Na'i 'ole LONG DISTANCE CANOE RACE

02.19.22 - SATURDAY - WAIMEA LANDING

​8:00 AM - NOON (AWARDS CEREMONY AT 1:00 PM)

​Traditional Hawaiian outrigger canoes race along the Waimea shoreline competing in the Century (+300), Half-Century (+150) and Quarter Century (+75) Divisions for men, women and mixed crews. ​  ​Lunch provided for all paddlers. Spectators enjoy FREE admission.

For additional info, please contact Val Saffery of Kilohana Canoe Club at 808-345-0250.

SCOTTYʻS MUSIC ʻUKULELE CONTEST

02.26.22 - SaturDAY - 1:00pm Ho`olaulea main stage

​Pre-Register by 12:00 at the Info booth

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 ʻukulele talent will be judged (not singing). Age groups: Up to 6th grade; 7th to 9th grade; 10th to 12th grade; and Adults. Win 'ukulele and other prizes! Only contestants & their immediate family will be allowed into the theater during the contest. Entry Form is on our Downloads Page.

 For additional info, please contact Carrie Newcomb at 808-634-0815.

SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

02.24-27.22 - THU thru SUN - Waimea Canyon ATHLETIC FIELD

​5 - 9 PM (THU & FRI); 8 AM - 5 PM (SAT); 8 AM - 2:30 PM (SUN)

​Teams from across Hawaiʻi compete in a double elimination tournament (ASA rules with a few modifications). Admission for spectators is FREE. Additional games at Faye Park in Kekaha.

For additional info, please contact Laureen Naumu-Balocan at 808-482-0886 or lnbalocan@tmghawaiiltd.com.

KAUAI PANIOLO SHOWDOWN RODEO

02.24-26.22 - thu, FRI & SAT - THE FRIENDSHIP DO RANCH

​6:00 pm (Thu), 9 AM - till pau (fri) & 9 am - 3 pm (SAT)

​The largest traditional rodeo in all of the Hawaiian Islands features events like the Paniolo Poʻowalu and Double Mugging which are unique to Hawaiʻi Rodeos. 

$5/Adult and $3/Child (5-12 years).

For additional info, please contact Kimo Akita at 808-639-8598..

competitions & contests

SUPER DUPER 2ʻS ICE CREAM EATING CONTEST

02.26.22 - SATURDAY - OLD WAIMEA SUGAR MILL SITE

​NOON @ Heritage of aloha hoʻolauleʻa

​Super Duper 2ʻs Ice Cream Eating Contest is FREE to participate. Sign up at 11:30 am next to the big stage at the Heritage of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa. 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 info, please contact Lisa Johnston at 808-652-7984.

fun run (10k, 5k, 2k races)

02.26.22 - SATURDAY - WAIMEA plantation cottages

​7:00 AM start time

​The 44th Annual Captain Cook Caper Run benefits The Makana Training Center.  Cost is $30/Adults and $25/Students (17 years and younger). Register at the Heritage of Aloha Hoʻolauleʻa (Old Waimea Mill Site) on Friday (02.21.20) from 4:30 -10:00 pm. Late Registration is $40. Check-in 5:30 to 6:30 am. 

3-on-3 basketball tournament

02.25-26.22 - FRI & Sat - courts at waimea canyon park

​6 - 9 PM (FRI) & 9 AM - 4:00 PM (Sat)

​This is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament on the island and benefits the Westside Basketball Club. The cost is $10/player (school division) and $25/player (adult division). Late registration is at 5pm on Friday for adult male teams. Youth Teamsʻ late registration is 8 am on Saturday.​  ​For additional info, please contact Dino Pabre at 808-286-2064.










LEI PAPALE (Hat lei) CONTEST

02.26.22 - sat - Ho`olaulea festival grounds

drop off 7-8:30 am; view outside 10 AM-Noon;

facebook live at noon to view lei and awards​

Make lei appropriate for cowboy hats and enter 1 of 2 categories: "Most Beautiful" (use only fresh materials) and "Most Unique" (any material is acceptable). Age Groups are: K-2nd Grade; 3rd-5th Grade; 6th-8th Grade; 9th-12 Grade and Adult. Entry Form is on our Downloads Page.

For additional info, please contact Carrie Newcomb at 808-634-0815.