St. Raphael’s Church Coffee Hour & Talk Story

St. Raphael’s Church

Saturday, July 22nd @ 8.00am
Come early for pre-walk coffee hour and visit

St. Raphael’s Church
Coffee Hour & Talk Story

Date: Saturday, July 22

Time: Refreshments at 8-9am
Short Tour begins at 8:30am

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808-742-1955

Driving Directions: Meet at St. Raphel’s Church

Directions from Google Maps

Enjoy a light breakfast of morning coffee hour & fresh baked goods hosted by the St. Raphael’s Church volunteers before the Hapa Trail walk. Julie Souza will be conducting a tour of St. Raphael’s Church at 8:30am – there’s time to do the tour and then catch the start of Hapa Trail Walk departing at 9:00am. Grab a bottle of complimentary water for the trail.

Whether you continue onto the Hapa Trail walk or not, it is a worthwhile stop just to see this beautiful 175 year old church. You can feel the history as well as the Aloha from the community here.

Other Events On This Day

Historic Hapa Trail Walk

Historic Hapa Trail Walk

Sat Jul 22 | 9am-12pm
Free tour. Arrive early to park.
No registration required.
Departing from St. Raphael’s Church
Contact: 808-651-1332

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Miniature Golf Tournament

Miniature Golf Tournament

Sunday, July 23rd @ 10.00am

Miniature Golf Tournament

Date: Sunday, July 23

Time: 10am

Admission: FREE for Keiki

Driving Directions: Lawai Beach Resort
5017 Lawai Rd
Koloa HI 96756

Contact: 808-240-5179

Hosted by Lawai Beach Resort

Directions from Google Maps

Free round on mini-golf course with tournament for keiki (kids) 13 and under. Refreshments and goodie bags. Limited to first 75 children. Register at 9:30am.

Koloa Plantation Days Miniature Golf
Koloa Plantation Days Miniature Golf

Other Events On This Day

Mahaulepu Coastal Hike

Mahaulepu Coastal Hike

Wednesday, July 26th @ 9.30am

Mahaulepu Coastal Hike

Date: Wednesday, July 26

Time: 9:30am-12pm

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808-651 9951

Driving Directions: Meet at CJM Stables at 9am

Hosted by Malama Mahaulepu

Directions from Google Maps

Koloa Plantation Days Mahalepu Hike

Moderate hike along beach trail and surrounding bluffs overlooking spectacular Maha’ulepu area. We will walk in smaller groups with individual group leaders for a more personalized experience. Historical experts stationed along the way to talk and share photos of the native plants, native animal species, the unique landscape, and geological area. Refreshments served at Kawailoa Bay, before returning back to CJM Stables.

Koloa Plantation Days Mahalepu Hike

Other Events On This Day

Look Back Through the Sugar Era

Look Back Through the Sugar Era

Thursday, July 27th @ 9.00am

Look Back Through the Sugar Era

Date: Thursday,  July 27

Time: 9am-11am

Admission: FREE — Donations Welcome
Old Koloa Mill
All proceeds benefit Koloa Elementary School
Reservations Required

Contact: 808-245-3678 ext 2542
or email

Driving Directions: Parking at Koloa Mill

Hosted by Grove Farm

Directions from Google Maps

Reservations required as space is limited, call 808-245-3678 ext 2542 to reserve. Suggested $5 donation to assist Kōloa School. Visit the area where the Hawai‘i sugar industry got started.

Grove Farm will share historical information regarding Kōloa Mill and Allan Smith who served in various leadership positions in the sugar industry and retired as a Senior Vice President for Grove Farm Co. and Jan TenBruggencate who grew up on a pineapple plantation on Molokai and is the author of the books “Lihue Mill: Grinding Cane and Building Community” and “Grove Farm: 150 Years of Stewardship and Innovation,” will be on hand to “talk story” about plantation life.

The tour will encompass a visit to view the exterior of the Kōloa Mill and will include a ride to Waita Reservoir and the Wilcox Tunnel. Reservations required as shuttle seating is limited.

Koloa Plantation Days Sugar Mill History
Koloa Plantation Days History

Other Events On This Day

Plantation Days Putting Contest

Plantation Days Putting Contest

Thursday, July 27th @ 2.00pm

Plantation Days Putting Contest

Date: Thursday, July 27

Time: 2pm-4pm

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808-742-8711

Driving Directions: Poipu Bay Resort Golf Club
2250 Ainako St, Koloa

Hosted by Poipu Bay Golf Course

Directions from Google Maps

Fun for keiki and adults, putting on practice greens at Poipu Bay with prizes for best scores. Located adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Koloa Plantation Days Golf Poipu bay

Other Events On This Day

Old Koloa Town Historical Walk

Old Koloa Town Historical Walk

Friday, July 28th @ 10.00am

Old Koloa Town Historical Walk

Date: Friday, July 28

Time: 10am

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808- 742-7393

Driving Directions: Departing from the Monument across from Sueoka’s and walking through Old Kōloa Town

Hosted by Marty Kuala

Directions from Google Maps

Meet your guide by the Monument.

