The first-ever Western fashion show coordinated by Joelle Souza marked the Sunset Hoolaulea and formal opening ceremonies of Koloa Plantation Days at the Poipu Beach Athletic Club.
The fashion show drew much of its talent from the Plantation Days Rodeo, which opened the 11-day celebration that offers more than 30 events through its run that ends Sunday, July 29, with the Keoki’s Paradise Ukes in Paradise event at the Poipu Shopping Village restaurant. Highlighting the festivities is the historic Koloa Plantation Days parade Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m., which started the event 30 years ago to celebrate 150 years of sugar in Hawaii. There will be a cavalcade of walking units, motorized units and floats and horseback riders. The Koloa Plantation Days park celebration immediately follows the parade, at the Anne S. Knudsen Park, with food, games, crafts, keiki rides, nonstop entertainment and more.