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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Our 2015 Kauai Vacation Guide – Come Experience a Wonderful Summer of FUN on Kauai!



Come Experience a Wonderful Summer of FUN on Kauai!  




Take a moment and think about your next vacation here on Kauai – and all the FUN ways of filling your days with adventure! Enjoying a leisurely swim at Poipu Beach Park, gathering the Family and seeing the breathtaking sights of Waimea Canyon, and strolling along the Wonderful shops in Kapaa! All these activities are GREAT ways of spending your days – and there is even MORE FUN happening on Kauai after the sun goes down!

This month our 2015 Kauai Vacation Planning Guide continues with Kauai Nights!  Yes, once the sun sets over the Garden Island it is time for delicious dining, FUN cultural experiences, and activities Everyone in the family will Enjoy! And this July, get ready for Theatrical Luaus, 4th of July Fireworks shows, Koloa Plantation Days, and great places to Eat and Enjoy Kauai’s summer nightlife!

Sound exciting? We think so too – and the best part: You can stay with us on your next vacation!!!  With 37+ years of experience being in business here on the Garden Island, Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc has 200+ accommodations located all over the island and we look forward to assisting you in planning your next vacation here in paradise. We have many options to get your plans started, including a visit to our website, a call to 1-800-367-5025, and you can email us here.



Summer is in full-swing with days AND nights of Fun waiting for your arrival. Now… are you ready for some FUN after dark? Then let’s get the Kauai Summer Party started!



Photos courtesy: Nanette Saylor, Kauai Hospice, Luau Kalamaku 






When the Sun Sets – Kauai’s Skies Light Up!





The Kauai Hospice Presents the “26th Annual Concert in the Sky” 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Vidinha Stadium




 

Grab the Family and head to Lihue for the largest 
3-D Fireworks show on Kauai – choreographed to a 20-minute soundtrack prepared exclusively by Kauai Hospice… just for Kauai!

This year’s Fireworks Event begins at 4 PM – with the fireworks show scheduled to begin at 8:30 PM.  Then, the FUN continues until the event closes at 9:30 PM.

Come early and Enjoy Keiki (kids) Games, water slides, bounce houses, and more! According to Kauai Festivals, there is “all the food you can imagine at affordable Family prices!” – plus, you’ll hear great Hawaiian entertainment by local musicians and see beautiful hula dancers!

The Concert in the Sky is a shining example of what public and private partnerships can achieve on Kauai – and the proceeds benefit a great cause: Kauai Hospice. Tell your Friends and come join our national holiday celebration, flavored with local cultural experiences that Kauai is ready to share with Everyone!

Here are more details: Advance tickets are available at all Times/Big Save Markets and the Kaua’i Hospice Office from June 1st – July 3rd for $10 Adults and $5 for Children ages 6-12. At the gate, tickets are $15 Adults and $7 Children ages 6-12.

Learn more at the official siteand thanks for supporting Kauai Hospice.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Photo courtesy of Kauaihospice.org




More Fun in the Sky with The 4th of July Celebration at Faye Park in Kekaha


There are plenty of options for entertainment – especially when staying on Kauai’s West Side!

Get ready for another great 4th of July Celebration happening at Faye Park in the beautiful town of Kekaha. This FREE event starts at 4 PM on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 – and you are invited!

See cultural demonstrations, check out exhibits and crafts, tour the Kekaha Sugar Plantation Museum and Railway before the fireworks show – and Enjoy numerous game booths and rides for the kids! There are also plenty of Ono food booths, cold water, and soda, too!  (This is a non-alcoholic event).

Then – as the sun sets and darkness paints the tropical sky – get your mats, chairs, and eyes ready for the Spectacular "OMG" Fireworks Display! – accompanied by live music honoring the Military Men and Women of Hawaii who serve and protect our Liberty and our Country.

Come join the FUN in Kekaha during the day with local entertainment and contests, a talent show, and more FUN to be announced the day of the Event – and Celebrate the 4th of July, Kauai-style!  Kauai Festivals has more information right here!

