Join In & Support the Festival
Community participation and support are at the heart of Koloa Plantation Days, and the ongoing success of this major festival relies on the ongoing commitment and contribution of our Kauai community. Many individuals, companies and organizations each year volunteer their precious time, energy and resources to help make Koloa Plantation Days possible each year. We welcome you to join in the fun and help preserve and share Koloa’s colorful history and local culture with our residents and visitors alike.
In 2023, we will celebrate the 37th annual festival, which celebrates Koloa as the site of the first commercially operated sugar mill in the state, from July 21 – July 30, 2023. This year’s theme will be “Uniting Cultures As One ‘Ohana” to celebrate the diversity of the plantation and our Koloa Community.
Also in 2023, we are excited to launch our book celebrating 37 years of the Koloa Plantation Days Festival to fruition. This has been a long labor of love inspired by the late Phyllis Kunimura and our mission to celebrate and commemorate the history of sugar in Koloa. “Koloa Plantation Days: A Talk Story” features stories and pictures of plantation life, local families, and Kauai history from our community. The book is now at the publishing house and we look forward to sharing a publication date soon.
Koloa Plantation Days continues to be recognized as a major festival for the island of Kauai, but this year there are many needs and we are working to raise the funds to bring more of our favorite traditions back. The festival would not be possible without the participation of many different local businesses, resorts, community organizations, churches and families who come together to support each year. We invite you to please consider supporting the festival.
- Make a donation to the festival
- Submit a silent auction item to support the festival
- Contribute to one of our supporting events