As October descends upon Kaua'i, the island takes on a special allure. While it's known for its natural beauty and outdoor adventures, this month brings forth a unique blend of cultural celebrations, culinary delights, and community gatherings. Whether you're a resident or a visitor lucky enough to be on the Garden Island during this time, there's an array of events that promise to captivate your senses and immerse you in the vibrant spirit of Kaua'i.
Keep reading to find exciting events and experiences that await you on this enchanting Hawaiian island in October.
Old Kapa’a Town 1st Saturday Art Walk Ho'olaulea Multi-Cultural Event
Downtown Old Kapaa Town
5 pm - 9 pm
The Old Kapa’a Town Art Walk and Multi-Cultural Celebration is a popular event spanning from the First Hawaiian Church to Kela's Glass on Kuhio Highway. It has been a favorite of both locals and visitors for many years, offering delicious food from food trucks, local crafts, treasures, and the opportunity to learn about the offerings of local non-profit organizations. Starting in the summer of 2023, the event now features live cultural entertainment, including Hawaiian ukulele lessons, Filipino traditional dances, Japanese Taiko drums, Hawaiian hula performances, and more, showcasing the diverse cultures of the island. It's a monthly event filled with live music and a lot of fun, sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Kaua'i Visitors Bureau through the Community Enrichment Program.
ALOHA Kaua'i Yoga Festival & Worldwide Peace Mediation Summit (6th Annual)
The Kaua’i Shores Hotel
7:30 am - 7:30 pm
The Aloha Kaua’i Yoga Festival & Worldwide Peace Meditation Summit's mission is to bring people together from Kaua'i and around the world to promote inner peace, wellness, and global harmony through yoga and meditation. They aim to inspire personal transformation, justice, and global connection, fostering compassion and empathy while celebrating the diversity of these practices. The festival seeks to create an inclusive space for all, regardless of age or experience level, and aims to address global challenges by promoting peace and healing through group meditations and collaborative efforts. The event offers a day filled with yoga, meditation, sound healing, vendors, music, healing arts, community gatherings, and meaningful connections.
Kaua'i Chocolate & Coffee Festival
10 am - 4 pm
The Kaua'i Chocolate & Coffee Festival celebrates everything related to chocolate and coffee, offering attendees the chance to sample various products, attend educational displays and workshops, enjoy entertainment, and explore exhibitor booths featuring chocolate and coffee items from across the state. The festival includes informative presentations, live entertainment, a silent auction, keiki (children's) activities with free pumpkin giveaways, and more. It is presented by the Hanapepe Economic Alliance, The Garden Island, Special Events Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiʻi Chocolate & Cacao Association, and the Kaua'i Visitors Bureau, with support from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program.
Poipu Food & Wine Festival 2023
Kaua'i Community College & The Shops at Kuku`iula
October 25 - October 27
5 pm - 9:30 pm
The annual Poipu Food & Wine Festival, celebrates Kaua'i's culinary scene. Events include the Kaua'i Culinary Market + Chef Demo, cooking classes at the Monkeypod Provision Cottage (with the Kaua'i County Farm Bureau), and the Pa`ina featuring small plates and wine pairings. Renowned chefs like Belinda Leong, Michelle Karr-Ueoka, and Melissa Miranda, along with Hawaii's popular chefs, will be part of the festival.
Rice Street Block Party
4 pm - 8 pm
Come celebrate Downtown Līhuʻe, the heart of Kaua'i, with a family-friendly Block Party on Rice Street. This event includes three entertainment stages, a keiki (children's) area, over 75 local Kaua'i Made vendors, food trucks, and more. It's a fantastic way to kick off your Halloween festivities and enjoy the community spirit on Rice Street. The event takes place from 2 pm to 10 pm, with Rice Street closed from Umi Street to Kalena Street. Residents can enter at Kalena Street.
BOTTOM LINE: In Kaua'i, October isn't just about the changing of seasons; it's a celebration of life, culture, and the beauty that surrounds us.
Kaua'i in October promises unforgettable moments. Come and be a part of this harmonious blend of nature and culture, and leave with memories that will last a lifetime.
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