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Kauai bound? Koloa Plantation Days, 7/22-31/2011

Koloa Plantation Days

If you’re headed to Kauai, you’re in luck, especially if you’re into rodeo activities.  Koloa Plantation Days is a mix of culture, plantation history, sports, recreation, live entertainment, food and fun for the entire family.

Kick off is Friday, July 22nd, with the Plantation Days Rodeo – preliminary roping & American west barrel racing at CIM stables,  from noon till 5:30 pm.   Following the rodeo events, stick around for a Paniolo Cookout and Slack Key music, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.  (Call 808-742-6096.)

If tennis is more your game, Saturday starts off at 8:00 am with the Charity Tennis Tournament for United Way at Poipu Kai.   You’ll have to be a spectator, since the deadline for registering was July 15th.  Call 808-634-6050.   There is also a historic Hapa Trail Walk & Lunch leaving from St. Raphael’s Church at 9:00 am.  (808)652-2063

And, back at CIM Stables, the roping event kicks off at noon and runs till 5:00 pm.

Sunday, the 24th, the Charity Tennis Tournament for United Way continues at 8:00 am till 4:30 pm.  There is also a Miniature Golf Tournament for kids 13 and younger at the Lawai Beach Resort, starting at 10:00 am, call (808)240-5179.   And, from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, the 12th Annual Plantation Days Rodeo, pre-rodeo entertainment helps to raise funds for the YMCA.  ($2/adults, children free with $1/adult going to the YMCA.)  Yes, its back at the CIM Stables, (808)742-6096

Monday morning, you can join in the Makawehi Sand Dune Walk, leaving from the Grand Hyatt Kauai, Seaview Terrace at 9:00 am (808)742-1234.  The Kukuiula Village is the site for a Historic Film Night Exhibit from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.  (808)742-9545

Koloa Plantation Days Craft Fair at The Point at Poipu, runs from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm, Tuesday, July 26th.  (808)742-1888   A Mixed plate-Live Music event is scheduled from 3:00 pm till 7:00 pm at the Old Koloa Town Courtyard. (808)742-7238   Eat early and make a quick run to the Poipu Shopping Village and you can catch the Polynesian Review & Fire Dance, 7:30-8:30 pm. (808)742-2831

Wednesday, July 27th, the Mahaulepu Coastal Hike by Malama Mahaulepu, 9:00 – 11:30 am.  (808)742-2024   Traditional Hawaiian Games at the Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation, 10 am – noon.  (808)742-6411  Plantation Treats at Kauai Culinary Market, Kukuiula Village, 4 – 6 pm.  (808)742-9545

Look back through the Sugar Era on Thursday at the Old Koloa Mill by Grove Farm, 9 – 11 am. (808)245-3678 ext. 222   Plantation Days Putting Contest at the Poipu Bay Resort Golf Club, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  (808)742-8711   And, the Grand Hyatt Kauai is the location of the Luau Buffet Dinner & Show, 6:00 pm.  (Book via the Hyatt for a discount: 808-240-6456)

Friday, July 29th, Mahaulepu Watercolor Class by Malama Mahaulepu.  There is a fee for supplies or you can bring your own.  (808)742-2024   Talk Story – Sweet Memories of Old Koloa at the Koloa Union Church, 4:30 pm (808)332-0303.  Old Koloa Historical Walk leaves the Koloa School at 5:30 pm. (808)332-5201

Saturday, July 30thAnnual Parade & Park Celebration

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Historic Parade – 10:00 am, Koloa Town   Floats, marching units, riders, classic cars, and the Pacific Fleet Band.

Park Celebration – 11 am – 5:00 pm, Anne Knudsen (Koloa) Park   Food, crafts, live entertainment featuring Henry Kapona & Band, Frank DeLima, Augie T, and more!  $2 admission  (808)652-3217

Things wrap up on Sunday with the Paddle Fest at Poipu Beach Park, by Kukuiula Canoe Club.  10 am – 2 pm.  (808)635-0165

Well, as you can see, its a busy week in Koloa, Kauai!  Love the way they’ve scheduled activities so that you can attend the majority of them without missing out on something else that might be going on.  So, if your plans put you on Kauai between the 22nd and 31st of July, you should have a great time in store with all the activities surround the Koloa Plantation Days!

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