Craft, Music & Events
Lay a foundation for Hawaiian art appreciation by perusing the permanent collection of the Kaua’i Museum in Lihue, then graduate to attending Art Night, particularly the iteration held in tiny Hanapepe on the West Side on Friday evenings. The Grove Farm Sugar Plantation and Museum in Lihue opens an insightful window on bygone agricultural traditions and plantation heritage, which are celebrated each July with a parade and events in Koloa Town during Plantation Days. June through August is the time of the Bon Dances, held at Japanese Buddhist temples around the island. Each October, three days of hula competition anchor the Eo E Emalani I Alakai Festival at Kokee State Park on the West Side. And on the North Shore, the Hanalei Family Community Center regularly hosts slack key guitar and ukulele events and performers.