Hawaiian Sense of Place

Hawaiian Sense of Place

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Friday, July 19th & July 26th @ 8:00am

Hawaiian Sense of Place

Date: Friday, July 19 & Friday, July 26

Time: 8:00am-4:00pm

Admission: FREE – Fee for supplies

Contact: info@koloaplantationdays.com

Driving Directions: Koloa Neighborhood Center

Lei

Cultural workshops at Koloa Neighborhood Center featuring leimaking, hula, lomi, carving and more 8:00am-4:00pm. Register on site for morning and afternoon workshops. Fee for supplies. 

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Historic Hapa Trail Walk

Historic Hapa Trail Walk

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Saturday, July 20th @ 9.00am

Historic Hapa Trail Walk

Date: Saturday, July 20

Time: 9am-12pm

Admission: FREE
Arrive early to park. No registration required. T-shirts available for purchase.

Contact: 808-651-1332

Driving Directions: Departing from St. Raphael’s Church

Hosted by Koloa Community Association and the Hapa Trail Restoration Committee

Directions from Google Maps

Koloa Plantation Days Hapa Trail Walk

An easy morning walk along historic Hapa Trail by the Koloa Community Association. Meet your tour guides at St. Raphael’s Church – this is the island’s oldest Catholic church, so your historical tour is off to a good start.

Hapa Road Trail was once a major route connecting Koloa and the Poipu area. Today, Hapa Trail has been designated by the County of Kauai as a pedestrian and bike way.

On the walk, the guides will share many interesting stories about life in the plantation days and the Koloa Field System. They will share knowledge of archeological surveys, history and point out archeological sites and archeological preserves in the area including the extensive and ingenious ‘auwai system the Hawaiians built to irrigate the area known as the Koloa Field System. The Koloa Field System occupied most of the southern portions of na ahupua‘a of Koloa and Weliweli.

We will be having special field system expert Hal Hammatt from Cultural Surveys Hawai’i lead the hike and be available to answer questions.

The Hapa Trail Restoration Committee and other members of the Koloa Community Association have worked hard to prepare Hapa Road Trail for this year’s walk, spending mornings clearing the undergrowth so that walkers can view and experience the road in a state as close to the original road as possible.

Following the roundtrip walk refreshments will be served at St. Raphael’s Church. Participants will enjoy more chances to “talk story”. The walk and tour is offered free of charge. Hapa Trail t-shirts also available for purchase.

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Historic Hapa Trail Walk

Historic Hapa Trail Walk

Sat Jul 20 | 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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Annual Park Celebration

Annual Park Celebration

Sat Jul 27 | 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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View Kaneiolouma at Poipu

View Kaneiolouma at Poipu

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Monday, July 22nd @ 9.00am

View Kaneiolouma at Poipu

Date: Monday, July 22

Time: 9am

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808-332-5682

Driving Directions: At the Poipu Beach Park turnoff
Corner of Ho’owili Rd. and Poipu Rd

Directions from Google Maps

Koloa Plantation Days Wooden Bowl

Join members of Hui Malama o Kaneiolouma as they recount the vibrant history of Po‘ipū, with an introduction to their efforts to restore the area. Please park at Po‘ipū Beach Park and meet at the corner of Po‘ipū and Hoowili Roads (turnoff to Po‘ipū Beach Park).

Good walking shoes and sunscreen recommended.

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Smith Memorial Parsonage: Over a Century of History

Smith Memorial Parsonage

Over a Century of History

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Monday, July 22nd @ 2:00pm

Smith Memorial Parsonage:
Over a Century of History
An Afternoon of Stories,
Refreshments and Art

Date: Monday, July 22

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808-742-6622

Driving Directions: The Smith Memorial Parsonage, 3281 Waikomo Road, Kōloa

Hosted by Kōloa Union Church

Directions from Google Maps

Koloa Plantation Days Alan Akana
Koloa Plantation Days History

Kōloa Union Church (this year’s Grand Marshal in the Koloa Plantation Days Parade!) will be showing off the historic Smith Memorial Parsonage, which was built nearly a century ago (1928). It is a plantation-style home on a beautifully landscaped acre of land in the heart of Kōloa, given to the church as a parsonage for its pastors. At 2:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, the current kahu (pastor) will talk about the history of the property, the house itself, and the Smith-Waterhouse families who lived on the property since 1842. The parsonage has been fully restored and doubles as an art gallery, featuring the vibrant watercolors of Kahu  Akana, an artist known for his paintings of the indigenous flowers of Hawai`i, including those found nowhere else in the world. The church will give tours of the parsonage and provide refreshments to our guests.

 

Rev. Dr. Alan Akana, a Native Hawaiian and ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is an accomplished artist and a published author of Hawaiian history and culture. His book, The Volcano is Our Home: Nine Generations of a Hawaiian Family on Kilauea Volcano (2016), and his art (www.alanakanagallery.com) will be available for purchase, and proceeds will be donated to the parsonage restoration and maintenance fund.

 

Participants who are able are requested to park at Koloa Union Church, 3289 Poipu Road.

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One ‘Ohana Storytelling

One ‘Ohana with Master Storyteller Kathy “Tita” Collins

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Monday, July 22nd @ 6:30pm

One ‘Ohana with Master Storyteller Kathy “Tita” Collins

Date: Monday, July 22

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808-742-9545

Driving Directions: The Shops at Kukui`ula
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka
Koloa

Hosted by The Shops at Kukui’ula

Directions from Google Maps

Cathy "Tita" Collins
Koloa Plantation Days Shops at Kukuiula

The Shops at Kukui‘ula welcome back Master Storyteller Kathy “Tita” Collins for “One ‘Ohana: A Plantation Life Storytelling” from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Kathy “Tita” Collins is a well-respected entertainer and a well-versed storyteller in English, Hawaiian and Hawaiian Pidgin English. The plantation-style architecture of The Shops at Kukui‘ula offers a beautiful setting to immerse yourself in island history and culture – and at the Palm Court, enjoy some cool refreshments as Tita recounts detailed narration of life during the plantation era.