Walk and learn about the history of Old Koloa Town, which was built up around one of Hawaii’s first commercial sugar plantations.

Marty will take you to the 3rd Koloa Mill, the Monument and point out historic buildings and chat about their previous incarnations as a dispensary, churches, motel for traveling salesmen, supply store for whaling ships, soda factory, and other enterprises.

This is a great way to work up your lunch appetite and to learn a lot about historic and charming Koloa Town.

Koloa Plantation Days Old Town
Koloa Plantation Days Salvation Army

Other Events On This Day

Hawaiian Sense of Place

Hawaiian Sense of Place

Fri July 28
9am-3:30pm (2 workshops: 10am-noon & 1:30pm-3:30pm)
Admission: FREE • Fee for Supplies
Location: Koloa Neighborhood Center

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Annual Park Celebration

Annual Park Celebration

Saturday, July 29th @ 10.00am

Annual Park Celebration

Date: Saturday, July 29

Time: 9am-3pm

Admission: $5 admission, keiki 12 and under free

Contact: 808-652-3217

Driving Directions: Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Ballpark

Hosted by Koloa Plantation Days Committee

Directions from Google Maps

Uniting Cultures as One ‘Ohana

Fabulous Food, Live Music, Hawaiian Products, Keiki Fun!

After the Koloa Town Parade on Saturday, July 29, head to Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Park for a full day of festivities from 9am to 3pm.

A full afternoon starting at lunchtime just following the parade with non stop entertainment all day.

  • 11:00-11:15 Pule, National Anthem and Hawaii Pono’i

  • 11:15-11:45 Tsunami Taiko

  • 12:00-12:45 Hi’ipoi

  • 12:45-1:00 Thank You Announcements

  • 1:00-1:45 Wally Rita Y Los Kauaianos

  • 2:00-2:45 Sean Na’auao

Times subject to change

Koloa Plantation Days market


KEIKI FUN BY FUN N KWAZY – rides, bounce houses and loads of fun!

A SILENT AUCTION – with Kauai products, experiences and dining all to support next year’s festival!

Sean Na'auao




While at the Park, Enjoy Kauai’s Largest Craft Fair of locally made items!

Kauai Made

Pele Jele
Janath Collections
Kaua‘i Handmade
Kaua‘i Candle Co
Kilohana Clothing
Aunty Lilikoi’s
Kiyomi’s Sweet Treats
Outer Reef Jewelry
Shell Of A Life
Scrappy Designs
Kaua‘i Garden
Salty Wahine
Jules from da Aina
North Shore Koa
White Sand Jewelry
Kaua‘i Hemp
Scents of Aloha
Terri Scarborough
Aloha Paws Kaua‘i
Na Hulu Arts
Mama’s Boobie Booster
Plumeria Paintings by Marcia


Other Local Vendors

Rebecca DeRoos
Momako Designs
Hawaii Kine Products LLC
Usborne Books & More
Caylin’s Artwork
Little Pea In A Pod
Precious & Things
Mini Meand and Co.
Made by Malia & TNJ Kreations
Risa’s Rainbow 
Mailed Bone Carver
Mermaid Kissed Kauai
Malama Maha’ulepu
Mar’s Creations
Island Girl Jewelry
Kauai Kine Snacks
Elena’s Kauai Gourmet Pretzels
Aloha Edible Souvenirs & Gifts
Nyla & Company
Hapa House
Light Shadow Crystals LLC. and Grown Not Flown Hawaii 
Kiara’s Western Belts LLC
Leather n Laze

Lot’s of delicious choices for food this year!

Koloa Plantation Days Park Celebration features a variety of authentic local and ethnic foods that highlight the different cultures that came together on the plantation, and in Hawaii regional food. Check out this list of all the delicious foods to enjoy on Saturday!

