The Haena to Hanalei Fun Run | Best Things to do in Kauai

Haena to Hanalei Road Race

The 31st annual Haena to Hanalei Fun Run/Walk was held June 2, 2012. This 8 mile trek has to be one of the most scenic runs in the world. Sponsored by the Hanalei Canoe Club, this well organized and well executed run/walk is fun for the whole family. There is the actual walk/run that is 8 miles from Haena to Hanalei and a 5K for the less motivated and a 1K for the kids. The hills are a long grueling grade but you have the downs as well as the ups. The ocean scenery is so stunning the entire way you forget that “Hey , I am in a serious race and I want to win”. You cannot help but be distracted by the ocean … [Read more...]

Best Things To Do in June | Fun on Kauai

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It will be a busy month of June here in Kauai Hawaii. School is complete and the families will arrive with kids in tow. The universal question that all parents have is, how do we keep the kids entertained. We're here to help with our monthly activities guide for the Garden Island. June 1, 8, 30 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Celebration at the Kauai Village (near Safeway) 4-6pm except on the 30th 5-7pm. Honoring some great local music icons on the 8th celebrating Herb Kane and on the 30th Hawaiian cowboy music. June 1, 8, 30 Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar and Ukulele Celebration at the Kauai Village (near … [Read more...]

Best Things To Do in May | Kauai Festivals

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Planning a last minute romantic getaway to Kauai Hawaii? Terrific! here is a list of the best things to do in May. From Kauai festivals to cultural events, fun outings and hikes all celebrating this special island that we call home. May 4 Na Lei Hiwahiwa Elima at the Kauai Beach Resort, 808.246-2111 for tickets, 6-9pm. A May Day celebration like no other that you have experienced. The Hawaiians celebrate this annual event with all the colors and splendor of our island. Contemporary Hawaiian entertainment will accompany the beauty of the lei. St. Catherine School Carnival 5-11 pm May 4 and May 5 on the campus. … [Read more...]

The 2012 Kauai World Challenge Canoe Race

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One of the best things to do in Kauai is try your hand at kayaking on one of our serene and enchanting streams such as the Huilea in Hanalei or the Kapaa Stream. Another great choice is cruising the Wailua river as it turns and cuts back on itself, in a path carved by a millenia worth of rainfall. For the more adventurous ocean canoe racing may be just the adrenaline rush required before tackling a few ginger martinis or beers later in the day. Ocean canoe racing is gaining in popularity around the world, it offers the participant the thrill of riding waves and the introspection required of a long distance … [Read more...]

The 2012 Prince Kuhio Commemorative Ceremony

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All week we had been expecting rain with a possibility of thunderstorms predicted for the state, perhaps throwing a wet rag on the upcoming commemorative ceremony for the 2012 Prince Kuhio Festival. Like an unwanted but expected guest, you rehearse encounters at their upcoming arrival and none of them are good. Perhaps it was self inflicted anxiety. After 31 years here I should know to treat the television weather reports with a degree of uncertainty. Reports tend to focus on the island of Oahu, and even though we are only 100 nautical miles from the island, Kauai weather can be quite fickle. With seven micro … [Read more...]

Best Things To Do On Kauai In April

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Kauai Festivals, Events, Hikes, and Outings With Spring in full regalia the island of Kauai pulls out all the stops to embrace the new season. We have compiled a calendar of events, festivals and great hikes to consider prior to your arrival. Take time to plan, some of these best things to do on Kauai in April will fill quickly. April 1: The 9th Biannual Kauai Plant and Seed Exchange from 12pm to 7pm next to Papaya's Whole Food in Kapaa. Although you will not be able to bring back seeds from Kauai to the mainland there is still plenty to experience at this event. Presentations on Hawaiian herbal medicine and the … [Read more...]

Prince Kuhio Celebration | Events Schedule 2012

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The Prince Kuhio Celebration is just days away beginning on March 11, 2012. The celebration has expanded this year to 14 days of entertainment and great things to do in the Poipu Beach area. Here is our events schedule for your convenience: Pacific International Free Diving and Spearfishing Championships Sunday March 11 through Friday March 16, 2012 This event is new this year. Kauai will host teams from Australia, New Zealand, Guam, New Caledonia, and Tahiti. Catch the Awards Banquet at Joe's on the Green on Friday March 16 at 5pm Prince Kuhio Rodeo Sunday March 18 at CJM Stables at 10am This popular event … [Read more...]

Kauai Marathon 2012 | Things To Do In Hawaii

Finishing the Kauai Marathon

A significant sporting milestone was reached quietly yet inexorably this morning while the gentle denizens of Kauai Hawaii were sleeping. The Kauai Marathon 2012 is less than 200 days away and while most aspiring contestants will remind themselves that they have plenty of time to train. They should move forward on reserving their Kauai vacation rental for this storied event. Accommodations close to the start and finish lines are already receiving calls for the race which will be held on September 2, 2012. With the rich alternative to traditional hotels available in the area there will be choices ranging from B and … [Read more...]

Poipu Rotary Club | Making a Difference in Kauai

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Want to make a difference while you are on a romantic getaway to Kauai Hawaii? Taste a bit of the local flavor, sip great wines and help an even greater cause? If so, you need to mark your vacation calendar next year for the Rotary Club of Poipu wine extravaganza held annually. It's one of the best things to do on Kauai for oenophiles. This is the Club’s primary fundraiser of the year and it is always a memorable event. The crowd was entertained with the sweet melodies of Hawaiian music interspersed with unexpected rock and roll, and hip jazz interludes. A highlight of this year's event was an art display … [Read more...]

Counting Whales In Kauai | Best Things To Do In Hawaii

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It is turning into a historic whale watching season here in Kauai Hawaii. My casual observations from the lanai of our vacation rental has been fruitful. Gazing down the rocky coast during the winter season has never disappointed. Admittedly, I cannot distinguish a male juvenile from an expectant mother when it comes to the rorquals, a family that includes the blue, sei, fin, minke, and Bryde's whale. But it's obvious that these are the biggest kids on the block at this time of the year, and it seems like there are quite a few in the neighborhood. My hunch proved correct when the NOAA's Hawaiian Islands Humpback … [Read more...]

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