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Happening on Kauai 4th of July week

Allure Kauai rental guests can enjoy a tropical 4th of July by partaking in Kauai activities and events.

Friday, July 1, 2016 – Traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar & ukulele concert featuring songs & stories telling its history.

#1 BEST LIVE SHOW – 2014 Hawaii Magazine Reader’s Choice. Gift Drawing. Tickets $25 ($20 Ages 13-19 & 50+; $10 Ages 6-12).

This concert will ‘tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.

The Hanalei community center is easy to find. In Hanalei, just a block past the shopping center, turn towards the mountains at Malolo Rd. A small Hanalei Community Center sign is on the edge of Waioli Park soccer fields. Go twenty yards & turn left into the gravel parking area. The concert is in the brown building – Pohai Aloha (Circle of Aloha).

Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html
or call (808) 826-1469.

Saturday, July 2, 2016 – Honoring Raymond Kane
Raymond Kane was one of the all time great ambassadors of ki ho’alu (slack key guitar) and the Aloha spirit. He and his beautiful wife Elodia shared their aloha and the spirit of slack key worldwide. Inspiring new fans and slack key guitar player, they were instrumental in the continuation of this beautiful Hawaiian family music tradition. They rooted our feet to the slack key path.

This concert will ‘tune your world to Aloha’! Award winning concert artists Doug & Sandy McMaster have 10 CDs to perpetuate the knowledge and experience of the endangered artform of traditional Hawaiian slack key guitar and ukulele. Guided by the kupuna (elders), they have dedicated their lives to continuing the family tradition of slack key music.

The Princeville community center is easy to find at 4334 Emmalani Drive in Princeville, Kauai. Turning into Princeville community, take the roundabout around and turn right on Emmalani Drive. The center is the first on your right and is located right next to Prince Albert Park. The concert is held in the Aloha Room.

Tickets and more information can be found at www.McMasterSlackKey.com/liveshows.html or call (808) 826-1469.

Sunday, July 3, 2016 at PMRF -“America’s Most West Freedom Fest 2016” at PMRF (Pacific Missle Range Facility)

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and the event will start at 5 P.M. Admission is free and will take place on the beach adjacent to Shenanigans restaurant

Rides, food, games, craft vendors, live music by Hawaiian bands, KaVibes, Rebel Souljahz, Greenstone Project and a live fireworks display will highlight the celebrations. Mobile ATM facilities will not be available on festival grounds and guests are highly encouraged to bring cash currency to enjoy the many food, refreshment, game and craft booths available at the event.

For more information: (808) 335-4446

July 4th – Kauai Hospice 27th Annual Concert in the Sky in Lihue from 4pm to 9:30pm. Fireworks at 8:30pm.

An annual event hosted by Kauai Hospice at the Vidinha Soccer field in Lihue, featuring popular Hawaii musicians.
Tip: Purchase tickets in advance and save money! Available at all Times/Big Save Markets. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for keiki (free under the age of 5). Tickets at the gate will cost $15 for adults and $7 for keiki.

Driving Directions: Vidinha Soccer Field is located in Lihue next to the Vidinha Stadium off of Highway 51 (near the airport) between Rice Street and Ahukini. Turn “mauka” towards the mountain on Halau Street. Convenient Kapaa condos may be a viable option for you, or choose to stay in a Poipu vacation rental.

4th of July Celebration in Kekaha
Celebrate the 4th of July on the sunny West Side of Kauai in the beautiful town of Kekaha. Bring family and friends to enjoy cultural demonstrations, a variety of crafts, a plantation museum along with games and rides galore for the keiki. Local entertainment is featured throughout the day along with contests, a talent show and much more. Booths provide plenty of ono food and cold refreshing water and soda. Finish the day with a spectacular “OMG” fireworks display accompanied by live music in honor of our Hawaiian military men and women who protect our liberty of our country. This is a non- alcoholic and drug free event so we appreciate no coolers, however you can bring your mat or beach chair. Parking is available adjacent to Faye Park in Kekaha. For more information, please contact Lyndon at 808-634-5248. Allure Kauai Poipu rentals offers convenient accommodations.

