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Public invited to family-focused Rice Street Block Party on Oct. 29 in Līhuʻe

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Map for Rice Street Block Party 2022

The Rice Street Block Party, a family-focused event, will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The block party will feature 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 also will 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 S. K. Kawakami said in a news release.

The first Rice Street Block Party was held in 2017 to help the community envision what the 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,” Mayor Kawakami said.

Rice Street Block Party file photo

To accommodate the block party, Rice Street between Umi and Kalena streets will be closed from 3 to 10 p.m., on Oct. 29. Kress Street also will be closed between Rice and Halenani streets. Umi, Hardy and Kalena streets will remain open during the event.

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 on Oct. 29.


For more information on the Rice Street Block Party, visit www.ricestreetblockparty.com.

If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact the Planning Department at 808-241-4050 as soon as possible. Requests made as early as possible will allow adequate time to fulfill your request. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.

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