Prince Kuhio Celebration | Events Schedule 2012

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:

Prince Kuhio Celebration

Prince Jonah Kuhio

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

Koloa and the Hawaiian Paniolo have a long and colorful history.

Barrel Racing at the Prince Kuhio Celebration Rodeo

Prince Kuhio Rodeo

Sunday March 18 at CJM Stables at 10am
This popular event brings Hawaii’s best cowboys and cowgirls, paniolostogether for barrel racing, calf roping. There is no charge for this event.

Wisdom of the Kupuna

Sunday March 18 at the NTBG (across from Spouting Horn) at 11am
Here Kupuna Mele Brewer discuss the ancient Hawaiian proverbs and stories that are still very relevant today

Salt production in hanapepe kauai was used to trade for goods from other areas of the islands

Salt Crystal Formation in Hanapepe

The Art and Culture of Hawaiian Salt Making

Monday March 19 at Salt Pond Park in Hanapepe at 9.30am
The art of making salt is over 1000 years old for the Hawaiians of Hanapepe Valley. Learn about their connections to this very special area of Kauai and about some of the families that have been working these plots for centuries.

A Royal Hawaiian Dinner

Tuesday March 20 at Plantation Gardens Restaurant on Poipu Road at 5.30pm
Taste great local foods along with the favorite Hawaiian seafood at this great eatery. The attire for the evening is Hawaiian clothing… of course. Call 808-742-2216 for reservations.

Talk Story

Wednesday March 21 at the Mariott’s Waiohai Beach Resort on Poipu Road at 10am
Learn about the South Shore culture of Kauai with traditional Hawaiian stories of the past. Call 808-742-4400 for more information.

Prince Kuhio Luau

Thursday March 22 at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa on Poipu Road at 5.30pm
This feast will begin with Hawaiian chants that should not be missed. Here is a wonderful ancient chant by Uncle Nathan from last years Prince Kuhio Celebration

Opening Protocol Honoring Prince Kuhio

Friday March 23 at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa at 1.30pm
Hawaiian cultural demonstrations will begin at from 2pm and last until 7pm
See how kapa is made, weaving of baskets and the making of Hawaiian poi Here is a clip from last years Waipa Kalo Festival.

Amateur Boxing

At the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall at 5pm March 23 There is an $8 entrance fee. Brought to you by the local PAL League of Kauai.

Prince Kuhio Commemorative Ceremonies

Saturday March 24 at Prince Kuhio Park on Lawai Road at 10am Observe opening ceremonies and celebration to the Statesman Prince.

43rd Annual Prince Kuhio Long Distance Canoe Race

Saturday March 24 at Kalapaki Beach at 10am Teams will finish at Poipu Beach State Park.
Here is a clip from the start of last years race.

Hawaiian Entertainment at Grand Hyatt Kauai

Saturday March 24 at 6pm Starts with great Hawaiian entertainment and the children’s Hula Show at 7pm on the Seaview Terrace, Free.

Taiko Drumming and Craft Fair

Sunday March 25 at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, 9am till 3pm. Learn about Native Hawaiian culture and the arts. Here is a clip of the famous Taiko Drummers of Waimea

Prince Kuhio Birthday Celebration

Monday March 26 at the Grand Hyatt Kauai at 6pm with opening torch lighting ceremony. Hawaiian music and traditional Hula show will highlight the evening. Here is a little hula to put you in the mood.

We hope to see everyone at these great events it’s one of the best things to do on Kauai.

About Joe Sylvester

Aloha! I have lived on Kauai for 33 years where I have worked as an Agronomist for 17 years, owned an art gallery for 11 years and own a vacation rental for 17 years in the town of Poipu. I am a former Peace Corps volunteer and have been married since 1985.
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