Yes! More FUN Awaits You, After Dark

Come Explore Art, Music, Food and FUN in Historic Hanapepe Town

Ready to experience Kauai’s authentic local flavor? Then we have the place for you! Take a ride to Hanapepe Town and see a world-famous historical area on Kauai’s West Side. Known as “Kauai’s Biggest Little Town,” this area is surrounded by fertile fields that were once the center of crop exports for many years. In fact, salt trading was the earliest entrepreneurial legacy of the town, a harvest tradition passed from generation to generation that still continues to this day.

 


When you visit you will notice the town’s architecture has an “old west” feel to it. Actually, according to the town’s official website, the reason why Hanapepe looks so much like the “American West” is because many of the carpenters and architects who built the town also built many other historical sites on the continental U.S.! And once the sun goes down, Hanapepe Town lights up with an Art Walk every Friday from 6 PM to 9 PM.

Come experience a Fun evening of local Kauai talent playing live music, and see a variety of artist offerings among the many colorful kiosks and shops.  Come early – before the Art Walk – and take the Historic Hanapepe Walking Tour. See local attractions including the Swinging Bridge and multiple points of interest along Hanapepe Road.

Kauai’s tropical nights and Hanapepe Town welcome you to an evening the whole Family will love! Get more details on the official website, here!

Photo courtesy of Kauai Fun

 

The Luau Kalamaku at Kilohana Plantation!

Another memorable Fun Night on Kauai happens at Luau Kalamaku at the historic Kilohana Plantation. In fact, this luau is the only theatrical luau on the Island where you’ll see Exciting fire dancers and Elegant hula dancers, while sampling delicious food under Kauai’s tropical night skies.

Choose from three great packages designed to give you and your party the most of the Luau Kalamaku adventure. Come early and explore the plantation shops, take a train ride through the plantation and Enjoy the scenery – and as the skies darken, see the luau cast take the stage “to tell the amazing story of the epic voyage between Hawaii and Tahiti, along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia.”

This unique entertainment experience operates every Tuesday and Fridayand every Monday from June 29 to August 10!  Make the Luau Kalamaku part of your Summer Vacation on Kauai and Learn all about the Garden Island, see Exciting Performances, and Enjoy a truly special Hawaiian Experience!  

See the map on the official site – and arrive early so you can explore Kilohana Plantation before the show!

Photos courtesy of Luau Kalamaku



 Enjoy Great Nighttime Dining Experiences in Hanalei on the North Shore

 
All this talk of FUN is making us hungry!  And good thing there are many choices for dinner on Kauai!

Hanalei on the North Shore is a Fantastic area for watching the sunset, sipping a tropical drink, and taking memorable photos with Family and Friends. And, like so many places throughout the Garden Island, Hanalei offers tasty cuisine to suit many palates!

So, after spending your days lounging by the pool, having FUN at the beach, surfing, and hiking scenic trails – get ready for great nights of dining out!

Photo courtesy of  Gillfoto / Commons.Wikimedia 

In the mood for a relaxing dinner on the North Shore? Check out these FUN places in Hanalei:

    For a night of atmosphere and sophisticated tastes, Bar Acuda offers a diverse menu from Chef and Owner, Jim Moffat. Located at 5-5161 Kuhio Highway in Hanalei, Bar Acuda is open daily from 5:30 PM and the kitchen closes at 9:30 PM.

Have a seat at the wood bar, marvel at the artistic complexity of the kitchen, and sample some delicious food in this highly reviewed North Shore restaurant. Want a peek at the menu? Consider the Seared Hawaiian Fish, Shrimp Romesco, Grilled Beef Tenderloin – and wait till you see the desserts! Mmmmmmm!!!!  To make reservations (recommended), click here and visit the official site!



Bar Acuda Photo Courtesy of RestaurantBaracuda.com

 
      In the mood for local food and live music? Bring your crew to Tahiti Nui! This restaurant is featured in the George Clooney movie, The Descendants – and is well-known for being a favorite local hangout.

All of Tahiti Nui’s fish is caught in Hawaiian waters, and favorite menu items include the Oh So Ono Roll, Aunty Louise’s Tahitian Poisson Cru, and the Rib Eye Beef Poke Bowl!

Wow! Let’s go get some now!  :- D 

To see the full menu and a schedule of performances, check out the website here.
Tahiti Nui Photo courtesy of TheNui.com
     
   
    For your seafood cravings, including sushi, a fresh local catch, and something to take back and grill at your Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc home, The Dolphin is sure to satisfy! Since the early 1970s, The Dolphin Restaurant is a local favorite known for the freshest cuts in seafood, impeccable service, and nostalgic riverside ambiance.  

What’s on the dinner menu?  Seafood Chowder, Teriyaki Ahi, Alaskan King Crab, Hawaiian Chicken, and more!  Yumm!!!!

You’ll find the restaurant in Hanalei Dolphin Center, 5-5016 Kuhio Highway!

Dolphin Restaurant Photo courtesy of HanaleiDolphin.com


Do you have a favorite place for dining in Hanalei? Share it with us on our Facebook wall!  


More FUN Things to See and Do This Summer on Kauai!

Come Experience Kauai’s Annual Koloa Plantation Days on the South Shore


Come join the FUN at the 30th annual Koloa Plantation Days and be part of a unique cultural event you’ll remember as one of the highlights of your magnificent Kauai Summer Vacation! This year’s theme is “The Legacy Lives On, Plantation Style… on the sunny South Shore of Kauai” and that means 10 FUN DAYS of Events that already have the whole island excited!

 

Koloa Plantation Days celebrates the rich history of Kauai and the diverse people who came to work on sugar plantations. Every year, we celebrate the heritage of these people from all over the world and the Hawaiians who welcomed them. In fact, the festival is held in the area where Hawaii’s first sugar plantation was founded in 1835 – and there are 10 days of live music, dance, cultural performances, and wonderful food waiting for you to Experience.

Ready to join in the FUN?  Check out these highlights of activities happening from Friday, July 17th through Sunday, July 26th:

·         The Festival kicks off on Friday, July 17th with the Plantation Days Rodeo’s Preliminary Roping at CJM Stables, starting at 11 AM

·         On Sunday, July 19th, see a variety of local musicians performing live starting at 5 PM in Old Koloa Town Courtyard

·         Ever see a Polynesian Revue & Fire Dancing performance? Now you can! – in the Courtyard at Poipu Shopping Village, Tuesday, July 21st at 7:30 PM



So many more events are part of this year’s Koloa Plantation Days, including a charity tennis tournament, a golf putting challenge, a “Talk Story” celebrating the memories of Old Koloa – and the always popular Annual Historic Koloa Plantation Days Parade starting at 10 AM on Saturday, July 25th!

 


Every July, the Festival brings visitors and residents together to learn about Koloa's dynamic cultural history.  Everyone is invited to come experience an assorted range of local foods, culture, and activities that celebrate the plantation’s heritage and the modern-day vitality of Kauai’s South Shore!

For more details on this year’s Events, see the Schedule on the official Koloa Planation Days website!

Photos courtesy of koloaplantationdays.com 



Now that you have great things to look forward to these summer nights on Kauai, let’s take a look at more FUN ways to Enjoy the Garden Island during the daytime! 


Explore with The Shops and Tastes of Kukui’ula on the South Shore

Located in Poipu on the South Shore, the Shops at Kukui’ula offer a lively shopping experience and a Fun way of spending afternoons before your big night out! Take a leisurely stroll through this plush collection of shops and eateries and Enjoy your beautiful, Kauai Summer Vacation!

In the mood for sampling some exotic Garden Island specialties too? Step into Josselin’s Tapas Bar and Grill. Dinner starts at 5 PM nightly with Salmon Opakapaka Ceviche, Organic Beet Ravioli, Poached Pork Dumpling Tapas, Makaweli Ranch Braised Short Ribs, and more!

