The Hawaiian island of Kauai is a stunning tropical destination that’s well worth a visit any time of year. Those looking for a picturesque island escape complete with thrilling blue waves, sugar-white sand coastline and the tropical jungles to match won’t want to miss a chance to experience Kauai for themselves. However, when you’re hoping to match up a relaxing getaway with opportunities to indulge in Hawaiian culture, make sure to book a vacation during the last weekend of June and the first week of July when the Kau Wela Summer Festival, one of the top things to do in Kauai, comes to town.

Fun, Food and Culture

The Kau Wela Summer Festival, one of the many Kauai attractions, is hosted at the Kamokila Village annually and provides an opportunity for locals and visitors to mix and mingle in the name of culture, history and beautiful and traditional performances. This two-day event delivers up dance, food, re-enactments and musical competitions that keep competitors and participants engaged in the many activities from start to finish. The festival begins at 9:00 am each day and runs until approximately 5:00 pm.

Competitive Performances

Tahitian dance competitions as well as drumming competitions are held on the center stage at the Kukui Grove Mall and are open for spectators to enjoy. Performances are bound to be a colorful and creative mixing of modern flair and traditional skills. Several booths featuring Polynesian arts and crafts will also be on hand for those looking for a place to browse local goods available for purchase. The ukulele contest is held on the second day of the festival at Kamokila Village. This contest is followed up by the highlight of the festival which includes a re-enactment of llima, Princess of Wailua making her way down the river in a double canoe with her many warriors at her side. Decorated in traditional costume, this river arrival is always a thrilling sight for visitors to the event.

Kauai Attractions Visitor Information

Those looking to enjoy the many festival competitions will find performances held at the Kukui Grove Mall to be free of charge. Entrance to the festivities at Kamokila Village is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12. Come and make the most of this cultural event with activities perfect for the entire family!

A Sensational Island Stay

Whether you’re on the island to enjoy the Kau Wela Summer Festival, or looking to spend a leisurely island vacation away, the team at Arrived is here to help you book a vacation rental home that’s made to match. Whether you’re searching for a beachside bungalow or a sprawling home that makes you feel like royalty, we have what you need! Contact us today to start planning your next trip and to learn more about top things to do in Kauai.

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