2019 marks the 34th year for Koloa Plantation Days Festival, a ten 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 19th to July 28th 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
Pre Festival Events
Friday, July 19th, 2019
Saturday, July 20th, 2019
Sunday, July 21st, 2019
Monday, July 22nd, 2019
Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
Thursday, July 25th, 2019
Friday, July 26th, 2019
Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Sunday, July 28th, 2019
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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