Spring has sprung on Kaua‘i and it’s time to officially bid farewell to the gloomy days of winter and say Aloha to the Garden Isle’s serenity, sunsets and savings.
Some of the events “blooming” on Kaua‘i:
May Day is Lei Day! This treasured time-honored tradition of Hawai‘i will be celebrated in floral grandeur at Kaua’i Museum in Lïhu‘e with its 32nd Annual Lei Contest and May Day Celebration on May 5. Guests can enjoy the beauty of the lei made from Kaua‘i’s fresh flowers with the museum’s lei contest and demonstrations, and learn to make one of their own.
The Kamanawa Foundation’s Kaua’i Polynesian Festival from May 24 to 27 presents a colorful variety of cultural offerings, including dance competitions, crafts, food, workshops, and entertainment. Men and women performers of all ages compete for titles in hula and different forms of Polynesian dance, including Samoan fire-knife dancing.
National and local jazz and blues artists, including Miss E.C. Scott and the Vanessa Santi Sextet, are performing at the Fifth Annual Red Clay Jazz Festival in an ocean view outdoor setting at Kaua‘i Lagoons in Lïhu‘e from June 27 to 30. The four-day event offers evening jam sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, an invitational "Meet the Artists" party at Common Ground in Kilauea on Friday, and the main concert late afternoon and evening on Saturday.
Nicknamed the Garden Island, Kaua‘i is green and flourishing with lush flora that runs from the mountains to the ocean. Kaua‘i offers more than 50 miles of white-sand beaches – more beach per mile than any other island in Hawai‘i. Other natural wonders include the 3,567-foot deep Waimea Canyon, dubbed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” and the 3,000-foot towering mountain cliffs overlooking the Näpali Coast along the northwest shoreline.
For information about Kaua‘i – Hawai‘i’s Island of Discovery – visit www.KauaiDiscovery.com or call the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau toll-free at 800-262-1400.
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.