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Title:Waimea Town Celebration
Date:2/18/2017 (Saturday)
Address:Various venues
Location:Waimea, HI
Hours:See details for event schedule
Cost/Cover:See details for ticket pricing
Web Page:http://www.waimeatowncelebration.com/
Contact Info:aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com 808-651-5744
Details:We celebrate our proud history and tight-knit community with over a week of cultural and recreational events! Whether you prefer being a spectator or want to get in on the action, Waimea Town Celebration offers something for everyone!

Waimea Town will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2017 and our town will be filled with 8 days of events that include hula & hawaiian music; Kaua?i cocktails & cuisine; the largest Hawaiian rodeo in all of the islands; a long distance canoe race; a celebration for King Kaumuali?i; a film festival; softball and 3-on-3 basketball tournaments; a deconstructed triathlon of an ocean swim race, a 10.8 mile cyclist road race and a fun run (10K, 5K, 2K); paniolo hat lei, ice cream eating and ?ukulele contests; and cultural exhibits all culminating in a 2-day ho?olaule?a with continuous LIVE entertainment on a big stage, local food booths, craft vendors, games, rides and a beer garden!


FEBRUARY 18 - 25, 2017

8 DAYS OF EVENTS
STAY TUNED FOR NEW EVENTS BEING CREATED IN ADDITION TO THE FOLLOWING:

02.18.17 - SAT KAUA?I COCKTAILS & CUISINE & CONCERT BY AMANDA VERNON | 6:30 PM @ WAIMEA THEATER
Sample drinks like Rum Punch and Pineapple Passion from Koloa Rum (the only distillery on the island), sake from Cherry Co., and locally brewed beer from Kaua'i Beer Company and accompanied by local cuisine from popular Kaua?i food trucks! Must be 21 years and older.
Tickets are available at our Box Office for $50 / $75 for VIP(early entry/meet and greet Amanda Vernon) or order tickets over the phone with Puni Patrick at 808/651-5744 (aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com) SPONSORED BY ISHIHARA MARKET

02.19.17 - SUN MANA TIME TRIAL | 9:00 AM @ MACARTHUR BEACH PARK
?The Mana Time Trial is a competitive bicycle road race for cyclists and triathletes. This 10.8 miles TT starts and ends at MacArthur Park at Kekaha Beach and is open to ages 10 years and older.
For additional information, please contact Mary Williamson at p2mKauai@gmail.com or visit pedaltothemeadow.com.

?02.20.17 - MON WAIMEA FILM FESTIVAL'S HIFF HANA HOU | 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ WAIMEA THEATER
Join us at the Historic Waimea Theater for a full day of cultural documentaries and films from the 36th Hawai?i International Film Festival. Ticket prices are $10 General Admission OR purchase a $40 WFF Pass for all of the screenings + pupus.
For additional information, please contact Puni Patrick at 808/651-5744 or aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com.?

02.22.17 - WED AMBASSADOR OF ALOHA | 6:30 PM @ WAIMEA THEATER
We continue our island tradition of "commUNITY" by honoring a person for the aloha they give all year long! This year's recipient is Keith Yap, Chairman for Kaua?i/Ni?ihau Burial Council, Treasurer for Hospice, Treasurer for Leadership Kaua?i and Treasurer for West Kaua?i Business & Professional Association. The evening will showcase a Na Hoku Hanohano (Hawai?i?s "grammy") award winning performers of traditional Hawaiian Music. Ticket price is $10 General Admission.
For tickets and additional information contact Puni Patrick at 808/651-5744 or aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com.

02.23.17 - THU TALES & TREATS | 6:30 PM @ WAIMEA THEATER
Come for an entertaining evening of storytelling at the Historic Waimea Theater beginning at 6:30 pm. The $10 price for admission includes TALES told by Kathy "Tita" Collins, one of Hawai?i?s best story tellers and TREATS of cupcakes from Kuppycakes by J, Lokelani Ice Cream from Super Duper II and malasadas and cream puffs from Gina?s.
For tickets and additional information contact Puni Patrick at 808/651-5744 or aloha@waimeatowncelebration.com.

02.24.17 - 02.26.17 - FRI - SUN | WAIMEA ROUND UP RODEO @ THE FRIENDSHIP DO RANCH (OLD WAIMEA DAIRY)
The largest traditional rodeo in all of the Hawaiian Islands features events like the Paniolo Po'owalu and Double Mugging which are unique to Hawai'i Rodeos. Team roping on Friday (10 AM - 5:30 PM) is free for spectators. Saturday & Sunday's events begin at 10 AM. Admission on Sat/Sun is $5/Adults; $3/Child (5-12 Years). Food concession and crafts will be available.
For additional information, please contact Kevin Blackstad at 808/645-1510 or kelkob@hawaii.rr.com.

