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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.

Valentines Day in Paradise

Valentines DayThinking what to do on this Valentine’s Day?? What better way to treat your special someone to a relaxing vacation in paradise….Kauai.

The Garden Island of Kauai is a favorite for many.  You have the option to experience the lush and tropical north shore, and the magical Napali Coast.  Here you will find long white sandy beaches great for snorkeling, swimming, shelling, and basking in the sun.  On the South Shore you will find awesome beaches lined with lava rocks, beautiful sunsets, and great Poipu rentals.

Valentine’s Day should be spent with the ones you love.  Here are a few tips to making your Valentine’s Day a special one to remember:

1) Kauai Beach Rental

2) Napali Coast boat tour

3)  Dining – your choice or hire a private check for a romantic seaside dinner.

4) Shopping at Kukui Grove Shopping Center

5) Couples massage in private on the beach

6) Shopping at Thebarn808.com – A lifestyle store.  Great gifts.

7) Photos with Keani Estrella Photography





Tips To Eating Healthy During The Holidays

It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is filled with parties, gatherings, and lots and lots of food!  It’s tough to stick to healthy eating habits you’ve worked so hard to follow all year.

With all sorts of food around you, it can be a bit challenging to avoid temptation.  Here are some of our tips to help you avoid the unnecessary weight gain during the holidays.

  • Never go to a party hungry.  Eat a healthy snack before so that you don’t indulge.
  • Your best bet is to stick to the dishes that look the most appetizing to you. This way you can enjoy the foods you like, and still leave room for dessert.
  • Remember to watch your portions.  Grab a small plate instead of a big one.  Try to fill your plate with fresh, healthy vegetables, which will pack the punch.  In other words fill you up quicker, without adding too many calories.  Think small portions.
  • Watch out for the extra sauces, gravies and dips. These items tend to contain a lot of fat and calories that will quickly add up.
  • Take caution with alcohol at parties.  Holiday drinks contain a lot of fat and calories that will add unwanted pounds .  Try to stick to a small glass of wine, or a small cocktail made with fresh squeezed juice.  Forget about all the concentrated juices.
  • Work out and exercise at least 30 minutes a day.  If not, try to get in some type of exercise the day of a holiday party.  Even if you can only find 10 free minutes, it will be beneficial to burn some extra calories before you consume a lot of them.  Exercise is fun, and it will make you so happy!

Tis’ the season to socialize, and celebrate good times with friends and family.  It is important to keep a healthy mind plan, so don’t splurge on things that will leave you feeling yucky.

We wish you and your family safe, healthy, and happy holidays!

KCA Fall Festival

Fall Season is here!  The 12th Annual FALL FESTIVAL on the campus of Kauai Christian Academy (KCA) located at 4000 Kilauea Rd. (LIghthouse Road) in Kilauea on Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th from 4pm to 9pm.  Rain or shine!

Open to everyone.  Get into the spirit of Halloween and dress up.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a happy and fun carnival experience!

There will be Awesome Activities * bounce house * pony rides * carnival games * airsoft wars * petting zoo * hay rides * corn maze * costume contest * and more.

Fabulous Food North Shore Grindz, Killah Steaks, Paco’s Tacos, Kettle Corn, and more!  Hope to see you there.

Local Live Entertainment Kumu Lei and Halau Ka Lei Kukui Hi’ilani hula, Bluegrass, well-known local entertainers, and more!

Supreme Silent Auction with hotel night stays at top hotels, dinners at great restaurants, tours and adventures, clothing, gift certificates & much more!

Make it a special Valentine’s Day…

Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  Why not treat yourself and/or loved ones to an amazing Hawaiian vacation in Kauai.  Imagine gentle trade winds, palm trees swaying, picturesque ocean views, and the sounds of waves rolling up on shore.  No more dreaming of paradise……make it happen, it’s possible.

Perhaps, giving a gift that matters may mean a lot more to you than a vacation.  Every year Allure Kauai donates to honorable charities and good cause.  Why we believe you should donate towards good cause?  It’s Good for you, it makes your world a better place, and tax deductions!!  Be sure to contact the Better Business Bureau for very important information before doing so.

Make this Valentine’s Day a very special one…