The Shops at Kukui’ula boasts the island’s best collection of restaurants and retailers including:

  • Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi

  • Lappert’s Hawaii Ice Cream and Coffee

  • Merriman’s Fish House

  • Table at Poipu

  • Living Foods

  • The Dolphin Poipu

  • Hapa Kauai Ramen

  • Uncle’s Shave Ice

  • Cariloha

  • Malie Organics

  • OluKai

  • Poipu Surf

  • Reyn Spooner

  • Salt + Sea

  • SoHa Living

For more information, visit theshopsatkukuiula.com, follow @shopsatkukuiula on Facebook and Instagram or call 808-742-9545

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Koloa Plantation Days Heritage Craft Fair

Koloa Plantation Days Heritage Craft Fair

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Tuesday, July 23rd @ 9.00am

Koloa Plantation Days
Heritage Craft Fair

Date: Tuesday, July 23

Time: 9am-2pm

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808-240-6452

Driving Directions: Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa

Hosted by Grand Hyatt Kauai

Directions from Google Maps

Experience a part of Hawaii’s past, present and future through crafts, demonstrations and music. Crafters will share kapa, Hawaiian print bags, children’s items, jewelry, wood carvings, specialty soaps and fragrances and photographs. Learn about Niihau shell leis, listen to Hawaiian contemporary music (from 9:30am to 2:00pm) at Seaview Terrace and share stories of Hawaii.

Koloa Plantation Days Crafts Fair

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Polynesian Revue & Fire Dancing

Polynesian Revue & Fire Dancing

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Tuesday, July 23rd @ 7.30pm

Polynesian Revue & Fire Dancing

Date: Tuesday, July 23

Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Admission: FREE

Contact: 808-742-2831

Driving Directions: Courtyard at Poipu Shopping Village
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr., Koloa

Directions from Google Maps

Koloa Plantation Days Hula Dance

A journey of dance through the Polynesian islands with award-winning performers of Urahutia Productions, under the direction of Mi Nei Oliver Martins, Miss Garden Isle 2004 and 27-time 1st Place Tahitian Solo Dance winner. This performance is free and fun for the whole family — a great opportunity for dinner and a show.

Come early to secure a seat — this is a popular show. Additional parking and a free shuttle will be available beginning at 5:30pm. Just follow the signs on Kiahuna Plantation Drive to Kiahuna Golf Club’s parking lot. The shuttle will be running until 10:30.

Photos © Roxanne McCan

Koloa Plantation Days Polynesian Revue
Koloa Plantation Days Fire Knife Dancing

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Look Back Through the Sugar Era

Look Back Through the Sugar Era

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Thursday, July 25th @ 9.00am

Look Back Through the Sugar Era

Date: Thursday,  July 25

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
mduarte@grovefarm.com

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

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Annual Park Celebration

Annual Park Celebration

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Saturday, July 27th @ 10.00am

Annual Park Celebration

Date: Saturday, July 27

Time: 9am-3pm

Admission: $5 admission, keiki 12 and under free

Contact: 808-652-3217
info@koloaplantationdays.com

Driving Directions: Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Ballpark

Hosted by Koloa Plantation Days Committee

Directions from Google Maps

KOLOA PLANTATION DAYS 2024 ENTERTAINMENT
Our Home Town

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.

  • Entertainment to be announced

Times subject to change

Koloa Plantation Days market

MORE FUN FOR THE ‘OHANA!

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

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

ONO FOOD BOOTHS

CRAFT FAIR

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
Mailelani’s
Outer Reef Jewelry
Shell Of A Life
Scrappy Designs
Swttreats
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!

KJ’S LUNCHMOBILE & CATERING
Grace/Tafiti Ohana

KAUAI KIM CHEE LLC
Dosono Ohana

PAISLEY & HUNTER
Snacks

  • 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

SUMIKO’S
Cosme Ohana

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

ALOHA BREW
Kylei Kuhlmann  

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

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Historic Sugar Exhibit

Historic Sugar Exhibit

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Sunday, July 21st through Friday, July 26th @ 4.00pm

Historic Sugar Exhibit

Date: Sunday, July 21 through Friday, July 26

Time: 4-7pm

Admission: 

Contact: 808-742-2831

Driving Directions: Poipu Shopping Village
2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Poipu

Hosted by Poipu Shopping Village

Directions from Google Maps

Historic Sugar Exhibit Koloa Plantation Days Kauai

The Historic Sugar Exhibit – Plantation Museum, features portraits of plantation life by photographer Carol Ann Davis, along with a century of archival images from the plantation era courtesy of Grove Farm Homestead Museum. The exhibit also includes artifacts from plantation camp life provided by local families and the Grove Farm Homestead Museum.

Volunteers and docents, authors, and historians from the Kauai Historical Society, which was established in 1914, will share Koloa’s cultural traditions, people, and stories of Old Koloa. Grove Farm’s “Long Sugar” and “Sweet Refrain” movies will alternate showings throughout the week. Museum and Book Store open daily from 4pm to 7pm through Friday, July 29.

For more information contact
Kauai Historical Society at 808-245-3373.

Koloa Plantation Days Kauai Historical Society