Waimea Town, Kauai is the island's most ancient settlement and a capital from ancient Hawaiian days. Its history encompasses the turbulence of post European contact starting with the first landing in Hawaii of Captain James Cook on his extraordinary voyages of discovery in the Pacific, fur and sandalwood traders, to a dramatic stand-off of King Kamehameha superior forces by Kauai's King Kaumualii that lasted decades, Russian empire builders, to whalers and missionaries, and then to the growth of 19th century agricultural pursuits in rice, cattle and sugarcane bringing people from many nations … Asia, Europe and the United States. They all passed through and made Waimea a port-of-call.
Waimea Mill Site Activities -
Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25, 2011
(Kaua'i) Continuous island entertainment with loads of food, craft & game booths, beer garden, contests and lots of sporting events. At the Old Waimea Sugar Mill, the fun starts on Friday at 4:30pm and on Saturday at 10 am. Free entertainment until 11:30 pm, both nights. Funding provided by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority, County of Kauai and Paradise Beverages (Coors Light & Heineken Beers). The old sugar mill site is provided by Kikiaola Land Company. Saturday events include a fun run, canoe race, rodeo, ukulele contest, ice cream eating contest. Check out the lei contest and cultural demonstrations at the West Kaua'i Visitor Center Friday & Saturday. Don't forget to collect the latest exclusive t-shirt design for the event. www.wkbpa.org and email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can be obtained by calling the Waimea Visitor Center at (808) 338-1332 or PR Chris Faye (808) 337-1005.
West Kauai Business & Professional Association, P.O. Box 903, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii 96796
Great play starting at 6pm Friday at the Waimea Athletic Field on the corner of Huakai and Hwy 50. Action resumes at 8am on Saturday & Sunday at Waimea Athletic Field and H.P. Faye Park in Kekaha. No admission for spectators.
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012
35th Annual Captain Cook Caper Fun Run
10, 5, & 2k Run with a start time of 7am, Saturday morning. (Pre-Registration available at information booth near the stage area Friday night between 4:30 & 10:00 pm. ~ Late registration at 5:30am Saturday at the Waimea Plantation Cottages) Shuttle service to start lines from Waimea Plantation Cottages. Last bus leaves at 6:15 am so be there well in advance to check-in/or register for the race. Race takes place on the Hwy with the start line for 10k race at the Navy Housing Gate, 5k at Kekaha Neighborhood Center, and the 2k at Kikiaola Boat Harbor entrance. Entry fee includes t-shirt. Hosted by the Waimea High School Track Team. Free for spectators.
Kilohana Long Distance Canoe Race - Saturday, February 18, 2011
Traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Racing along the Waimea shoreline. One of the signature events of the WTC and the first event of the Garden Island Canoe Racing Association season. Start times for the races Saturday morning - 9am for women, 10:30 am for men. Finished around 11:30. Visible from the shore at Waimea near the Pier. Race course determined by ocean conditions that morning. Sponsored by American Savings Bank. Hosted by the Kilohana Canoe Club of Waimea. Free for spectators.
Amateur strummers show their stuff with Hawai'i's favorite stringed instrument on the main stage at the Waimea Town Celebration. Starts at 1 pm. Grand Prize includes a brand new Ukulele! Sign up at the information booth Saturday. Sponsored by Scotty's Music.
Friday & Saturday, Feb 24 & 25, 2012
13th Annual First Hawaiian Bank Hat Lei Contest
Creativity reigns as children and adults show off their lei contest entries exhibited Friday from noon to 9pm and Saturday, 9am-3:30pm at the West Kaua'i Technology & Visitor Center. Awards ceremony at 3:30pm Saturday. Entry forms for lei contest available at the Visitor Center. Event sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank, Kaua'i Economic Development Board, County of Kaua'i and the West Kaua'i Business & Professional Association.
12th Annual Waimea Round-Up Rodeo
Friday thru Sunday, February 24-26, 2012
Events take place behind the old Waimea Dairy (between Waimea & Kekaha, look for signs makai off the highway).
Saturday Grand entry and flag ceremony with recognition of the Hall of Fame Cowboys starts at noon and features many of our revered paniolo. Fun events from Steer Roping and Po'owaiu to Barrel Racing. Refreshments available. Bring sunscreens, hats and enjoy the family fun for the afternoon. Admission is $3.00 / under 12 free to benefit the Kaua'i Keiki & High School Rodeo Association.
