Not sure what you want to do this weekend?  Wonder no further!  Kauai is chock full of activities for all types of pursuits:

Kolo'a Plantation Days Festival ~ Photo by Anne O'Malley

This weekend culminates the end of the Koloa Plantation Days Festival with a colorful parade through Koloa town on Saturday July 24th “with floral floats, walking and equestrian units, decorated vehicles, vintage cars, and musicians. After the parade, stroll to Knudsen (Koloa) Ball Park for an all-day celebration with a delicious variety of ethnic foods, keiki rides and activities, all day entertainment featuring the cultures that comprised the plantation camps and Hawaii musical talents, a silent auction, and Kauai’s largest craft fair of Hawaii-made products.”  For more information on this and other Koloa Plantation Days Festival, visit their website:  http://www.koloaplantationdays.com/.

The Garden Island Canoe Racing Association has the Garden Island Championships at Hanalei Bay beginning with the keiki at 8:00 a.m.  The regatta extends throughout the day until 5:00 p.m. at Hanalei Bay.  It’s the last regatta of the season and determines which team goes to the State Championships in Oahu.  Teams are strategically assigning crews so they can hopefully win the island and race for the State.  For more information check out http://gicra.com/ and head down to Hanalei Bay to see some great racing.

Hawaii Ocean Film Festival is hosting a series of films that “will feature short, authentic, independent films about marine resources, ocean recreation and cultural connection to the sea”.  This begins sundown on Saturday July 24th at Waipa, one mile past Hanalei.  Read the attached article for more information: Ocean Film Festival this weekend

On Sunday July 25th, the Tri Kauai Sprint Triathlon and 5K Run/Walk will be held at Poipu Beach Park beginning 7:00 a.m.  For the triathlon, you can test your endurance single-handedly or sign up as part of a relay team.  Or, sign up and do the 5K Run/Walk.  It’s a great way to start your day!  This supports the Pu’u Wai Canoe Club and local non-profit organizations.  http://puuwaioutriggercanoeclub.org/TriKauai.aspx

Other events such as a Spearfishing Tournament on Saturday (24th) to help eradicate an invasive species of blue-spot grouper locally called “roi”.  http://seasportdivers.com/spearfishing_roundup.html

There’s a dirtbike Poker Run on Sunday (25th) in Omao, one mile past the tree tunnel.  Mountain bikers are welcome.  Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.

Whew!  There’s so many events to attend!  So, what are you waiting for?  Get out and have some fun!

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