Top Choice Luau in Lihuʻe

Luau Kalamaku

Skip the same-old commercial luau and catch this dinner theater-in-the-round with a dash of Cirque du Soleil (think lithe dancers, flashy leotards and pyrotechnics) thrown in. The stage play about one family’s epic …
Theater in Hanapepe

Storybook Theatre of Hawaii

The Storybook Theatre, which tours Hawaii with puppets who 'talk story' (chat), has been around for 35 years. Schedules vary, but it’s worth a peek on Art Night, when it sometimes hosts kids' activities. Book ahead …
Luau in Poʻipu

ʻAuliʻi Luau

The Sheraton's luau banks on its oceanfront setting. The Polynesian revue and dinner buffet are both pretty standard. Beware: the joker emcee demands audience participation. When it rains, the luau happens in a hote…
Luau in Wailua

Smith's Garden Luau

It's a Kauaʻi institution, attracting droves of tourists yet run with aloha spirit by four generations at the family's riverside gardens. Surprisingly, the highlight is the buffet food, including a roasted pig unear…
Outdoor Cinema in Kapaʻa

Outdoor Movies

This Waipouli church hosts monthly double features on its wide lawn. Bring snacks, a blanket and get comfy and enjoy family-friendly entertainment with your brood.
Live Music in Poʻipu

Po'ipu Beach Athletic Club

This athletic club and pool is also the best concert venue on the South Shore. Salt-N-Pepa, UB40 and other superfun acts have played at the outside venue.
Live Music in Hanalei

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Concerts

Slack key guitar and ukulele concerts are performed by long-time musicians Doug and Sandy McMaster year-round in a refreshingly informal atmosphere.
Dance in Wailua

Coconut Marketplace Hula Show

While touristy, the Coconut Marketplace’s free hula show is nevertheless fun and features Leilani Rivera Low and her hula halau (school). She’s the daughter of famous Coco Palms entertainer Larry Rivera, who occasio…
Cinema in Waimea

Waimea Theater

This art-deco movie theater is the place for a rainy day or for an early-evening reprieve from sun and sea. Kauaʻi is a little behind with new releases and schedules are erratic, but since this is one of only two fu…
Luau in Poʻipu

Havaiki Nui Luau

The Havaiki Nui Luau is a well-oiled pan-Polynesian production befitting the Grand Hyatt's beachfront setting. Unfortunately, sometimes they move it indoors to accommodate weddings or bad weather – choose your dates…