Events are scattered over eight straight days and a two mile area and include an Hawaiian Outrigger canoe race, Hawaiian Cowboy rodeo events, Film Festival and cultural events at the Historic Waimea Theater, a 2k, 5k and 10k Fun Run, a Mountainball Tournament, and a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. The purpose of the Waimea Town Celebration is to give West Kauai schools, clubs and non-profits a chance to raise funds. Many businesses and individuals are involved in preparation, manning booths, and participation. It is an event coordinated and put on by community VOLUNTEERS. Proceeds go towards funding WKBPA civic improvement projects, the Waimea Main Street Program and other WKBPA efforts throughout the year.
The 2012 Waimea Town Celebration Week Schedule of Events include:
The aloha and unique character of the town come together for community events and the largest, held in February, is the Waimea Town Celebration. This year the event is 35 years old and hosts more than 10,000 people in an eight-day flurry of events.
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012
13th Annual Lappert's Ice Cream Eating Contest
Age groups from young to old compete vie for the title of the fastest ice cream eaters in the west in front of the Waimea Town Celebration Stage starting at noon. Sign up at 11:00 am next to WKBPA Stage on Saturday. Limited seating in each category. Contest starts about noon
WTC Major Event Sponsors:
American Savings Bank, First Hawaiian Bank, Kekaha Federal Credit Union, Scotty's Music, Lappert's Ice Cream, Waimea Plantation Cottages, Kilohana Canoe Club, Waimea High School, Kaua'i Keiki & High School Rodeo Association, Historic Waimea Theater, West Kaua'i Technology & Visitor Center, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Kaua'i Economic Development Board and the County of Kauai.
WTC 2011 Major Sponsors
Paradise Beverages: Coors/ Miller Brewing Company & Heineken Beer, Aqua Engineers & AVac, Aston Hawai'i and Kikiaola Land Co., Ltd.
Kaua'i's largest and oldest annual festival, sponsored since 1978 by the West Kaua'i Business & Professional Association. The Waimea Town Celebration is dedicated to providing non-profit organizations and clubs with the opportunity for necessary fundraising while promoting community unity and economic development.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Waimea Theatre Benefit Silent Auction @ WTC Information Booth
Silent Auction from 11am to 9pm at the Waimea Town Celebration Information Booth. Gift baskets, unique items, and island activities for residents and visitors to bid on.
The old sugar mill site is provided by Kikiaola Land Company. Check out the lei contest and cultural demonstrations at the West Kauai Visitor Center across the street on Friday & Saturday. Don't forget to collect the latest exclusive t-shirt design for the event. Visitors to the islands will find a family-style atmosphere where they are welcome to share and get to know a community that has been well known for its hospitality long before the anchoring of Cook's ships "Resolution" and "Discovery" in 1778.
WTC Site Assistance from
Malama Rentals, Big Save Kauai, Ishihara Market, Pioneer Hi-Bred, Syngenta, Kanani Malama, Service Rentals & Supplies, Toolmaster, Vercol Table Rentals, Garden Island Disposal, and many more businesses and individuals.
Look for the Nana's House/Salvation Army Booth to drop off non-perishable
dry good and canned food items to help our community!
We RECYCLE. Look for County of Kauai Recycle cans to drop off bottles and cans!
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Friday & Saturday,
February 24 & 25, 2012
5th Annual 3-on-3
Great play starting at
6pm Friday at the Waimea
Athletic Field Basketball
Courts, on the corner of
Huakai Rd and Hwy 50.
Action resumes at 9am
Sponsored by Pioneer Seed. Coordinated by the
Westside Basketball Club. Great Sports Action!
Free for spectators! Call 286-2064 for entry information!
The Historic Waimea Theatre
Want a classy venue for your next community meetng or local event?
Friday's entertainment begins at 5:00pm and lasts until 11:30pm ~
details available early January 2012
Live! Saturday all day and into the night - February 25, 2012
12 noon - Lappert's Ice Cream Eating Contest ~ Sign up 11:45 at the stage for all the age groups, limited seating.
1pm - Scotty's Music sponsored Ukulele Contest ~ Sign up at the info booth from 10am.
Saturday's entertainment begins at 10:00am and lasts until 11:30pm ~
details available early January 2012
4th Annual Historic Waimea Theater Waimea Heritage Days Activities
Monday thru Thursday ~ February 20 - 23, 2012
This year's focus will be upon the Japanese heritage within our community, with a Japanese Film Festval throughout the day on on Monday, Japanese Dance Performance on Tuesday evening, Japansese storytelling on Wednesday, and a Japanese music recittal on Thursday. Live demonstrations of cultural significance will be coordianted at the Waimea Hongwanji Temple and at the Waimea Plantation Cottages.
The 2012 Waimea Town Celebration Mill Site Activities include: