Block party planned on Rice Street later this month
Get ready to party, Līhu‘e.
The public is invited to the Rice Street Block Party from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 29. The family-focused event will feature various entertainment along Rice Street, including a keiki zone with a climbing wall, rides and games and a dedicated area for Play Streets Kaua‘i.
Live music will be performed by Kapena, Cruz Control, Kawaiola Productions and Cory Mira. There will also be live muralists, classic cars, electric vehicles on display and food and local artisan vendors.
“This event aims to bring our community together in our revitalized Rice Street district to experience art, culture, food, shopping, entertainment and to learn more about our Līhu‘e Civic Center Mobility Plan and Kaua‘i Climate Adaptation Plan, which are currently in the planning stages,” Mayor Derek Kawakami said in a press release. “The first Rice Street Block Party was held in 2017 to help our community envision what our then-proposed Rice Street improvements would look like. Now that our Līhu‘e Town Core Mobility and Revitalization Project is complete, we can see up close how far we’ve come. Mahalo to all partners, sponsors, volunteers and community groups involved in organizing this family-fun event for us all to enjoy.”
Free parking will be available at the Kaua‘i War Memorial Convention Hall and the Līhu‘e Civic Center. The public is also encouraged to take the Kaua‘i Bus, which will provide free service islandwide Oct. 29.
To accommodate the block party, Rice Street, between Umi Street and Kalena Street, will be closed from 3-10 p.m. Oct. 29. Kress Street will also be closed, between Rice Street and Halenani Street. Umi, Hardy and Kalena streets will remain open during the event.
For more information about the Rice Street Block Party, click here.