Prince Kuhio Celebration

Prince Kuhio Festival

If you are traveling to Poipu from March 21-29, than you will have the unique opportunity to learn about Kauai’s rich history and culture with an array of events celebrating Prince Johah Kuhio Kalanianaole. Born on the south side of Kauai, Prince Kuhio was known as the “Prince of the People” for his efforts as a statesman perpetuating Hawaiian cultural values and the Hawaiian people.

The festival lasts for two weeks and celebrates his legacy with a multitude of interactive educational sessions about Hawaiian cultural practices, arts and crafts. In the line up again is the popular Makauwahi Cave Tour at Makauwahi Reserve, a treasure trove of indigenous and endemic plant species and archeological research. Adding to the mix are many opportunities for entertainment, observing cultural traditions, attending a luau, a rodeo and an outrigger canoe race. Sampling local foods, hearing “talk story” sessions and viewing commemorative ceremonies are also part of the schedule.

Experts in lomilomi massage, salt-making, stone carving, kapa making, lei-making, coconut and lau hala weaving, healing arts, poi pounding and hula kahiko among others will be on hand at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa to teach Native Hawaiian cultural practices. Evening entertainment will also be provided throughout the Festival.

These events are partially sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and County of Kauai, along with the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa and the Poipu Beach Foundation.


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