Koloa Plantation Days
The 10-day fest celebrates Hawaii's history of sugar plantations in the area where the first plantation was founded.
Experience the glory days of Hawaiian sugar plantations and learn about the culture of the immigrants that worked the land from places including Japan, China, the Philippines and Europe during this week-long celebration of the plantation heritage of Koloa and Poipu, two close-knit communities located in the south shore of Kauai. The event is mostly free and open to families. Activities include the Historic Hapa Trail Walk, rodeo roping, Polynesian Revue and fire dancing, keiki “catch and release” fishing experience, historic tour of McBryde Garden, a watercolor class, a Heritage Craft Fair and a cooking demonstration by executive chef Mark Arriola of Merriman’s Fish House.
Outdoor types will appreciate the walks and hikes offered during the week, including the scenic Mahaulepu Coastal Hike and the Old Koloa Town Historic Walk. End the week with the annual Historic Koloa Plantation Days Parade and Park Celebration, a fitting end for a fun-filled festival.