02.24.17 - 02.25.17 - FRI & SAT HERITAGE OF ALOHA HO'OLAULE'A @ THE OLD WAIMEA DAIRY SITE
A 2-day ho'olaule'a of continuous LIVE entertainment on a big stage, local food booths, games and rides for the keiki, craft vendors and a beer garden that includes wine and Rum Punch and Pineapple Passion from Kaua'i's own Koloa Rum. Admission is FREE!
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?02.24.17 - 02.26.17 - FRI - SUN SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT @ THE WAIMEA ATHLETIC FIELD
Teams from across the State of Hawai?i compete in a double elimination tournament (ASA rules with a few modifications). Admission for spectators is FREE. Food concession at the Waimea Athletic Field will raise additional funds for the Antone Balocan Memorial Fund.
FRIDAY from 5 pm - 9 pm at H.P. Faye Park In Kekaha
SATURDAY from 8 am - 5 pm at Waimea Athletic Field & 8 am - 9 pm at H.P. Faye Park in Kekaha
SUNDAY from 8 am - 2:30 pm at Waimea Athletic Field for Playoffs / Championship Games (1:30 pm for B-Bracket / 2:30 pm for A-Bracket)
For additional information, please contact Don Ouderkirk at 808-482-0886 or donald.ouderkirk@yahoo.com.

02.24.17 - 02.25.17 - FRI & SAT 3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT @ WAIMEA CANYON PARK BASKETBALL COURTS
This is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the island and benefits the Westside Basketball Club. All games are held at the Waimea Canyon Park Basketball Courts on the corner of Huaka?i Road and Kaumuali?i Highway. The cost is $10/player (school division) and $25/player (adult division). Late Registration is $30/player. Adult Male Teams? Late Registration is at 5 pm on Friday with games from 6 pm - 9 pm. Youth Teams? Late Registration is 8 am on Saturday with games from 9 am - 4 pm.
For additional information, please contact Dino Pabre at 808-286-2064.

02.25.17 - SAT WAIMEA TOWN CELEBRATION?S LONG DISTANCE CANOE RACE @ WAIMEA LANDING
Traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes race along the Waimea shoreling competing in the Century (+300), Half-Century (+150) and Quarter-Century (+75) Divisions for Men, Women and mixed crews. Lunch will be provided to all paddlers and the Awards Ceremony begins at 1:00 pm. A food concession will be on site and admission is FREE.
For additional information, please contact Dana Miyaki at 808-332-7625.

02.24.17-02.25.17 - FRI & SAT PANIOLO HAT LEI CONTEST @ WEST KAUA?I VISITOR CENTER
Make a lei that a cowboy would be proud to wear on a cowboy hat and enter it in 1 of 2 categories: "Most Beautiful" (use only fresh materials) and "Most Unique" (any material is acceptable). Lei are to be dropped off between 7 am - 9 am on Friday and judging until noon. All lei will be available for viewing from noon to 6 pm on Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Awards will be given at 3:30 pm on Saturday.
For additional information, please contact Aletha Kaohi at 808-338-1332.

02.25.17 - SAT FUN RUN (10K, 5K, 2K RACES) @ WAIMEA PLANTATION COTTAGES
The 40th Annual Captain Cook Caper Run benefits Kaua'i Police Activities League (KPAL).
10K Race from 1/3 miles east of the Navy Housing Gate to Waimea Plantation Cottages
5K Race from Hwy 50 fronting Kekaha Neighborhood Center to Waimea Plantation Cottages
2K Race on the grounds of the Waimea Plantation Cottages
Cost is $30/Adults and $25/ 17 years and younger. (Late Registration is $40.) Register on Friday at the Heritage of Aloha Ho?olaule?a (Old Waimea Mill Site) from 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm. Late Registration is Saturday at the Waimea Plantation Cottages from 5:30 am - 6:30 am.
For additional information, please contact Sergeant Anthony Morita at 808-635-6011.

02.25.17 - SAT LAPPERT'S ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST | NOON @ OLD WAIMEA MILL SITE
Lappert's Ice Cream Eating Contest is FREE to participate. Sign up at 11:30 am on Saturday next to the big stage at the Old Waimea Mill Site. The contest begins at noon. Age categories are as follows: (1) 5 to 8 years old; (2) 9 to 15 years old; (3) 16 to 25 years old; (4) 26 to 35 years old; (5) 36 to 54 years old; and (6) 55+ years and older.
For additional information, please contact Candy Barr at 808-338-1522.

02.25.17 - SAT SCOTTY'S MUSIC ?UKULELE CONTEST | 1:00 PM @ OLD WAIMEA MILL SITE
Sign up on Saturday from 10 am - 12:45 pm at the Information Booth at the Old Waimea Mill site. Rules are (1) 3 minutes maximum per song; (2) 1 song per entry; (3) Soloists only, no groups allowed; (4) Judged on presentation, tone, showmanship, difficulty of song and overall performance. Only ?ukulele talent will be judged, not singing. Age Groups: Up to 6th grade; 7th to 9th grade; 10th to 12th grade; and Adults. Prizes: Every player will walk away with a prize! An ?ukulele will be awarded to the "Best ?Ukulele Picker" in memory of Byron Hahn-Morin.
For additional information, please contact Carrie Newcomb at 808-338-1332.

02.24.17 & 02.25.17 (FRI & SAT) SILENT AUCTION | 5-9/FRI & 10-8/SAT @ OLD WAIMEA MILL SITE
Island activities, hotel stays and Kaua?i-made-products will be available to bid on to support the preservation of the Historic Waimea Theater. Cash and credit card payments will be accepted. Mahalo to all of our local businesses for their support!
For additional information, please contact Darlene Schneider at 808-335-4670.
Event is:One Day Only
Audience:All Welcome
Category:Festival
Submitted by:contributed
 
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