2018 marks the 33rd year for Koloa Plantation Days Festival, a nine day celebration of Hawaii’s sugar industry and heritage. Koloa plantation was founded in 1835, the first in the islands. The birth of the sugar industry shaped the lives of everyone in Hawaii forever. Although the mill and fields are idle in Koloa as well as virtually all over the state, many people in Hawaii are former workers themselves or descendants of plantation workers. Koloa Plantation Days Festival brings people to Koloa and Poipu on Kauai’s south shore to celebrate aspects of the plantation lifestyle.
Koloa Plantation Days Festival is held every year in July. The many ethnic groups that came to Hawaii to work on sugar plantations, and the Hawaiians who welcomed them, are celebrated through music, dance, costumes, and food throughout this ten-day festival. This year the Koloa Plantation Days Festival is from July 20th to July 29th and every day is packed with events and activities. Offering parades, rodeos, runs, gaming, shows and more, you are sure to find plenty of ways to enjoy your time on the south shore.
Koloa Plantation Days Festival Schedule
Friday, July 20th, 2018
Saturday, July 21st, 2018
Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Thursday, July 26th, 2018
Friday, July 27th, 2018
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Koloa Plantation Days Festival – Map of Events
For more detailed information about the history and featured events of the festival, go to the Koloa Plantation Days website.
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