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The Best Places to Watch Kauai 4th of July Fireworks

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This July, the skies over Kaua‘i will be alive with a dazzling full moon and brilliant firework displays celebrating our nation’s independence. From beachside barbecues to art fairs to outdoor concerts, this summer promises to be a spectacular one from the beautifully landscaped hills of Princeville to the lush jungles of Wailua to the sunny southern shores and gorgeous beaches of the Leeward Coast. Be sure to plan your summer Hawaiian vacation around these incredible events and more this Kauai 4th of July! Freedom Fest It may sound daunting at

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Farmers’ Market in Kaua‘i

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Blessed with a year-round growing season, warm Hawaiian sunshine, and ample rainfall, Kaua‘i is not known as the Garden Isle out of mere happenstance. The fertile soils of our island’s river valleys and gentle rolling hills provide a bounty of exotic fruits and fresh produce, all of which is available to you during your visit. Every day of the week there is a different farmers’ market in Kauai, meaning you can enjoy the literal fruits of labor from local artisans, farmers, ranchers, and craftsmen. With options ranging from organic coffee

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Must See Kaua’i Attractions

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From towering mountains draped in lush jungles to secluded beaches with pristine white sand, Kaua‘i is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the Hawaiian Islands. Part of the island’s charm is its relaxed atmosphere and laidback style, but during your stay here there are a few things you just can’t miss. So enjoy lazy afternoons by the surf’s edge, take in those calming sunsets from your covered lanai, but be sure you get out and explore all this picturesque island has to offer! Rugged Mountain Splendor Kaua‘i’s

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5 Activities to Stay Fit in Kaua’i

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Time moves a little slower in Kaua’i. This land of swaying palm trees, golden beaches, and secluded valleys is as serene as it is beautiful, making it the perfect place to kick up your feet and relax. However, if the natural beauty of this pristine paradise is calling to you, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and active during your vacation in heaven. So whether it is just to get the blood flowing, to burn off that second trip to the buffet, or to make room for the

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Top Family Friendly Kauai Activities

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You’ve spent all summer planning this incredible island getaway vacation to Kauai. The plane tickets are purchased, the hotel is booked, your swim suit is packed…but suddenly a thought crosses your mind: What if the kids get bored? Sure, you’re more than happy to spend your vacation lounging away on the beach doing nothing (you’ve earned it!), but the kids not so much. They want to do stuff! Luckily for you, Kauai has no shortage of things to do! Family-Friendly Kauai activities are at every turn, and today we want

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Local Spotlight: Grove Farm Museum

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Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum This week’s featured attraction is the Grove Farm Museum. Originally founded in 1864, Grove Farm grew from a small struggling farm to a highly successful sugar plantation under the ownership of George N. Wilcox. In 1975, the homestead portion of the plantation was turned into the Grove Farm Museum. Located in the center of Lihue, the museum sits on 100 acres of land and includes the original plantation main house, the owner’s cottage, guest cottage, old office, and the housing camp for plantation workers/other residents.

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Hau’oli La Makuakane

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Hau’oli La Makuakane is Hawaiian for Happy Father’s Day! Ahh Aloha would like to wish all of the fathers out there, both on and off Kauai, a very happy Father’s Day, and thank them for all the hard work and time they put in. We hope you all have a safe and relaxing Father’s Day!

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King Kamehameha Day Celebration

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 King Kamehameha Day Looking for something to do this Saturday? Head into Lihue to enjoy the King Kamehameha Day Celebration. Festivities begin at 9:00 am with the Floral Parade, which will process from Vidinha Stadium to the Historic County Building on Rice Street. After the parade, join in the fun on the lawn of the Historic County Building where you can enjoy live Hawaiian entertainment, food booths, craft vendors and more! Admission is free!

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Local Spotlight: Kauai Tubing Adventure

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Kauai Tubing Adventure in the Mountains This week’s featured attraction is Kauai tubing. If you’re ready for a real water adventure, be sure to check this one out! Hosted by Kauai Backcountry Adventures, the tubing tour gives you exclusive access to former Lihue Plantation lands and scenery that is absolutely stunning. Starting from centrally located Lihue after a brief safety presentation, you will enjoy a very bouncy ride up into the mountains (usually in a four wheel drive van) to the launch site, while your tour guides provide information about

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West Side Fire Impacts Travel to Waimea Canyon

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Fire fighters are continuing to fight brush fires on the west side of the island. Since Monday (5/15/17), more than 60 acres of brush have been burned by a series of wildfires. Approximately 30 employees from the Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Kauai Fire Department have been working tirelessly to create a control area along the western edge of Waimea Canyon. No homes or structures are currently threatened by the fire, which so far has not spread beyond land that was once part of a sugar cane

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