2023 Events and Festivities

Whether you come to the Garden Island in winter, summer, spring, or fall, one thing doesn’t change - Kauai remains a boon for those who love the beauty of nature. In March, visitors will find gorgeous fresh produce at local farmers' markets, tours of historic locations, outdoor art showcases, and more. Even on the smallest island outside of peak busy season, there is still plenty to do in paradise. 

Here are our picks for the best events and festivals on Kauai island in March 2023. 

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Tours of Grove Farm Museum

One of the first sugar plantations in Hawaii, Grove Farm was founded back in 1854. Today, the site, just southeast of Lihue, is a museum and an excellent historical and cultural landmark. 2-hour guided tours, which have been back in full swing since 2022, run throughout March, happening twice daily every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Where: Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum
When: 10 AM and 1 PM - Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
More Info: https://grovefarm.org/

Aloha Friday Art Nights

A fantastic (and completely free) way to connect with local art and artists on the island of Kauai is by visiting Kress Street in Lihue on Friday afternoons this March.

This is the site of Aloha Friday Art Nights, where local artists take to the street and showcase their talents live - “from music to murals.” It’s free fun for the whole family and a great way to connect with local culture.

Where: Kress St, Lihue
When: Fridays, 2 PM - 6 PM
More Info: https://www.kauaimurals.com/aloha-friday-art-night

Hale Puna Farmers Market

Hale Puna is one of the oldest buildings in Hawaii, first constructed in 1828 in West Kauai as the home of Reverend Peter Gulick. Today owners are restoring the property and transforming it into a traditional forest garden and community center. 

One of the reasons why the Hale Puna Farmers Market is a great choice for your local produce search is that 100% of the proceeds go to support interns at their farm school. Hale Puna is also a great place to support because of its role in the community. For instance, they offer a CSA program.  
Where: 9567 Huakai Rd, Waimea, HI 96796, United States (under the giant monkeypod tree!)
When: Thursdays, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
More Info: https://www.halepuna.org/farmers-market

Alakoko Shop Plant Swap Sundays

If you’re a fan of plants, few places in the world offer a more impressive array. The people of Kauai are proud of their relationship with the natural world, and one place this can be seen is every Sunday at the Alakoko Shop in Lihue.

Operating with the hashtag #plantsarefriends, “Plant Swap Sundays” are set to run weekly throughout March.

Where: Alakoko Shop on Kress St, Lihue
When: Sundays, 10 AM - 2 PM
More Info: https://www.alakoko.com/service/events-and-workshops/

Whether you’re looking to experience art, history, nature, or all three - there’s plenty on the calendar for Kauai this March. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!

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