If you feel like a more casual eating environment, check out Bubba Burgers, Savage Shrimp, and the Garden Island’s local favorite, Lappert’s Ice Cream all at located at… the Shops at Kukui’ula!

There is also a weekly Kauai Culinary Market on Wednesdays from 3:30 PM to 6 PM, where you can stroll through Kauai’s ultimate farmer’s market while live music plays and local chefs show off their culinary skills! 

Some weeks at the Culinary Market, there are even ribs to sample!

Is your mouth watering yet? To plan your day of FUN, click here and visit the official website – and see a video of the Farmer’s Market!

Food Tours on the North Shore, South Shore, and Royal Coconut Coast


Ready to sample some savory Hawaiian barbeque? How about a refreshing shave ice? All these fresh island favorites await you with three yummy culinary events happening throughout July! 

The Kauai Food Tour on the North Shore takes place July 7th from 11 AM to 3 PM – and what a treat it is!  Hosted by an experienced local guide, this tasting adventure explores the flavors of the lush North Shore, in and around Princeville.

This unique tour costs $120 per person, includes five stops, and concludes at a local farmer’s market. Designed by Marta Lane, founder of Tasting Kauai, and managed by Michelle Lemay, a professional tour guide for 10 years – this tour experience includes exotic fruit, Hawaiian food, and the opportunity to meet local farmers and food artisans!

Want more information? Check out the website here!

 
There is another Food Tour happening on Wednesday, July 15th from 1:15 PM to 5 PM.  This one is called the Kauai Food Tour on the South Shore and it is another opportunity to experience the sights and flavors of Hawaii’s diverse cultures.

Enjoy Japanese food, discover Kauai-style street tacos, sample tropical gelato, and meet more Kauai farmers and local artisans.

This food tour concludes at the Kauai Culinary Market in the The Shops at Kukuiula and the price is $120 per person. This tour has six stops, an experienced guide, and lots of tasty surprises in between.

Ready to spend the day tasting these amazing Hawaiian specialties? Click here for more information!
 
And! … if you are still hungry like us :- ) here comes another great Food Tour!  Get your “eating clothes” ready for Thursday, July 23 – from 11 AM to 4:30 PM when the Kauai Food Tour on the Royal Coconut Coast takes you across Kapaa! 

Hop in the car and follow your guide on a tasting journey through Kauai’s East Side. Enjoy a short stroll down an old plantation road, learn about taro farming, and sample Hawaiian tastings that will leave you smiling the whole afternoon! 

This outdoor event costs $120 per attendee, and you can find more details right here!

Photos courtesy of Kauaifestivals.com

 

By Day and Night - Your Spectacular Summer of Fun Continues!

See!  We told you... July is a GREAT month for vacationing on Kauai! So much is happening right NOW on the Garden Island and your Kauai Vacation Guide is ready for PRINTING and SHARING with your Friends! Come have a star-spangled 4th of July, Explore Kauai After Dark, and Enjoy the many dining options from the North Shore to the South Shore, the East Side to the West Side.  Kauai has something for Everyone – and that includes you, your Family, and your Friends!

So take a moment and close your eyes… and see yourself relaxing on the beach, snapping photos, and feeling the Island breeze while you chillax on the beach, sipping a tropical beverage!


We look forward to seeing you this summer on Kauai and if you have any questions… we welcome your calls and emails. Now, be sure to check out our website and follow us on Facebook so you can see this week’s Wiki Wiki Wednesday Specials!

Aloha!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Our 2015 Kauai Vacation Guide – This Summer’s Kauai Celebrations





Our 2015 Kauai Vacation Guide – This Summer’s Kauai Celebrations 




Aloha and welcome back! It is another beautiful day on the Garden Island and today’s drive to the office inspired us to remind you: every day on Kauai beholds an adventure waiting to be discovered! From the East Side to the West Side and the North Shore to the South Shore, summer is here and guests from around the world are having amazing days playing on the sand, swimming in crystal blue water, snorkeling, hiking, laughing, and Relaxing!  Yes, RELAXING!  We said it twice so we can all take a moment and remember what it feels like to take a break, clear your mind, unwind and let go!

