8 a.m. tomorrow Kiahuna Swim and Tennis Club, Po‘ipu
Doubles 3.0 and above, round robin format. Prizes, drinks and snacks provided. $20/person entry fee. Entries due at pro shop by July 17. 742-9533
Historic Hapa Road Walk
10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Raphael’s Church, Koloa
Easy guided walk along old route between Koloa and Po‘ipu with Dr. Hal Hammatt to experience the history of the area including archeological sites and preserves. Samples of taro, sugar, sweet potato and salt grown and manufactured here. Followed by lunch at Po‘ipu Beach Park. Tour and lunch free, T-shirts available for purchase. Hosted by Koloa Community Association. 808-554-9795
Kiahuna Aloha Golf Tournament at Kiahuna Golf Club, Koloa. Shotgun start 12 p.m. Entry fee $90; register early at pro shop. No-handicap 18-hole tournament for visitors and residents. Celebration with food and prizes to follow at Joe’s on the Green. Space is limited to first 72 players, so register early. 742-9595
4 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort, Po‘ipu
Great “block party” in oceanfront setting with live entertainment featuring the legendary Willie K along with Revival, Shilo Pa, Aloha Breeze, the Blond Boys and Pacific Sound Machine on three stages. Food booths from Kaua‘i’s top restaurants including Kauai Pasta, Scotty’s BBQ, Sushi Bushido, Keoki’s Paradise, Joe’s on the Green, Shells, Lappert’s and more. Keiki corner with bounce house, shave ice and fun.
10 a.m. Sunday at Lawai Beach Resort, Po‘ipu
For ages 13 years and under. Register at 9:30 a.m.; 75 maximum. Free round on mini-golf course; refreshments and goodie bags.
Canoe Club Paddle Fest
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday Kalapaki Beach
Kukui‘ula Outrigger Canoe Club Paddle Fest outrigger canoe and paddle board races, food, public activities at Po‘ipu Beach Park, OC-1 and OC-2 races start at Kalapaki Beach at 10 a.m., arrive in Po‘ipu at approximately 11:30 a.m. Standup paddle board and paddle board race start at 10:30 a.m. from Po‘ipu Beach Park to Kukui‘ula Harbor. $30 race entry. Food, refreshments, awards plus outrigger canoe displays, demonstrations and activities for the public. To register go to kukuiluaoutrigger.com or call 635-0165.
9 a.m. Monday
Makawehi sand dune walk at Grand Hyatt Kaua’i, Po‘ipu. From the Seaview Terrace, a guide from Kaua‘i Historical Society leads two-hour round-trip walk through resort grounds to Keoneloa beach and sandstone bluffs, pointing out ancient Hawaiian structures, unusual native plants and animals, and area’s unique geological and social history. Wear walking shoes and sun protection; bring drinking water. For information call 742-1234.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Point at Po‘ipu
Koloa Plantation Days craft fair at the Point at Po‘ipu. A variety of handcrafted jewelry, artwork, Hawaiian print accessories, ribbon lei, floral hair ornaments and gifts made in Hawai‘i.
Ethnic cooking demonstration
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday Koloa Town Center Courtyard
Enjoy samples of favorite foods of Hawai‘i’s multi-ethnic plantation communities as the plantation chef prepares this unique cuisine. Hosted by Koloa Town Merchants.
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday
Polynesian revue with fire dancers at Po’ipu Shopping Village offer an exciting and colorful show of music and dances from Hawai‘i, Tahiti and Polynesia, complete with fire knife dance. Performed by Urahutia, award-winning group of dancers and drummers.
Maha‘ulepu coastal hike
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
Maha‘ulepu coastal hike past Po‘ipu, sponsored by Malama Maha‘ulepu. This moderate hike along a beach trail surrounding the bluffs overlooking spectacular Maha‘ulepu area. Wear sturdy shoes, hats, sunblock and bring drinking water. Meet near CJM Stables. For reservations call 742-2024.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday
Traditional Hawaiian Games at Kiahuna Plantation Outrigger. Children have fun with games like disk throwing, spear throwing, “chicken fight,” coconut toss and 50-yard dash. Refreshments include shave ice and hot dogs.
Barrel racing competition
6 p.m. Wednesday
American West Barrel Racing Competition at CJM Stables, Po‘ipu. Ladies compete for rodeo rankings for state and national competitions in barrel races.
7 p.m. Wednesday
Historic Video Showing at Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort features “The Hawaiians” by Edgy Lee. Filmmaker to participate.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday
Plantation Days putting contest at Po‘ipu Bay Resort Golf Club. Fun for keiki and adults putting on practice greens at Po‘ipu Bay, adjacent to the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i.
6 p.m. at Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i, Po‘ipu
Luau buffet dinner and show. Receive a discount by booking directly with the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i at 240-6456. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Buffet with kalua pork, beef, fish, salads, desserts. Exciting Hawaiian and Polynesian show in gorgeous outdoor setting.
9 a.m. to noon July 25
Watercolor painting workshop at Maha‘ulepu. Local artists point out strategic viewpoints of this rugged coastline beyond Po‘ipu. For ages 15 and up; attendance is limited, $15 for supplies. Sponsored by Malama Maha‘ulepu. For reservations call 742-2024.
Old Koloa Town
5:30 p.m. July 25 from Koloa School
A local guide will talk story about Koloa and the industries and businesses that thrived there, including the first sugar plantation in Hawai‘i and the whaling ships that provisioned in Koloa. During this easy walk, guide gives interesting history of churches and other historic buildings in town.
Family movie night
6:45 p.m. July 25 Koloa Missionary Church
On the lawn of Koloa Missionary Church families are invited to bring a blanket and lawn chairs for an evening movie that is kid friendly. Free admission with popcorn, shaved ice and other treats for donation. For more information, contact church secretary at email@example.com or 742-6777.
10 a.m. Saturday, July 26 in Old Koloa Town
Horseback and walking units, floral floats, vintage cars and decorated vehicles are in a great hometown parade that celebrates aspects of the workers’ camps in plantation towns. Each camp had its ethnic identity, customs, foods, games and sports, music and dance.
Koloa Town celebration
10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 26 at Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Park
Food, crafts, live entertainment and a fun zone for a $2 fee. Featuring headliners Bruddah Noland and Kaukahi, along with comedian Augie T, the Pacific Fleet Band, Aloha Breeze, taiko drummers and hula, a revival and the Super Stars Kaua‘i competition. Food booths with local specialties. There will be 70 craft vendors offering products made in Hawai‘i, rides, water slides and activities for children, a silent auction for activities, merchandise, accommodations, golf and dining. For more information call 652-3217.
1 p.m. July 26 at CJM Stables, Po‘ipu
Preliminary roping for Sunday’s rodeo competition. For more information call 742-6096,
Plantation Days rodeo
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27
The 9th annual Plantation Days rodeo at CJM Stables, Po‘ipu, features double mugging, barrel racing, team roping, steer riding, barrel racing, poo wai u, and other events. Rodeo is a big sport in Hawai‘i, so entrants are highly competitive and exciting to watch. $1 admission per person. Food and crafts booths. Bring hats, sunblock. A great family event. Drive one mile past Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort in Po‘ipu and follow signs to CJM Stables. 742-6096
Foe more details on events visit koloaplantationdays.com