Join in the Fun at the Fabulous Waimea Town Celebration!

Did you know that The Waimea Town Celebration is Kauai’s largest and oldest festival! Celebrating the history and community of the West Side of Kauai with 9 days of events starting on Saturday, February 17th and ending on Sunday the 25th of February.

And we have the full schedule for you so you don’t miss out on any of the: fun, games, events, sports, music, rodeos, drinks, food, races, canoeing, runs, walks, films, tales, aloha, basketball, lei making, competitions, ice cream eating contests… and much much more! Take the family and have a great time!

February 17-25 Waimea Town Celebration (click on the name to be taken to their website)

•Saturday, February 17, 6:30-10 pm Kauai Cocktails & Cuisine – Jack Ass Ginger
Sample 8 different types of Moscow mules in a commemorative copper cup and local cuisine from popular Kauaʻi food trucks. With country music by Keola Akau. Must be 21 years or older for entry. At Historic Waimea Theater. Tickets available at the Box Office for $50 / $60 for VIP or by calling 651-5744

•Sunday, February 18, 9 am Mānā Time Trial – Bike Race
​The Mānā Time Trial is a competitive bicycle road race for cyclists and triathletes. This 10.8 miles TT starts and ends at MacArthur Park at Kekaha Beach and is open to ages 10 years and older. ​For additional info, please contact Mary Williamson at or visit

•Sunday, February 18, 5-8 pm King Kaumualiʻi Celebration
A cultural presentation of hula and mele by Ka Pa Hula o Hinano honoring Kauai’s last king, Kaumualiʻi (1778-1824). Hawaiian Plate cooked by the Kaumuali’i Civic Club. At Waimea High School Field. $30/person: All ages welcome. Please call 651-5744 for further info.

•Monday, February 19, 9:30am-7:30 pm Waimea Film Festival – Hiff Hana Hou!
An encore of successful films featured at the 37th Annual Hawaiʻi International Film Festival in Honolulu. Complete lineup and trailers can be found at $10/film or $30/All Day Pass available at the Box Office or by calling 651-5744

•February 20-22, 11am- 2pm Music in the Park
Enjoy lunch from one of our Waimea Town merchants and food trucks or purchase crafts from a local artisan while listening to traditional and contemporary live Hawaiian music outdoors in Hofgaard Park. Performances are free. Please call 651-5744 for more info.

•Wednesday, February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm Ambassador Of Aloha & Music Concert
A traditional Hawaiian music concert with Mark Yamanaka and The Homestead Band to honor a Kauai resident for their contributions and aloha to our island community. At Historic Waimea Theater. $10 General Admission Tickets available at the Box Office or by calling 651-5744.

•Thursday, February 22, 6:30-8:30 pm Tales & Treats
Hawaiian “Tales” told by Native Hawaiian actor and storyteller Moses Goods and “Treats” from Super Duper 2, Kuppycakes by J and Ginaʻs ʻOno Kine Grindz. All ages welcomed. At Historic Waimea Theater. $10 General Admission Tickets available at the Box Office or by calling 651-5744

•February 22-25  Slow Pitch Softball Tournament
Teams from across Hawaii compete in a double elimination tournament (ASA rules with a few modifications). Admission for spectators is Free. Additional games at Faye Park in Kekaha. ​5-9 pm (Thu & Fri); 8am-5 pm (Sat); 8am-2:30 pm (Sun). For additional info, please contact Laureen Naumu-Balocan at 482-0886 or

•February 23-24  Heritage Of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa
Our 2-day finale includes continuous live entertainment on a big stage, local food booths, games and rides for keiki, craft and merchandise vendors, a silent auction and a beer garden that includes wine and Kauai’s own Kōloa Rum. Please be sure to purchase your souvenir festival t-shirt! 5:30 pm – midnight (Fri) and 10 am – midnight (Sat). At Waimeaʻs Old Sugar Mill Site. Free Admission: All ages welcome. Must be 21 years to enter Beer Garden. Please call 651-5744 for further info.

•February 23-24  Waimea Round Up Rodeo
​The largest traditional rodeo in all of the Hawaiian Islands features events like the Paniolo Poʻowalu and Double Mugging which are unique to Hawaiʻi Rodeos. ​9am-till pau (Fri) and 9am-3 pm (Sat). At The Friendship Do Ranch. $5/Adult and $3/Child (5-12 years). ​For additional info, please contact Kyle Schumacher at 645-7795 or

•February 23-24  3-On-3 Basketball Tournament
​This is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the island and benefits the Westside Basketball Club. The cost is $10/player (school division) and $25/player (adult division). Late registration is at 5pm on Friday for adult male teams. Youth Teamsʻ late registration is 8 am on Saturday. ​6-9 pm (Fri) and 9am-4 pm (Sat). At the Courts At Waimea Canyon Park. For additional info, please contact Dino Pabre at 286-2064

•Saturday, February 24, 7 am  Fun Run (10K, 5K, 2K Races)
​The 41st Annual Captain Cook Caper Run benefits Waimea High Schoolʻs JROTC Program. Cost is $30/Adults and $25/Students (17 years and younger). Register online or at the Heritage of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa (Old Waimea Mill Site) on Friday (2.23.18) from 4:30-10 pm. Late Registration is $40. Race starts at Waimea Plantation Cottages. Check-in 5:30 to 6:30 am. Register online at For additional info, please contact

•Saturday, February 24, 8am-Noon, Long Distance Canoe Race
​Traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes race along the Waimea shoreline competing in the Century (+300), Half-Century (+150) and Quarter Century (+75) Divisions for men, women and mixed crews. ​​Lunch provided for all paddlers. Spectators enjoy Free admission. At Waimea Landing. Awards ceremony at 1 pm. For additional info, please contact Dana Miyaki at 332-7625

•Saturday, February 24, 10am-4 pm Paniolo Hat Lei Contest
Make lei appropriate for cowboy hats and enter 1 of 2 categories: “Most Beautiful” (use only fresh materials) and “Most Unique” (any material is acceptable). Awards will be given at 3:30 pm on Saturday. Lei become the property of the Visitorʻs Center and sold to benefit their programs. At West Kauaʻi Visitor Center. For additional info, please contact Aletha Kaohi at 338-1332

•Saturday, February 24, 11:30 am Super Duper 2ʻS Ice Cream Eating Contest
Super Duper 2ʻs Ice Cream Eating Contest is Free to participate. Sign up at 11:30 am next to the big stage at the Heritage of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa. Age categories are as follows: (1) 5 to 8 years old; (2) 9 to 15 years old; (3) 16 to 25 years old; (4) 26 to 35 years old; (5) 36 to 54 years old; and (6) 55+ years and older.​ For additional info, please contact Lisa Johnston at 652-7984

•Sunday, February 25, 1 pm Scottyʻs Music ʻUkulele Contest
Rules are (1) 3 minutes maximum per song; (2) 1 song per entry; (3) Soloists only, no groups allowed; (4) Judged on presentation, tone, showmanship, difficulty of song and overall performance. Only ʻukulele talent will be judged (not singing). Age groups: Up to 6th grade; 7th to 9th grade; 10th to 12th grade; and Adults. All entries will win a prize. ʻUkulele awarded to 1st place winners and to the “Best ʻUkulele Picker” in memory of Byron Hahn-Morin. At Waimeaʻs Old Sugar Mill Site during the Heritage Of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa. For additional info, please contact Carrie Newcomb at 634-0815

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