Kōloa Plantation Days at The Shops at Kukui‘ula July 24-28
The Shops at Kukui‘ula joins the annual Kōloa Plantation Days festivities with three special family-friendly events in July.
- One ‘Ohana with Master Storyteller Kathy “Tita” Collins, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
- Kaua‘i Culinary Market, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
- Flavors of Kukui‘ula: Kōloa Plantation Days, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Shops at Kukui‘ula is located at 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka St. in Kōloa.
Master Storyteller Kathy “Tita” Collins will kick off the celebration with “One ‘Ohana: A Plantation Life Storytelling.” Collins is a well-respected entertainer and well-versed storyteller in English, Hawaiian and Hawaiian Pidgin English. At the Palm Court, guests will enjoy refreshments while reveling in Collins’s detailed narration of life during the plantation era.
The weekly Kaua‘i Culinary Market will feature plantation foods that were brought to Kaua‘i during the sugar plantation days from diverse cultures and continue to be enjoyed by residents and visitors today. A special chef demonstration by Living Foods will illustrate the different flavors and cultural influences of the sugar plantation era on local food at the Palm Court at 5 p.m.
The Shops at Kukui‘ula will present a special Flavors of Kukui‘ula event in celebration of Kōloa Plantation Days. As Kauaʻi’s largest family-friendly pau hana party, Flavors of Kukui‘ula will pay homage to the island’s plantation heritage with culinary bites and plantation treats available street-food style from participating restaurants along with a wide variety of refreshments. Joining the celebration is Kauai’s premier kachi-kachi band, Wally Rita Y Los Kauaianos, with an opening performance by singer-songwriter David Parsons.
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