2023 Events and Festivities

The Hawaiian Islands are diving into summer!

The Kauai calendar is looking quite complete for this upcoming June. Festivals, local music, fast cars…the list goes on for events coming soon to The Garden Isle.  

What follows is a hand-picked selection of the very best in our view. Some are one-time special events; others are beloved recurring traditions. All are worth your consideration during your visit to Kauai this June!

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Kauai Pride Parade & Festival

On the first Saturday of June, Kauai will participate in Pride's celebration. First, there will be a parade down Rice Street in Lihue from 9 to 10. Following the parade, there will be a festival from 10 to 2, with live performances, food trucks, face painting, and henna.

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 9 AM - 2 PM

Where: Rice St, Lihue

More Info: Kauai Pride Parade & Festival

Soto Zen Bon Festival

Dating back five generations and representing Hawaii’s rich Japanese American heritage, the Soto Zen Bon Festival is a celebratory showcase of Bon Dance culture. This event will be held at the Soto Zen Temple in Hanapepe. Music and dancing will abound! This is an excellent opportunity to both rejoice and learn.

When: Friday, June 16th, 6 PM - 10 PM

Where: 13500 Kaumualii Hwy, Hanapepe (Kauai Soto Zen Temple)

More Info: Kauai Soto Zen

Healing Horses Horsemanship Camp

One of the most unique and intriguing events coming to Kauai this June is the Horsemanship Camp at Healing Horses in Kapaa. As their name implies, Healing Horses provides equine therapy for kids ages 4 to 18. Masks will still be required, and the number of participants will be limited. 

When: June 5th - June 9th, June 26th - June 30th; 8:30 AM - 2 PM

Where: Kapaa Bypass, Kapaa (Healing Horses Kauai)

More Info: Healing Horses Kauai

Kauai Autocross

On Saturday morning, June 24th, Vidinha Stadium in Lihue will be alive with a chorus of revving engines and squealing tires. That’s because it will be the site of Kauai Autocross, a must-see event for any car enthusiast. It is the “only place on the island where you can safely test your car’s limits.”  

When: Saturday, June 24th, 9 AM

Where: Hoolako St, Lihue (Vidinha Stadium)

More Info: SCCA Kauai

Kane Koa

This award-winning band from Maui is credited with pioneering a genre they call Hawaiian jam rock. This June, they’ll be playing a unique tribute to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon at Anaina Hou Community Park in Kilauea. Hear these iconic songs as you’ve never heard, with a distinct Hawaiian musical flavor.

When: Saturday, June 3rd, 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Where: 5-2723 Kuhio Hwy, Kilauea (Anaina Hou Community Park)

More Info: Anaina Hou Community Park

The events coming to Kauai this June seem nearly as manifold as the famous landscape they will take place on.

We hope you find this a helpful starting place for planning your June on the island of Kauai. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit! 

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