Koloa Plantation Days
– is held on Kauai’s south shore every year in July. It is to celebrate the many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them. They are celebrated through music, dance, costumes, and food throughout this ten-day festival. 2019 marks the 34th year for Koloa Plantation Days, a celebration of Hawaii’s sugar industry and heritage. The Koloa plantation was founded in 1835, the first in the islands. The birth of the sugar industry shaped the lives of everyone in Hawaii forever. Although the mill and fields are idle in Koloa and virtually all of the state, many people in Hawaii are former workers or descendants of plantation workers who came from many lands. Koloa Plantation Days brings people to Koloa and Poipu on Kauai’s south shore to celebrate aspects of the plantation lifestyle that we are still connected to.
Koloa Plantation Days July 19th – 28th 2019
The Festival is held in the area where Hawaii’s first sugar plantation was founded in 1835. Koloa Plantation Days comprises a lively, family-oriented slate of events that showcase the area’s social history. Its natural history, and its diverse cultural traditions. Most events are outdoors and free of charge. The Plantation Days also celebrates the immigrants who came from Philippines, Europe, the Azores, Japan, Korea, China, and elsewhere. Each who contributed traditions, music, dances, and foods. along with the Hawaiian culture, traditions, crafts, and music which are the foundation of this island. The various events will remind us and teach us about this culture and history.
With different events through out the festival for all ages check the event daily schedule at: http://www.koloaplantationdays.com/eventlist.php. You are sure to find something the whole family will enjoy. There are events for Sports & Active Lifestyle, Kids & Family Fun, Local Foods & Shopping, Island Culture & History. The events also include the Annual Historic Kola Plantation Days Parade.
If you would like to find out how you can become a part of Koloa Plantation Days, please contact the Event Coordinator.
There’s still time to get involved and participate.
The communities participation and support are at the heart of Koloa Plantation Days. 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. 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.
Congratulations and Thank you to the Event Sponsors
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If it happens that you are looking for a place to stay during this event. We do have availability at our Poipu Vacation Rental during the Koloa Plantation Days and we are only a short distance away from Old Town Koloa.