Pine Tree Villa

Pine Tree Villa is back in action!!! This wonderful 3 bedroom/3.5 bath oceanfront home offers panoramic ocean views of Hanalei Bay.  We are offering a special discounted rate for booking dates 4/4 – 4/15/14 and 15% off of the weekly rates for booking dates 9/6 – 10/31/14.  North shore Hanalei vacation rentals are very popular all year round.  Call us today to book your reservation!

Hanalei offers convenience and the opportunity to explore Kauai’s beautiful north shore.

 

North Shore Fishing Tourney

Clay Abubo and his crew watch as their ahi tips the scale at 199.2 on Saturday, July 16, 2011

Clay Abubo and his crew watch as their ahi tips the scale at 199.2 on Saturday, July 16, 2011

Source:  Garden Island Newpaper

HANALEI — The crowd screamed when an ahi brought in by an angler known as Ziggy settled at 192.2 pounds, Saturday at the Hanalei Pier.

“They’re going to go nuts when the other big one comes in,” one of the weigh crew said, smiling at the reaction of the spectators who pushed their way to the yellow caution tape, working their cell phones for a photo while others simply wanted a better look at the big boy.

Two early entries tipped the scales at 134.2 pounds and 136.4 pounds leading spectators to comment about how people already missed a lot of the action.

But that was not the case at the 3rd annual North Shore Fishing Tournament as Eddie Abubo eased his way to the front of the taped off area.

Waiting on the outside, Clay Abubo and his crew were unassuming, working their boat to the floating dock and working the fish box, extracting gasps from the audience as a big tail tumbled onto the deck.

The hitch was fastened and Wayne Tanji worked the remote to hoist the catch.

As predicted by the weigh crew, the audience went wild with screams and cheers as Gary Pacheco, manning the microphone, announced the weight of 199.2.

That proved to be the winning entry in the ahi category.

It was followed just minutes later when a shuttle brought in another ahi and an ono by Stan Morinaka, the ono soaring to the top with a reading of 41.2 pounds.

Jordan Kahananui topped the aku category on a 28.4-pound fish and a 16.8-pound mahimahi topped that category for Jim Spencer.

But the top fish in the categories were not the only thing going home with the 50 boats entered in the tournament.

Chad Pacheco, chair of the tournament for the third year, said the purpose of the tournament is to build camaraderie among the fishermen and the community.

“Every boat which checked in received either a pair of binoculars or a lure head, courtesy of an anonymous donor,” he said.

“In addition to the prizes at this tournament, there is the Mike Sakamoto Challenge, a state competition where the grand prize is a trip for four to Las Vegas. The category in that Challenge is aku.”

Chad Pacheco said the Garden Island Trollers also put up a side pot for a random pull following the tournament as a surprise prize.

Another fun prize was the bouy, signed by all of the committee members and released by a boater, the finder of that bouy earning a special prize.

Nine hours after being released, one of the boats called in the find.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve the tournament,” Chad Pacheco said. “This year, the committee decided on the fun prize as kind of a scavenger hunt for fishermen.”

He said over the years, they’ve had dialog with the fishermen, resulting in the introduction of the floating dock at this year’s weigh in.

Another aspect for this year’s tournament was longer fishing times.

“This is what they wanted,” Chad Pacheco said, announcing additional minutes of fishing via the radio. “But I’m only the captain. The crew (committee) makes it easy for me because they want to build this tournament to be known as ‘the tournament to be in.’”

This year’s tournament featured 50 boats, an improvement over the 45 boats in the first tournament and 38 boats from last year’s tournament.

31st Annual Ha’ena to Hanalei 8 mile Run/Walk

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Every year Kauai residents and visitors look forward to the Annual Ha’ena to Hanalei 8 mile Run/Walk, organized by the Hanalei Canoe Club.  This is a wonderful fundraiser event that has been held for the last 31 years. It will be held on June 4th, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. We have runners participate from all over the world.

