This November, embrace the vibrant spirit of Kaua'i as the Garden Island comes alive with a myriad of captivating events, offering a unique blend of culture, entertainment, and holiday festivities. From the enchanting melodies echoing through Anaina Hou Community Park's Sunset Lanai to the heartwarming production of "Elf the Musical" presented by Hawaii Children's Theatre, there's something for everyone on this tropical paradise. Join us on a journey through the island's upcoming events, showcasing the rich diversity and warm hospitality that define Kaua'i's community.
Live on the Lanai
November 9 - December 17
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Anaina Hou Community Park
Sunset Lanai features weekly rotating "Try Local" entertainment, graciously sponsored by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau. Here are some of the different events hosted at Anaina Hou Community Parkʻs Sunset Lanai:
- Local musicians, such as the "Jazz Sharks" and "Soulgood Family Band."
- A Hawaiian paint-and-sip complete with cultural stories called Culture to Canvas.
- And of course, the well-loved Trivia Night with trivia gal Katie!
HCT Presents "Elf the Musical"
November 17 - November 26
7 pm - 9 pm
Kaua'i War Memorial Convention Hall
Experience the holiday magic with Hawaii Children's Theatre's production of "Elf the Musical." With direction by industry veteran Tom Frascatore, choreography by Broadway expert Carol Culver, and musical direction by Kauai's own Alan Van Zee, this show promises to capture the holiday spirit like never before. Featuring a talented cast, it's a Christmas journey you won't want to miss.
Thanksgiving Sides Cooking Class
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Thanksgiving is one of the favorite holidays at the Provisions Kitchen. It’s all about hospitality, creating soul-warming dishes, and kicking off the winter season. Each year, they flip through their library of culinary magazines and cookbooks looking for new ways to present traditional sides. In this class, you will be sharing your favorites including Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cinnamon-Butter Yogurt and Chestnuts, Braised Greens in Coconut Milk, Harissa Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom and Gruyere Bread Pudding. You will enjoy a meal made of sides and sample a favorite Thanksgiving dessert, an Apple Tarte Tatin.
Annual 5k Turkey Trot
6 am - 9:30 am
Hokuala Ocean Golf Course
Get a healthy start to your Thanksgiving day while supporting a great cause. Early morning sunrise stroll or run with peaceful and breath-taking views of the ocean. A fun family-friendly run, walk, or trot on the beautiful Hokuala grounds. Register online at kauaiturkeytrot.org. The 5k race starts at 7 am. 9 Hole Turkey Shoot, tee time is 7 am. Donate some canned goods to the Hawaii Foodbank Kaua’i and be entered to win some prizes!
Wailua Bay Creator’s Fair
8:30 am – 1 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Kauai at Wailua Bay
Taking place in front of the Hilton Garden Inn in Wailua, the Wailua Bay Creator’s Fair featurs over 38 vendors that create their products here on Kauai and are passionate about supporting the local community. You will find anything from artists, clothing, accessories, hand-sewn items, jewelry, photography, wood carvings, home decor, Kauai keepsakes, and so much more. Enjoy your day with live music and ono delights from local food vendors!
THE BOTTOM LINE: As we conclude this chapter of events on the Garden Island, let the echoes of music, laughter, and the spirit of aloha resonate in your memories, promising a return to the beauty and warmth of Kaua'i's embrace. Until next time, may the island's enchantment linger in your hearts, inviting you back to experience the magic once more.
And if you’re looking to move to Kaua’i, I’d love to show you some real estate in Kaua’i that would make a great fit for you and your family on the Garden Island. To start your life of luxury, contact me at (808) 652-0530. Mahalo!