July 21-30, 2023 | Poipu Shopping Village
Uniting Cultures as One ‘Ohana
Poipu Shopping Village | 2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Poipu, HI 96756
Koloa Plantation Festival is held where Hawai‘i’s first sugar plantation was founded in 1835, this 10-day community celebration features a lively, family-oriented slate of events showcasing the area’s rich history and diverse multicultural traditions. Bring the family to celebrate Kōloa and enjoy live music, dance, a rodeo, a festival parade and lots of multiethnic comfort food. For more information, visit KoloaPlantationDays.com.
This year’s festival will feature: Hapa Trail Walk • Keiki Fishing• Historic Sugar Exhibit • Plantation Life Storytelling Heritage Craft Fair • Polynesian Revue & Fire Dancing • Maha’ulepu Hike • Culinary Market • Plantation Days Putting Contest • A Look Back Mill Tour Plantation Pau Hana • Old Koloa Town Walk • Flavors of Kukui’ula • Family Fun Run • Keiki Miniature Golf Tournament & much more
Friday, July 21 – Opening Festival and Paniolo Backyard BBQ at 4:30 – 8:30pm
FREE EVENT! | | Koloa Village
Festival blessing by Kumu Hula Leiana‘ala Jardin, live music by Kauai Kollab, country line dancing, cultural activities, food specials and beer gardens by Friendly Waves and Kauai Island Brewing.
Saturday, July 22 – Keiki Fishing at Waita Reservoir at 1 – 4pm
Free Event! Just bring your own bait and poles. Enjoy some relaxing time with keiki trying your luck “catching and releasing” big mouth bass, tilapia and peacock bass. Space is limited so reservations are required. Meet at Kauai ATV (3477 A Weliweli Road, Old Koloa Town) for check in information and directions. Call 808-742-2734 to make reservations or sign up online at the Kauai ATV office.
Sunday, July 23 – Miniture Golf Tournament at 10am
Free Event for Keiki 13 yrs and below | Lawai Beach Resort, 5017 Lawai Road, Koloa
Free round on mini-golf course with tournament, refreshments and goodie bags. Limited to first 75 children. Register at 9:30am. Call 808-240-5179 or lawaibeach.org
Tuesday, July 25 – Koloa Plantation Days Heritage Craft Fair at 9am-2pm
Free Event! Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa, 1571 Poipu Road, Koloa
Crafts by local artisans, jewelry, wood carvings, soaps, fragrances, photography, contemporary Hawaiian music will be on hand for all the enjoy!
Tuesday, July 25 – Polynesian Revue & Fire Knife Dancing at 7:30pm
Free Event! | Courtyard at Poipu Shopping Village, 2360 Kiahuna Planation Drive, Koloa
Saturday, July 29 Annual Historic Koloa Plantation Parade at 10am
Koloa Town Parade Koloa School to Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Park.
Annual Park Celebration from 9am to 3pm at Ann Knudsen (Koloa) Park!
There will be fabulous Food, Live Music, Hawaiian Products, Keiki Fun!
Admission: $5 admission, keiki 12 and under free.
Sunday, July 23- Saturday, July 29 | Historic Sugar Exhibit & Plantation Museum at 5-7pm
Free Event | Poipu Shopping Village – 2360 Kiahuna Plantation, Poipu
Come see what it was like in the plantation camp life where they will share their traditions, and Old Koloa stories. Museum and Book store open daily from 5-7pm.
Friday, July 28 – Old Koloa Town Historical Walk at 10am
Free Event! Meet at Old Koloa Town Courtyard.
Learn about the history of Koloa Town. Hawaii’s first commercial sugar plantation. See the Koloa Mill and Monument and hear about Kauai’s historic incarnations as a dispensary, churches and motel, supply store and soda factory!
Friday, July 28 – Flavors of Kukui’ula Koloa Plantation Days at 5:30pm-8:30pm
Free Event | The Shops at Kukui’ula, 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, Koloa
This is Kauai’s largest collection of restaurants and retailers coming together to have Kauai’s family-friendly pau hana party. Lots of live entertainment, plantation treats and delicacies and a varite of alcoholic and non=alcoholic refreshments!
Sunday, July 30 – Family Fun Run/Walk – 5K, 10K, 10 Mile, 1 Mile Keiki Run at 6am-9:30am
Keiki Run: $15, Race Fee $45, Late Fee for walk up registration $5 on Saturday & Sunday
Poipu Beach Park, Off Poipu Road. Family Fun Run Offers Healthy Fun for Everyone!
Registration for Fun Run here: at https://www.raceentry.com/races/koloa-plantation-days-family-fun-run/2023/register
The Family Fun Run has four different course lengths for you to choose from as you soak up the beautiful ocean view on Kauai’s South Shore. Prizes, race jerseys, food and drinks, along with free mini massages will be available to all participants. Awards will be given for 1st through 3rd place for each race course as well as for the winners in each age group division. Special awards will be given to all youth 12 years and under who participate!
Old Koloa Plantation Days Festival