and graze their expansive selection of books. Explore and discover the true old school Hawaii that everybody so longingly remembers. Hanapepe truly offers what we at Kukui’ula treasure so much, a deep rooted sense of what living on Kauai is all about.