And… in the spirit of assisting our guests in creating a vacation they will always remember, Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc is excited to present the next edition of our 2015 Kauai Vacation Guide!  It includes news of more GREAT events happening over the next few weeks and months and as you read, keep this in mind:  Kauai is a short plane ride from all west coast airports, and when you get here… you can stay with us! 



We have 200+ accommodations that you can browse 24 hours a day on our website! Spacious homes, country cottages, and golf course condos you can call your own – here in paradise.

Your next vacation starts with a declaration of “Kauai here I come!” and when you call us at 808-245-8841, we can begin confirming your arrival dates!  :- )  Now… let’s jump right into our Feature story with a tribute to King Kamehameha and our upcoming parade celebration honoring one of Hawaii’s most important leaders!









Kamehameha the Great



Long before Hawaii became the 50th state, King Kamehameha united and governed the Hawaiian Islands, creating the Kingdom of Kauai in 1810. According to story, in the year of his birth in 1758, Halley’s Comet made an appearance over the Hawaiian skies (1).

Another great story about our King is cited in Wikipedia, where legend has it… the man who moved the Naha Stone would be the one to unite the islands. Many tried and failed to get the stone to move from its original spot. However, Kamehameha not only moved it, he turned it over!



King Kamehameha ruled Hawaii during a time of great cultural change. He is credited for preserving Hawaii’s independence from foreign colonial powers, maintaining a period of peace, and unifying the legal system. The King also used taxes to promote trade with Americans and Europeans, long before Hawaii became part of the United States. 



(1) Aloha Hawaii, (2) Image: Wikipedia

On December 22, 1871, Kamehameha the 5th pronounced June 11th King Kamehameha Day and every year since it is a state holiday. This year, Kauai celebrates our King with a Parade and Celebration that begins at 9 AM, Saturday, June 13, 2015


This year’s theme is Hue Ia Ka Wai I Ka Paa (Drawing Water from the Rock) and the parade route starts at Vidinha Stadium and continues to the County Historical Building on Rice Street . Come see the fabulous floral parade, full Pau units, walking & riding units, and more!  



The celebration continues after the parade with a Ho`olaule`a (Hawaiian Celebration and Arts & Crafts Fair). Attendees get to explore great shopping, local souvenirs, food booths, cultural displays, hula, live entertainment, and music the whole family can Enjoy!



The King Kamehameha Day Parade is one the summer’s most memorable events – and the best part is, it’s FREE!  Come on out and join the great time!  More information is available here!



Image: KauaiFestivals.com







The Fun Continues with Family Time at the Beach!




Exploring the natural habitat of underwater marine life while snorkeling at Lydgate Beach Park is an exciting way to explore Kauai! Feel like catching some waves?  Spend the day surfing Hanalei Bay! Wanna chillax? Plant your feet in the sand and put a tropical drink in your hand at Poipu Beach Park. Are you ready for a great day at the beach? 




Just remember these important safety guidelines: always Enjoy beaches where lifeguards are present, always keep an eye open for the safety of your fellow beachgoers and nearby children, and always wear plenty of sunscreen!  For more great tips, check out the list of things you’ll “definitely want to bring along with you,” courtesy of our Friends at Kauai.com.

 

Now, let’s have a closer look at three exciting, uniquely Kauai beaches, located in three different and amazing areas on the Garden Island!



Image: Tripadvisor, Hanalei Bay




Poipu Beach Park




Take a look at the photo below and ask yourself: are you ready to kick back, chillax, and let yourself unwind in paradise?

 


Poipu Beach Park is wonderful South Shore recreation area with superb facilities, a protected area for swimming and snorkeling, and a lagoon area with one foot of water where you can play with (and keep an eye on) children!



For experienced surfers, Poipu Beach has legendary breaks and just wait till you feel the tropical breeze blowing through your hair.  Add Friends to the mix and voila!  You have created an amazing day of sun, FUN, laughs, and great times on Kauai. 



Spend the day, the afternoon, have a picnic, and make sand castles. This is your vacation and your Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc  accommodation is close by.  What an awesome day! 



