Cultural Heritage

Annual Waimea Town Celebration

February 2020

Hele on to the West Kaua'i Visitor Center in Waimea to experience a glimpse of old Waimea.

Na Paniolo o Kaua`i a me Ni`ihau 2008

Paniolo Hall of Fame 2008 (from left to right), Lawrence Vidinha, Jerry J. Louis, Wilfred Kuali'i III

Paniolo Hat Lei Contest

Sponsored by First Hawaiian Bank

February 2020

2020 will be our 20th Annual Paniolo Hat Lei Contest!

Lei Contest is open to all ages, both residents and visitors.

Two categories: Beautiful (fresh flowers foliage); Unique (use your imagination!)

Five age groups: Students - grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and Adults. You can get your application at the Visitor Center, at any First Hawaiian Bank and online at Waimea Town Celebration website.

Lei Aloha:

Make a flower lei with Kupuna Janet Kahalekomo and Ohana.

Experience "hands on" making and wearing a flower lei.

Gems of the Sea

Ni`ihau shell lei and jewelry exhibit and demonstration.

Observe a Kumu craft Ni`ihau shells into jewelry. On display are exquisite shell lei and other items made from the variety of shells found on Ni`ihau. Those interested to learn about the island of Ni`ihau and the different shells.