A theme behind many of the events coming to Kauai this November seems to be the flaunting of its beauty. From scenic yoga and meditation to runners passing in front of an old sugar mill to slack key guitar, there seems to be a lot on the calendar designed to make you look around and say, “aahhhhhhh….” You know what we mean?
Here are the best events and festivals coming to Kauai in November.
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2023 Events and Festivities
Events for Kauai in November 2023 will be posted in the coming weeks. Typically, we'll update this page about six to eight weeks before the month in question. Below, you can review a summary of what happened within the last 12-18 months, as many of these Hawaii events are held annually.
2022 Events and Festivities
Kauai Yoga Festival & Peace Meditation Summit
A strong argument could be made that there is no better location in the observable universe for a yoga and meditation summit than the island of Kauai. Therefore, this is a special opportunity for those who practice yoga, practice meditation and buy plane tickets to Kauai. If that’s you, don’t land at Lihue Airport before looking into this event.
When: Saturday, November 19th, 8 AM - 8 PM
Where: 420 Papaloa Road, Kapa’a (Kauai Shores Hotel)
More Info: Aloha Festival
30th Annual “Kauai Style” Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival
Slack key guitar now makes its way to The Garden Island! Held at the Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort, this ear-pleasing afternoon will soon reach its 30th birthday as it once again showcases this distinctively-Hawaiian instrument in the hands of some of its very best players.
When: Sunday, November 27th, 1 PM - 5 PM
Where: 3610 Rice St, Lihue (Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort)
Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run
10 years younger than its slack-key-festival neighbor, the Old Koloa Sugar Mill run is unlike any other half-marathon in the world because it is set against the backdrop of Hawaii’s first-ever sugar mill - a mill itself is getting dangerously close to 200 years old. In addition to the half-marathon, there will also be a 5K run, a 10K run, and a 5K walk. Please note - there is no same-day registration, so be sure to register ahead of time. See “More Info” for the link to sign up!
When: Saturday, November 12th, 7 AM - 11 AM
Where: Anne Knudsen Park, Junction Maluhia Road, and Emi Road, Koloa
More Info: Old Koloa Sugar Mill Run
Kauai Veterans Parade & Fair
On the first Saturday in November, downtown Lihue will become a rambunctious array of red, white, and blue as the island celebrates its veterans. There will be both a parade and a fair. Although the parade is scheduled to start at 9, those hoping to attend are advised to arrive earlier.
When: Saturday, November 5th, 9 AM - 2 PM
Where: Rice Street, Downtown Lihue
More Info: Downtown Lihue
Makai Music & Art Festival
Once again, a staple of the Kauai event list is the Makai Music & Art Festival, which continues on through November. Every Wednesday, enjoy food, local arts and crafts, live music, and - most importantly - warm sunshine and good vibes. The festival is free, and so is the parking!
When: Wednesdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, 1 PM - 5 PM
Where: 4080 Lei O Papa Road, Princeville (Makai Golf Club)
More Info: Makai Golf - Music & Art Festival
We hope you find this to be a helpful starting place for planning your November in Kauai. As always, mahalo, and best wishes for your visit!