Want to know more about Poipu Beach Park?  Check out this link to Kauai Explorer!





Image: PoipuBeach.org




Lydgate Beach Park




How amazing it is… feeling crystal blue water splashing around your feet feel on a beautiful summer day. And how astonishing is the sight of colorful fishes swimming all around you while snorkeling on a tropical island! And one of our favorites: when is the last time you flew a kite in a grassy field within eyesight of a picnic basket and blanket?! Well, let’s have all these experiences on Kauai this summer!

 










Lydgate Beach Park is the first major beach along the Royal Coconut Coast, located south of the Wailua River on Kauai’s East Side.



Lydgate is extremely popular with families. It has a large double-sectioned salt-water pool formed by a lava rock wall in the ocean. A smaller pool is a favorite area for children, and the larger pool is ideal for swimming and snorkeling.  



Check out this cool satellite phot of Lydgate Beach Park, courtesy of Google Earth!



Kids love the adjacent Kamalani Playground, located in the north end of Lydgate Park. Built by 7,000 Volunteers in 1994, the site has a volcano slide, the Kamalani Kai Bridge, lots of artwork with ocean-theme ceramics, and Hawaiian woodcarvings. There is even a Japanese garden playground area with a labyrinth!

 


Lydgate Beach Park is great location for having Fun outdoors. It is also a connecting point to Wailua Beach Park via “Ke Ala Hele Makalae” (the path that goes by the coast). This 8-mile, multi-purpose path is ideal for walking, jogging, bike riding, and admiring Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast!   



Lydgate Beach Park is one of the most popular beaches on Kauai because it has something FUN for everyone! Swimmers, picnickers, campers, fishermen, surfers, windsurfers, divers and beachcombers all have a great time!



For more information about this adventuresome playground, click here!



Image: Kauai.com



North Shore Surfing at Hanalei Bay




Are you in the mood to put your feet in the sand and relax among scenic mountains?  Are you an experienced surfer, looking for the ultimate wave? Wondering where you can have an energizing day of paddle boarding?  All these FUN activities are possible in Hanalei Bay! 

 







Hanalei is an important part of Kauai’s history. The shore is formed by a two-mile, half-moon crescent-shaped bay with beautiful sand.Just inland, you can see Hanalei Bay’s wetlands where ancient Hawaiians grew taro (a root vegetable). Rice was the crop of choice by the 1860s, which was shipped to Honolulu and part of Hawaii’s second largest crop export. The Hanalei Pier was built to help Hanalei farmers move their crops to market. (3)

Spending the day in Hanalei is Fun, Relaxing, and there is always something Exciting for families to Enjoy. Grab snacks in town, find great snorkeling and swimming supplies, have an awesome shave ice, and Explore the many fun restaurants. 

Want to see what others visitors think of Hanalei Bay? Check out the details provided by Kauai Explorer!











 Things to See And Do!



The Fun continues on Kauai with more things to see and do over the next few weeks!  Be sure to print this page and Share with your Friends. They’ll be sure to say:  Take me with you!  :- )





Summer 2015 Bon Dance Festivals




Every weekend in June, come and be part of Kauai’s Bon Festivals! The traditional summer Japanese celebrations have rich and distinctive music, live performances, singing, and taiko (drums) for everyone to discover.



The “Bon season” is an important expression of traditions and Japanese folk culture that has evolved in Hawaii for over five generations. Come see dancers dressed in traditional kimonos, called “yukatas” and experience Japanese fold dancing around a “yagura,” (a raised platform). There is also food, game booths for keiki (children), and cultural exhibits that share ancient traditions with visitors and residents.



On June 5th and 6th, events take place at Waimea Shingon Mission.  On June 12th and 13th, events take place at Kapaa Jodo Mission.  On June 19th and 20th, events happen at West Kauai Hongwanji in Waimea. And on June 26th and 27th, events take place at Kapaa Hongwanji Mission.



Come join the Fun and learn more here!



