– is held on Kauai’s south shore every year in July. The many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them, are celebrated through music, dance, costumes, and food throughout this ten-day festival.
Koloa Plantation Days
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 where 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 and Events like 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.
For the Parade, Craft Booths and Food Booths,
Contribute to the Silent Auction or Buy a Commemorative T shirt!,
Join our volunteers to bring the festival to visitors & community.