The 8-mile course begins at the end of the road in beautiful Ha’ena, traversing the scenic stretch of road and one-lane bridges along the breathtaking North Shore towards Hanalei Town. Turn left at Anae Road after the Waioli Bridge, and then turn right at Weke Road to the finish at the Hanalei Pier. The 5K Run starts and ends at the Hanalei Pier. The Youth Run starts and ends at the Pier.

Start time: 8-mile Runners – 7:00 a.m., Walkers – 6:00 a.m. There will be a free shuttle bus to the starting line in Ha’ena, leaving the Hanalei Pier beginning at 5:15 a.m. The 5K Run begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Pier. The Youth Run begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Pier..

Awards: Male & Female runners: 1st through 3rd for overall and each age group. Awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Hanalei Canoe Club. Age groups: 1 mile: 6 & under, 7 – 10, 11 – 14. 8-mile Run/Walk & 5K Run: 15 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 & over.

Pancake Breakfast: $7.00 per person, all you can eat, 7:00 a.m. at the Hanalei Canoe Club.

ALL RUNNERS EAT FREE!  Yummy.

If you’re a resident of Kauai, visiting, or just planning a vacation during the Summer, this is a wonderful fundraiser to partake in.  Choosing to stay in a Hanalei vacation rental or a Haena home rental is a good choice.  Maybe you prefer a Princeville.  It is just up the hill from Hanalei, about a 5-minute drive.  There are many luxury Kauai vacation rentals to choose from as well.   For more information and to sign up please go to www.hanaleicanoeclub.com.

This is a fun event that has been held for the last 31 years. It will be held on June 4th, 2011 at 7:00 a.m. We have runners participate from all over the world.
Course: The 8-mile course begins at the end of the road in Ha’ena, traversing the scenic stretch of road and one-lane bridges along the breathtaking North Shore towards Hanalei Town. Turn left at Anae Road after the Waioli Bridge, and then turn right at Weke Road to the finish at the Hanalei Pier. The 5K Run starts and ends at the Hanalei Pier. The Youth Run starts and ends at the Pier.
Start time: 8-mile Runners – 7:00 a.m., Walkers – 6:00 a.m. There will be a free shuttle bus to the starting line in Ha’ena, leaving the Hanalei Pier beginning at 5:15 a.m. The 5K Run begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Pier. The Youth Run begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Pier..
Awards: Male & Female runners: 1st through 3rd for overall and each age group. Awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at the Hanalei Canoe Club. Age groups: 1 mile: 6 & under, 7 – 10, 11 – 14. 8-mile Run/Walk & 5K Run: 15 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 & over.
Pancake Breakfast: $7.00 per person, all you can eat, 7:00 a.m. at the Hanalei Canoe Club.
ALL RUNNERS EAT FREE!

Prince Course on Kauai Closed For Renovation

Prince Course, Kauai

Prince Course, Kauai

Many Kauai residents and visitors were saddened to hear the closing of the Prince Golf Course.  As of January 29, 2011 the Prince Course shut down business to undergo several months of renovation.  A complete renovation of the bunkers began in September 2010, and the course is now closed to allow completion of the project along with other planned upgrades.  Reopening is planning for October 2011.

The Tavern Retaurant by Roy Yamaguchi and the Prince Golf Shop, both located in the 60,000 square foot Prince Clubhouse, will continue to operate during the renovation.  The Tavern is open for lunch starting at 11 am and dinner from 5 pm to 9 pm daily.  If you enjoy rich comfort food, you’ll absolutely love it.  Unique dishes, wonderful ambiance, and great service.

The Golf Shop’s operating hour are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.

For all of you who love to golf on Kauai, there are many amazing golf courses to choose from.  So if you’re vacationing in a Poipu beach rental or a Luxury Kauai Vacation Rental on the north shore be sure to play the golf courses near you.