Koloa Plantation Days

Koloa Plantation Days 2018Koloa Plantation Days

– 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 July 20th – 29th 2018

 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 on July 28th,
Contribute to the Silent Auction or Buy a Commemorative T shirt!,
Join our volunteers to bring the festival to visitors & community.

Advance registration now available:
Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo,
Family Fun Run,
Keiki Ukulele Contest,
Koloa Rum Plantation Heritage Dinner,
For inquiries, please email info@koloaplantationdays.com.

Waimea Canyon State Park

“The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”

Waimea Canyon Kauai Canyon of the Pacific– The nickname of the Waimea Canyon. It is a large canyon, about ten miles long and up to 3,600 feet deep. It is located on the western side of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands of the United States. Waimea is Hawaiian for “reddish water”, a reference to the erosion of the canyon’s red soil.[1] The canyon was formed by a deep incision of the Waimea River arising from the extreme rainfall on the island’s central peak, Mount Waiʻaleʻale, among the wettest places on earth.

The State Park encompasses 1,866 acres (7.5 km2) and is a popular tourist attraction on the island. It provides a wilderness area with numerous hiking trails. It can be accessed from Waimea on Hawaiʻi state road 550, which is 18 miles long and leads up to Koke’e State Park. The island of Niihau, only a short distance west of Kauai at that point, can be clearly seen from the highway.

There are challenging hiking and hunting trails wind through the canyon. Two lookouts, the Puu ka Pele and Puu hinahina, have parking and provide breathtaking views.

There are two trails that go through the area one is; Iliau Nature Loop and the other is; Kukui Trail. The Iliau Nature Loop is located at the start of the Kukui Trail, this is a short roadside loop trail on the western edge of Waimea Canyon. Native upland scrub vegetation plants are identified. The trail also affords excellent vistas of Waimea and Waialae Canyons. It is an excellent nature trail. The Kkuui Trail starts along Highway 550, about 0.75 miles beyond the 8-Mile Marker. Kukui Trail is a scenic trail down the west side of Waimea Canyon. It makes a 2,000 ft. elevation drop to the canyon floor ending at the Wiliwili Camp site administered by the Division of Forestry and Wildlife.

Park Activities: Fishing, Hunting, Hiking

Park Amenities: ADA Accessible, Picnic Pavilion, Picnic Tables, Restrooms, Walking Path No Drinking Water is available.
Prohibited Activities: No Motorized Vehicles / ATV Riding, No Alcoholic Beverages, No Rock Climbing, No Commercial Activities, No Animals or Pets, No Camping, No Smoking.

Location: Waimea Canyon Dr., Uninc, Kauai County, Hawaii.

For additional information & activities that serve Waimea Canyon State Park visit:
https://hawaiistateparks.org/parks/kauai/waimea-canyon-state-park/