With an abundance of beautiful scenery to inspire, the art scene is alive and well on Kauai. Visit the many small-town Kauai art galleries around the island, attend a festival that will help you delve deeper into the Hawaiian culture, and slow down to appreciate the storied past of this beautiful isle.
Book the Na Waiwai Tour
This excursion with Holo Holo Charters and the National Botanical Garden will take you on a journey where you will experience the importance of the land and sea to ancient Hawaiian people, and is one of the top Kauai Hawaii tours. Through hiking, native plant observation, a garden walk, and a visit to a traditional Hawaiian home, your informative guide will give you hands-on experiences to explain the sustainable systems of the ancient Hawaiians. Beautiful scenery, a sunset boat ride, and waterfalls along the way will make this a memorable and educational experience. Book your tour at www.holoholokauaiboattours.com.
Attend the Queen Emma Festival
If your schedule is flexible, plan your trip to Kauai in October to attend this cherished event. Step back in time as Queen Emma rides into the meadow in Koke’e State Park on horseback, wearing traditional period clothing. Queen Emma was wife of King Kamehameha IV, who reigned as King of Hawaii from 1855-1863. Much more than a production put on for tourists, the Queen Emalani Festival is a memorable local event that celebrates Hawaii’s history and culture through song, hula, pageantry, food, and special exhibits. Join locals and travelers alike to celebrate the rich culture of Kauai and Hawaii. Its location in the mountains of Koke’e provides the perfect chance to explore both Koke’e State Park and adjacent Waimea Canyon State Park, which are rich with scenic viewpoints and rugged hiking trails.
Browse Local Works at Kauai Art Nights Across the Island
Held on Friday or Saturday evenings in various towns across the island, Kauai art nights are a great way to enjoy local food, live music, and high quality, handmade wares created by local artists. The Art Nights around the island are frequented by locals and visitors alike, making them a lively social scene that celebrates local artists. Art Night in the west side town of Hanapepe is held every Friday from 5:00-9:00pm, when this small town lined with art galleries comes alive. On the east coast, the main hub town of Kapa’a holds a lively art night on the first Saturday of every month from 5:00-9:00pm. Kauai’s north shore town of Kilauea holds an art night on the last Saturday of every month from 4:00-8:00pm.