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Monday, January 31, 2011

Blooming on Hawaii’s Garden Isle

Winter is an ideal time of year to visit the Garden Island. While most of the country is enduring the chilliness of winter, Kaua‘i is sizzling with some events and festivals ..... and here are some of them.

Leilani Rivera Bond’s 17th Annual Hula Hö‘ike on February 5 features Hawaiian music and dances by Hälau Hula ‘O Leilani and special guest artists.

The Zonta Club of Kaua‘i will hold its Eat Dessert First fundraiser on February 11 at the Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach. The event features desserts from Kaua‘i chefs, fruit and cheese trays, a silent auction, prize drawings, and live island-style entertainment.

The cultural festival E Pili Kakou I Ho‘okahi Lahui from February 18 to 20 brings together accomplished Kumu Hula (instructors) and cultural specialists to teach workshops in all styles of hula and chanting, and share stories and spirituality behind the dance in a non-competitive and open environment. The festival also showcases arts and crafts, food, music, and entertainment unique to Hawai‘i.

Waimea Town Celebration on February 25 and 26 offers live top-line entertainment .... and crafts, games and product booths, along with a rodeo, softball, and three-man basketball tournament. Events on February 26 include a 10K run, canoe race, RC car race, ice cream eating contest, and ukulele competition.

The inaugural Garden Isle Tri-fest on March 12 and 23 features a variety of events at the Kaua'i Marriott Resort at Kalapaki Beach in Lihue Kaua'i.

A week of festivities honoring Prince Jonah Kühiö Kalaniana‘ole, one of Hawai‘i’s most beloved monarchs, takes place from March 19 to 26 in Po‘ipü.

For more information about top events in Hawaii take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Hawaii.

For information about Kaua‘i – Hawai‘i’s Island of Discovery – visit www.KauaiDiscovery.com