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Kauai Calendar of Events: Kau Wela Summer Festival

Experience ancient Hawaiian culture in a lush jungle destination along the Wailua River, where grass huts are tucked in among palm groves and the river drifts gently by at one of our favorite Kauai calendar of events.

The Kamokila Hawaiian Village holds the Kau Wela Summer Festival each summer, when this recreated traditional Hawaiian village comes to life. Find some shade under a palm and lose yourself in the mesmerizing movements of traditional Hawaiian hula as well as Tahitian dancing. With the blue sky overhead and the river idling by, the beat of Tahitian drums will transport you to a remote time and place. Browse vendors offering Polynesian crafts and engage in traditional Hawaiian games. No island get-together is complete without a hearty feast, and this is no exception, with a variety of Hawaiian comfort foods on offer. Paddle by canoe upriver for a visit to the magnificent Secret Falls, stopping along the way to explore Fern Grotto, where ancient ferns drape across a large lava rock grotto.

Attend This Event

The Kau Wela Summer Festival on the Kauai entertainment calendar is held in late June or early July at the Kamokila Hawaiian Village located in Kauai’s east coast town of Kapa’a at 580 Kuamo`o Rd. Tickets are $10-12 for adults and $5-6 for children ages 3-12.

Around the Area

The Kamokila Hawaiian Village is located across from Opaeka’a Falls, a 151-foot waterfall that is conveniently visible from a viewing area near a parking lot. This 40 foot wide falls is viewed at a distance through the valley. Opaeka’a Falls is located right next to Wailua River State Park, where you will find the even more magnificent Wailua Falls, although it is a ten-mile journey between the two falls since there is no direct route. This 173-foot falls is also conveniently viewed from a viewing area near the parking lot, and a much closer view of this thundering falls makes it well worth a visit.

Contact Us for More Kauai Calendar of Events

We have vacation rentals at nearly 30 properties on Kauai’s north, east, and south shores. Staying at one of our east coast properties such as Banyan Harbor, Lae Nani, Pono Kai, Kauai Beach Resort, Kaha Lani, or Islander on the Beach will put you in perfect proximity for enjoying the Kau Wela Summer Festival and beautiful beaches. Many of our vacation rentals offer amenities such as refreshing swimming pools, full kitchens, and island-inspired décor. Contact us at 866-922-5642 or [email protected] to learn more about Kauai calendar of events and to book one of our vacation rentals!