Image: KauaiFestivals.com










The Kauai Museum Brings a New Vibration to Kauai with a Puerto Rican Music & Dance Festival




The first-ever Puerto Rican Festival is coming to the Kauai Museum in Lihue from 10:30 AM to 2 AM, on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The Museum Courtyard is where you’ll find Kachi Kachi music, dancing, and delicious Puerto Rican cuisine.



The ever-popular band, Wally Rita Y Los Kauaianos, is bringing their rhythmic music to the Garden Island for an energizing day filled with the flavor of Puerto Rico!



Come join the Fun! Learn more about the inaugural event, here! 





Haena to Hanalei Eight Mile Run/Walk, 5K Run and One Mile Youth Run


 


For guests who LOVE exercising while on vacation, here’s the opportunity to be part of the Haena to Hanalei Eight Mile Run/Walk, 5K Run and 1 Mile Youth Run.   



Considered one of the world's most beautiful courses, the Run/Walk takes place on Saturday, June 6 from 6 AM to 12 noon.  The course crisscrosses Kauai’s scenic stretches of road and one-lane bridges from Hanena on the breathtaking North Shore towards Hanalei. 



A pancake breakfast follows the run at the Hanalei Canoe Club clubhouse near the pier.  Late registration is accepted the morning of the race – and early birds can sign up here!!



Have a great time! 



Image: KauaiFestivals.com










The 2015 King Kamehameha Celebration




Join the Fun at this year’s Annual Parade and Ho’olauele’a on Rice Street and the County Historical Building!








Be part of the outdoor parade, and experience the Fun of Crafts, Food Booths, Cultural Displays, Hula, Live Entertainment, and Live Music!  9AM to 2PM on Saturday, June 13th!   More details above – and look for updates on our Facebook page!



 


Colors for Cancer Fun Run/Walk



                                                                             

This year’s Colors for Cancer Fun Run/Walk is happening Saturday, June 27th around Vidinha Park Soccer Field.  



What makes this experience unique? First, it is a fundraising event for The American Cancer Society. And second, they call it “Color” because of the different colored powders thrown onto participants as they run by! 



The Fun Run/Walk is a great way of spending time outdoors and supporting a great cause. Every person who enters the race is doing their part to bring awareness and raise money and when you cheer them on, your support fuels their excitement!



Grab amazing photos with your fellow powder-drenched pals and come on down! For more information, click here!



Image:  Heidi, Colorful Run





Kauai All Girls Rodeo Performance




The next performance by the Kauai All Girls Rodeo Squad happens Sunday, June 28 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the CJM Country Stables



In 1999, eleven women had a vision of promoting rodeo on Kauai for female athletes, and keeping the ranching and western heritage alive. The group now has over 40 members from grade-schoolers to grandmothers, and many of the cowgirls are descendants of Kauai's first "paniolos" (Hawaiian Cowboys) who are proud to carry forward their family's ranching traditions.



2015 marks the All Girls Rodeo’s 16th year and you’re invited to come on down to CJM Stables and join the cowgirl FUN!  Admission is FREE and more information about the Rodeo is available here!



Image: KauaiFestivals.com





Summer Is Here and We Have Your 2015 Kauai Summer Guide for FUN!




What a great time to come and Enjoy Kauai!  An afternoon on the beach listening to waves and feeling the sand between your toes is just one of the many ways your vacation unfolds on the Garden Island – and you are invited to come be part of all the FUN!



Just think… in a number of days you can be here exploring scenic trails, participating in unique cultural experiences, and Relaxing on the beach with your Family and your Friends.



With more than 37+ years of being in business here on Kauai, we are ready to help you have a memorable vacation! And remember, you are just a few clicks away from getting your vacation plans confirmed! :- )





We look forward to your arrival and stay with us – this year, and every year. 





Aloha!

 





In Our Next Feature Story: Things to Do After Dark!




In our next Feature, we’ll share more info about the upcoming Fourth of July Fireworks celebrations, Hanapepe Art Walk, great dining, live entertainment, and more great ways of spending time on the water! 



Have a great day!