Grace/Tafiti Ohana

Dosono Ohana


  • Roast Pork w/gravy
  • Hamburger Steak w/gravy
  • Shoyu Chicken
  • Laulau
  • Pasteles
  • Pasteles Deoja
  • Chili
  • Hot Dogs
  • Waffle battered Hot Dogs
  • Spam Musubi
  • Goteborg Sausage w/furikake rice
  • Saimin
  • Banana Bread
  • Cream Cheese Pretzels
  • Churros
  • Acai Bowl
  • Boba Tea Drinks
  • Soda’s
  • Water
  • Fruit Drinks
  • Water
  • Kalbi, BBQ Beef Ribs
  • Teri Chicken
  • Pork Belly Tinono
  • Loco Moco
  • Fried Rice

Cosme Ohana

  • Chicken Papaya
  • Pork Peas
  • Blood Meat
  • Pancit
  • Pork Chicharron
  • Cheesecake Tarts
  • Popcorn
  • Shave Ice
  • Cotton Candy

Kylei Kuhlmann  

  • Coffee
  • Tea
Sean Na'auao
Koloa Plantation Days Los Kauaianos

Other Events On This Day

Annual Park Celebration

Annual Park Celebration

Sat Jul 29 | 9am-3pm
$5 admission, keiki 12 and under free$5
Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Ballpark
Fabulous Food, Live Music, Hawaiian Products, Keiki Fun!

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Family Fun Run/Walk – 5K, 10K, 10 Mile + 1 Mile Keiki Run

Family Fun Run/Walk 5K, 10K, 10 Mile + 1 Mile Keiki Run

Sunday, July 30th @ 6.00am

Family Fun Run/Walk
5K, 10K, 10 Mile + 1 Mile Keiki Run

Race results 2023

Date: Sunday, July 30

Time: 6-9:30am

Race Fee: $45 early bird registration; $50 after 7/22/23

1-mile Keiki Run: Always only $15

Additional $5 late fee for registration on Saturday and Sunday

Contact: 808-635-0165

Driving Directions: Poipu Beach Park off Poipu Road

Hosted by Kukui’ula Outrigger Canoe Club

Directions from Google Maps

Race Course Map

Family Fun Run Offers Healthy Fun for Everyone!

Four different course lengths for you to choose from depending on your ability, endurance, and motivation!  The choice of courses allows you to test your endurance or just stroll along while enjoying some of the most beautiful ocean views on Kauai’s South Shore.

Race jerseys are included with registration. After the races a delicious breakfast will be served compliments of Keoki’s Paradise, coffee and iced mocha from Kauai Coffee, fruit from Friendly Waves at Koloa Village and juice from Brennecke’s Beach Broiler. 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 under 10 years who participate in the keiki run!

Event details and schedule

Choose Your Distance – Choose to Race… or Walk!

1 Mile Keiki Run Start Time: 8:30am for aspiring athletes 10 years & under; in the park

5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) Start Time: 7am Perfect for everyone – and all ages! Walkers, joggers, sprinters or strollers – bring the entire family to walk, ride or jog together.

10K Run (6.2 miles) Start Time: 6:45am test your speed and endurance!

10 Mile Walk Start Time: 6am Newly added for those who are committed to the distance but not the high impact!

10 Mile Run Start Time: 6:30am For those who are training for The Kauai Marathon /Half Marathon or any distance running!

There is a family/team discount of $5 per person when registering 3 or more persons at one time for any family or team  – but only up until July 28thso register NOW!

Time: Officials Area opens at 5:30am

Keiki Run registration open day of race.

Start and Finish for all race courses is at Poipu Beach Park. Virtually no elevation change along the course. All courses along the oceanfront at sea level.

More information available at

Packet Pick‐Up and Late Registration

Packet Pick-up (includes race bib number and race jersey) and Late Registration: Saturday, July 29th from 1-5pm at Poipu Beach Park  – (look for the Family Fun Run Banner at one of the Waiohai side pavilions)

Additional late charge of $5 applies to all registration (except 1-Mile Keiki Run) after 5 pm Friday, July 28, 2023

Day of Race Packet Pick‐Up and Late Registration:


Family and Team Discount of $5 off the regular $50 registration fee is still available until 5pm Friday 7/28. (Early Bird registration fee of $45 ended 7/22/23.)
Late Registration: The race fee is $50 until Friday, July 28th at 5pm. There is an additional $5 late fee, but On-line and Walk-up registration is available on both Saturday 7/29 at Packet Pick up from 1-5pm and Day of Race 7/30 from 5:30am-6:30am
Race Packet Pick-up: including bib number and race jersey is Saturday, July 29th from 1pm-5pm at Poipu Beach Park and day of race from 5:30am-6:30am.
Road Closures: Ho’owilli Rd (main entrance to Poipu Beach Park) will be closed from 6:30am9:00am on Sunday July30th
Alternate route to reach Poipu Beach is Pe’e Rd to Hoone Rd.
Family fun run sponsors